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Zimbabwean Vice President’s Visit to China Raises Questions About Covid-19 Protocols

[ad_1] BEIJING—Hundreds of people were removed from a luxury hotel in central Beijing and quarantined after a member of a group staying there with Zimbabwe’s vice president tested positive for Covid-19, hotel guests and authorities from both countries said. The case has raised questions in China, a close ally of …

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‘It feels like we are getting hit by a train’: Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week

[ad_1] FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak’s epicenter. The release came shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis barred school districts …

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Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated. Federal workers will be required to sign forms attesting they’ve been vaccinated …

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Biden announces measures to incentivize Covid-19 vaccinations, including a requirement for federal employees

[ad_1] The new measures come amid a rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the US. The vast majority of those individuals with severe cases of Covid-19 are unvaccinated. “This is an American tragedy. People are dying — and will die — who don’t have to die. If you’re out …

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What is a COVID-19 vaccine ‘breakthrough’ case?

[ad_1] What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. In studies, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna were around 95% effective at preventing illness, while the one-shot Johnson & Johnson shot was 72% effective, though direct comparisons are …

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Why Is the FDA Attacking a Safe, Effective Drug?

[ad_1] The Food and Drug Administration claims to follow the science. So why is it attacking ivermectin, a medication it certified in 1996? Earlier this year the agency put out a special warning that “you should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19.” The FDA’s statement included words and …

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TribCast: A troubling increase in Texas’ coronavirus numbers

[ad_1] Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Karen, Ross and Heidi about the rising COVID-19 case numbers in Texas and conference realignment in college sports. Join us Sept. 20-25 …

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It’s Time to Start Requiring Covid Vaccines

[ad_1] On Thursday, Kay Ivey, the unimpeachably conservative governor of a deep red state, treated her Alabama constituents to some straight talk. “I want folks to get vaccinated. That’s the cure,” she said. “The data proves that it works.” And it “doesn’t cost you anything. It saves lives.” Asked what …

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Biden says vaccine mandate for all federal employees is under consideration following VA order

[ad_1] U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 6, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters CNBC Politics Read more of CNBC’s politics coverage: Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough described the …

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California is requiring proof of Covid vaccination for state employees

[ad_1] Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images California will require state employees and some health-care workers to show proof of Covid-19 or face mandatory weekly testing, top state officials said Monday. State employees will be required to submit documentation of their immunization by Aug. 2, according to a …

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