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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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CDC is discussing using oral polio vaccine for first time in 20 years to stop New York outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering using the oral polio vaccine for the first time in more…

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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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COVID-19 linked to increase in US pregnancy-related deaths

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 drove a dramatic increase in the number of women who died from pregnancy or childbirth complications in…

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FDA authorizes Novavax’s Covid shots as mix-and-match booster to Pfizer or Moderna

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized Novavax‘s Covid boosters for adults in the U.S., including for people who received…

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FDA authorizes Novavax’s Covid shots as mix-and-match booster to Pfizer or Moderna

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized Novavax‘s Covid boosters for adults in the U.S., including for people who received…

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Omicron BA.5 is declining in the U.S. as emerging variants gain ground, CDC data shows

The U.S. faces at least seven different versions of Covid-19 omicron as the nation heads into winter when health officials…

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U.S. extends Covid public health emergency even though Biden says pandemic is over

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in New York, the United…

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Biden administration extends COVID public health emergency

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday that the COVID-19 public health emergency will continue through Jan. 11 as officials…

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‘Africa on its own’: Little help in epidemics, says official

KAMPALA, Uganda — Africa must plan to respond effectively to disease outbreaks without international help, a top public health official…

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