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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky tests positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has tested positive for COVID-19, the public health agency announced Saturday. Walensky tested positive Friday night…

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CDC director tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

ATLANTA — The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Rochelle…

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Deficit figures set up competing visions from Biden and GOP

This fiscal year’s budget deficit shrunk in half from last year, but the red ink soared on a monthly basis…

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Failing nursing homes to face tougher penalties

WASHINGTON — The worst-of-the-worst nursing homes will face tougher penalties if conditions don’t improve at their facilities, the Biden administration…

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FACT FOCUS: States, not CDC, set school vaccine requirements

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday voted that the agency should update its recommended immunization…

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Panel votes to add COVID shots to recommended vaccinations

NEW YORK — COVID-19 shots should be added to the lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults, a panel…

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WHO: COVID-19 vaccination rates have dropped 50% in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal — The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses given in Africa has dropped by more than 50% over the…

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WHO Syria boss accused of corruption, fraud, abuse, AP finds

LONDON — Staffers at the World Health Organization’s Syrian office have alleged that their boss mismanaged millions of dollars, plied…

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US clears Novavax COVID booster dose

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax. The Food and…

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Audit hits N. Dakota on vaccine handling; agency disputes it

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Health Department stored thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses at incorrect temperatures or without temperature…

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