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 2022-01-28 20:45 

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Virginia sees 10,741 new coronavirus cases Friday, 90,917 new cases in the last week...

As of Friday, Virginia is reporting 1,525,591 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020....

 2022-01-28 20:21 

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Omicron drives US deaths higher than in fall's delta wave...

The highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus is driving the daily American death toll higher than during last fall's delta wave....

 2022-01-28 16:10 

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After huge pandemic losses, governments see rapid rebound...

State and local governments reported more than $117 billion of revenue losses in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-28 11:53 

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Hong Kong economy grows 6.4% in 2021...

Hong Kong's economy grew by 6.4% last year after activity weakened as anti-coronavirus controls were tightened....

 2022-01-28 11:43 

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Chinese travel for Lunar New Year despite plea to stay put...

Chinese are traveling to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest family holiday, despite a government plea to stay where they are as Beijing tries to contain coronavirus outbreaks....

 2022-01-28 11:14 

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Germany says omicron surge 'under control' despite records...

Germany's health minister says a coronavirus surge fueled by the omicron variant remains "under control" despite a string of new infection records....

 2022-01-28 10:01 

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Thailand adopts guidelines for declaring COVID-19 endemic...

Thai health authorities have approved new guidelines outlining the parameters for declaring the coronavirus pandemic an endemic disease....

 2022-01-28 01:34 

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Palin dines out again in NYC days after positive virus test...

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was spotted dining out at a New York City restaurant, two days after testing positive for the coronavirus....

 2022-01-27 17:50 

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Virginia sees 11,743 new coronavirus cases Thursday, 80,176 new cases in the last week...

As of Thursday, Virginia is reporting 1,514,862 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020....

 2022-01-27 16:32 

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Watchdog: HHS failing on health crises, deemed 'high risk'...

A nonpartisan congressional watchdog says the federal Department of Health and Human Services is failing to meet its responsibilities for leading the nation's response to public health emergencies including the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather di...

 2022-01-27 13:46 

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US economy grew 5.7% in 2021 in rebound from 2020 recession...

The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan's presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020s brief but devastating coronavirus recession....

 2022-01-27 09:25 

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S. Korea expert defends use of rapid tests as omicron surges...

South Korea's top infectious disease expert is defending the move to expand the use of rapid testing despite accuracy concerns as the country broke its daily coronavirus record for the third straight day....

 2022-01-27 07:32 

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WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia...

Staffers at the World Health Organization have alleged the U.N. health agency's top director in the Western Pacific engaged in unethical, racist, and abusive behavior that has undermined its efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, according to an in...

 2022-01-27 00:53 

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England lifts COVID restrictions as omicron threat recedes...

Most coronavirus restrictions including mandatory face masks have been lifted in England, after Britain's government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations....

 2022-01-26 20:56 

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Navy discharges 1st active-duty sailors for COVID-19 vaccine refusal...

The Navy said Tuesday that it has discharged 23 active duty sailors for refusing the coronavirus vaccine, marking the first time it has thrown currently serving sailors out of the military over the mandatory shots....

 2022-01-26 18:54 

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553 confirmed, pending coronavirus hospitalizations across Roanoke, Lynchburg, New River Valley and Southside regions...

For the week of January 26, local hospitals are reporting 538 confirmed in-patient coronavirus cases with 116 of those cases in intensive care....

 2022-01-26 18:05 

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Eighth Virginia child younger than 10 dies after contracting COVID-19...

A child younger than 10, who lived along the Interstate 95 corridor, has died after contracting the coronavirus, according to the Virginia Department of Health....

 2022-01-26 17:10 

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Virginia sees 11,126 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, 83,236 new cases in the last week...

As of Wednesday, Virginia is reporting 1,503,119 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020....

 2022-01-26 15:08 

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Fewer Czechs dying of COVID-19 despite record infections...

The number of Czech citizens dying of COVID-19 has been steadily declining despite a record surge in coronavirus infections caused by the highly transmittable omicron variant....

 2022-01-26 10:21 

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WHO: Record weekly COVID cases last week but deaths stable...

The World Health Organization says there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week....

 2022-01-26 07:30 

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German lawmakers to debate possible COVID vaccine mandate...

Germany's parliament is set to hold its first debate on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate....

 2022-01-25 21:22 

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Virginia sees 10,699 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, 84,590 new cases in the last week...

As of Monday, Virginia is reporting 1,491,993 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020....

 2022-01-25 19:25 

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DeSantis blasts FDA for halting drugs ineffective on omicron...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vowed to fight a decision from federal health regulators to block two coronavirus antibody treatments after the drugs were found to be ineffective against treating the widespread omicron variant....

 2022-01-25 18:51 

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Dutch government eases lockdown despite soaring infections...

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has further eased his country's coronavirus lockdown....

 2022-01-25 17:20 

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Russia cuts COVID-19 isolation for some as infections soar...

Russian health authorities have shortened the required isolation period for those who came in contact with COVID-19 patients from 14 to seven days, a move that comes as an unprecedented surge of coronavirus infections, driven by the highly contagious omic...

 2022-01-25 15:49 

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US consumer confidence remains high after January downturn...

U.S. consumer confidence declined this month as Americans became slightly less optimistic about their near-term financial prospects amid persistent inflation and the highly-contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-25 11:57 

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Abrupt lockdowns loom over Beijing life ahead of Olympics...

Beijing residents are coping with abrupt local lockdowns and sweeping COVID-19 testing requirements as the Chinese capital seeks to prevent a coronavirus outbreak ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in less than two weeks....

 2022-01-25 01:40 

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S. Korea sets high of 8,000 new virus cases ahead of holiday...

South Korea has recorded more than 8,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time as health authorities reshape the country's pandemic response to address a surge driven by the highly contagious omicron variant....

 2022-01-24 17:24 

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Virginia sees 7,155 new coronavirus cases Monday, 84,139 new cases in the last week...

As of Monday, Virginia is reporting 1,481,294 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020....

 2022-01-24 16:03 

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German leaders map out COVID plan as omicron infections soar...

Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Germany's 16 state governors are talking about charting the country's way forward in the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-24 15:43 

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UK to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will remove coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England....

 2022-01-24 15:39 

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High court won't hear pandemic proxy voting dispute...

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to the proxy voting system that Democrats put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-24 14:30 

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Belgium OKs 4th vaccine shot for immunocompromised people...

Belgium's health ministers have approved a recommendation to use a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine to better protect people with a weakened immune system against the virus....

 2022-01-24 12:28 

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WHO chief warns against talk of 'endgame' in pandemic...

The head of the World Health Organization is warning that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and says it's dangerous to assume omicron is the last one or that "we are in the endgame."....

 2022-01-24 08:38 

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Pakistan launches anti-polio drive as COVID-19 cases rise...

Pakistani authorities have launched the year's first anti-polio campaign even as coronavirus cases suddenly rise....

 2022-01-24 07:51 

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S. Korea to expand testing, shorten quarantine for omicron...

South Korea will expand rapid testing and shorten quarantines as it reshapes its pandemic response to deal with a faster-than-expected surge in coronavirus infections driven by the highly contagious omicron variant....

 2022-01-23 18:40 

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Russia sets another daily virus record amid omicron surge...

New coronavirus infections in Russia have reached an all-time high, the third consecutive daily record as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads through the country....

 2022-01-23 11:19 

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Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics...

People in a Beijing district with some 2 million residents have been ordered to undergo mass coronavirus testing following a series of infections as China tightened anti-disease controls ahead of the Winter Olympics....

 2022-01-22 16:36 

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Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people...

Thousands of people have gathered in European capitals to protest vaccine passports and other requirements their governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-22 10:13 

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First flights leave Chinese city Xi'an as travel curbs ease...

The first commercial airline flights in one month have taken off from Xi'an in western China as the government eased travel curbs imposed after a coronavirus outbreak ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Beijing....

 2022-01-21 17:16 

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Virginia sees 17,027 new coronavirus cases Thursday, 100,296 new cases in the last week...

As of Friday, Virginia is reporting 1,451,713 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March 2020....

 2022-01-21 16:46 

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In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics...

Swiss snowboarder Patrizia Kummer is spending three weeks alone in a hotel room before she competes at the Olympics because she is unvaccinated against the coronavirus....

 2022-01-21 16:32 

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Climate, COVID, China: Takeaways from online Davos event...

Government and business leaders have urged global cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recovery at the World Economic Forum's virtual gathering this week....

 2022-01-21 14:59 

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Latin America, Asia, latest to get hit with omicron surge...

In Costa Rica, election officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections....

 2022-01-21 14:45 

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WHO: COVID boosters should start with most vulnerable...

The World Health Organization says that coronavirus vaccine boosters should now now be offered to people, starting with the most vulnerable, in a move away from its previous insistence that boosters were unnecessary for healthy adults and an acknowledgmen...

 2022-01-21 14:42 

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Russia hits all-time high of new infections, blames omicron...

Daily new coronavirus infections in Russia have reached an all-time high and authorities are blaming the highly contagious omicron variant, which they expect to soon dominate the country's outbreak....

 2022-01-21 11:25 

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Australia records deadliest day of pandemic with 80 deaths...

Australia has reported its deadliest day of the pandemic with 80 coronavirus fatalities, as an outbreak of the omicron variant continues to take a toll....

 2022-01-21 11:12 

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Adele postpones Las Vegas residency, citing pandemic impact...

Adele has postponed a 24-date Las Vegas residency hours before it was to start, citing delivery delays and coronavirus illness in her crew....

 2022-01-21 08:11 

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[ Roanoke, VA ]

China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns...

China is limiting the torch relay for the Winter Olympic Games to just three days amid coronavirus worries....

 2022-01-21 01:49 

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[ Roanoke, VA ]

Toyota production in Japan hit by parts crunch from COVID-19...

The shortage of parts caused by the coronavirus pandemic is further denting production at Toyota, Japan's top automaker....

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