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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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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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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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US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

August 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: An information sign regarding COVID-19 vaccines is seen outside of a CVS store in Chicago, Ill., Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval Friday to start administering Covid-19 booster shots to Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients hours after a key panel unanimously voted to endorse third…

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Philadelphia: Colleges, health care workers must get vaccine

August 20, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia health care workers, college students and higher education employees will be required to be vaccinated by mid-October under new mandates announced by the city’s Public Health Department last Friday. The mandates were passed last Thursday night by the Board of Health, which provides guidance to the city’s health department, said…

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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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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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