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8:47 AM / Tuesday November 29, 2022

Coronavirus

Fauci, top infectious disease expert, to retire in December

August 26, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Dec. 1, 2021. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, says he plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden’s term in January 2025. Fauci, 81, became…

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Health Department releases monkeypox data dashboard

August 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: DC residents lined up at one of three walk-up DC Health Department monkeypox vaccination clinics in Washington on Friday, August 5, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has released a data dashboard that contains demographic information on monkeypox cases in Philadelphia, and Philadelphia residents who…

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US rules out summer COVID boosters to focus on fall campaign

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, June 30, 2022 recommended that COVID-19 booster shots be modified to better…

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In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Daniel Rofin, 41, receives a vaccine against Monkeypox from a health professional in medical center in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Public health officials warn that moves by rich countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while declining to share doses with Africa, could leave millions of people unprotected against a…

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Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild symptoms’

July 21, 2022

By ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus as new variants challenge the nation’s efforts to resume normalcy after two and a half years of pandemic disruptions. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that Biden was experiencing “mild…

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US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week

June 25, 2022

Above photo: A PHARMACIST REACHES FOR A VIAL OF THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINATION for children under five at Walgreens pharmacy Monday, June 20, 2022, in Lexington, S.C. Today marked the first day COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to children under 5 in the United States. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) By Mike StobbeASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK — The…

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Gridlock could delay COVID funds until fall — or longer

June 10, 2022

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, April 26, 2022. The White House is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more money for fighting COVID-19. In public comments and private…

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Long COVID affects more older adults; shots don’t prevent it

June 3, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Nancy Rose, who contracted COVID-19 in 2021 and continues to exhibit long-haul symptoms including brain fog and memory difficulties, pauses while organizing her desk space, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Rose, 67, said many of her symptoms waned after she got vaccinated, though she still has bouts of fatigue and…

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WHO: Monkeypox won’t turn into pandemic, but many unknowns

June 3, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this photo provided by the Unidad de Microscopía Electrónica del ISCIII in Madrid, on Thursday May 26, 2022, an electronic microscope image shows the monkeypox virus seen by a team from the Arbovirus Laboratory and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Units of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) in Madrid. Health authorities in…

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