Health

Nursing Home To Workers: Get Vaccine Or Lose Your Job

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NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest nursing home operator told its workers this week they will have to get COVID-19 vaccinations to keep their jobs — a possible shift in an indust...

Obama Curtails 60th Birthday Bash After Delta Variant Surge

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The party for the nation's 44th president will go on, but only for family and close friends. Former President Barack Obama has scaled back his 60th birthday ba...

China Seals City As Its Worst Virus Outbreak In A Year Grows

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BEIJING (AP) — China's worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated Wednesday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-o...

In Major Upset, Pro-Israel Democrat Shontel Brown Wins Ohio Primary With Help From Jewish Groups

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Shontel Brown, a pro-Israel Democratic moderate, defeated progressive Nina Turner to win the democratic primary for Ohio's 11th district on Tuesday. The 46-yea...

For First Time, Bennett Government To Transfer 40 Million NIS To Anti-Religious Reform Elements In Israel

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Hidden inside the 2022 budget approved by the Bennett-Lapid government Monday morning after lengthy discussions is a clause which for the first time grants si...

Desantis Won’t Move On Masks As Florida COVID Wards Swell

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to back down from his stance against mask mandates on Tuesday, even as the state broke its record again for COVID-19 ...

Pushback Challenges Vaccination Requirements At US Colleges

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navi...

IMF OKs Big Increase In Funds To Alleviate Pandemic Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The governing body of the International Monetary Fund has approved a $650 billion expansion in the agency's resources to support economically vulnerable countries...

NYC Will Require Vaccination Proof For Indoor Dining, Gyms

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill ...

Israel Renews A Week’s Isolation For Travellers From 17 Countries Including US

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of a significant spike in coronavirus cases in Israel including a rise in mortality and serious cases, the Health and Social Affairs committee has...

More Than 110M COVID Vaccines Sent To 60 Countries, US Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia, the White House a...

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — A Month Late, Amid A Surge

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WASHINGTON The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge b...

Masks Encouraged In New York, But No City Or State Mandate

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in ...

Graham 1st Vaccinated Senator To Test Positive For COVID-19

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “ver...

UK Eases Travel Restrictions As Industry Lobbies For More

LONDON (AP) — Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further eas...

US Employers Ratchet Up The Pressure On The Unvaccinated

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NEW YORK (AP) — Employers are losing patience with unvaccinated workers. For months, most employers relied on information campaigns, bonuses and other incentives to encourage th...

Cuomo Mandates Vaccines Or Testing For NYC Transit Workers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said workers in New York City’s airports and public transit system will have to get coronavirus vaccinations or face weekly testing, but he stoppe...

Florida Breaks Record For COVID-19 Hospitalizations

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations, as th...

Fauci Says More ‘Pain And Suffering’ Still Ahead

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning of “some pain and suffering in the future” as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Fauci, s...

Israeli Gymnast Wins Historic Gold Medal At Tokyo Olympics

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For the first time in 17 years and only for the second time in its history, Israel has won a gold medal at the Olympics. Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won t...