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Pennsylvania lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Memorial Day

May 4, 2021

Photo: Gov. Tom Wolf/Flikr page By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Pennsylvania will lift all COVID-19 restrictions — except an order to wear a mask while in public — on Memorial Day, the Wolf administration announced Tuesday, promising to restore the state to some semblance of normalcy more than a year into pandemic. Capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants…

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US to restrict travel from India over COVID starting Tuesday

April 30, 2021

By ZEKE MILLER, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will restrict travel from India starting Tuesday, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden’s…

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Masked and unmasked pedestrians walk along the Las Vegas Strip, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of…

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Contract tracing breach impacts private info of 72K people

April 30, 2021

By MARK SCOLFORO and MICHAEL RUBINKAM HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Employees of a vendor paid to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing in Pennsylvania may have compromised the private information of at least 72,000 people, including their exposure status and their sexual orientation, the state Health Department said Thursday. Workers at Atlanta-based Insight Global “disregarded security protocols…

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

April 27, 2021

The agency continues to recommend masks at indoor public places, such as hair salons, restaurants, shopping centers, museums and movie theaters. By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces…

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Man charged with infecting 22 people with COVID-19

April 26, 2021

MADRID (AP) — A man with COVID-19 symptoms who coughed on work colleagues and told them “I’m going to give you all the coronavirus” has been charged with intentionally causing injury after allegedly infecting 22 people. Spanish police said their investigation began after a COVID-19 outbreak at the company where the 40-year-old man worked on…

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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. More Black Americans say they are open to taking the coronavirus vaccine amid campaigns to overcome a shared historical…

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Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cole Smith receives a Moderna variant vaccine shot from clinical research nurse Tigisty Girmay at Emory University’s Hope Clinic, on Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Smith, who received Moderna’s original vaccine a year ago in a first-stage study, said returning wasn’t a tough decision. (AP Photo/Ben Gray) By Lauran Neergaard…

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US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

April 13, 2021

By Zeke Miller WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots in…

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Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People walk through Terminal 4 of the Sky Harbor International Airport, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Phoenix. (Kirby Lee via AP) By Candice Choi ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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