With millions worldwide still waiting for shots, the WHO chief calls out 'the handful of countries and companies that control the global supply of vaccines'
The World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on booster shots until at least the end of September, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news briefing in Geneva on Wednesday.
China's spiraling Delta variant outbreak has reached Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic, prompting citywide coronavirus testing as authorities scramble to contain the city's first reported local infections in more than a year.
Coronavirus deaths in Africa rose rapidly over the past month, as fatalities surged by 80 percent within the last four weeks, the World Health Organization has said.
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, an internal medicine specialist and viral researcher, criticizes GOP governors Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis for banning mask mandates in schools, calling it the "wrong thing to do" as coronavirus case counts rise in the US.
A growing number of countries are turning to booster vaccine shots as the world grapples with the Delta variant and data on the potential for waning immunity.
More Americans are getting vaccinated but Delta variant may keep US from stopping Covid's spread completely, expert says
At the current pace of vaccinations, it will take until mid-February to get at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine to all eligible Americans, according to a CNN analysis of data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Former President Donald Trump's legal team formally stepped into a long-running fight over a US House request for his tax returns, claiming Trump's financial history is being unfairly pursued for political reasons by Democrats and seeking to end House Ways and Means Committee investigations into the ex-President and his companies.
Pentagon police officer George Gonzalez died Tuesday after sustaining injuries during a violent incident outside of the Pentagon building, according to a release from the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.
Robert Durst, the multimillionaire subject of the HBO crime documentary "The Jinx," is expected to take the witness stand in his defense Wednesday, his legal team told CNN, heaping more drama onto an already sensational murder trial.
CNN's John Avlon analyzes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's regime as Fox News host Tucker Carlson makes a trip to the country to broadcast his show.
Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to fly home fearing she would be arrested, was seen boarding a Vienna-bound flight out of Tokyo on Wednesday.
A galactic sibling rivalry is taking place millions of light-years away, and the Hubble Space Telescope has captured it in a stunning image.
It should have been one of the happiest days of their lives. But for Dr. Israa Seblani and Ahmad Sbeih, August 4, 2020 will always be remembered as the day a deadly explosion hit Beirut.
A Trump endorsement and the backing of the Democratic establishment were key to Ohio primary election results
In two Ohio congressional primaries Tuesday, Democratic voters embraced the party's establishment, delivering President Joe Biden another ally and denying the left-wing "Squad" its latest member. Republicans, meanwhile, stuck with former President Donald Trump.
These two paragraphs from Politico are eye-opening:
Vanguard, one of the world's largest asset managers, is offering employees $1,000 to get vaccinated.
China's spiraling outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 has hit Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic, prompting citywide coronavirus testing as authorities scramble to contain the city's first reported local infections in more than a year. CNN's David Culver reports.
Australian Olympians returning from the Tokyo 2020 games have been criticized over "excessive alcohol consumption" and "loud and disruptive" behavior on their flight home.
Lizzo and Chris Evans are having lots of fun with their very public flirtation.
To mark her 40th birthday, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has launched a mentorship program to support women getting back into the workforce after the pandemic.
Selena Gomez is responding to a joke about her kidney transplant on the television show, "The Good Fight."
Sean "Diddy" Combs believes he's been given a second chance.
CNN's Matthew Chance walks through the forested area outside of Kiev where Ukrainian police said the body of Belarusian activist Vitaly Shishov was found with "abrasions" and "peeled skin."
Former President Barack Obama has dramatically scaled back his planned 60th birthday party on Martha's Vineyard this weekend due to concerns about the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19, according to a spokeswoman.
Pete Parada says he's been dropped from his band The Offspring and their tour over his refusal to get vaccinated.
A woman vacationing on a beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, had to fight a coyote off with a stick until she was rescued by fishermen. CNN affiliate WBZ has more.
Floods are getting worse, and the number of people exposed is 10 times higher than previously thought, study finds
Amid a deadly summer of flooding in different parts of the world, scientists have found the number of people at risk to extreme flooding has grown significantly in the past two decades.
A beached killer whale gets showered with more than affection. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on how the tide turned for this orca.
If you're a company that manages ticket sales for concerts and other live events, it makes sense that after a long 18 months, you'd be getting excited about the future.
The more contagious Delta variant is spreading fast across the US, but children under 12 cannot get the best protection there is -- a vaccine.
Florida Gov. DeSantis banned schools from requiring masks. That didn't sit well with this 12-year-old
Lila Hartley is heading into seventh grade next week. She's excited about history class and trying to figure out how to make more friends when she gets back to in-person school.
"You're paranoid!" A relative shouted at me over the phone when I told her three months ago that I wear a mask in public even though I'm vaccinated.
An Arizona judge will hear arguments Wednesday over whether a Phoenix school district can require people to wear masks in defiance of a state law banning mask mandates in schools.
As he slipped through the kelp forest to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Kamau Sadiki's eyes hooked onto something resembling the item he and fellow divers had been searching for.
Archaeological "treasures," including Greek ceramics and 2,400-year-old wicker baskets filled with fruit, have been discovered at the site of the ancient sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion, off Egypt's coast.
The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru was occupied from around 1420-1530 AD, several decades earlier than previously thought, according to a new study.
Actor John Corbett has revealed that he and partner Bo Derek married at a secret ceremony in December.
With their crane-like necks, spindle legs and knobbly knees, giraffes are among the best loved and most recognizable of animals.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) jumped in front of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) before McConnell's weekly press conference.
After years of unadventurous presidential-wear and routine dad dressing, all it took was a pair of tennis shoes to spark joy. Or maybe it was the sight of Barack Obama's sockless ankles peeking out from beneath his slim olive-green chinos.
CVS will raise its minimum wage for hourly workers from $11 to $15 by next summer, becoming the latest large US chain to pledge a $15 starting rate as companies compete for workers in a tight labor market.
China's crackdown on private enterprise has wiped out more than $1.2 trillion in market value for many powerful Chinese companies and stoked fears about the future of innovation in the world's second largest economy.
General Motors' earnings fell short of Wall Street forecasts — but the company expects better results in the second half of the year, even with continued chip shortages and rising raw material costs.
Americans have more debt than ever before.
August 3, 2021, marked the start of Ebrahim Raisi's four-year term as president of Iran. The validation ceremony took place in the "Beyt" (Arabic for "house") of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as a prelude to Raisi's inauguration.
Barack Obama's 60th birthday offers America a chance to reflect on its past, contemplate its present and look toward a future indelibly shaped by the nation's first Black President.
Some televangelists have played the promise-the-moon game for decades, roiling the faithful and creating enemies whom they can only vanquish if they have the private aircraft, luxury cars and mansions to do so. But the man of the moment in the evangelize-for-dollars world isn't a preacher begging for cash to do God's work. It's former President Donald Trump, and he's asking for donations to save American politics.
On Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the results of a stunning report finding that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "sexually harassed multiple women and violated state law." Many brave women have come forward in recent years to share credible, shocking stories of harassment and misconduct they have faced by powerful men (including James' predecessor, Eric Schneiderman, who contested the allegations but stepped down in the wake of them). But, even amid a grim environment for women, one thing is clear: Cuomo's misconduct appears to have reached an unusually ugly level.
In a dramatic news conference Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had engaged in shockingly inappropriate behavior, including alleged sex abuse, sexual harassment and the "bullying" of female state employees and others. And hours later, President Joe Biden called on the governor to resign.
Just one week out of the University of Virginia, with a degree in economics and foreign policy, Gina Bennett started working at the State Department as a clerk-typist in June 1988. After a couple of months, Bennett's boss told her, "Gina, you don't belong here. I'm going to promote you so you can get a job as an intelligence analyst."
Each week seems to bring another alarming development on the Covid-19 Delta variant. Just last week, we learned of an outbreak among hundreds of vaccinated people in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Of particular concern is the evidence of high amounts of virus in respiratory samples of vaccinated individuals suggesting that they can in fact be contagious.