• How Australia kept COVID in check, and what lessons the world can take from it

    How Australia kept COVID in check, and what lessons the world can take from it

    May 11, 2021 10:30 PM EST

    ... was from governments or what they -- we needed to do in the community. Nick Schifrin: Teela Reid is an indigenous lawyer based in Sydney. When COVID-19 arrived, she helped her family in the small rural town Gilgandra take matters into their own hands. Teela Reid: I created a Facebook ...

  • Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to U.S. children as young as 12

    Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to U.S. children as young as 12

    May 10, 2021 10:51 PM EST

    ... results from its study in 12- to 17-year-olds show strong protection and no serious side effects. Another U.S. company, Novavax, has a COVID-19 vaccine in late-stage development and just began a study in 12- to 17-year-olds as well. Next up is testing whether ...

  • Serbia’s winning fight against COVID-19 raises questions about 'vaccine diplomacy'

    Serbia’s winning fight against COVID-19 raises questions about 'vaccine diplomacy'

    May 08, 2021 09:01 PM EST

    Jorgen Samso: The EU has helped elsewhere. It build crucial infrastructure for the vaccine campaign in Serbia, hired 200 medical workers and shipped a fleet of special COVID ambulance vehicles. The U.S. ambassador to Serbia, Anthony F. Godfrey, waved off China's growing influence in Serbia.  Anthony F. Godfrey ...

  • Honoring 5 American lives lost to COVID-19

    Honoring 5 American lives lost to COVID-19

    May 07, 2021 10:30 PM EST

    Each week, the PBS NewsHour pauses to remember five Americans lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares memories and highlights from their lives. ... Judy Woodruff: As we do each Friday evening, we pause now to remember just a few of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who've lost ...

  • WATCH: White House COVID-19 task force says 110 million in U.S. are fully vaccinated

    WATCH: White House COVID-19 task force says 110 million in U.S. are fully vaccinated

    May 07, 2021 02:27 PM EST

    ... deaths continue to fall," he said. Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that the 7-day average of COVID-19 cases is about 45,800 cases per day, a decrease of about 13% from the previous 7-day average. She says the 7 ...

  • Modi faces growing pressure for lockdown as India's COVID-19 cases soar

    Modi faces growing pressure for lockdown as India's COVID-19 cases soar

    May 07, 2021 12:39 PM EST

    ... expert, said he believes that a total lockdown is needed like last year, especially in areas where more than 10% of those tested have contracted COVID-19. Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader, in a letter to Modi on Friday, also demanded a total lockdown and government support to ...

  • How social media is saving lives during India's COVID crisis

    How social media is saving lives during India's COVID crisis

    May 06, 2021 07:33 PM EST

    ... litigation over distribution inequities in regions where his party does not hold power, and there have been calls for the prime minister’s resignation. READ: COVID-19 is out of control in India, where most vaccines are made. How did that happen? Officials at India’s Ministry of Health and ...

  • Bolsonaro faces criminal investigation, possible impeachment over COVID response in Brazil

    Bolsonaro faces criminal investigation, possible impeachment over COVID response in Brazil

    May 05, 2021 10:45 PM EST

    Brazil formalized a criminal investigation last week into President Jair Bolsonaro’s response to the pandemic. It could lead to his impeachment. The country just passed 400,000 total fatalities so far, with no significant slowdown in sight. With support from the Sloan Foundation, special correspondent Simon Ostrovsky and producer Charles Lyons bring us the first of...

  • The government wants to pay for every COVID funeral. Experts worry the process is flawed

    The government wants to pay for every COVID funeral. Experts worry the process is flawed

    May 05, 2021 10:30 PM EST

    ... them are immigrants -- work through the status, work through the paperwork here, so they can get the relief they need. Lisa Desjardins: FEMA modeled its COVID benefit on funeral aid after natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy. But that storm's death toll was smaller, 131 people. Also getting attention, the ...

  • U.S. approves waiving intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccines

    U.S. approves waiving intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccines

    May 05, 2021 07:57 PM EST

    ... more pressing with a surge in cases in India, the world’s second-most populous country and a key producer of vaccines — including one for COVID-19 that relies on technology from Oxford University and British-Swedish pharmaceutical maker AstraZeneca.Proponents, including WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, note that ...