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Coronavirus

White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workers

July 28, 2021

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask — a potentially major shift in policy that reflects growing concerns about the spread of the more infectious delta variant. The…

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CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

July 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People waiting in line to enter a grocery store wearing COVID-19 protective masks, Friday, July 3, 2020, in McCandless, Pa. (AP Photo/ Keith Srakocic) By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts…

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California, NYC to workers: Get vaccine or face weekly tests

July 27, 2021

By PHILIP MARCELO California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to receive the shot. Meanwhile, in a possible sign that increasingly…

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VA requires COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

July 27, 2021

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads across the nation and some communities report troubling increases in hospitalizations among unvaccinated people. The VA’s move came on a day…

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Philadelphia now strongly recommending that everyone mask while indoors

July 22, 2021

City of Philadelphia–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 country, and because we are seeing hospitalizations rise among children in Philadelphia, we are now strongly recommending…

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Pfizer to discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster with US officials

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company’s facility in Puurs, Belgium. Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday, July 8, 2021, that another shot within 12 months could dramatically…

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Mental health toll from isolation affecting kids on reentry

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this April 18, 2021 photo provided by Jennifer Sampson, her son Zach Sampson, 16, poses in his Florida yard. Sampson was hospitalized twice during the pandemic after feeling suicidal. Relentless months of social distancing, online schooling and other restrictions left many kids feeling the pandemic’s toll and now facing new challenges navigating…

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Africa battles new COVID-19 wave hitting faster and harder

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A healthcare worker prepares to test patients for COVID-19 at the Lancet Laboratories in Johannesburg. Africa is facing a devastating resurgence of COVID-19 infections whose peak will surpass that of earlier waves as the continent’s countries struggle to vaccinate even a small percentage of the population, top health officials said Thursday June 24,…

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What should I know about the delta variant?

July 2, 2021

By Aniruddha Ghosal ASSOCIATED PRESS  What should I know about the delta variant? It’s a version of the coronavirus that has been found in more than 80 countries since it was first detected in India. It got its name from the World Health Organization, which names notable variants after letters of the Greek alphabet. Viruses…

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