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Hong Kong reclassifies 15 countries as ‘high risk’ for COVID-19

[ad_1] HONG KONG, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s government said it would upgrade 15 overseas places including the United States, Spain and France to “high risk” from “medium risk” by Aug. 20, meaning international arrivals from those countries will face lengthened quarantine due to a resurgence of the coronavirus. …

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5 things to know on August 15, 2021: Coronavirus … Afghanistan … Florida … San Francisco … New York City

[ad_1] Seven men and five women have been sworn in as jurors in the R. Kelly federal trial in New York. Opening statements begin Wednesday, and jurors will remain anonymous and partially sequestered. Kelly faces racketeering and sex trafficking charges. He has pleaded not guilty. San Francisco became the first …

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Latest on the Delta variant and Covid-19 vaccines

[ad_1] Julie Willems Van Dijk, Deputy Secretary Wisconsin Department of Health Services (Wisconsin Department of Health Services) Wisconsin’s leadership is looking at southern states struggling to contain the Delta variant as forewarning of what could become of their health care system if vaccination numbers remain stagnant.  Julie Willems Van Dijk, …

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Mississippi hospital puts beds in parking garage to cope with COVID-19 surge

[ad_1] Health care workers arrive for the morning shift at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, in the state capital of one of the first U.S. states to declare themselves fully open after a year of lockdowns, and closures during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. March …

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Latest on the Delta variant and Covid-19 vaccines

[ad_1] The Department of Education is sending letters to the governors of Texas and Florida, as well as Florida school district superintendents, amid an escalating battle between the White House and state officials over school mask guidance as the Delta variant surges.   In a new letter Friday, Education Secretary Miguel …

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U.S. Homeland Security warns fresh COVID-19 restrictions could spark violent attacks

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a new terrorism warning bulletin, said violent extremists could view the reimposition of COVID-19-related restrictions following the spread of coronavirus variants as a rationale to conduct attacks. The new DHS bulletin also warned of the risk of …

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Broward County, Florida: 4 educators died in 24 hours from Covid-19 complications

[ad_1] “Within a 24-hour span, we had an assistant teacher pass away, a teacher at her school pass away, an elementary teacher pass away and another teacher at a high school,” Anna Fusco, president of the Broward Teachers Union, told CNN affiliate WFOR. Broward County School Board Chair Rosalind Osgood …

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Father of baby hospitalized with Covid-19 makes impassioned plea to get vaccinated

[ad_1] An Arkansas father of a 1-year-old hospitalized due to Covid-19 pleaded with people to get vaccinated, so other babies don’t need to suffer like his son.  Kyle Butrum said the hardest part of their situation is that he cannot be in the hospital with his son Carter.  “We can’t be …

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Every Mumbaikar to be Jabbed by End of Nov, Will Remove All Restrictions, Says BMC Commissioner

[ad_1] India’s inoculation drive plan against Covid-19 may get bolstered soon with rollout of locally manufactured one-dose Sputnik light in September. Amid a steep rise in Delta variant cases across the US, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Americans can expect to see more children infected. Quantitatively, you will see more children …

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U.S. FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the immunocompromised

[ad_1] Aug 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) for people with compromised immune systems. A few other countries, such as Israel and Germany, plan to or have already administered the …

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