Tag Archives: Pandemics

COVID-19 shots for foreign visitors

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all international visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. That’s according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the policy under development. The requirement would come …

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Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

[ad_1] SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Thursday that four of the dead had not been vaccinated …

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Delta variant upends politicians’ COVID calculus

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration drew up a strategy to contain one coronavirus strain, then another showed up that’s much more contagious. This week — a month late — Biden met his goal of 70% of U.S. adults having received at least one COVID-19 shot. Originally conceived …

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US shipped more than 110M doses of vaccines

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The White House says the U.S. has shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia. President Joe Biden was expected to discuss that milestone and more Tuesday in remarks about the U.S. strategy to slow the …

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The Latest: China orders mass coronavirus testing for Wuhan

[ad_1] BEIJING — Chinese authorities have announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019. The provincial capital of 11 million people in central China is the latest city to undergo city-wide testing. …

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CDC says 7-day average of daily U.S. Covid cases surpassed peak seen last summer

[ad_1] A man inquires about a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a mobile testing van in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 2, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The seven-day average of daily coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed the peak seen last summer when the nation didn’t have an authorized …

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Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

[ad_1] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors. The state has become the new national …

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NFL Alumni, CDC fight COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy

[ad_1] Marshall Faulk’s high school football coach died of COVID-19 early on in the pandemic. The coronavirus hit home for Rod Woodson when he and his family got sick and his daughter’s boyfriend lost his father. They are two of 15 Hall of Famers among 40 current and former players …

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Denver mayor mandates workers to be vaccinated

[ad_1] DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says the city will mandate all city employees and private sector workers in high-risk settings to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30. Denver’s public health measure announced Monday applies to more than 10,000 municipal employees like police officers, firefighters, and sheriff’s deputies. …

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Arizona reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

[ad_1] PHOENIX — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. They say the 2,306 new cases and five additional deaths pushed the state’s totals to 929,541 cases and 18,251 known deaths since the pandemic began more than a year …

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