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Fourth COVID vaccine shot raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s: Israel
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Fourth COVID vaccine shot raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s: Israel

JERUSALEM, Jan 23 (Reuters) – A fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine given to people over 60 in Israel made them…
China lifts COVID lockdown in Xi’an, tests 2M in Beijing
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China lifts COVID lockdown in Xi’an, tests 2M in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities lifted a monthlong lockdown on the northern city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents…
China’s success taming virus could make exit strategy harder
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China’s success taming virus could make exit strategy harder

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The sweeping “zero-tolerance” strategy that China has used to keep COVID-19 case numbers low and its…
Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show
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Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

NEW YORK (AP) — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron…
Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?
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Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now? Health experts suggest stepping…
US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say
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US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the US are climbing and…
Beijing Olympics tickets will not be publicly sold due to COVID-19
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Beijing Olympics tickets will not be publicly sold due to COVID-19

BEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Tickets for the Winter Olympics set to begin on Feb. 4 will be distributed to…
Analysis: With Omicron, global economy spots chance to push past COVID
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Analysis: With Omicron, global economy spots chance to push past COVID

Jan 18 (Reuters) – Governments worldwide are easing quarantine rules, reviewing coronavirus curbs and dialling back pandemic-era emergency support as…
Hong Kong to cull 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19
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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will cull some 2,000 small animals, including hamsters after…
Beijing shopper’s lone omicron case draws national attention
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Beijing shopper’s lone omicron case draws national attention

BEIJING (AP) — A 26-year-old woman in China’s capital Beijing who contracted the omicron strain of COVID-19 has drawn national…
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