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Weary US businesses confront new round of mask mandates

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign advises shoppers to wear masks outside of a story Monday, July 19, 2021, in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County has reinstated an indoor mask mandate due to rising COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) By Dee-Ann Durbin ASSOCIATED PRESS  Businesses large and small, from McDonald’s and Home…

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CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy as delta surges

August 11, 2021

By LINDSEY TANNER and MIKE STOBBEyesterday The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus. Expectant women run a higher risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from…

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Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia. New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health care providers are among…

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NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

August 3, 2021

By KAREN MATTHEWS and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S. to…

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Florida breaks record for COVID-19: 10,000 hospitalizations in one week

August 2, 2021

By MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases, according…

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Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

August 1, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Cynthia Erivo and Joaquina Kalukango in The Color Purple on Broadway. (Photo by Matthew Murphy) By MARK KENNEDY NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday. Audience members will have to…

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Updated mask recommendations due to the COVID delta variant

July 30, 2021

James Garrow  Board of Health Department of Public Health  Countries around the globe, and states throughout the United States, are seeing the number of people infected with COVID rise as the delta variant spreads. Even here in Philadelphia, we’re seeing more people test positive.  Because of the rapid increase in cases here and around the…

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US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nurses and doctors in the CoxHealth Emergency Department in Springfield, Mo., don personal protective equipment to treat patients with COVID-19. Across the U.S., the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the U.S. rose over the past two weeks on Tuesday, July 21. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP) By Heather Hollingsworth…

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Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for fed government

July 29, 2021

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements for millions of federal workers as he denounced an “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among unvaccinated U.S. employees and others. Federal workers will be required to attest they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or…

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