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 2021-11-28 15:22 

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Fauci defends omicron travel restrictions...

President Biden's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Sunday defended the travel restrictions imposed by the Biden administration and other governments in response to the omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-28 14:52 

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NIH director says omicron variant a 'great reason' to get booster...

National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins said the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus presents a "great reason" for people in the United States to seek a booster shot....

 2021-11-28 00:00 

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States spent record amount in pandemic year...

State governments spent more money in the last fiscal year than ever before, bolstered by federal funds meant to help avert an economic catastrophe as businesses shuttered to slow the spread of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-27 21:11 

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Saudi Arabia to loosen pandemic travel restrictions...

Saudi Arabia announced Saturday that it will loosen its pandemic travel restrictions, a day after putting a pause on incoming flights from seven African nations in response to the detection of a new coronavirus...

 2021-11-27 17:09 

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France to consider autonomy for Caribbean island amid unrest...

France is considering giving some autonomy to Guadeloupe following major riots and protests against coronavirus restrictions and a lagging economy on the Caribbean island....

 2021-11-27 16:33 

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Novavax working on vaccine to combat Omicron variant...

Biotechnology company Novavax is working on a vaccine to combat the new Omicron coronavirus variant that was first detected in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 14:55 

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Two Omicron COVID-19 cases found in UK...

The first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been identified in the United Kingdom, the country's health officials announced Saturday....

 2021-11-27 14:11 

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NY governor declares state of emergency to prepare for Omicron...

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) declared a state of emergency to prepare for a new coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 13:56 

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Appeals court blocks California vaccine mandate for prison workers...

A federal appeals court on Friday issued a temporary stay of a coronavirus vaccine mandate for prison workers....

 2021-11-26 21:33 

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European Union proposes booster shot requirement for unrestricted travel in the region...

Residents of the European Union (EU) who wish to travel throughout the region may soon need to have a coronavirus booster shot, according to the...

 2021-11-26 20:11 

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DC area schools to discipline employees who have not reported vaccination status...

Employees at schools in the Washington, D.C. region will soon face repercussions after failing to comply with coronavirus vaccination deadlines....

 2021-11-26 19:12 

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WHO calls new strain omicron, 'variant of concern'...

The World Health Organization (WHO) held an emergency meeting Friday on the new coronavirus strain first identified in South Africa, which it named omicron and labeled a variant of concern (VOC)....

 2021-11-26 19:08 

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Israel warns of looming emergency after its first case of omicron, new COVID-19 variant...

Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Friday that the country is "on the threshold of an emergency situation" after it detected its first case of omicron, the new South African strain of coronavirus....

 2021-11-26 13:27 

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EU to propose ban on flights from southern Africa over new variant...

The European Union (EU) has proposed a ban on flights from the southern Africa region over the spread of the new coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-26 11:02 

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Tensions emerge over redefining the fully vaccinated...

A debate is emerging around what it means to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as some state and local officials push to change the definition to include an additional dose of a coronavirus vaccine....

 2021-11-25 16:02 

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Poll: Majority of Thanksgiving hosts not requiring COVID-19 vaccine, masks...

The majority of those hosting Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday will not be requiring guests to have received the coronavirus vaccine or wear masks, a new Hill-HarrisX poll found...

 2021-11-24 17:47 

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Putin says he took experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken an experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine as Russia struggles to contain its latest coronavirus outbreak, he announced to state media on Wednesday....

 2021-11-24 16:24 

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Just 54 percent vaccinated in Europe: WHO official...

Just 54 percent of people in the European region are vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to an official with the Europe branch of the World Health Organization (WHO)....

 2021-11-24 16:00 

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92 percent of federal government vaccinated against COVID-19...

Ninety-two percent of federal government employees have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose as of Tuesday, the deadline for federal workers to comply with the coronavirus vaccine mandate President Biden announced 75 days prio...

 2021-11-24 14:55 

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Germany mulls full lockdown, vaccine mandate...

German officials are mulling the possibility of enacting stricter coronavirus restrictions across the country amid a surge in daily infections....

 2021-11-24 13:01 

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New Zealand planning to keep borders closed for another five months...

New Zealand's borders will remain closed to most international travelers over the next five months as the country takes precautions to fight the coronavirus....

 2021-11-23 22:08 

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US automakers, union agree to not require coronavirus vaccines for workers...

Detroit's three big automakers, including General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler-parent Stellantis, announced on Tuesday that they are not mandating vaccines yet for thousands of workers....

 2021-11-23 19:40 

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White House says U.S. is not headed toward COVID-19 lockdown like European nations...

"We can curb the spread of the virus without having to in any way shut down our economy," Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said....

 2021-11-23 19:02 

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Germany military to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory...

Germany's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday the country's military will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for troops as the country debates whether or not to enact a similar requirement for the general population amid surging coronavirus in...

 2021-11-23 18:32 

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Michigan hospital chiefs plead with public to do its part amid surging hospitalizations...

Chief medical officers who oversee community hospitals in Michigan urged the public to do its part to stop the surge of coronavirus infections amid near-record hospitalizations and staff shortages in the state....

 2021-11-22 21:17 

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AMA warns of severe and irreparable harm if Biden vaccine mandate is halted...

The American Medical Association (AMA) warned that stopping the Biden administration's coronavirus vaccine or testing requirements for private businesses would "severely and irreparably harm the public interest."...

 2021-11-22 20:38 

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Dutch prime minister rips 'idiots' after another night of rioting...

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday slammed rioters after their protests against new coronavirus restrictions turned violent,...

 2021-11-22 15:21 

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Harris announces $1.5B to fight shortage of doctors in underserved communities...

Vice President Harris on Monday announced that the Biden administration would invest $1.5 billion from the coronavirus relief law into supporting the U.S. health care workforce with an eye toward underserved communities....

 2021-11-22 13:48 

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Democracy deteriorating worldwide amid pandemic: report...

Democracy is deteriorating across the world amid the coronavirus pandemic as a number of nations have taken undemocratic actions in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a report f...

 2021-11-22 11:00 

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Holiday season poses major test for Biden economy...

Black Friday this week will kick off a crucial stretch for President Biden as the U.S. economy struggles to shake off the limits of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-21 20:16 

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Marines on track to have military's lowest vaccine compliance...

The U.S. Marine Corps is currently on track to have the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate among all U.S. military branches though it has managed to have 94 percent of its personnel immunized against the coronavirus....

 2021-11-20 21:59 

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US COVID-19 deaths in 2021 outpace last year's toll...

The United States passed yet another sobering milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of 2021 coronavirus deaths outpaced the 2020 total....

 2021-11-19 22:59 

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All American adults now eligible for coronavirus booster shots...

Booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines are now available to anyone in the U.S....

 2021-11-19 19:18 

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Japan advances record $490B stimulus for struggling economy...

Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a $490 billion stimulus package, a record for the country, to support the economy during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-19 18:03 

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Pregnant people infected with coronavirus more at risk for stillbirths: CDC study...

Pregnant people infected with COVID-19 are more at risk for stillbirths, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis found, providing further evidence supporting COVID-19 vaccines for those carr...

 2021-11-19 17:08 

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Norway to introduce tighter border controls amid coronavirus surge...

Norway's government announced Friday that it would soon be implementing more measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, including tighter border controls and advising people against handshakes as the countr...

 2021-11-18 21:05 

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White House tells businesses to move forward with vaccine mandate...

For the second time in a month, the White House on Thursday urged large businesses to move forward with coronavirus vaccine mandates for their workforces despite court challenges to the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test requirement for private co...

 2021-11-18 15:34 

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Leading health groups urge businesses to voluntarily adopt Biden vaccine-or-test rules...

Dozens of health groups including the American Medical Association are calling on businesses to voluntarily implement President Biden's coronavirus vaccine-or-test rules quickly in order to keep workers and customer...

 2021-11-18 14:51 

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White House looks to rescue plan funding to ease burden of high heating costs...

The White House is encouraging states to quickly distribute assistance that was included in President Biden's sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law passed in March to lessen the burden of higher energy bills this winter....

 2021-11-17 18:26 

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TSA expecting Thanksgiving air travel to return to 2019 levels...

Thanksgiving air travel is expected to be back at pre-pandemic numbers following a significant decrease in 2020 due to the coronavirus, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)....

 2021-11-17 18:19 

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Pentagon sending medical teams to Minnesota hospitals amid surge in cases...

The Pentagon is sending emergency medical teams to major hospitals in Minnesota to relieve doctors as the state deals with a surge in coronavirus infections, Gov. Tim Walz (D) said Wednesday....

 2021-11-17 13:01 

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Austrian cases hit record high amid quarantine for unvaccinated...

Coronavirus infections surged to a record high in Austria on Wednesday as the country entered the third day of a lockdown for unvaccinated people....

 2021-11-13 21:18 

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Snow leopards at Nebraska zoo die of COVID-19...

Three snow leopards at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Nebraska died Friday from coronavirus-related complications. The zoo, located in the city of Lincoln, Neb., announced the news through a Facebook post on Friday evening....

 2021-11-13 14:42 

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Russia sets another record for daily COVID-19 deaths...

Russia reported another record for daily coronavirus deaths on Saturday, The Associated Press reported....

 2021-11-13 14:01 

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New commander of Oklahoma National Guard refuses to enforce vaccine mandate...

The newly appointed commander of the Oklahoma National Guard is refusing to enforce the Department of Defense's coronavirus vaccine mandate for troops....

 2021-11-12 15:10 

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Pacific Rim leaders agree to increasing vaccine access, not to US hosting talks...

Pacific Rim leaders at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum agreed to increasing coronavirus vaccine access, but not to the U.S....

 2021-11-12 13:23 

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COVID-19 cases rising again in most states ahead of holidays: analysis...

For the first time in the last two months, coronavirus cases are trending upward again in a majority of states as the holiday season ramps up,...

 2021-11-11 17:32 

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Harris urges world leaders in Paris to address inequality...

Vice President Harris on Thursday implored world leaders gathered in Paris to see the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to examine how to address global inequality....

 2021-11-11 15:24 

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Economist Larry Summers says White House misread inflation...

Larry Summers, a former top economic adviser to President Obama, said Wednesday that President Biden's White House has been "behind the curve" in their predictions about rising prices during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-10 22:20 

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Biden in Baltimore vows to tackle inflation, supply shortages 'head on'...

President Biden on Wednesday acknowledged the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic has not resonated with swaths of the American public due to rising prices and supply chain slowdowns, but made the case his agenda would alleviate those&...

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