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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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New York’s new COVID-19 cases steady

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[ad_1] COVID-19 numbers across New York state on Sunday remained similar to the numbers reported on Saturday as officials continue to urge all New Yorkers to get vaccinated. There were just under 4,500 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The seven-day average positivity rate has dipped a little, …

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State’s mask mandate ban headed to the Texas Supreme Court: COVID-19 updates

[ad_1] Late Friday night, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a tweet that he has taken the mask mandate fight to the state Supreme Court. This comes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suffered several defeats Friday afternoon in his bid to overturn local mask mandates after he banned such precautions …

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Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell split over Covid-19 response as cases surge in Kentucky

[ad_1] The two Kentucky Republicans now perfectly exemplify the national divide over how to handle a deadly virus that is still ravaging the country — and they couldn’t be more diametrically opposed. McConnell has been one of the most consistent voices in the GOP when it comes to promoting health …

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Former Myanmar strongman Than Shwe in hospital with COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Myanmar’s former military leader, who ruled the country with an iron fist for almost 20 years, has been admitted to hospital in Naypyidaw after testing positive for COVID-19,  even as its citizens with the virus are left to look after themselves in crowded health facilities across the country amid …

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DeSantis touts expansion of antibody treatments for COVID

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks Thursday in Jacksonville.

[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that the Florida Department of Emergency Management was launching an effort to increase access to monoclonal antibody treatments as a way to keep people out of the hospital. What You Need To Know Governor announces expansion of antibody treatments to fight COVID-19 DeSantis …

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HHS will require health care workforce to be vaccinated against Covid-19

[ad_1] “Staff at the Indian Health Service (IHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) who serve in federally-operated health care and clinical research facilities and interact with, or have the potential to come into contact with, patients will be required to receive the Covid-19 vaccine,” Becerra said in a statement. …

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Dallas County issues mask mandate: Live Texas COVID-19 updates

[ad_1] Mask-wearing is now required in Dallas public schools and businesses after Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Wednesday became the latest local official to defy Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on local mask orders. “We are all team public health and the enemy is the virus,” Jenkins said. “Right now, …

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Greg Abbott wants Texas hospitals to delay elective procedures

[ad_1] Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Gov. Greg Abbott announced new moves Monday to fight the coronavirus pandemic as it rages again in Texas, including asking hospitals to again put off certain elective procedures to …

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Pentagon moves to mandate Covid-19 vaccine for active duty military members

[ad_1] “I want you to know that I will seek the President’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensure, whichever comes first,” it adds. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley will also communicate a …

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