Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EXPLAINER: What do we know about booster shots for COVID-19?

U.S. health officials plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots to vaccinated Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines' effectiveness is declining. A look at what we ...

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More protection: US likely to authorize COVID booster shots

After struggling for months to persuade Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials could soon face a fresh challenge: talking vaccinated people into getting booster shots to gain longer-lasting protection ...

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Los Angeles County to require vaccines in indoor bars

Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, lounges and nightclubs next month.

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Post-monsoon fever outbreak kills over 100 in Indian state

Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday.

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Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious ...

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COVID surge pushes much of Idaho toward medical rationing

Idaho's public health officials say crisis standards of care are imminent for the state's most populated region as hospitals continue to be overrun with unvaccinated coronavirus patients.

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Indian state battered by COVID now on alert for Nipah virus

The southern Indian state of Kerala is quickly ramping up efforts to stop a potential outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus, even as the state continues to battle the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.

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