Tag: Disease outbreaks

GOP’s vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

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WASHINGTON — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the...

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

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What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully...

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling...

Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England

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LONDON — In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket shelves across England were looking a tad empty on Thursday....

Merkel says German COVID rise worrying, urges vaccination

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BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that new coronavirus infections in Germany are once again rising at a worrying pace. She appealed to...

EU pledges 200 million COVID vaccine doses to poor countries

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BRUSSELS — The European Union said Thursday it will donate more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to middle and low-income countries before...

Unlike elsewhere, New Hampshire refunds COVID business fines

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CONCORD, N.H. — Three Republican governors opposed efforts this year to absolve businesses for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. But only...

Tunisia’s president orders military to manage virus crisis

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s president on Wednesday ordered the military to take over management of the national COVID-19 pandemic response, as the country fights...

EXPLAINER: What’s making mid-Atlantic songbirds sick?

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WASHINGTON — A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. While scientists are still racing...

Orioles put Akin, Santander on COVID-19 IL

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles placed left-hander Keegan Akin and outfielder Anthony Santander on the COVID-19 injured list before Wednesday’s game at...