Children infected with the Omicron variant remained infectious for a median time of three days after testing positive for the virus, Indian-origin scientists have found. School policies that require students with Covid-19 to stay out of the classroom for five days are more than sufficient.
A 50-year-old Indian American Jaswinder Bhangoo of Bakersfield, California pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing $163,750 in Covid-19 relief money, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
A 54-year-old Indian-origin man and six other co-conspirators have been sentenced to prison for their role in a multimillion-dollar Covid-19 relief fraud and misusing public funds to buy houses and expensive cars like Lamborghini and Porsche during pandemic. Pardeep Basra was sentenced this week to three years and five months in prison after he pled guilty to his role in “one of the largest” Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud ring led by Amir Aqeel.
Two Indian-origin men from Texas have pleaded guilty to their role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and launder millions of dollars in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that the Small Business Administration guaranteed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an investment of $600 million in the manufacture of new at-home Covid-19 tests and will deliver the tests for free to households across the country. The critical investments in 12 US manufacturers in seven states “will strengthen our nation’s production levels of domestic at-home Covid-19 rapid tests and help mitigate the spread of the virus”, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday authorized, approved, and recommended everyone six months and older get an updated Covid-19 booster. Following the decision taken by the CDC as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), President Joe Biden called it a historic progress and said that it is an “important” milestone.
The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has warned residents of fraudulent calls spoofing the department’s phone number. Department officials have informed the people that the callers deliberately falsified the information transmitted to the caller ID display to lend credence to their extortion schemes.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday tested negative for COVID-19 again, the White House said. “An update on the President and the first lady Jill Biden since she tested positive for COVID-19 last night. I can tell you that the first lady is experiencing mild symptoms and will remain in Delaware for the week. President Biden tested negative last night for COVID-19 and tested negative again today,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a briefing.
US First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, her communications director Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement. However, she is experiencing only mild symptoms as of now and will remain at the couple’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for the time being. “This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware,” Elizabeth Alexander said.