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With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

NICE, France — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited” or “recommended”…

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Commission report blasts decision to cull all Denmark’s mink

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country’s government for its decision to cull millions of…

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WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

GENEVA — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million…

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A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed…

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South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials in South Korea have approved the country’s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older,…

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COVID: Paris court rules govt failed to stockpile face masks

PARIS — A Paris court ruled on Tuesday that the French government failed to sufficiently stock up on surgical masks…

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China reduces quarantine for people arriving from abroad

BEIJING — China on Tuesday announced an easing of its quarantine requirement for people arriving from abroad but stopped short…

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WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

LONDON — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored…

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COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been…

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Birx describes a White House divided on COVID response

WASHINGTON — A lack of clear, concise and consistent messaging about the seriousness of the novel coronavirus in the earliest…

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