Americans are feeling lonelier than ever
17 February 2019 | 2:00 pm
Americans are feeling lonelier than ever 45% of respondents in a survey from Fox News say they do not share a deep connection with anyone in their lives. That same group adds that they only fantasize about it. Of 692 Americans polled, 30% say they are not happy about being unable to open up to family and friends.
24 Jan 2021
Sarah Dwyer, a chocolatier near Washington DC, celebrates the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with a special collection of chocolates. "If you give it to someone who might not be on the same political side as you, I think you can share just something a little bit sweet together," says Dwyer, who owns Chouquette Chocolates in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
13 Feb 2021
In the US, the Covid-19 vaccine programme is being rolled out, but the shots are not getting into the arms of many people who need it most, particularly Black Americans. They make up just 13 percent of the US population, but account for more than 15 percent of Covid-19 deaths. And desite promises to increase equality in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, little has been done to improve vaccine access in disadvantaged neighbourhoods where the majority of essential workers live. Our Los Angeles correspondents Valérie Defert, Pierrick Leurent and Ryan Thompson report.
12 Feb 2021
US President Joe Biden says his government has signed deals to acquire 200 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses, after touring the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.
23 Mar 2021
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are visiting Atlanta following the attack targeting Asian-Americans. The leaders are expected to tout hate crime legislation during the visit.
18 May 2021
Americans react after the top US health agency announced it was lifting mask-wearing guidance for people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
24 May 2021
"English is not my first language," writes Nakia Smith on her TikTok account, although the 22-year-old grew up in Texas. The young African-American woman has been deaf since birth, and uses her large following on the social media app to promote her little-known dialect: Black American Sign Language. In her video clips, she tells her 400,000 followers about the differences between her language and the standard American Sign Language (ASL).
5 Jun 2021
US President Joe Biden says that "getting the vaccine is not a partisan act," as he announces a National Month of Action to get at least 70 percent of all adult Americans vaccinated by July 4.
4 Jul 2021
The father-son duo bowed deeply in court and apologized before a three-judge panel in Tokyo. They expressed "regret" and apologized for the "trouble" caused in helping Carlos Ghosn flee justice.
1 Aug 2021
The top US infectious disease official has also pleaded with citizens to get vaccinated, saying the country finds itself in an "unnecessary predicament." A number of states are seeing a fresh surge in infections.
27 Aug 2021
The US is actively reaching out to those seeking to leave Afghanistan, while the Taliban have agreed to provide safe passage for Americans, third country nationals and Afghans at risk past the 31 August deadline, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a press conference on Wednesday.
2 Oct 2021
The FDA's limited approval comes weeks after US President Joe Biden's administration announced a sweeping plan that would allow nearly all American adults to get a third shot.
A migrant shares the challenge of crossing into Greece, and Americans post their resignations on TikTok
3 Dec 2021
The Observers, we caught up with a Syrian migrant who filmed himself crossing the Maritsa river from Turkey to Greece, in order to reach the European Union. He recounts his various trials crossing the river and being confronted by Greek border guards. Then, we go to the United States, where an unprecedented number of people are quitting their jobs, after being fed up with corporate culture and work-life balance during the Covid-19 pandemic. They've shared their #QuitMyJob stories on TikTok.
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