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‘Makes me mad’: COVID-19 jobless aid flowed to enemy nations

‘Makes me mad’: COVID-19 jobless aid flowed to enemy nations

As the coronavirus pandemic raged, Uncle Sam was doing more than putting money in unemployed Americans’ pockets — the federal…
Scientists are studying whether Omicron leads to severe illness.

Scientists are studying whether Omicron leads to severe illness.

As nations severed air links from southern Africa amid fears of another global surge of the coronavirus, scientists scrambled on…
‘Not good news’: Omicron variant raises COVID fears, triggers travel bans

‘Not good news’: Omicron variant raises COVID fears, triggers travel bans

A worrisome new strain of the coronavirus pushed the pandemic back to the forefront Sunday, spurring global travel restrictions and…
As U.S. Hunts for Chinese Spies, University Scientists Warn of Backlash

As U.S. Hunts for Chinese Spies, University Scientists Warn of Backlash

That fear comes as China has started to experience a reverse brain drain. Over the last decade, a growing number…
Fauci: Omicron variant will ‘inevitably’ hit United States

Fauci: Omicron variant will ‘inevitably’ hit United States

Chief White House medical adviser Dr.  Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that the omicron variant of the coronavirus will “inevitably” reach…
How Omicron, the New Covid-19 Variant, Got Its Name

How Omicron, the New Covid-19 Variant, Got Its Name

Some of the better-known variants, such as Delta, rose to a variant of concern. Others in that category were named…
As Covid Infections Spread, Nursing Homes Lag Behind on the Rollout for Booster Shots

As Covid Infections Spread, Nursing Homes Lag Behind on the Rollout for Booster Shots

A Connecticut nursing home had planned to roll out Covid booster shots to residents at the beginning of this month.…
South Africa says it is being punished for reporting omicron strain

South Africa says it is being punished for reporting omicron strain

South Africa‘s foreign ministry said on Saturday that it is being punished for reporting the omicron strain, a new variant…
Are vaccine mandates worth the hassle? Economists, lobby groups say voluntary measures work better

Are vaccine mandates worth the hassle? Economists, lobby groups say voluntary measures work better

President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is expected to push 23 million workers at large companies to get vaccinated but the…
Hochul pauses elective surgeries amid omicron COVID-19 variant concerns

Hochul pauses elective surgeries amid omicron COVID-19 variant concerns

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will halt non-urgent, elective surgeries in the state amid a spike in the new Omicron…
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