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US mulls COVID vaccine boosters for elderly as early as fall

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of tough days ahead with surging COVID-19 infections, the director of the National Institutes of Health said Sunday the U.S. could decide in the next couple weeks whether to offer coronavirus booster shots to Americans this fall. Among the first to receive them could be …

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Did the delta variant make COVID-19 herd immunity impossible?

[ad_1] (NEXSTAR) – A leading British immunologist told U.K. lawmakers Tuesday that the idea of reaching herd immunity in a world with the delta variant of COVID-19 was “mythical.” Sir Andrew Pollard, a professor of pediatric infection and immunity and the director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said the dangerously …

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CDC warns of high virus risks in northeastern US

[ad_1] BOSTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that every county in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts are the site of high or substantial transmission of the coronavirus. The rise of transmission in the two states mirrors a nationwide and regional trend. Some health …

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Iran will impose 6-day ‘general lockdown’ over coronavirus

[ad_1] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it will impose a six-day-long “general lockdown” in cities across the country after being hit by what it describes as its fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, state media reported Saturday. The lockdown includes all bazaars, markets and public offices, as well as …

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Japan races to vaccinate as coronavirus surges

[ad_1] TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but cases are still rising amid calls to limit gatherings. On Friday, Tokyo reported 5,773 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 5,042 set last week. Yet many people are ignoring government requests to avoid travel and are gathering at bars and …

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Stanford Requiring Weekly Coronavirus Tests For Students This Fall, Even If Vaccinated – CBS San Francisco

[ad_1] STANFORD (CBS SF) – Officials at Stanford University announced that all students who will be coming to campus for in-person learning for Fall 2021 must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and undergo coronavirus testing every week, regardless of vaccination status. One of the first schools in the nation to implement …

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Stanford Requiring Weekly Coronavirus Tests For Students This Fall, Even If Vaccinated – CBS San Francisco

[ad_1] STANFORD (CBS SF) – Officials at Stanford University announced that all students who will be coming to campus for in-person learning for Fall 2021 must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and undergo coronavirus testing every week, regardless of vaccination status. The stringent requirements were laid out in a statement Wednesday …

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CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy as delta surges

[ad_1] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus. Expectant women run a higher risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from …

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene again suspended from Twitter over COVID-19 misinformation

[ad_1] (ABC4) – A Republican senator has again been placed on a Twitter timeout after reportedly sharing misleading information about the coronavirus vaccine. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has been suspended for a week after writing the vaccines are “failing,” according to a report from The Hill. ‘Concerned citizen’ calls …

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Bangladesh vaccinating Rohingya refugees amid virus surge

[ad_1] DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government and aid agencies started vaccinating Rohingya refugees Tuesday as a virus surge raises health risks in the sprawling, cramped camps where more than 1 million people who fled Myanmar are sheltering. The highly transmissible delta variant is driving an infection surge across Bangladesh, with …

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