Study: 2 COVID vaccine doses much more effective than 1 against Delta

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COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness for one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine against the Delta variant (B1617.2) was much lower compared with one-dose...

White House announces new COVID-19 funds

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Today the Biden administration announced sweeping new funding aimed at beating back COVID-19 in vulnerable communities, including congregate living settings, and infusing rural health...

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News Scan for Jul 21, 2021

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COVID-19 didn't spread among school bus riders, Virginia study findsA study yesterday in the Journal of School Health finds that while 39 elementary and...

US life expectancy drops 18 months due to COVID-19

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The US life expectancy dropped by 18 months due to COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Center for...

Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

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According to the latest data from the World Health Organization's (WHO's) weekly situation report, global COVID-19 cases rose 12% in the past week, with...

Left behind: 1.5 million kids may have lost parent, caregiver to COVID-19

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More than 1.5 million children around the world have lost a parent, grandparent, or other caregiver to COVID-19, according to the first global study...

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UN report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger

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UN report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger There was a dramatic worsening of world hunger in 2020, the United Nations said today...