President Biden introduced the vaccine offers Thursday in an emotional tackle during which he spoke by means of his masks as he referred to as it a “patriotic duty” to put on one.
The Australian metropolis of Melbourne will enter a five-day lockdown to curb an area outbreak involving the variant first detected in Britain. The restrictions embrace the barring of spectators from the Australian Open tennis event.
Well being officers in D.C., Illinois and North Carolina introduced the primary recognized instances of the variant B.1.351, which was first recognized in South Africa. As of this week, greater than 30 states have reported instances of the B.1.1.7 variant.