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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issues vaccination mandate for healthcare workers

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Monday that it will require the agency's frontline healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, making it the first federal agency to mandate compulsory inoculation.

UK urges people to get healthier after lockdown weight gains

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The U.K. government is encouraging people to eat healthier and become more active after waistlines expanded for many during extended coronavirus lockdowns.

Alabama governor blames unvaccinated people as COVID-19 infections increase

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Governor of Alabama Kay Ivey said the recent uptick in cases in the state can be blamed on those who refuse to get the vaccines, the news portal Patch reported.

Fauci says US moving in ‘wrong direction’ on COVID

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The U.S. is moving in the “wrong direction” in combating a new wave of COVID-19, and a booster vaccine shot may be needed especially for the most vulnerable, said Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.

At least 99% of U.S. COVID-19 deaths in last 6 months involve unvaccinated

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The United States is facing "the pandemic of the unvaccinated" amid a national surge of new COVID-19 infections, according to a report published in The Guardian.

Vaccinated people can get ‘breakthrough’ infections: How worried should we be?

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With coronavirus cases spreading rapidly throughout the nation, reports of infections among those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are increasingly drawing attention.

COVID explodes in Cancun and Los Cabos as third wave hits Mexico

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A third coronavirus wave fueled by the highly contagious delta variant is battering two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations on opposite coasts, Los Cabos in the Pacific and Cancun on the Caribbean.

Pfizer shot just 39% effective in halting delta, Israel says

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Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine was just 39% effective in keeping people from getting infected by the contagious delta variant in Israel in recent weeks, according to the country’s health ministry, but provided a strong shield against hospitalization and more severe forms of the virus.

More than half of EU adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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More than half of the adult population in the European Union (EU), equivalent to over 200 million people, are fully vaccinated, a European Commission spokeswoman said on Thursday

China opposes lab leak study in any new virus origins probe

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China pushed back against the World Health Organization’s call for another probe into the coronavirus’s origins that includes examining whether it leaked from a lab, saying there’s no evidence for the theory and it defies common sense.

‘Ridiculous’: Vaccine myths cripple US uptake as delta surges

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The excuses range from the merely false to the absurd. The shots don’t work. They impair fertility. They’ll alter your DNA. They’ll magnetize you. They actually spread the virus.

Pfizer’s Cape Town deal to produce 100 million vaccine doses for Africa

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Pfizer Inc. said it reached an agreement to start production of its COVID-19 vaccine at a facility in Cape Town in an effort to deliver more than 100 million doses annually to African nations.

Q&A: Alpha, beta, gamma, delta — how variants of the COVID-19 virus continue to...

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The delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been making headlines as it has quickly become the most prevalent strain in America. But other variants of the virus are still out there, and more will form as the virus continues to spread.

Highly contagious delta variant likely accounts for majority of SC’s COVID cases

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The delta variant, which has spread rapidly across the country in recent weeks, has likely become the dominant COVID-19 strain in South Carolina, although the exact number of cases is unknown.

Fauci says natural origins theory of novel coronavirus still “the most likely”

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White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci has recently said that he believes the natural origins theory of the novel coronavirus is still "the most likely."

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Pfizer shot just 39% effective in halting delta, Israel says

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Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine was just 39% effective in keeping people from getting infected by the contagious delta variant in Israel in recent weeks, according to the country’s health ministry, but provided a strong shield against hospitalization and more severe forms of the virus.