Many states move to ban vaccine mandates, passports in public schools

(HealthDay)—As schools around America begin to prepare for reopening this fall, many states are taking steps to stop public schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or proof of vaccination. At least seven states—Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma and Utah—have already passed such laws, while 34 more have introduced bills that would limit requiring someone to demonstrate their vaccination status, CNN […]

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More states ease lingering virus rules as vaccine rates rise

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, more U.S. cities and states are shrugging off lingering COVID-19 restrictions as vaccination rates rise and the number of infections falls. Massachusetts lifted a mask requirement Saturday, a day after New Jersey dropped its mandate. In New York City and Chicago, officials reopened public beaches, though winds and cool temperatures kept crowds away. […]

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More than a dozen states to open COVID-19 vaccines to all adults – The Denver Post

More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome increase in virus cases and concerns about balancing supply and demand for the vaccines. Meanwhile, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that she had […]

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COVID-19 bill gives states pathway to reduce maternal deaths

Labor and delivery are thought of as the riskiest times for new mothers, but many women die in the weeks and months after giving birth. Now a provision in the COVID-19 relief bill could help change that. The legislation gives states the option of extending Medicaid coverage to women with low to modest incomes for a full year after childbirth. […]

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Health experts warn of new coronavirus spike as states ease restrictions, spring break travel surges

Fox News Flash top headlines for March 7 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Health experts have urged Americans to remain vigilant as some states start to roll back coronavirus restrictions and others see a rise in visitors due to spring break. Several variants of the COVID-19 virus have been identified across the […]

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Age groups that sustain resurging COVID-19 epidemics in the United States

As of October 2020, individuals aged 20-49 were the only groups sustaining COVID-19 transmission with reproduction numbers well above 1 in the US, according to the latest publication in Science today by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response team. Following initial declines, numbers of COVID-19 cases started to rise again halfway through 2020 in the United States and Europe. In September […]

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More infectious COVID-19 variant now seen in nine states

(HealthDay)—The more contagious coronavirus variant that has brought Britain to its knees in recent weeks is showing signs that it is spreading widely throughout the United States, health officials and experts say. Indiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut joined California, Florida, New York, Georgia, and Colorado on Monday with reports of variant cases, The Washington Post reported. A South African variant […]

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COVID-19 vaccine supply cuts ignite confusion among states

Fox News Flash top headlines for December 18 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. The federal government has informed states to expect significant reductions to incoming Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines next week. However, senior Trump administration officials on Thursday downplayed the risk of delays, citing a confusion over semantics, while Pfizer said its production […]

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Some states break COVID records as U.S. caseload grows anew – The Denver Post

HOUSTON — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states as signs of the virus’ resurgence mounted, with newly confirmed infections nationwide back near their peak level of two months ago. After trending downward for six weeks, the U.S. caseload has been growing again for over a week, particularly in the South and West. Some 34,700 […]

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Nations, U.S. states each chart their own path on reopening – The Denver Post

LONDON — Nations and U.S. states have begun easing coronavirus lockdowns, each pursuing their own approach but all with a common goal: restarting their economies without triggering a new surge of infections. Restrictions are being lifted in a piecemeal fashion with no clear signs of coordination among countries. Some have restarted construction work, while others never shut down building sites […]

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