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UK probing if allergic reactions linked to Pfizer vaccine

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as the U.K. health authorities rolled out a national mass vaccination program. U.K. regulators said Wednesday Dec. 9, 2020, that people who have a “significant history’’ of allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer/BioNTech…

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Despite federal ban, renters still being evicted amid virus

December 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Housing activists gather in front of Gov. Charlie Baker’s house, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Swampscott, Mass. The protesters were calling on the governor to support more robust protections against evictions and foreclosures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) By Michael Casey ASSOCIATED PRESS  BOSTON  — A nationwide eviction ban was…

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Black clergy, United Way to launch anti-coronavirus effort

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Thursday, April 23, 2020 file photo, People line up at Gotham Health East New York, a COVID-19 testing center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Black clergy leaders are joining forces with the United Way of New York City for a new initiative designed to combat the coronavirus’s outsized toll…

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FDA allows 1st rapid virus test that gives results at home

November 20, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo/Shutterstock) By Matthew Perrone ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed entirely at home and delivers results in 30 minutes. The announcement by the Food and Drug Administration represents an important step in U.S. efforts to expand testing options…

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Biden turns to coronavirus response, names advisory board

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Task force co-chair Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS  (Photo/yale.edu)  By Philip Marcelo ASSOCIATED PRESS  BOSTON  — As he begins his transition to the presidency, Joe Biden is pivoting from a bitter campaign battle to another, more pressing fight: reining in the pandemic that has hit the world’s most powerful nation harder than any…

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Pfizer says early data signals COVID-19 vaccine is effective

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Shutterstock) By Linda A. Johnson and Lauran Neergaard ASSOCIATED PRESS  Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, indicating the company is on track later this month to file an emergency use application with U.S. regulators. Monday’s announcement doesn’t mean a vaccine…

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Surge in virus threatens to reverse global economic rebounds

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: People wearing masks walk by Century 21 department store, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) By Martin Crutsinger ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The resurgence of coronavirus cases engulfing the United States and Europe is imperiling economic recoveries on both sides of the Atlantic as millions…

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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 30, 2020, photo provided by Victoria Ujunwa, Miracle Okoro poses on the University of North Carolina Asheville campus in Asheville, N.C. Some classes are being held in person at the university, but on many days the campus looks like a ghost town, said Okoro. “It’s not easy to be able…

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Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Voters line up at an early voting satellite location at the A. B. Day elementary school, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) By Scott Bauer ASSOCIATED PRESS  MADISON, Wis. — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest…

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‘So frustrating’: Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics

October 16, 2020

By Heather Hollingsworth ASSOCIATED PRESS  MISSION, Kan. — Treating the sick and dying isn’t even the toughest part for nurse Amelia Montgomery as the coronavirus surges in her corner of red America. It’s dealing with patients and relatives who don’t believe the virus is real, refuse to wear masks and demand treatments like hydroxychloroquine, which…

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