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 2022-01-19 09:23 

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Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event...

With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they're disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under ...

 2022-01-18 23:17 

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NHL to stop testing asymptomatic players, coaches and staff who are fully vaccinated...

The NHL says coronavirus cases continue to decline across the league....

 2022-01-18 17:17 

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50Kitchen in Fields Corner joins the list of Boston-area restaurants to close amid COVID-19...

We'll modify this list routinely with more insights, updates, and maybe even some hopeful news along the way....

 2022-01-18 04:54 

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Japan ready to expand COVID restrictions as infections surge...

Japan's government is preparing social restrictions in Tokyo and other regions as the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects more people....

 2022-01-18 04:09 

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Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress...

The 74 deaths occurred in its three most populous states. New South Wales reported 36, Victoria reported 22 and Queensland 16. The previous daily record was 59 coronavirus-related deaths on Sept. 4, 2020....

 2022-01-18 03:40 

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Detainees sue Arkansas jail that gave them ivermectin to treat COVID...

Detainees at an Arkansas jail who had COVID-19 were unknowingly treated by the detention center's doctor with ivermectin, a drug that health officials have continually said is dangerous and should not be used to treat or prevent a coronavirus infectio...

 2022-01-17 19:08 

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County's $7M in PPE left outside, damaged by California rain...

About $7 million worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, purchased by a Northern California county earlier in the coronavirus pandemic, was damaged in recent rainstorms after it was left outside for months, officials said Fri...

 2022-01-17 16:46 

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Just 36 percent of Americans say pandemic response is 'going well'...

Just over a third of Americans have positive views on efforts to control the coronavirus, a new poll says....

 2022-01-17 13:50 

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Fauci says it's too soon to say Omicron heralds end of the pandemic...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top coronavirus adviser to President Biden, said it's still unclear whether the Omicron variant signals and transition of the pandemic to endemic....

 2022-01-17 00:37 

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Coronavirus levels continue decline in region's wastewater, amid national COVID-19 surge...

The nation continues to grapple with soaring new cases daily — passing more than 800,000 as of Sunday with the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant — while hospitals are stressed caring for a surge in patients....

 2022-01-16 23:01 

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As nations decide to live with the virus, some disease experts warn of surrendering too soon...

Nations around the planet are making a subtle but consequential pivot in their war against the coronavirus: Crushing the virus is no longer the strategy. Many countries are just hoping for a draw....

 2022-01-16 22:18 

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After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on...

WASHINGTON — From the inaugural platform, President Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that....

 2022-01-16 21:16 

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Scammers see opportunity in demand for virus testing in US, officials say...

Federal and state officials warned last week of coronavirus testing scams that have taken advantage of the United States' strained testing infrastructure and have left Americans with invalid test results, wrongful medical bills and overpriced at-home ...

 2022-01-16 20:14 

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The US surgeon general warns that Omicron has not yet peaked...

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the US surgeon general, on Sunday warned that the Omicron surge of coronavirus cases had not yet peaked nationally, saying that the next few weeks would be very difficult in many parts of the country as hospitalizations and deaths rise....

 2022-01-16 18:46 

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At many churches, pandemic hits collection plates, budgets...

The coronavirus hit at a time when already fewer Americans were going to worship services....

 2022-01-16 12:21 

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Denmark lifts COVID restrictions, opens many public venues...

Denmark lifted a number of coronavirus restrictions and allowed the reopening of certain venues Sunday despite the spread of the omicron variant in the country....

 2022-01-16 10:22 

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COVID program delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries...

The World Health Organization said Sunday that an UN-backed program shipping coronavirus vaccines to many poor countries has now delivered 1 billion doses, but that milestone "is only a reminder of the work that remains" after hoarding and stockpi...

 2022-01-16 08:56 

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Omicron exposes inflexibility of Europe's public hospitals...

A World Health Organization official warned last week of a "closing window of opportunity" for European countries to prevent their health care systems from being overwhelmed as the Omicron variant produces near-vertical growth in coronavirus infec...

 2022-01-15 15:01 

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Expect more worrisome variants after Omicron, scientists say...

Omicron might not be the last COVID-19 variant as the coronavirus continues to spread and possibly mutate....

 2022-01-15 10:11 

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Tokyo COVID sases top 4,000 again as Omicron spreads over Japan...

Tokyo reported 4,561 coronavirus cases on Saturday, topping 4,000 for a second day, with the highly contagious omicron variant spreading across Japan....

 2022-01-15 03:09 

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Can cannabis really prevent COVID? Not quite, but new study shows promise...

Naturally occurring compounds in the cannabis plant appear to prevent the coronavirus from binding with human cells, scientists in Oregon said this week, potentially pointing the way toward a hemp-based supplement that could lower both the risk and severi...

 2022-01-14 23:07 

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CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks...

Health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-14 22:49 

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US launches online site for ordering free rapid at-home COVID tests...

Roundup of global and national coronavirus news....

 2022-01-14 22:36 

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Goodbye 'godsend': expiration of child tax credits hits home...

With child tax credits expiring Friday, struggling US families stare down rising food and gas prices with brittle budgets, now deprived of the financial safety net Biden's coronavirus relief package provided....

 2022-01-14 16:30 

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Conn. House member tests positive for virus a 2nd time...

US Rep. Jahana Hayes of Connecticut says she has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking a routine test before traveling. It's the second time she has contracted the virus....

 2022-01-14 10:04 

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Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries...

Hong Kong International Airport said Friday that it would ban passengers from over 150 countries and territories from transiting in the city for a month, as it sought to stem the transmission of the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-14 00:36 

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Businesses react to ruling against Biden vaccine mandate...

For companies that were waiting to hear from the US Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them....

 2022-01-13 23:47 

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Town-by-town COVID-19 data in Massachusetts...

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health releases new town-by-town data for coronavirus cases every week. Here is the latest set of such data showing how the coronavirus has ravaged individual communities throughout the state....

 2022-01-13 22:57 

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Mass. reports 41,063 new coronavirus cases among public school students and 7,351 among staff...

State education leaders on Thursday reported 41,063 new COVID-19 cases among public school students and 7,351 cases among staff members for the week that ended Wednesday....

 2022-01-13 10:41 

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Biden highlighting federal 'surge' to help weather Omicron...

President Biden is highlighting the federal government's efforts to "surge" military medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities weather the spike in coronavirus cases and staff shortages due to the highly transmissible Omicron va...

 2022-01-13 06:24 

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China faces Omicron test weeks ahead of Beijing Olympics...

Just weeks before hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics, China is battling multiple coronavirus outbreaks in half a dozen cities, with the one closest to the capital-driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant....

 2022-01-12 21:27 

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Amid Djokovic backlash, Australia grapples with Omicron wave...

The coronavirus variant has swept across Australia despite its high vaccination rate and strict border policies that kept the country largely sealed off from the world for almost two years....

 2022-01-12 14:49 

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Coronavirus levels in Boston-area waste water are falling...

After seeing massive spikes in coronavirus levels over the last several weeks, there's a hopeful trend emerging in waste water data collected from the Deer Island water treatment plant: Levels of coronavirus are falling....

 2022-01-12 12:54 

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UK's Boris Johnson apologizes for attending lockdown party...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for attending a garden party during Britain's coronavirus lockdown in 2020, but brushed aside opposition demands that he resign for breaching the rules his own government had imposed....

 2022-01-12 11:54 

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New York City high school students stage walkout, citing inadequate COVID measures...

Students walked out of schools across New York City around lunchtime on Tuesday to protest what many called inadequate protections against the coronavirus - and demand an option to learn remotely until they improve....

 2022-01-12 06:01 

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Omicron wave prompts media to rethink which data to report...

For two years, coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations have been widely used barometers of the pandemic's march across the world. But the Omicron wave is making a mess of the usual statistics, forcing news organizations to rethink the way they re...

 2022-01-12 04:33 

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Why COVID testing is falling short in many schools across the US...

As millions of American students head back to their desks, the coronavirus testing that was supposed to help keep classrooms open safely is itself being tested. In much of the country, things are not going well....

 2022-01-12 00:52 

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Health officials defend administration's response to Omicron variant...

Top federal health officials faced withering accusations from lawmakers about scarce coronavirus tests and confusing guidance on how people who tested positive for the virus could return to normal life....

 2022-01-11 22:55 

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United details Omicron's toll: 3,000 workers have coronavirus...

More than 4 percent of United Airlines' workforce have recently tested positive for COVID, its CEO said....

 2022-01-11 13:55 

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Baker to testify before Legislature as COVID-19 rips through Massachusetts...

The panel's leaders have urged Governor Charlie Baker to go further, and faster, in helping to quell the rise of coronavirus infections, including through a renewed mask mandate and a more aggressive testing regime....

 2022-01-11 04:44 

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Japan keeps border controls as it prepares for Omicron surge...

Japan will keep its borders closed to most foreign citizens through February as it attempts to accelerate coronavirus booster shots for elderly people and expand hospital capacity to cope with the rapidly spreading omicron variant, Prime Minister Fumio Ki...

 2022-01-11 04:01 

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Chicago schools will reopen as teachers and the city reach a deal over virus safeguards...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration on Monday announced a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union that would return students to classrooms Wednesday after a dispute over coronavirus safeguards canceled a week of classes in the country's thi...

 2022-01-10 23:23 

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US hospitals letting COVID-infected staff stay on the job...

Hospitals around the US are increasingly taking the extraordinary step of allowing nurses and other workers infected with the coronavirus to stay on the job if they have mild symptoms or none at all....

 2022-01-10 12:39 

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Should you swab your throat when testing at home for COVID-19? Experts are divided....

A new debate roiling the science community has cast doubt on the best way to detect a coronavirus infection using home test kits....

 2022-01-09 22:04 

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India bans election rallies for a week, as virus cases soar...

India's election commission banned public campaign rallies for a week as coronavirus cases, fueled by the omicron variant, soared in large parts of the country. But the local assembly elections in five states, representing a population of about 250 mi...

 2022-01-09 20:44 

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US sends states monoclonal antibodies that may not work against Omicron...

The federal government has resumed shipping all three monoclonal antibody treatments authorized for early-stage COVID-19 to states despite evidence that two might be ineffective against the omicron variant of the coronavirus that is sweeping the country....

 2022-01-09 18:45 

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Pelosi opens door to virus aid in spending plan as Omicron surge continues...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there's an "opportunity"; to add federal coronavirus relief aid to a package of legislation funding the government as a February deadline looms....

 2022-01-09 11:20 

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Parties say German vaccine mandate may take months to pass...

Germany's ruling parties are hitting the brakes on plans for compulsory coronavirus vaccinations, saying it may take months for lawmakers to properly debate the contentious measure in parliament....

 2022-01-09 09:30 

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Japan's prime minister: deal reached on US military curbs to halt COVID...

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday that Japan and the US have reached "a basic agreement" on banning the US military from leaving its base grounds, amid growing worries about a sharp rise in coronavirus cases....

 2022-01-08 21:09 

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Moderna gives Mexico 2.7 million shots as deaths top 300,000...

The US company Moderna donated 2.7 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Mexico Saturday as the country's official death toll topped 300,000....

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