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The Latest: Study: Antibody drug may help prevent virus

INDIANAPOLIS — Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug helped prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes…

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Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods

NEW YORK — Lani Muller doesn’t have to visit a doctor’s office to help test an experimental COVID-19 vaccine —…

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New CDC director takes over beleaguered agency amid crisis

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus swept across the globe last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sank…

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California sees hopeful signs as counties fight for vaccines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Vaccine supply issues continued to plague California on Tuesday even as other indicators about the spread of…

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‘Shameful’: US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case…

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Biden’s incoming CDC director says Trump administration has ‘muzzled’ scientists: ‘I have to fix that’

Rochelle Walensky, who has been nominated to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks after…

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Dutch govt to beef up lockdown amid fears about new variants

The Dutch government says it needs to beef up lockdown measures “as soon as possible” to rein in the spread…

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WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that…

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The Latest: Swiss quarantine 2 hotels over new virus variant

BERLIN — BERLIN — Swiss authorities say they have placed two hotels under quarantine and ordered all guests and employees…

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The Latest: Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak

BEIJING — A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and…

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