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Florida Contradicts CDC, Says Healthy Kids Shouldn’t Get COVID Vaccine

WASHINGTON — Florida’s top health official said Monday he would advise healthy children not to get the coronavirus vaccine, contradicting both medical expertise and the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. dr. Joseph Ladapo, the state’s controversial surgeon general, made the surprising announcement at the end of a roundtable he co-hosted with …

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White House calls for new corona funds: ‘We need this money’

WASHINGTON — A lack of new congressional funding could jeopardize the nation’s ability to respond to future coronavirus waves, the White House warned Tuesday, even as prospects seemed to see the approval of the $15 pandemic response request. .6 billion to be small. “We need this money,” a senior government official told reporters at a …

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How China’s Rising COVID Figures Are Putting the Rest of the World at Risk

China is by far the world’s largest COVID powder keg – and it may be about to explode. Not since the early days of the pandemic has the world’s most populous country ever reported more than about 200 cases of coronavirus per day – staggering evidence of the blunt, even brutal, effectiveness of Beijing’s ‘zero …

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Harassment of health workers widespread during pandemic, study findings

According to a new study, public health workers have faced at least 1,499 cases of workplace harassment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Published last week by the American Association of Public Healththe study compiled its overview of workplace harassment against healthcare professionals by combining “media content and a national survey of local health departments in …

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Biden calls for funds to fight next COVID spike before it’s ‘too late’

WASHINGTON — President Biden received his second coronavirus booster shot on Wednesday for the jab following comments from the White House about the need for additional pandemic-related funding from Congress before the new BA.2 subvariant sparks another wave of infection. “It didn’t hurt a bit,” he said of the jab in his shoulder. A second …

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Experts say BA.2 could be more of a “bump” than a rise. Is this the future of COVID?

Is America about to dodge the BA.2 bullet? BA.2 – an even more transmissible sub-variant of BA.1, the original hyper-infectious Omicron strain – has been wreaking havoc across Europe for weeks, with a precipitous and sudden resurgence of infection, much like the continent’s massive winter wave finally seemed to be. diminishing. In England, COVID-19 hospital …

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Things to consider before taking off your mask on public transport or on an airplane

After a federal judge on Monday the federal mask mandate cancelled on planes and on public transportation, many Americans welcomed the decision, while others questioned whether it’s safe to go without a face covering when traveling at a time when COVID-19 cases are on the rise again across the country. The Transportation Security Administration said …

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A new wave of COVID – or nothing to worry about? The best and worst scenarios for what comes next

What is currently happening with COVID? Amid the chaos and controversy that followed a decision of the federal judge to repeal the US mask mandate for travel earlier this week — a decision the Justice Department is now appealing — it was easy to overlook the fact that mask policies weren’t alone. getting more confusing …

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