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Indonesia records its largest 1-day jump in COVID

Details: 14 minutes ago · The World Health Organization last week noted that Indonesia’s drastic increase in bed occupancy rates is a major concern and necessitates in the implementation of stricter public health …

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US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

Details: 1 day ago · Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and Brent Christensen, the top U.S. official in Taiwan, were among those who welcomed the plane on the tarmac at the airport outside of the capital, Taipei.

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As COVID-19 crisis ebbs, some seeking 9/11-style

Details: Planning group member Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiology professor and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard’s School of Public Health…

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Palestinians call off 1M dose vaccine exchange with Israel

Details: The PA has said it is acquiring its own supplies through agreements with private companies and a World Health Organization program designed …

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Delta COVID-19 variant is now in more than 80 countries

Details: A health worker inoculates a youth with a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during a vaccination drive in Siliguri, India on June 17, 2021. Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of …

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'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big

Details: The health law is now undergoing an expansion under Biden, who sees it as the foundation for moving the U.S. to coverage for all. His giant …

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Mother-daughter duo emphasize importance of knowing your

Details: 2 hours ago · A mother-daughter duo are sharing their story in the hopes of highlighting the importance of knowing your family's health history and the inherited cancer risks in the Black community.. Patricia

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GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives

Details: GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives again. The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” is another sign that the GOP must look

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California's virus reopening met with cheers and caution

Details: California's reopening after 15 months of coronavirus restrictions has been met with exuberance but also caution On Location: June 18, 2021 LOS ANGELES -- Cable car bells clanged, Minions danced

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More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas

Details: More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019. A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is …

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CDC director warns delta variant could soon become

Details: 2 days ago · Health officials are still investigating whether there is a link to COVID-19 vaccination. A CDC advisory panel is set to convene in an emergency meeting next week to discuss the issue.

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Germany hits vaccination milestone but wary of delta

Details: FILE - In this Saturday, May 15, 2021 file photo, people queue at a vaccination centre in Ebersberg near Munich, Germany, Germany's health minister …

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In poorest countries, surges worsen shortages of vaccines

Details: “Public health measures must be scaled up fast to find, test, isolate and care for patients, and to quickly trace and isolate their contacts.” New cases on the continent rose by nearly 30% in

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Russian regions make vaccines mandatory for many workers

Details: Officials in the four regions ordered businesses and institutions involved in retail, education, health care, public transportation, beauty, entertainment and other industries that serve a …

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The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

Details: Health experts say it is crucial to accelerate the vaccine rollout to hold the Olympics safely in one of the world’s least vaccinated developed countries. As of Tuesday, only 5.6% of Japanese

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Democrats see springboard for health care in high court

Details: 1 day ago · But health care is expensive, there's concern about deficits and with Democrats holding only bare majorities in Congress, a winnowing down of expectations seems likely later this year.. For now

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Vaccine hesitancy puts India's gains against virus at risk

Details: 5 hours ago · Health workers face stiff resistance from people who believe that vaccines cause impotence, serious side effects and could even kill. Some simply say they do …

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The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery

Details: 1 day ago · Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said Sunday the eased distancing rules are aimed at “finding a balance between quarantine and (effort to) return to …

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N Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health

Details: SEOUL, South Korea -- The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has long been a source of morbid fascination in rival South Korea, which sits in …

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Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

Details: 1 day ago · Health officials say Afghanistan is fast running out of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID worsen KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's is racing to …

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The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

Details: GENEVA — Top World Health Organization officials warned about rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Africa, saying a “huge number” of countries have been forced to …

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The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops

Details: 1 day ago · Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga confirmed that the official death toll had passed 500,000. “I am working tirelessly to vaccinate all Brazilians in the shortest time possible and change this

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10 California residents get $1.5M richer via vaccine

Details: 10 California residents get $1.5M richer via vaccine jackpot. Gov. Gavin Newsom has doled out $1.5 million each to 10 vaccinated winners at Universal Studios to mark the end of the state’s

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WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants

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AP Interview: Official says Nepal desperately needs

Details: Nepalese Health Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 17, …

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The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine

Details: State health officials said some virus orders will remain in place to protect vulnerable populations in prisons, long-term care facilities and the agriculture industry. Guidance for schools, where

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Virus surge claims brightest minds at Indian universities

Details: 2 days ago · The academics were just a small part of the ghastly scenes that played out across India in April and May as its health system collapsed under a sudden, severe spike in cases that caught the

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Interim trial data shows low effectiveness for CureVac

Details: The World Health Organization has said vaccines with an efficacy above 50% are worth using, though many of those already approved have a far higher rate.

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AP-NORC poll: Many Americans resuming pre-virus activities

Details: 2 days ago · Following the advice of health officials and governments, people isolated in their homes — either alone or with families — to avoid exposure to the virus, which has sickened more than 33

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Brazil still debating dubious virus drug amid 500,000

Details: 2 days ago · A Health Ministry official who is a pediatrician told the Senate that there is a much anecdotal evidence of its effectiveness and that the ministry provided guidelines for its use without

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COVID-19 cases delay long-awaited Royal Caribbean cruise

Details: “While disappointing, this is the right decision for the health and well-being of our crew and guests,” he said.. Bayley said all 1,400 crew members aboard the Odyssey of the Seas were

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As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president

Details: 1 day ago · As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president. Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll

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Pandemic has made shortage of health care workers even

Details: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the ongoing shortage of health workers, leaving many health care facilities short-staffed even as the number of nationwide coronavirus cases plummets, experts

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Details: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, maintaining health insurance for millions. The court also ruled that Philadelphia wrongly limited ties with a Catholic foster care …

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Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed

Details: 1 day ago · The World Health Organization has declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea that emerged in February and killed 12 people DAKAR, Senegal -- Guinea has declared an …

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Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable

Details: 2 days ago · The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts say, with heat responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than all other natural disasters

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Biden: 1M sign up for health care during special

Details: “Health care is a right, not a privilege — and ensuring that every single American has access to the quality, affordable health care they need is a national imperative,” he said in a

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Rabid dog imported into US sparks multi-state

Details: 2 days ago · Health officials say a dog brought to the U.S. from Azerbaijan that ended up with a family in Chester County, Pennsylvania began acting strangely. It later tested positive for rabies and was

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UK records over 10,000 virus cases for first time since

Details: An analysis on Monday from Public Health England showed that two doses of the main vaccines the U.K. is using are highly effective against hospitalization from the delta variant — 96% in …

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Court voids ruling that sperm donor must pay child support

Details: A North Carolina appeals court says a judge should have relied on Virginia’s paternity laws when ruling whether a man must pay child support to a …

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Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID

Details: Indiana University Health, Indiana's biggest hospital system, is requiring all its employees be fully vaccinated by Sept. 1. So far, just over 60% of its 34,000 employees have been vaccinated

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The Latest: US health officials warn of false positives

Details: U.S. health officials are warning health professionals about the risk of false positive results with a widely used laboratory test for COVID-19 and flu. FILE - …

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Former Ohio health director Amy Acton to be honored for

Details: Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio's former health director who was the target of threats, will be honored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for her …

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Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware

Details: Ireland’s health service says it has shut down its IT systems after being targeted in a “significant ransomware attack.”. The Health Service Executive said Friday that the move was a

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Puerto Rico groans under pandemic as health, economy

Details: Puerto Rico groans under pandemic as health, economy suffer. A spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Puerto Rico has put health experts at odds with government officials. FILE - …

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California mulls letting adults add parents to health

Details: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California could become the only state to let adult children add their parents as dependents to their health insurance plans, a …

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US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump

Details: The policy announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services affirms that federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in health care …

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Aquarium to auction off chance to name 3 beluga whales

Details: 2 days ago · Coan said all of the whales are acclimating well and in excellent health, though one did need to be treated for a preexisting gastrointestinal issue.

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