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With COVID surging, Los Angeles may soon require masks

Nick Barragan is used to wearing a mask because his job in the Hollywood film industry has long required it. So he won't be fazed if the county that's home to Tinseltown soon becomes the first major population center this ...


Prices for new brand-name prescription drugs spike

A new study out of Brigham and Women's Hospital shows how newly marketed brand-name drugs in the U.S. are driving up health care spending, resulting in "detrimental effects for patient access and affordability."


Africa CDC: Continent on course to vaccinate 70% this year

The African continent is on course to reach its target of vaccinating at least 70% of its population against COVID-19 by the end of 2022, the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters on ...

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PAHO: Omicron to become dominant variant in Americas shortly

The Pan American Health Organization said Wednesday it expects omicron to become the predominant coronavirus variant in the Americas in the coming weeks, where confirmed cases have reached record levels.

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UK says omicron to become its dominant variant within days

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout Great Britain and is likely to become the dominant form of the disease across the country by the middle of this month, the U.K. Health Security Agency said Friday.

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WHO Europe warns of possible surge in COVID deaths ahead

The World Health Organization's Europe office says projections show its 53-country region could face another 700,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic by next spring, topping 2 million in total.

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