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How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News

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How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News

How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News

Omicron's effect on the global economy, health infrastructure and international travel.

Also, the Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin talks today.

Find out these on Global Chit Chat, where we bring you up to speed with top developments in geopolitics that are important but lesser-known.

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According to the Union Health ministry's data, India added 2,364 Covid cases and 10 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. #CovidIndia #Covid19 #CovidCases #CoronaDeaths India, XE variant, Omicron, New Covid cases, Active cases, Daily new cases, Covid fatalities, Delta plus variant, Corona second wave, Corona third wave, Corona recovery rate, Weekly positivity rate, Covid tests done, Coronavirus case count, India, Covid vaccination drive, Omicron alert, Covid guidelines.

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Biden Admin Opens Up Another Round of Free At-Home COVID Tests Delivered by USPS [Video]

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Biden Admin Opens Up Another Round , of Free At-Home COVID Tests , Delivered by USPS. The White House announced the new round of available tests on May 17. The Biden administration has made up to 16 free at-home COVID tests available to American households. The Biden administration has made up to 16 free at-home COVID tests available to American households. Providing the tests makes good on one of President Joe Biden's pledges during the initial Omicron wave in the U.S. The tests have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and deliver results in 15 minutes. The process of ordering them has been simplified, and the tests arrive in the mail via USPS. To date, nearly 350 million of the at-home COVID tests have been ordered and delivered. COVID cases have risen dramatically in recent weeks. On May 16, more than 95,000 new cases of COVID were reported in the U.S. COVID hospitalizations have also risen by 26 percent in the past two weeks. The tests have become an important resource in early detection of the virus. Going to a large gathering? , Dr. Ashish K. Jha, White House COVID Response Coordinator, via 'The New York Times'. Use rapid tests to not be the person who brings COVID to the party, Dr. Ashish K. Jha, White House COVID Response Coordinator, via 'The New York Times'. Visiting a vulnerable relative? , Dr. Ashish K. Jha, White House COVID Response Coordinator, via 'The New York Times'. Use rapids tests to keep them safe, Dr. Ashish K. Jha, White House COVID Response Coordinator, via 'The New York Times'. Those who wish to order the at-home tests should visit covidtests.gov

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Covid-19 update: India logs 1,829 new cases and 33 deaths in last 24 hours | Oneindia News [Video]

Covid-19 update: India logs 1,829 new cases and 33 deaths in last 24 hours | Oneindia News

According to the Union Health ministry's data, India added 1,829 Covid cases and 33 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. #CovidIndia #Covid19 #CovidCases #CoronaDeaths India, XE variant, Omicron, New Covid cases, Active cases, Daily new cases, Covid fatalities, Delta plus variant, Corona second wave, Corona third wave, Corona recovery rate, Weekly positivity rate, Covid tests done, Coronavirus case count, India, Covid vaccination drive, Omicron alert, Covid guidelines.

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Increased Number of COVID-19 Deaths , Among Vaccinated Americans. CNN reports as COVID-19 vaccines became available, there has been a stark divide in deaths between those who received a vaccine and those who did not. . But experts say as vaccine protection has diminished, . more transmissible variants have made coronavirus deaths closer to an even split. In recent months, breakthrough infections have heightened risks for vulnerable populations. According to federal data, less than 25% of deaths occurred in vaccinated citizens during the peak of the Delta Variant. Comparatively, vaccinated Americans accounted for over 40% of deaths at the height of Omicron. Experts say those who have only received the first series of coronavirus vaccines may be three times more likely to die. Almost no one in this country should be dying from Covid. , Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner US FDA, via CNN. What we really should be worried about is getting the boosters that we need to stay up to date so with the new variants that we have... , Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner US FDA, via CNN. ...we don’t have unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations. , Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner US FDA, via CNN

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US Economy Shrunk in the First Quarter of 2022 [Video]

US Economy Shrunk in the First Quarter of 2022

US Economy Shrunk , in the First Quarter of 2022. The U.S. Commerce Department released its findings on April 28. According to the report, gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S. fell by 1.4 percent during the first quarter. When the percentage is adjusted for inflation, GDP fell by less than half a percent. By contrast, GDP during the first quarter of 2021 in the U.S. grew by 1.7 percent. According to 'The New York Times,' international trade and inventories contributed the most to contraction. Decreased spending by the U.S. government is also thought to have played a role. Despite the numbers, consumer demand continues to grow. This is reflected by a 0.7 percent increase in consumer spending for the first quarter. Spending increased despite the onset of the Omicron COVID variant. Consumer spending is the aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean — it just keeps plowing ahead, Jay Bryson, Chief Economist for Wells Fargo, via 'The New York Times'. U.S. exports decreased due to strains on international economies. The moral of the story is that the Omicron wave, the war in Ukraine and new lockdowns in China were more costly for growth abroad than they were at home, Diane Swonk, Chief Economist For Grant Thornton, via 'The New York Times'. Despite the dismal report, underlying growth actually increased from the first quarter of 2021. Domestic spending was remarkably resilient. It actually accelerated, Diane Swonk, Chief Economist For Grant Thornton, via 'The New York Times'

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Federal Student Loan Repayment Pause Extended Through August

Federal Student Loan Repayment , Pause Extended Through August. Federal Student Loan Repayment , Pause Extended Through August. CNN reports the pause on federal student loan repayments has been extended yet again by the Biden administration. Borrowers will now have until August 31 to forego student loan repayments. The pause on loan repayments has been in effect since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, the freeze was scheduled to expire on May 1. President Biden believes the U.S. economy is on the rebound but acknowledged that... ... “we are still recovering from the pandemic and the unprecedented economic disruption it caused.”. That additional time will assist borrowers in achieving greater financial security and support the Department of Education’s efforts to continue improving student loan programs. , President Joe Biden, via statement. A handful of Democratic lawmakers, such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Elizabeth Warren. have called on the president to cancel $50,000 of student loan debt for each borrower. While campaigning for office, Biden vocally supported student debt cancellation, but since becoming president, he has avoided any executive action

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Biden Invokes Defense Powers , to Address Baby Formula Shortage. President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act on May 18. “Operation Fly Formula” will make use of planes owned by the Defense Department to assist in the distribution of baby formula. The planes will be deployed both nationally and internationally. I know parents all across the country are worried about finding enough infant formula to feed their babies — , President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. ... as a parent and as a grandparent, I know just how stressful that is, President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. [I have directed my administration] to do everything possible to ensure there’s enough safe baby formula.., President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. ... and that it’s quickly reaching families that need it the most, President Joe Biden, via 'The New York Times'. In this case, the Defense Production Act allows the president to order companies to prioritize the production and distribution of baby formula. . The House of Representatives approved $28 million in emergency funds to address the shortage. It also approved a bill that would ease restrictions on the types of formula that can be purchased through federal aid programs geared toward women and children. I know what it means to not be able to stretch out milk for the entire month, Rep. Jahana Hayes, (CA-D), via 'The New York Times'. With everything going on right now, the last thing a family should have to worry about is feeding their children, Rep. Jahana Hayes, (CA-D), via 'The New York Times'. This is so basic. Everyone understands that we’re all on high alert here, and this is an incredible emergency, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (MI-D), via 'The New York Times'. While the emergency funds did not receive overwhelming bipartisan support, the bill to ease baby formula purchasing restrictions did. The emergency funds would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase its ability to oversee companies that produce baby formula. Both measures are expected to pass in the Senate

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