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Biden urges COVID-19 booster shots for those now eligible

President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get the added protection a day after the Centers for...

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

The United States moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk...

U.S. health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) – United States health officials Wednesday recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging...

U.S. allows extra COVID vaccine doses for some. Now what?

Americans at high risk from COVID-19 because of severely weakened immune systems are now allowed to get a third vaccination in hopes of better...

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) – Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited...
AN INFLUENTIAL scientific panel on is set to tackle one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic: When the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available, who should be at the front of the line for shots? / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

U.S. panel to decide who should get the first COVID-19 shots

NEW YORK (AP) – An influential government advisory panel convened on Tuesday to answer one of the most pressing questions in the United States...
READY AND WAITING: Instructions to perform a COVID-19 virus self-test are displayed for drivers outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The site can handle 6,000 tests in a day. With sites such as this already operating nationwide, experts say there are reasons to think the U.S. is better able to deal with a surge in cases. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAMIAN DOVARGANES

This time, doctors appear better-equipped to handle surge

NEW YORK – The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases appears to be much larger than the two previous ones, and it is all...
GLASSED IN: Rep. Raymond Hull, below center, D-Providence, speaks on the floor of the House chamber at the Statehouse on June 17. He and his fellow lawmakers are surrounded by plastic protective barriers because of COVID-19. / AP PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

2nd wave of coronavirus? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and daily counts of...

CDC posts long-awaited tips for minimizing everyday risk

NEW YORK (AP) – Take the stairs, not the elevator, down from your hotel room. Encourage people to bring their own food and drinks...

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