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Germany sees 2nd straight COVID case record, mulls response

Germany sees 2nd straight COVID case record, mulls response

BERLIN , Germany's coronavirus cases rose to a second consecutive high on Friday. The disease control center in Berlin said that unvaccinated persons now have a "very high" chance of getting infected.

Western Australia sets 90% vaccination target for reopening

Western Australia sets 90% vaccination target for reopening

CANBERRA (Australia)-While people can now travel freely in Australia’s east, COVID-19-free Western Australia will keep its strict restrictions until next year, leaders of the state said Friday.

Thousands of intel officers refusing vaccine risk dismissal

Thousands of intel officers refusing vaccine risk dismissal

Pfizer says COVID-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90%

Pfizer says COVID-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90%

Bosnian doctors brace for new wave as virus rages in region

Bosnian doctors brace for new wave as virus rages in region

AstraZeneca pulls request for Swiss approval of COVID shot

AstraZeneca pulls request for Swiss approval of COVID shot

BERLIN , AstraZeneca announced Thursday that it has withdrawn its application for approval in Switzerland of its COVID-19 vaccine. This was because Switzerland's medical regulator wanted to limit its use to those over 50.

Germany reports record number of new coronavirus cases

Germany reports record number of new coronavirus cases

BERLIN -- Germany's Disease Control Agency reported Thursday that the country has seen the most coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Russia sets another COVID-19 daily death record with 1,195

Russia sets another COVID-19 daily death record with 1,195

Are COVID-19 boosters the same as the original vaccines?

Are COVID-19 boosters the same as the original vaccines?

WHO Europe chief voices ‘grave concern’ about COVID rebound

WHO Europe chief voices ‘grave concern’ about COVID rebound

UK authorizes Merck antiviral pill, 1st shown to treat COVID

UK authorizes Merck antiviral pill, 1st shown to treat COVID

LONDON , - Britain granted conditional approval on Thursday for the first drug to treat COVID-19. The first country to approve the treatment by drugmaker Merck is also in this group, though it was not immediately clear when the pill would become available.

Criminal case leads Kansas lawmaker to step aside for week

Criminal case leads Kansas lawmaker to step aside for week

TOPEKA (Kansas) -- A Kansas lawmaker, aged 21, was charged with domestic battery in connection to a disturbance involving his brother. He said that he will be taking a break from his legislative duties for a few days.

Giants limit access after false positive COVID-19 tests

Giants limit access after false positive COVID-19 tests

Buster Posey is retiring, per the report

Buster Posey is retiring, per the report

Source says Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback, tested positive for COVID-19

Source says Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback, tested positive for COVID-19

Biden has released vaccine guidelines for 100 million workers. These are the details

Biden has released vaccine guidelines for 100 million workers. These are the details

In September, President Biden declared that he was making efforts to get more Americans vaccinated.

Madagascar is at the edge of famine due to climate change. Children are most at risk

Madagascar is at the edge of famine due to climate change. Children are most at risk

Sky's Alex Crawford reports from Madagascar's Grand Sud as world leaders gather in Glasgow to discuss COP26. There, babies are dying of hunger while their mothers beg for help.

California's Uneven Toll of Covid-19

California's Uneven Toll of Covid-19

In less than 2 years, COVID-19 has recorded a global death toll of 5 million

In less than 2 years, COVID-19 has recorded a global death toll of 5 million

Mayor: 9 in 10 NYC workers vaccinated as deadline nears

Mayor: 9 in 10 NYC workers vaccinated as deadline nears

COVID-19′s global death toll tops 5 million in under 2 years

COVID-19′s global death toll tops 5 million in under 2 years

The global death toll by COVID-19 was over 5 million Monday. This is less than two years after a crisis that has both devastated poor countries and humbled rich ones with top-quality health care systems.

COVID vaccine for younger kids already being packed, shipped

COVID vaccine for younger kids already being packed, shipped

WASHINGTON — Anticipating a green light from vaccine advisers, the Biden administration is assembling and shipping millions of COVID-19 shots for children ages 5-11, the White House said Monday. The first could go into kids’ arms by midweek.