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Bars and gyms are bustling as Americans learn to live with COVID

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Packed bars in San Francisco. Popular hot yoga classes in Boston. Signs are mounting that many Americans in highly vaccinated places are grasping for a near-normal life, even as the most contagious COVID-19 surge yet passes over.

Fauci says US omicron outbreak ‘going in the right direction’

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President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser expressed optimism that the omicron surge that has pushed COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations to records will soon peak, though that decline won’t be uniform throughout the U.S.

Omicron nears US peak even as some regions still face struggle

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The omicron variant is starting to loosen its grip on the U.S. Northeast, but experts warn that it will take more time for the latest wave of COVID-19 to recede nationwide.

Mexico president’s heart found to be healthy after procedure

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Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador underwent a cardiac catheterization Friday and his heart was found to be healthy and functioning properly, according to a government statement.

Census reports of COVID cases rose 27% after omicron’s arrival

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In just over one month after the omicron variant reached U.S. shores, the number of American adults who said they had been diagnosed with COVID-19 climbed by more than a quarter, according to Census data.

Rapid-test makers clearing $4 billion in US government work

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President Joe Biden’s promise to provide one billion free rapid Covid-19 tests to Americans is set to be a boon for test makers, as the highly contagious omicron variant has left pharmacies and clinics scrambling to find supplies.

Biden’s team says it’s on alert for omicron disruptions in China

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The Biden administration is monitoring real-time data obtained from businesses operating in China to determine whether outbreaks of the omicron variant of coronavirus pose a risk to U.S. supply chains, an administration official said.

Elon Musk’s brain implant company is inching toward human trials

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Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink is now hiring a clinical trial director, an indication that the company’s longstanding goal of implanting chips in human brains is coming closer.

Drug-resistant infections were more deadly than HIV in 2019

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Resistance to antibiotics killed more people than HIV or malaria in 2019, as common infections that could previously be treated become impervious to existing cures.

Trucker vaccine rule is making freight and fruit pricier

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New rules requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination when crossing the Canada-U.S. border are cutting into shipping capacity and boosting the cost of hauling everything from broccoli to tomatoes.

Can Novak Djokovic play in the French Open? France wants vaccine pass for everything

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France will soon require a vaccine pass for practically any activity -- from eating in restaurants, attending the theater or getting on an airplane. If Novak Djokovic wants to play in the French Open, he’s likely to need one too.

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley tests positive for COVID

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U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tested positive on Sunday for COVID-19, according to a statement from the agency.

Fauci says it’s too soon to say omicron heralds end of pandemic

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top medical adviser to the U.S. president, said it’s too soon to say whether the omicron variant will herald a shift in the COVID-19 pandemic to endemic.

Omicron reaches China’s political, financial and tech hubs

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Omicron has breached the political, financial and technology centers of China for the first time, putting pressure on the country’s response to the more transmissible variant as it awaits the Winter Olympics starting in less than three weeks.

Austria to start fines for unvaccinated in march, Nehammer says

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Austria will impose fines on those without COVID-19 vaccinations from mid-March after a transition phase that starts in February, said Chancellor Karl Nehammer.

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Elon Musk’s brain implant company is inching toward human trials

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Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink is now hiring a clinical trial director, an indication that the company’s longstanding goal of implanting chips in human brains is coming closer.