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WHO: COVID-19 Delta variant means the vaccinated should still wear masks

WHO: COVID-19 Delta variant means the vaccinated should still wear masks

Even fully-vaccinated people should continue to wear face masks, the World Health Organization has warned, in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. Despite several countries, including the US, softening mask requirements in recent weeks, the WHO has cautioned that new, especially virulent versions of the coronavirus could still be an issue.

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US hits 300 million COVID-19 vaccine shots, but will it reach July 4 goal?

US hits 300 million COVID-19 vaccine shots, but will it reach July 4 goal?

In a tweet this week, President Biden announced that the US has hit (and surpassed) its latest COVID-19 vaccine milestone: 300 million shots have been administered during the president's first 150 days in office. More than 65-percent of adults in the US have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, with more than 55-percent fully vaccinated. However, some remain skeptical over whether the US will reach Biden's July 4 vaccination goal.

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EV tax credit boost to $12,500 heads to Senate with some thorny details

EV tax credit boost to $12,500 heads to Senate with some thorny details

The US Senate will consider new EV tax credits that could cut as much as $12,500 off the cost of a new electric vehicle, though the controversial incentive expansion would place new production demands on automakers hoping to benefit from it. The revamped incentives would replace the existing scheme, which can trim a new EV by as much as $7,500 in tax credits, though which have caps which eventually lock out the most successful car companies.

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Huge 800 megawatt offshore wind farm gets Biden go-ahead for US

Huge 800 megawatt offshore wind farm gets Biden go-ahead for US

A huge offshore wind turbine farm has been given the go-ahead by President Biden, the first major wind project of its type in US waters. The approval means Vineyard Wind will be able to install up to 84 turbines off the coast of Massachusetts, with the potential to supply enough power to keep 400,000 homes and businesses on green energy.

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White House taps Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

White House taps Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

The White House announced a new initiative aimed at getting more people in the US vaccinated. Under this new effort, the Biden administration has teamed with Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccination appointments. The initiative is part of a wider round of new measures intended to get 70-percent of US adults vaccinated with at least one shot by July 4.

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Biden says US hit second major COVID-19 vaccine goal within 100 days

Biden says US hit second major COVID-19 vaccine goal within 100 days

Late last year, Biden revealed a goal for his administration that, at the time, seemed nearly impossible to achieve: administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses within his first 100 days in office. The vaccination effort took off, however, and the Biden administration ended up hitting the goal well ahead of schedule. Not content with that achievement, President Biden revised the goal from 100 million to 200 million doses in his first 100 days.

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Biden wants 500,000 EV chargers by 2030: Here’s how that works

Biden wants 500,000 EV chargers by 2030: Here’s how that works

The Biden Administration wants 500,000 EV chargers across the US, and now the White House is explaining just how that'll roll out - and some of the new technology it's counting on to make zero-emissions transportation more feasible. The ambitious charger goal was announced back in March 2021, with President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan earmarking $174 billion into the EV transition.

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White House earmarks $1.7bn to help states deal with COVID-19 variants

White House earmarks $1.7bn to help states deal with COVID-19 variants

COVID-19 variants are spreading freely in the United States and currently represent around half of the cases in the country. Rapid vaccination remains a key aspect of preventing the rise of new variants, which are the result of mutations that begin popping up when a virus is spreading far and wide. Other things also contribute to controlling the spread of variants, and the Biden administration has revealed how it will help bolster them.

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Biden moves ‘open season’ COVID-19 vaccine date to April 19

Biden moves ‘open season’ COVID-19 vaccine date to April 19

President Biden has announced that the 'open season' deadline for states to make everyone eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine has been moved back to April 19. This is the latest adjustment to the vaccination timeline, reducing the wait for the general public from the original May 1 deadline. The updated deadline joins the revised goal to reach 200 million administered shots by Biden's 100th day in office.

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This ambitious Amtrak map shows potential 2035 routes with Biden cash

This ambitious Amtrak map shows potential 2035 routes with Biden cash

Amtrak has revealed an ambitious rail expansion map, responding to President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan with a "2035 vision" of how its service could connect more states and boost traveler numbers. The White House set out its goals for improving transit in the US earlier this week, including dramatically improving EV charger infrastructure and making long-overdue repairs and replacements to roads and bridges.

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Biden opens federal wallet to buy half a million new EV chargers

Biden opens federal wallet to buy half a million new EV chargers

The Biden Administration wants to build out a national network of electric vehicle chargers that will dramatically increase the number of places that drivers can plug in, part of the White House's huge $2 trillion Infrastructure Plan announced today. The wide-reaching strategy covers everything from replacing and repairing neglected highways through to ensuring equal access to high-speed internet, but saves some cash to fill in gaps in EV charging.

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Biden Infrastructure Plan promises 100% US internet coverage and lower prices

Biden Infrastructure Plan promises 100% US internet coverage and lower prices

The US aims to deliver 100-percent high-speed broadband coverage within the next decade, part of a far-reaching new Infrastructure Plan revealed by President Biden today. The strategy document includes tackling American road, rail, and other transit shortcomings, replacing and repairing crumbling infrastructure, building out more access to digital services like internet connections, and making sure essential services like electricity aren't knocked out by natural disasters like that which took huge swathes of Texas offline earlier in the year.

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