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First responders nationwide resist COVID vaccine mandates

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Amethyst, the five-year old daughter of Erin “Toke” Tokley, a Philadelphia cop who died from COVID-19 in March, poses with a portrait of her father on Aug. 29, 2021, in Secane, Pa. Tokley was scheduled to be vaccinated on March 11 – which turned out to be his funeral. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson) By…

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US easing foreign travel restrictions; vaccinations required

September 20, 2021

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions to the U.S. beginning in November, allowing foreigners into the country if they have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test, the White House said Monday. The new rules will replace a hodgepodge of restrictions that had barred non-citizens who…

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Young Africans struggle with jobs, education amid pandemic

September 10, 2021

By Farai Mutsaka and Andrew Meldrum ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe — The future looked promising for Tinashe Mapuranga, an intern at a leading bank in Zimbabwe who appeared set to get a staff position as soon as he completed his college degree. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Amid the lockdowns, the 24-year-old was one of…

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What can employers do if workers avoid COVID-19 vaccines?

September 10, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS They can require vaccination and fire employees who don’t comply, or take other actions such as withholding company perks or charging extra for health insurance. Businesses for months have been encouraging workers to get vaccinated, in some cases offering incentives like time off or gift cards. But more are taking a harder stance…

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Walgreens Mobile Clinic Administers COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines at Historically Black College and University Events

September 9, 2021

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The next stops for the Walgreens mobile clinic offering walk-up access to COVID-19 and flu immunizations are focused on events tied to some of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The traveling clinic is stopping at more than a dozen locations on and off school campuses, including stops at several football…

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Judge: Florida can’t enforce ban on school mask mandates

September 9, 2021

By CURT ANDERSON ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that the state cannot enforce a ban on public schools mandating the use of masks to guard against the coronavirus, while an appeals court sorts out whether the ban is ultimately legal. Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper lifted an automatic…

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EU takes US off safe travel list; backs travel restrictions

August 30, 2021

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there, but member countries will keep the option of allowing fully vaccinated U.S. travelers in. The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe…

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US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

August 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Florida International University student Rico Rozier gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a site on campus, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, a milestone that may help lift public confidence…

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Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

August 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Arlena Brown, center, holds her youngest child, Lucy, 9 months, as she and husband, Robert, left, lead their other children, from left, Jacoby, 11; Felicity, 9, and Riley, 10, through math practice at their home in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. “I didn’t want my kids to become a statistic and not…

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