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 2021-12-08 02:01 

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South Korea's daily virus jump exceeds 7,000 for 1st time...

New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic as hours-long lines snaked around testing stations in the capital Seoul amid a worsening virus crisis....

 2021-12-08 01:22 

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EPA lowers ethanol requirements, citing reduced demand...

The Biden administration has lowered annual production requirements for ethanol and other biofuels to account for reduced demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-12-07 13:03 

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European drug regulator backs mixing COVID-19 vaccines...

The European Union drug regulator has given its backing to mixing different types of vaccines in initial vaccination and booster campaigns to battle the coronavirus....

 2021-12-07 11:48 

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Uganda registers first 7 cases of omicron, says official...

A health official in Uganda has announced the East African country's first seven cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-07 09:15 

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German parliament to debate job-specific vaccine mandate...

Germany's parliament is set to debate a proposed vaccine mandate for hospital and nursing home staff, among other measures meant to help break the country's biggest wave so far of coronavirus infections....

 2021-12-07 09:14 

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Global stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease...

Global stock markets have followed Wall Street higher as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eases....

 2021-12-06 23:11 

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Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical...

Scientists are poring over the latest data to try to understand who might win the battle of the coronavirus variants, the world-dominating delta or the latest competitor, omicron....

 2021-12-06 20:46 

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Scientists slam German tabloid's pandemic coverage...

Scientific organizations in Germany have accused the country's biggest-selling newspaper of contributing to public hostility against scientists during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-12-06 13:16 

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WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by pandemic...

The U.N. health agency says the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries and led to 47,000 more deaths worldwide last year....

 2021-12-06 13:08 

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Pandemic stress weighs heavily on Gen Z: AP-NORC, MTV poll...

A new poll finds that the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have been especially hard for younger Americans, in particular when it comes to their education and social lives....

 2021-12-06 10:17 

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Scholz taps epidemiologist as new German health minister...

Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz has announced that an epidemiologist who has been a prominent voice of caution in the coronavirus pandemic will be Germany's new health minister....

 2021-12-06 06:13 

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Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years...

A legal official says a Myanmar court has sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions....

 2021-12-05 19:55 

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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant...

U.S. health officials say that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading in the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations....

 2021-12-05 19:00 

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Putin hopes WHO soon approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced hope for a quick approval of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the World Health Organization, saying the move is essential for expanding its global supplies....

 2021-12-04 20:45 

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Former Dutch queen Beatrix tests positive for coronavirus...

The Dutch royal house says that Princess Beatrix, the 83-year-old former Dutch queen, has tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2021-12-04 19:31 

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UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns...

Britain's government has tightened travel restrictions amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-04 18:24 

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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under virus surge...

New York has announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, bringing to eight the number of state cases linked to the new variant....

 2021-12-04 18:03 

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Police get complaints over U.K. leader's festive parties...

Britain's opposition Labour Party has raised complaints to police about Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff in his office last year in breach of coronavirus restrictions....

 2021-12-04 16:18 

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Anti-lockdown protesters march through Dutch city of Utrecht...

Thousands of people have marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht to protest the government's coronavirus lockdown measures....

 2021-12-04 15:26 

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Ball, 3 other Hornets in NBA's health and safety protocols...

Four Charlotte Hornets players, including last year's Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, have been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols on Saturday, an indicator they have tested positive of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-04 10:25 

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Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass...

A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone....

 2021-12-04 03:30 

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SKorea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths...

South Korea has reported daily records in coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more cases of the new omicron variant as officials scramble to tighten social distancing and border controls....

 2021-12-03 23:39 

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Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches US...

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus has health officials in some U.S. communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and understand its spread....

 2021-12-03 21:00 

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Texas schools started this year with record-high coronavirus cases, but weekly totals have now declined...

More than four months into this school year, districts have reported 224,814 cases in students. But state data on school cases is incomplete and likely an undercount....

 2021-12-03 20:18 

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The AP Interview: Scientist says omicron was a group find...

The Botswana scientist who may well have discovered the omicron variant of the coronavirus says he has been through a "rollercoaster of emotions" — the pride of accomplishment followed by dismay over the travel bans immediately slapped on so...

 2021-12-03 15:59 

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More regions of Russia require vaccines for people 60 and up...

More regions of Russia have made COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for residents age 60 and over as the country tries to control coronavirus infections and to keep the omicron variant at bay....

 2021-12-03 07:09 

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Asian shares mostly higher after broad rally on Wall Street...

Stocks are mostly higher in Asia after a broad rally on Wall Street as investors keep an eye on the spread of the new coronavirus variant and measures governments are taking to restrain it....

 2021-12-03 06:03 

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WHO says measures against delta work for omicron variant too...

World Health Organization officials in the Western Pacific say border closures adopted by some countries may buy time to deal with the new omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-03 05:22 

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Biden, allies increasingly pushing back at GOP's virus barbs...

For months, President Joe Biden has taken it on the chin from Republicans over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-12-02 17:59 

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As omicron looms, US is still battling the delta wave...

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the Midwest and New Engl...

 2021-12-02 17:15 

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Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention...

Health officials say the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been found in a Minnesota man who attended an anime convention in New York City in November....

 2021-12-02 17:14 

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Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm...

The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the world's poor once....

 2021-12-02 14:32 

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South Africa accelerates vaccination campaign amid surge...

South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign with pop-up sites in shopping centers and at transportation hubs a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-02 13:37 

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US jobless claims rise by 28,000 to still-low 222,000...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week even though the U.S. job market has been rebounding from last year's coronavirus recession....

 2021-12-02 11:55 

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India confirms omicron variant cases, says get the shot now...

India has confirmed its first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-02 11:29 

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Live updates: South Korea sets new daily infection record...

South Korea has broken its daily record for coronavirus infections for a second straight day, with more than 5,200 new cases....

 2021-12-02 11:11 

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EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine...

The European Union drug regulator says it has started a rolling review of a new coronavirus vaccine made by French startup Valneva....

 2021-12-02 10:22 

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German leaders, in transition, meet to mull virus measures...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her likely successor have met with state governors to consider tighter rules to curb coronavirus infections that again topped 70,000 newly confirmed cases in a 24-hour period....

 2021-12-02 08:50 

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Global markets mixed after Wall St decline, virus unease...

Global stocks and Wall Street futures are mixed as traders consider the possible impact of the coronavirus's omicron variant....

 2021-12-02 07:24 

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Omicron, delta variants combine for decision-making headache...

Governments around the world are weighing new measures for populations tired of hearing about restrictions and vaccines with the coronavirus delta variant of COVID-19 pushing up cases in Europe and growing fears over the omicron variant....

 2021-12-02 04:13 

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South Korea breaks daily virus record for 2nd straight day...

South Korea has broken its daily record for coronavirus infections for a second straight day with more than 5,200 new cases, as pressure mounted on a health care system grappling with rising hospitalizations and deaths....

 2021-12-02 04:04 

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Japan retracts new flight bookings ban after criticisms...

Japan says it has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus only a day after the policy was announced....

 2021-12-01 21:54 

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Facebook: Fake scientist used to spread anti-US propaganda...

Facebook says it removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an effort to spread unfounded claims that the U.S. was pressuring scientists to blame the coronavirus on China....

 2021-12-01 14:08 

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South Korea confirms first five cases of omicron variant...

South Korea has confirmed its first five cases of the new omicron coronavirus variant in people linked to arrivals from Nigeria....

 2021-12-01 12:02 

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Nigeria detects first case of omicron variant from October...

Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a sample collected in October, weeks before South Africa alerted the world about the variant last month....

 2021-12-01 11:07 

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Portugal tightens restrictions despite virus vaccine success...

Portugal has tightened passenger entry requirements and mandated masks indoors to curb an upward trend in coronavirus infections in the country with one of the strongest vaccination records in Europe....

 2021-12-01 10:31 

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Live updates: Portugal orders measures to fight virus surge...

Portugal is entering a so-called state of calamity -- the second this year -- to curve an upward trend in coronavirus infections despite having one of the strongest vaccination records in Europe....

 2021-12-01 09:38 

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UN migration agency: COVID has 'radically altered' mobility...

The U.N. migration agency says the coronavirus pandemic has "radically altered" mobility around the world, projecting in a new report that the growth in the number of international migrants is likely to remain weaker as long as travel and other re...

 2021-12-01 09:25 

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EU decides against emergency summit on omicron for now...

A European Union official says the bloc has decided against holding a special remote summit of EU leaders on the omicron coronavirus variant for the time being....

 2021-12-01 08:45 

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Austrian lockdown extended through Dec 11 as planned...

Austria's lockdown has officially been extended until Dec. 11 as planned amid signs that the measures are helping to bring down a sky-high coronavirus infection rate....

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