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Hit by higher prices for gear, doctors and dentists want insurers to pay

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Treating patients has become more expensive during the pandemic, and doctors and dentists don't want to be on the hook for all the new costs.

Record-low US birth rate fell another 4% in 2020, CDC says

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2020 was a grueling year, but at least the number of Americans born into it was lower than it had been in more than four decades.

Vaccinating kids for COVID-19 poses additional challenges for officials

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Public health advocates who expect COVID-19 vaccines to become available for younger teens soon are concerned that a government-led distribution effort that may rely in large part on pediatricians could create glaring inequalities among children.

CVS and Walgreens have wasted more vaccine doses than most states combined

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Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against COVID-19 account for the lion’s share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN.

US travel ban strategy doesn’t make sense, ex-FDA chief says

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The travel bans imposed by the U.S. on countries including India, China and the U.K. lack a clear sense of purpose and don’t make sense, said former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

Moderna is looking for ways to attack variants, company chairman says

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One of the biggest concerns on the mind of Dr. Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman of Moderna, is variants.

Fire kills 18 COVID-19 patients in India hospital as country reports more than 400,000...

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A fire killed 18 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in the western Indian state of Gujarat on Saturday, as the country reported more than 400,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time.

Russia nearly doubles estimate of COVID deaths for March

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Russia’s death toll from COVID-19 grew to 23,715 in March, up 86% compared with early official reports, as the government says it’s handling the pandemic as well or better than most countries.

Western Europe’s record vaccinations raise hopes worst is over

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Western Europe is heading toward a critical phase in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic as accelerating vaccination rates open up the prospect of easing lockdowns and reviving economies.

‘Insane and dangerous’: Inside the Miami school that told teachers not to get vaccinated

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Long before Miami's Centner Academy ignited a national uproar by telling teachers not to get COVID-19 vaccinations, contrary to all credible scientific advice, the school's husband-and-wife founders were determined to do things exactly as they pleased, for better or worse.

Biden bans travel from India as coronavirus cases surge

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President Joe Biden banned most travel to the U.S. from India as the country struggles to combat the worst surge of coronavirus cases in the world.

CDC: Wearing masks outside not necessary for vaccinated people

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The Biden administration said Tuesday there’s no need for people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear face masks while outdoors unless they are in crowded, large-group settings.

Frustration builds on world’s longest border as Canada goes slow

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau has a border problem. Like his counterpart in the White House, he’s being pummeled by his political opponents for it. Canada’s land border with the U.S., the world’s longest, has been shut to many foreign travelers for more than 13 months.

The end of US mass vaccination is coming sooner than later

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After three months of vaccination across the U.S., a majority of American adults have gotten shots, and the effort will soon shift from mass inoculation to mop-up.

South Korea secures vaccines for nearly twice its population

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South Korea has secured enough vaccines to inoculate almost its entire population — twice.

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