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US Coronavirus: Officials split on masking up children in schools as pediatric hospitals fill up with Covid-19 patients

A student raises their hand in a classroom at Tussahaw Elementary School in McDonough, Georgia. Most states are leaving it up to local schools to decide whether to require masks.

[ad_1] CNN —   The polarization surrounding mask mandates is deepening as some state and local officials spar on how to approach face coverings protocols in schools, a debate unfolding as more children contract Covid-19. In Florida, which as the second-highest rate of new cases per capita after Louisiana, children’s …

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The coronavirus delta variant hasn’t stunted the U.S. economy so far. Here’s why

[ad_1] U.S. businesses are learning to adapt to the ebb and flow of the Covid pandemic and the delta variant of the coronavirus, if Friday’s monthly employment data is any guide. The economy added almost one million jobs in July and the unemployment rate shrank to a new pandemic low. …

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US coronavirus: Tens of thousands of vaccinated people may catch Covid-19. But the unvaccinated are ‘the big highway of transmission,’ expert says

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri--  A nurse administers the Covid-19 vaccine at a baseball game on August 5, 2021 in Springfield, Missouri.

[ad_1] CNN —   Tens of thousands of vaccinated people may catch Covid-19, but the majority will not fall severely ill — a testament to the efficacy of inoculations even against the Delta variant that has been fueling case surges across the US, a top health official said. The severity …

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Moderna Recommends Covid-19 Vaccine Booster to Protect Against New Variants

[ad_1] Moderna Inc. said Thursday it expects people who received its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine to need a booster shot in the fall to keep strong protection against newer variants of the coronavirus. The company said its vaccine remains 90% effective against preventing Covid-19 disease for at least six months, but …

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Global tally of COVID-19 cases tops 200 million as U.S., Germany and France push back against WHO call on boosters

[ad_1] The global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 topped 200 million on Thursday, reaching a milestone that the World Health Organization had predicted just a day ago would come by next week in the latest sign of just how far and fast the virus has spread. …

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Amazon Delays Return to Office to 2022 Amid Renewed Covid-19 Surge

[ad_1] Amazon.com Inc. said it would delay corporate employees’ return to offices until next year as conditions around the Covid-19 pandemic evolve. The company adds to the wave of businesses adjusting their return-to-work plans as the highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus drives a surge in coronavirus cases. Amazon …

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Exclusive: Intel agencies scour reams of genetic data from Wuhan lab in Covid origins hunt

[ad_1] Washington CNN —   US intelligence agencies are digging through a treasure trove of genetic data that could be key to uncovering the origins of the coronavirus – as soon as they can decipher it. This giant catalog of information contains genetic blueprints drawn from virus samples studied at …

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Coronavirus live news: research shows extent of mental health impact in Europe — as it happened | World news

[ad_1] 6.34pm EDT 18:34 Summary Here’s a round up of this evening’s Coronavirus news Future travellers to the United States will have to be fully vaccinated a White House official has said. The new requirement is being discussed as part of a phased approach to easing restrictions for foreign visitors. …

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Covid-19 Delta variant is pushing Southeast Asia to breaking point

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN —   Countries across Asia are grappling with their worst coronavirus outbreaks of the pandemic, spurred by low vaccine rates and the highly-contagious Delta variant. While nations such as China, Japan and South Korea are seeing growing outbreaks, the sharp edge of the Delta wave is …

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