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Pandemic is ‘nowhere near over’, World Health Organization warns

The World Health Organization chief warned on Tuesday that the pandemic is “nowhere near over”, adding that new variants are…

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Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?

WASHINGTON — Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden’s administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits…

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White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before…

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US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and…

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Hong Kong to kill 2,000 small animals after hamsters get COVID-19

Hong Kong authorities said that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for COVID-19…

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Vatican No. 2 and deputy both positive for COVID

The Vatican press office says that Cardinal Pietro Parolin and  Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra have both tested positive for the…

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Russia to shorten COVID-19 isolation period to 7 days

Russian authorities say the government is shortening the required isolation period for people infected with the coronavirus from 14 to…

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A Project to Count Climate Crisis Deaths Has Surprising Results

The analysis also excluded deaths from air pollution, which Public Health England estimates is equivalent to between 28,000 and 36,000…

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Poland expects highest infection rate so far in new wave

Poland’s health officials say that the country has entered a new, fifth wave, in the coronavirus pandemic, predicting that it…

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China media say foreign parcels suspected in new infections

Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and…

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