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CDC director defends unusual decision on Pfizer’s Covid boosters: ‘This was a scientific close call’

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisted Friday she didn’t overrule a vaccine advisory…

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Biden says unvaccinated Americans are ‘costing all of us’ as he presses Covid vaccine mandates

President Joe Biden on Friday blamed unvaccinated Americans for slowing down the U.S. economic recovery, accusing some elected officials of…

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The Latest: WHO endorses antibody treatment for some people

LONDON — The World Health Organization is recommending a pricey antibody treatment for certain coronavirus patients in the latest update…

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France, Germany nominate WHO chief Tedros for a second term

Germany and France say they and other European Union countries have nominated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia for a second…

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Covid vaccines don’t increase risk of miscarriage or birth defects, CDC says

A pregnant woman receives a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, U.S., February 11,…

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CDC panel endorses Pfizer Covid booster shots for high-risk adults, rejects plan to distribute widely across America

A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group voted Thursday to recommend distributing Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 booster shots to…

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NIH Director Collins calls Israeli Covid vaccine booster data ‘impressive,’ says it shows tenfold reduction in infection

A patient receives his booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine during an Oakland County Health Department vaccination clinic…

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Watch live: CDC panel votes on who should get Pfizer Covid booster shot after FDA OK

[The stream is slated to start at 12 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a…

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The Latest: Vaccines to be required for Albania lawmakers

TIRANA, Albania — The Albanian Parliament decided Thursday to make the coronavirus vaccination mandatory for all lawmakers. Taulant Balla of…

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Naval officer wins praise for Portugal’s vaccine rollout

OEIRAS, Portugal — As Portugal closes in on its goal of fully vaccinating 85% of the population against COVID-19 in…

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