Health

Aromatherapy Spray Linked To US Deaths Faces Recall

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled int...

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective In Kids

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Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Fri...

DeSantis To Convene Legislature To Fight Vaccine Mandates

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday said he will call state lawmakers back to work early to pass legislation to combat coronavirus vaccine mandates enact...

Mask Mandate May Relax In Some South Florida Schools

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MIAMI (AP) — The mask mandate for students in some South Florida schools could be eased by the end of October as local rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to...

Israel Poised To Welcome Foreign Tourists Back To Country

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Thursday recommended reopening the country to fully vaccinated tourists beginning on Nov. 1, a year and a half after closing its borders to most...

Ukraine Hits All-Time Death Record Amid Vaccine Hesitancy

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine surged to all-time highs Thursday amid a laggard pace of vaccination, which is one of the lowest in Europe. Ukr...

US Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Onions Sickens More Than 650

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NEW YORK (AP) — A salmonella outbreak tied to onions has sickened more than 650 people in 37 states, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s...

WHO: Europe The Only Region With Rise In COVID-19 Last Week

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said there was a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week, the only region in the world where cases increased, and said ...

Gates Foundation To Spend $120M On Access For COVID-19 Pill

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $120 million to boost access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral COVID-19 pill for lower income countries, i...

Putin Keeps Russian Workers Home For A Week As Deaths Soar

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday backed the Cabinet’s proposal to declare a non-working week and keep Russian workers away from their offices as coronavi...

White House Details Plans To Vaccinate 28M Children Age 5-11

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House sa...

NYC Requiring Vaccine For Cops, Firefighters, City Workers

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de B...

CNN’s John King Says He Has MS

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NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's John King revealed during an on-air discussion of COVID-19 vaccine mandates on Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis. “I'm going to share a secret I've ne...

South African Regulator Rejects Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn't able to answer...

COVID-19 And Pregnancy: Women Regret Not Getting The Vaccine

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PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here...

Powell’s Age And Cancer Bout Left Him Vulnerable To COVID

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Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to man...

Mexico City Lowers Pandemic Alert To Lowest Level

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's capital returned to the lowest level on its COVID-19 pandemic warning system Monday for the first time since June. In practice, the shift from the ye...

Russia’s Virus Infections Over 8 Million; Daily Deaths High

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million, more than 5% of the population, and the daily infection toll hit a new record. The national c...

EU Says Exports Of COVID-19 Vaccines Now Top 1 Billion Mark

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top official said Monday that the bloc has now exported over 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the rest of the world. EU Commission Pr...

Colin Powell Has Died Of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says

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WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before the U.N. and...