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Coronavirus

COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

April 29, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic in Reading, Pa. COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus — even though it’s not clear if any change is needed….

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Justice Dept. to appeal order voiding travel mask mandate

April 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Travelers wearing protective masks as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus move about the a terminal at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 19, 2022. A federal judge’s decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it’s…

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DOJ: 21 people charged nationwide with $150M in COVID fraud

April 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Syringes and a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are displayed at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Batavia, Ill., on March 19, 2021. Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine its original vaccine with protection against the omicron variant. On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, it reported a…

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EXPLAINER: BA.2 variant takes over. What’s known about it?

April 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign advising visitors to don face coverings stands outside the main entrance to UCHealth University of Colorado hospital Friday, April 1, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. An extra-contagious version of the omicron coronavirus variant has taken over the world. The variant scientists call BA.2 is now dominant in at least 68 countries, including…

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COVID pandemic’s end may bring turbulence for US health care

April 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, is interviewed by the Associated Press, March 17, 2022, in Washington. When the end of the COVID pandemic comes, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. health care system made more generous, flexible and up-to-date technologically through a raft of temporary emergency measures. (AP…

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Experts worry about how US will see next COVID surge coming

April 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A second grade student is give a at-home COVID-19 test at H.W. Harkness Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. The Sacramento City Unified School District began distributing the tests to elementary and middle school students, and families are to submit the results before returning to class. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) By…

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Understaffing leaves after-school programs with unmet demand

March 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Kiara Beard works with children in a before- and afterschool program operated by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The return to classrooms for the nation’s schoolchildren has not meant a return to work for many of their parents who – with workdays that outlast school…

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In America, a few days in March 2020 echo two years later

March 18, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Friends and family of Larry Hammond who were among only 10 mourners allowed, sit in chairs spaced for social distancing, during his funeral at Boyd Funeral Home in New Orleans on April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) By Ted Anthony ASSOCIATED PRESS  The conversations went like this: It will be just a…

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Death toll surpasses 6 million for pandemic now in 3rd year

March 11, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Cars wait in long lines at a drive-up coronavirus testing center at the Tropical Park, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Miami. The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing 6 million — underscoring that the pandemic, now in its third year, is far from over. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell,…

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