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Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

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Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Now that most legislatures are back in session, a new type of pushback is taking root: misinformation.

Israel approves plan to vaccinate West Bank laborers

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Israel on Sunday announced plans to vaccinate tens of thousands of Palestinians who work inside Israel and its West Bank settlements, at a time of vast disparities in access to vaccines between the Israeli and Palestinian populations.

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

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The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

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Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S.

The Latest: Biden, businesses to reinforce virus advice

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The Biden administration and major U.S. business organizations are launching a joint educational campaign to reinforce basic COVID-19 do’s and don’ts with their customers and employees.

Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?

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The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials are girding for the question: Which one is best?

Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.

Asia Today: 1st vaccines reach arms in S. Korea, Hong Kong

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South Korea administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities Friday, launching a mass immunization campaign that health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year.

Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant

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Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll, which surpassed 250,000 on Thursday, is the world’s second-highest for the same reason its second wave has yet to fade: Prevention was never made a priority.

The Latest: China OKs 2 more virus vaccines for wider use

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China has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use, adding to its growing arsenal of shots.

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

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How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

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February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.

California tops 50,000 virus deaths, including 806 in L.A.

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Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic.

Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

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The U.S. military began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and announced that service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week.

The Latest: Biden plans to get face masks to hard-hit areas

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President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus.

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Asia Today: 1st vaccines reach arms in S. Korea, Hong Kong

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South Korea administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities Friday, launching a mass immunization campaign that health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year.