USA news live updates: Biden on Thursday will put forward a strategy on how to fight Covid-19 this winter – Times of India

Have seen 26% increase in containers going through US ports over last four weeks, Walmart CEO says.

Fed’s Powell says new innovation hub will help central bank improve payments

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Walmart CEO says container flow through in Southern California ports has increased 51%

Russia fines Google 3 million roubles for not deleting banned content

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Ghislaine Maxwell targeted young girls for abuse, prosecutor says

January 6 panel to vote on contempt charges for Jeffrey Clark, former DOJ lawyer who declined to answer questions on Trump

Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

No plans to restrict Biden travel in light of new Covid variant: White House

White House says it wants Iran to return to 2015 nuclear deal as indirect talks resume

White House says US agencies can delay punishing unvaccinated federal workers

Biden on Thursday will put forward a strategy on how to fight Covid-19 this winter: White House

Feds ask ships to slow down to protect rare whales near NYC

Scientists have detected a rare species of whale southeast of New York City, and the federal government is using a voluntary protected zone to try to keep them safe

Lockdowns are off the table for now, no need if people are vaccinated and wear masks.

Biden

The PCR testing we use would pick up this new variant.

Dr Fauci

In unlikely event, updated vaccines or boosters needed for Omicron, US will accelerate development and deployment.

Biden

Will put out a strategy for dealing with the new variant: Biden on Thursday

Biden says travel ban was needed due to significant number of cases

Last Christmas only 1% people were vaccinated, this year, over 70% are; last Christmas, there were no booster shots, this year there are…

President Biden

Current vaccines provide some protection against this variant.

President Biden

As additional protection, please wear masks.

President Biden