Coronavirus

New Delta Variant Found in the U.S.

A new coronavirus variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, has been observed in the United States, the CDC said. The AY4.2 strain is a sub-lineage of the more infectious…

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FDA Official: Booster Announcements Coming Wednesday

U.S. regulators expect to rule Wednesday on authorizing booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, a Food and Drug Administration official said at a government meeting.…

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Brazil Senate Report Urges Charging Bolsonaro Over Pandemic

A Brazilian senator has formally presented a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro be indicted on criminal charges for allegedly bungling Brazil’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and pushing the country’s…

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U.S. Labor Department Warns 3 GOP States Over COVID Rules

The Biden administration threatened Tuesday to revoke the authority for three Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety enforcement because they have refused to adopt rules to protect healthcare…

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FDA to Recommend Pfizer, Moderna Boosters for Over-40s

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to soon recommend that people 40 and older receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 booster shot, CNN reported on Tuesday.

AY.4.2 Delta Variant Arrives from Moldova

Recent warnings from health officials that Israel might still be vulnerable to coronavirus variants despite sharply declining morbidity were confirmed on Tuesday with the first report of the AY.4.2 Delta…

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NYC to Offer Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Boosters

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city intends to make booster shots available for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, pending federal approval. “We’re getting ready in anticipation…

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NYT: FDA to Allow Mixing of COVID-19 Boosters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to allow Americans to get a different booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine than the one initially taken, The New York Times…

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Israel Marks Over 8,000 Deaths in Pandemic

Israel marked a grim milestone on Monday as the national death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic passed 8,000, according to the Health Ministry. Eleven fatalities were recorded since Monday…

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Adams Suggests He Would Mandate Vaccines for Students

Democratic nominee for mayor Eric Adams suggested he would mandate coronavirus vaccines for school students, once they are approved. Last Friday, during a radio interview, Adams contrasted himself with current…

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Russia Sees Highest Daily New COVID Case Number

Russia is reporting its largest daily number of new coronavirus infections, more than 70% up on the number a month ago as the country faces a sustained rise in cases.…

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