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Hong Kong to tighten COVID-19 rules, seeks to open to China

Hong Kong will tighten COVID-19 restrictions despite its lack of outbreaks to align with China’s policies and increase chances of…

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China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population…

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COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

Tumbling COVID-19 case counts have some schools around the U.S. considering relaxing their mask rules, but deaths nationally have been…

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CDC extends cruise line health rules until mid-January

Federal health officials are extending until mid-January its rules that cruise ships must follow to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks ByThe Associated…

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Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11

Moderna says its low-dose COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP…

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EU drug regulator OKs booster doses of Moderna’s COVID shot

The European Medicines Agency said a booster dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine “can be considered” in people aged 18 and…

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US details new international COVID-19 travel requirements

The Biden administration is detailing its new international COVID-19 air travel polices for most foreign travelers to the U By…

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Russia marks another record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has reported another daily record of confirmed coronavirus cases as a surge in infections has prompted the Kremlin to…

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Dutch government looking at reintroducing COVID-19 measures

The Dutch government is seeking advice from a panel of experts on whether it needs to reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions amid…

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Merck asks EU regulator to authorize pill that treats COVID

Pharmaceutical company Merck has asked the European Medicines Agency to authorize its COVID-19 antiviral treatment ByThe Associated Press October 25,…

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