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 2021-12-07 22:08 

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Lynchburg City Schools begins ViSSTA program to routinely screen individuals for coronavirus...

The voluntary program has over 300 people signed up so far....

 2021-12-06 22:56 

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Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical...

Scientists are poring over the latest data to try to understand who might win the battle of the coronavirus variants, the world-dominating delta or the latest competitor, omicron....

 2021-12-06 02:56 

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Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attends...

The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday night in a gala at the Kennedy Center's main opera house after the coronavirus pandemic forced delays and major changes to last year's plans....

 2021-12-05 20:50 

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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant...

U.S. health officials say that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading in the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations....

 2021-12-01 14:59 

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Omicron keeps world jittery as more information drips out...

The omicron variant kept a jittery world off-kilter Wednesday as Japan further tightened travel restrictions, infections linked to the new version of the coronavirus popped up in more places and new evidence made clear the mutant strain was circulating we...

 2021-12-01 00:27 

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US expected to toughen testing requirement for travelers...

The Biden administration is expected to take steps in the coming days to toughen testing requirements for international travelers to the U.S., amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-30 16:50 

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Biden puts focus on infrastructure amid new virus concerns...

Biden is facing the threat of the new omicron strain of the coronavirus and dealing with high levels of inflation even as vital parts of his agenda are still awaiting congressional approval....

 2021-11-30 14:38 

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US tracking of virus variants has improved after slow start...

Viruses mutate constantly. To find and track new versions of the coronavirus, scientists analyze the genetic makeup of a portion of samples that test positive....

 2021-11-30 12:23 

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Omicron was in Netherlands days earlier than first thought...

The omicron variant was already in the Netherlands when South Africa alerted the World Health Organization about it last week, Dutch health authorities said Tuesday, adding to fear and confusion over the new version of the coronavirus in a weary world hop...

 2021-11-30 10:46 

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Seegene's High Multiplex PCR Assay Capable of Detecting New Omicron Variant...

The Allplex SARS-CoV-2 Master Assay can simultaneously detect the wild-type coronavirus and the Omicron variant in a single test tube...

 2021-11-30 02:55 

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LA begins enforcing strict mandate requiring proof of vax...

While the latest order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus took effect Nov. 8, city officials spent the past three weeks providing business owners the information and resources business they need to comply....

 2021-11-29 20:09 

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North Carolina family stranded in Africa because of new omicron variant...

Travel restrictions related to the newly-named coronavirus omicron variant don't currently apply to citizens in the United States, but many Americans are having trouble getting home anyway....

 2021-11-26 09:57 

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EU wants to stop flights from southern Africa over new COVID-19 variant...

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people....

 2021-11-23 04:37 

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WDBJ7 presents news updates for Spanish-speaking viewers...

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 2021-11-22 20:21 

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How COVID shots for kids help prevent dangerous new variants...

Scientists say vaccinating kids should not only slow the spread of the coronavirus but also help prevent potentially-dangerous variants from emerging....

 2021-11-22 16:28 

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Harris to announce $1.5B investment in health care workforce...

Vice President Kamala Harris will announce Monday that the Biden administration is investing $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities....

 2021-11-19 13:52 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters...
 2021-11-18 22:07 

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Florida Gov DeSantis signs bill limiting vaccine mandates...

Private businesses in Florida will be forced to let workers opt out of coronavirus vaccine mandates following a sweeping legislative package signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to combat federal requirements....

 2021-11-18 10:45 

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White House offering more aid for winter heat, utility bills...

The coronavirus relief package provided an additional $4.5 billion for the government's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program....

 2021-11-17 15:53 

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Where Americans Stand on the Coronavirus and Vaccine Mandates: Long Island University Hornstein Center National Poll...
 2021-11-17 14:40 

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Thanksgiving air travel to rebound to 2019 levels, TSA says...

The number of airline passengers traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, but the Transportation Security Administration says it is ready to handle the surge....

 2021-11-15 15:47 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Updates Test Policies to Help to Ensure Accuracy and Reliability of Tests and Increase Access to At-Home Tests...

Agency Details Test Priorities and Takes Steps Regarding the Appropriate Oversight of Tests...

 2021-11-14 00:47 

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8 dead from COVID, 89 infected at Connecticut nursing home...

Eight residents of a nursing home in Connecticut have died during a coronavirus outbreak, while 89 residents and employees have tested positive for the disease....

 2021-11-11 16:04 

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With US aid money, schools put bigger focus on mental health...

With a windfall of federal coronavirus relief money at hand, schools across the U.S. are using portions to quickly expand their capacity to address students' struggles with mental health....

 2021-11-10 10:15 

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Guidehouse Insights Estimates Global Market Revenue for Healthy Building Technologies in Commercial Buildings to Reach Approximately $70 Billion in 2030...

Despite growth during the coronavirus pandemic, financial and logistical barriers are limiting investment in the market...

 2021-11-08 12:13 

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N. Ireland official suing Van Morrison over COVID criticism...

Northern Ireland's health minister is suing Van Morrison after the singer called him "very dangerous" for his handling of coronavirus restrictions....

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