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 2021-11-29 00:03 

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Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital...

Thousands rallied in the Czech capital of Prague on Sunday to protest the government's restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections.Thousands rallied in the Czech capital of Prague on Sunday to protest the government's r...

 2021-11-28 03:02 

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Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron...

The U.K. tightened up rules Saturday on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus that was identified just a few days ago in South Africa.The U.K...

 2021-11-27 11:44 

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High alert: World scurries to contain new COVID variant...

With each passing hour, new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa as the world scurried to contain a new variant of the coronavirus that has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines.Wit...

 2021-11-27 03:46 

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Arizona doctor has successful double lung transplant after COVID-19 diagnosis...

An Arizona doctor has a lot to be thankful for after surviving a double lung transplant.An Arizona doctor has a lot to be thankful for after surviving a double lung transplant....

 2021-11-26 18:01 

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EU suspends travel to southern Africa to limit spread of recently-discovered COVID-19 variant...

Several countries have suspended travel to southern Africa after health officials there warned of a new COVID-19 variant that could potentially be causing a new surge in cases.Several countries have suspended travel to southern Africa after health officia...

 2021-11-26 14:55 

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Stocks sink early Friday over fears of new COVID-19 variant in South Africa...

Global stocks and oil prices tumbled early Friday after South Africa found a fast-spreading coronavirus variant and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa.Global stocks and oil prices tumbled early Friday after South Africa...

 2021-11-26 14:21 

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FDA says Merck's anti-COVID-19 pill is effective, but more study needed for use in pregnant people...

The FDA said Friday that Merck's oral COVID-19 treatment is effective in treating the virus but added regulators will meet next week to investigate whether the pill is safe for people who are pregnant to take.The FDA said Friday that Merck's oral ...

 2021-11-26 13:05 

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New COVID-19 variant causes concern among health experts in South Africa...

South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.South African scientists have identified a new version o...

 2021-11-24 15:32 

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US jobless claims plunge to 199,000, lowest in 52 years...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year's coronavirus recession.The number of Americans ...

 2021-11-24 14:54 

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US to require vaccines for all border crossers in January...

President Joe Biden plans to require essential nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22.President Joe Biden plans to require essential nonresident...

 2021-11-23 16:25 

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Kentucky AG Cameron challenges Biden's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers...

On Tuesday, Attorney General Daniel Cameron challenged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) mandatory vaccination requirement for healthcare workers.On Tuesday, Attorney General Daniel Cameron challenged the Centers for Medicare & Medic...

 2021-11-23 04:03 

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Gov. Beshear urges Kentuckians to be cautious on Thanksgiving...

In his last COVID-19 briefing before Thanksgiving, Governor Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to stay safe and be cognizant of the risks associated with the virus.In his last COVID-19 briefing before Thanksgiving, Governor Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to s...

 2021-11-23 00:32 

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Health minister tells Germans: Get vaccinated or get COVID...

Germany's health minister says the rapid rise in coronavirus cases means it's likely everyone in the country who isn't vaccinated will have caught COVID-19 by the end of the winter, and some of those will die. Germany's health minister say...

 2021-11-22 14:19 

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Official: Over 90% of fed workers have complied with Biden's vax mandate ahead of Monday deadline...

A U.S. official said the vast majority of federal workers are fully vaccinated and that a smaller number have pending or approved exceptions to the mandate.A U.S. official said the vast majority of federal workers are fully vaccinated and that a smaller n...

 2021-11-22 01:37 

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Tens of thousands protest Belgium's tighter COVID-19 rules...

Tens of thousands of people have marched through Brussels to protest reinforced COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases. Tens of thousands of people have marched through Brussels to protest ...

 2021-11-20 11:48 

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COVID-19 booster clinic today in Clark County...
 2021-11-19 20:27 

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Key CDC panel recommends expanding COVID-19 boosters to all adults in US...

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend the additional shots to everyone in U.S. 18 and up, clearing the way for millions more to seek out extra protection from COVID-19.The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunizatio...

 2021-11-19 19:20 

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Austria to mandate vaccines, lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise...

The rising cases are forcing the government to walk back promises that strict shutdowns were a thing of the past.The rising cases are forcing the government to walk back promises that strict shutdowns were a thing of the past....

 2021-11-19 13:34 

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FDA approves Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all US adults...

The move expands the government's booster campaign to shore up protection and get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that may worsen with the holidays. The move expands the government's booster campaign to shore up protection and get ahead of risin...

 2021-11-18 18:52 

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Study: Over 1M Americans may not have regained sense of smell months after COVID...

A new study estimates that more than 1 million people in the U.S. may not have regained their sense of smell months after falling ill with COVID-19.A new study estimates that more than 1 million people in the U.S. may not have regained their sense of smel...

 2021-11-17 23:36 

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Thousands of Kentuckians adding protection with COVID-19 vaccines, boosters going into the holidays...

Less than an hour after the governor's announcement that all Kentucky adults were eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, lines were already forming at Consolidated Baptist Church as adults came in to receive a shot.Less than an hour after the go...

 2021-11-17 20:21 

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Lexington oncologist sees COVID-19's impact on cancer patients receiving proper treatment...

Many healthcare facilities across the state and country were overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, some were filled to capacity, and that made it difficult to conduct regular business.Many healthcare facilities across the state and country were overwhelmed ...

 2021-11-17 20:13 

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OSHA abiding by court order, won't take steps to implement employer vaccine mandate for now...

Internet archives indicate that OSHA noted it would follow the court order on Friday night or Saturday morning. Internet archives indicate that OSHA noted it would follow the court order on Friday night or Saturday morning....

 2021-11-17 20:02 

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Disney Cruises to require children 5 and up to have COVID-19 vaccine...

Disney Cruise Lines to require children 5 and up to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Disney Cruise Lines to require children 5 and up to be vaccinated against COVID-19....

 2021-11-17 18:12 

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Gov. Beshear authorizes COVID-19 vaccination boosters for all Kentucky adults...

Governor Beshear signed an executive order that qualifies every person 18-years-old or older and living or working in the commonwealth to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster.Governor Beshear signed an executive order that qualifies every person 18-year...

 2021-11-17 17:08 

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10% of kids aged 5-11 will have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine shot by Wednesday, White House says...

By the close of business Wednesday, the U.S. will have administered 2.6 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine for kids. That represents nearly 10% of the 28 million children aged between 5 and 11 that live in the U.S.By the close of business Wednesday, th...

 2021-11-17 03:56 

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Utah 6-year-old hospitalized with rare, dangerous inflammatory syndrome caused by COVID-19...

A Utah family warns of a rare but life-threatening complication of COVID-19 that put their 6-year-old in the ICU.A Utah family warns of a rare but life-threatening complication of COVID-19 that put their 6-year-old in the ICU....

 2021-11-16 19:29 

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Pfizer asks US officials to OK its promising COVID-19 pill...

Pfizer is submitting its experimental pill for COVID-19 for U.S. authorization, setting the stage for a likely launch of the promising therapy in coming weeks.Pfizer is submitting its experimental pill for COVID-19 for U.S. authorization, setting the stag...

 2021-11-16 19:08 

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Phoenix family loses both parents to COVID-19 on the same day...

Veronica and Victor Esparza died in the hospital just six hours apart. Their daughter said her dad didn't know how to live without her mom.Veronica and Victor Esparza died in the hospital just six hours apart. Their daughter said her dad didn't kn...

 2021-11-16 18:49 

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Bourbon County Schools switch to NTI days after spike in COVID-19 cases...

With just weeks left in this semester, Bourbon County Schools are switching to online learning before Thanksgiving.With just weeks left in this semester, Bourbon County Schools are switching to online learning before Thanksgiving....

 2021-11-16 17:28 

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Fauci: People who are vaccinated should feel comfortable traveling, celebrating holidays with family...
 2021-11-16 15:58 

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Beshear: Kentucky COVID-19 cases appearing to plateau...

Gov. Beshear says the number of new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky appear to be hitting a plateau after declining for seven weeks in a row. Gov. Beshear says the number of new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky appear to be hitting a plateau after declining for seven...

 2021-11-16 12:15 

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Pfizer's deal with UN will expand access to COVID-19 antiviral pill to low-income countries...

Pfizer announced Tuesday that it had entered an agreement that will expand access of its new COVID-19 antiviral pill to millions of people in poorer countries upon its approval.Pfizer announced Tuesday that it had entered an agreement that will expand acc...

 2021-11-15 22:26 

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Gov. Beshear considering possible executive order that expands COVID-19 booster eligibility...

Governor Andy Beshear says he's exploring the possibility of issuing an executive order that would expand eligibility for the booster shot.Governor Andy Beshear says he's exploring the possibility of issuing an executive order that would expand el...

 2021-11-14 14:18 

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Austria orders nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated...

The Austrian government has ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people to slow the fast spread of the coronavirus in the country. The Austrian government has ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people to slow the fast spread of the c...

 2021-11-14 13:34 

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COVID-19 drive-thru testing expands in Woodford County...

COVID-19 testing is expanding in Woodford County with two new sites. COVID-19 testing is expanding in Woodford County with two new sites....

 2021-11-14 13:12 

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Memorial service planned for Kentuckians who have died from COVID-19...

More than 10,000 Kentuckians who have died from COVID-19 will be honored in a memorial service.More than 10,000 Kentuckians who have died from COVID-19 will be honored in a memorial service....

 2021-11-12 18:45 

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24 UK employees placed on administrative leave for not complying with COVID-19 testing policies...

24 University of Kentucky employees have been placed on administrative leave without pay for not complying with the university's COVID-19 testing policies.24 University of Kentucky employees have been placed on administrative leave without pay for not...

 2021-11-11 17:53 

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Ellume recalls over 2 million COVID-19 home tests due to potential false positives...

More than 2 million COVID-19 home tests from Ellume are being recalled due to potential false-positive test results, according to the Food and Drug Administration.More than 2 million COVID-19 home tests from Ellume are being recalled due to potential fals...

 2021-11-11 15:36 

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Federal judge says Texas' ban on mask mandates in schools violates Americans with Disabilities Act...
 2021-11-10 22:09 

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'Everybody loved her': Mount Sterling man encourages vaccination after wife dies of COVID-19...

Douglas Craycraft is recovering from COVID-19 after being hospitalized in September. He said he got the first dose of the vaccine but it was too late. His wife of 24 years, Renee, was hospitalized due to COVID-19 around the same time. She was not vaccinat...

 2021-11-10 18:03 

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900,000 kids have already gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, White House says...

About 900,000 kids aged 5-11 will have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in their first week of eligibility, the White House said Wednesday.About 900,000 kids aged 5-11 will have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in their f...

 2021-11-09 21:29 

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COVID-19 vaccine incentives offered for children...

School districts are offering incentives like gift cards, tickets to sporting events and amusement parks, and raffle entries for things like scholarships and bigger prizes.School districts are offering incentives like gift cards, tickets to sporting event...

 2021-11-09 20:21 

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Pfizer asks FDA to authorize its COVID-19 booster shot for all US adults...

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Tuesday that they've made a request for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize their COVID-19 booster shot for all adults.Pfizer and BioNTech announced Tuesday that they've made a request for the Food and...

 2021-11-09 17:01 

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Study: 78% of adults either believe or aren't sure about at least one common COVID-19 misconception...

KFF's study found that those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 were more than three times more likely to believe false statements than vaccinated people. KFF's study found that those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 were more than thr...

 2021-11-09 12:39 

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UK HealthCare opens pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Lexington...

Beginning today, UK HealthCare's large-scale pediatric vaccine clinic opens at Fountain Court.Beginning today, UK HealthCare's large-scale pediatric vaccine clinic opens at Fountain Court....

 2021-11-09 04:07 

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'We've been waiting so long': Eager parents bring kids to Lexington vaccine clinic...

One week after the federal government authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children five to eleven years old, the Redwood Cooperative School in Lexington held a vaccine clinic for students and their families.One week after the feder...

 2021-11-09 02:35 

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'Nothing short of tragic': Kentucky surpasses 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths...

Kentucky's governor says the state has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths.Kentucky's governor says the state has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths....

 2021-11-09 00:29 

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Lawmaker catches COVID-19, misses his anti-vaccine rally...

A North Dakota lawmaker, who was also an organizer of a rally to oppose COVID-19 vaccine mandates, is infected with the coronavirus and could not attend the event. A North Dakota lawmaker, who was also an organizer of a rally to oppose COVID-19 vaccine ma...

 2021-11-08 16:05 

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Big Bird’s COVID-19 vaccination met with backlash from conservatives, like Ted Cruz...

Big Bird of "Sesame Street" announced over the weekend that he got vaccinated against COVID-19, which sparked backlash from some conservatives.Big Bird of "Sesame Street" announced over the weekend that he got vaccinated against COVID-19, ...

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