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US to begin distributing 400m free N95 masks to pharmacies and health centers
Biden administration’s latest effort to combat surge in cases caused by Omicron variant

Jessica Glenza and agencies

24, Jan, 2022 @5:42 PM

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Public health experts say schools are safe – but districts struggle to convince parents and teachers
Closing schools won’t curb transmission, pediatricians say, and the risk of learning loss is too great

Jessica Glenza

23, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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US hospitals struggle as Omicron Covid surge delays other treatments
CDC director stresses need for full vaccination as data shows vulnerabilty of those without and ER backlogs stretch for hours

Jessica Glenza and agencies

23, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Coronavirus live: Japan and Poland report record cases; Germany seven-day rate at new high
Concerns about new Omicron offshoot in England; France to bring in strict restrictions for unvaccinated people

Léonie Chao-Fong and Jedidajah Otte

23, Jan, 2022 @12:06 AM

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Virginia woman charged for threats to ‘bring every gun’ over school mask rule
At a board meeting on Covid mitigation strategies, the woman said, ‘My children will not come to school with masks on’

Jessica Glenza

22, Jan, 2022 @5:35 PM

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Sinema speaks out against filibuster reform after House sends voting rights bill to Senate – as it happened
Biden says ‘I don’t know whether we can get this done’ on voting rights bill – follow all the latest news

Maanvi Singh and Joan E Greve

14, Jan, 2022 @12:53 AM

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Omicron so contagious most Americans will get Covid, top US health officials say
FDA head Janet Woodcock says most people will become infected, while Fauci says variant will ‘ultimately find just about everybody’

Jessica Glenza

12, Jan, 2022 @9:22 PM

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Children still lagging in routine immunisations after gap caused by pandemic
Existing racial and income disparities in protection against diseases like measles and whooping cough widened during Covid

Jessica Glenza

29, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Head of US FDA’s advisory group: ‘We never expected Covid vaccines to be so good, so effective’
Dr Arnold Monto says he watched as a vaccine was developed both faster and more effectively than any dared to hope – but says it’s unlikely to give ‘permanent protection’

Jessica Glenza

25, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Why UK has been less keen than US to give Covid jab to children
Differing adult uptakes, healthcare systems and cultures of medicine have played role in approaches

Nicola Davis and Jessica Glenza

15, Dec, 2021 @1:34 PM

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How dismantling Roe v Wade could imperil other ‘core, basic human rights’
Supreme court appears inclined to severely curtail or overturn Roe v Wade after hearing Mississippi case, which could affect gay rights, contraceptives and fertility treatments

Jessica Glenza

11, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Supreme court rules Texas abortion providers can sue over ban but won’t stop law
Justices are allowing the law, the strictest such regulation in America to date, to remain in effect

Jessica Glenza, Ed Pilkington, Gloria Oladipo and agencies

10, Dec, 2021 @4:57 PM

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