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The World Needs to Know What Happened at the Wuhan Lab

[ad_1] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wasn’t allowed to visit the city of Wuhan, China, or the Wuhan Institute of Virology in early 2020. We’ve been trying to find out why ever since. Had we encountered transparency rather than stonewalling, it wouldn’t have been necessary to put …

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Restaurants Become the New Covid-19 Vaccine Enforcers—for Better or Worse

[ad_1] Restaurant managers and hosts are being assigned a new job—vaccination police—and it’s dividing businesses and customers. Some U.S. municipalities are asking restaurants, bars and other businesses to verify patrons’ Covid-19 vaccination status before they can dine or drink indoors, much as some European nations have begun to do. The …

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New Covid-19 Hospitalizations for 30- to 39-Year-Olds at Record Rate

[ad_1] Hospitalizations of Covid-19 patients in their 30s have hit a new record, U.S. government data show, a sign of the toll that the highly contagious Delta variant is taking among the unvaccinated. Thirty-somethings, who are in prime ages for work and parenting, had largely avoided hospital stays for Covid-19 …

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Job Postings Requiring Covid-19 Vaccination Jump in Past Month

[ad_1] Vaccination is increasingly a requirement to be hired, as employers ranging from accounting and software firms to schools and restaurants are asking applicants to be inoculated against Covid-19. The share of job postings stating that a new hire must be vaccinated has nearly doubled in the past month, according …

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Head of WHO Team Investigating Origins of Covid-19 Calls For Closer Look at China Lab

[ad_1] The Danish head of a World Health Organization-led team that traveled to China earlier this year to probe the origins of Covid-19 called for closer scrutiny of a laboratory near the site of the first known cluster of cases at a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. …

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Israel, 80% Vaccinated, Suffers Another Covid-19 Surge

[ad_1] TEL AVIV—After becoming one of the first countries to open up thanks to a widespread Covid-19 vaccination campaign, Israel is again on guard, this time against the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Mask mandates are back, including requirements to mask up for large outdoor gatherings. Many …

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Fresh U.K. Covid-19 Data Boosts Hopes That Delta Variant Can Be Held in Check

[ad_1] LONDON—The latest surge of Covid-19 cases in the U.K. is giving rise to growing optimism among doctors and scientists that the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus can be held at bay with high levels of vaccination and public caution. Although caseloads are now ticking higher after Prime …

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Closing Ceremony Ends Dour Tokyo Olympics After Battle With Covid-19 and the Japanese Public

[ad_1] TOKYO—The Tokyo Olympics will come to an end with the closing ceremony for the Games on Sunday after 17 days in which the world’s biggest sporting event coped with a new, aggressive wave of Covid-19 and a Japanese public that remained uninterested to the end in the role of …

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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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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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