Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US to lift COVID emergencies—what happens next?

With US COVID-19 deaths averaging 500 a day, down from a peak of more than 3,000 two years ago, the White House plans to end national and public health emergencies on May 11.

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Real-world, rapid COVID-19 testing shows few false positives

(HealthDay)—In a Canadian employer screening program, the overall rate of false-positive results using rapid antigen test screens for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is very low, according to ...

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China outbreak prompts major business shutdown, restrictions

China's economically important Zhejiang province wrestled on Tuesday with a COVID outbreak that has caused some districts to shut down businesses and left hundreds of thousands of people facing quarantine or other restrictions.

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Florida board reverses mask mandate, complies with DeSantis

A South Florida school district that voted last week to require facial coverings when in-person learning resumes this month now says it will comply with Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order preventing mask mandates in schools, ...

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Iran's daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region's largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge.

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Putin says no plans for new lockdown despite record virus surge

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday there were no plans for a new lockdown in Russia even as officials registered a record surge in coronavirus infections and several regions were suffering "critical" outbreaks.

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