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Widespread disbelief over North Korea’s tiny COVID death rate

According to North Korea, its fight against COVID-19 has been impressive: About 3.3 million people have been reported sick with…

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Baby formula supply should return to normal in two months, FDA commissioner says

Shelves normally meant for baby formula sit nearly empty at a store in downtown Washington, DC, on May 22, 2022.…

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WHO: COVID-19 cases mostly drop, except for the Americas

LONDON — The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World…

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Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now

TOKYO — Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic…

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US moves to make antiviral drug more available against COVID

WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the…

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Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge

HONOLULU — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren’t allowed to touch. A return to virtual city…

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WHO chief to be confirmed for 2nd term after no opposition

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is expected to be confirmed by the U.N. health agency’s member countries for…

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CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as monkeypox spreads in community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday alerted gay and bisexual men that monkeypox appears to be spreading…

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Pfizer says third Covid vaccine shot for kids under 5 is 80% effective against omicron

A healthcare worker administers a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at vaccination site in San Francisco, California, U.S., on…

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Kim, other N. Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry

A large number of North Koreans including leader Kim Jong Un have attended a funeral for a top official despite…

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