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Efforts to make protective medical gear in US falling flat

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit the U.S., sales of window coverings at Halcyon Shades quickly went dark. So the suburban St. Louis business did what hundreds of other small manufacturers did: It pivoted to make protective ...

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Two years into COVID-19, where do we go from here?

Precisely two years ago last week, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York as it quickly became clear that the state had become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Days later, the World Health ...

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First human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) in Europe

Following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) in a flock of around 125 Muscovy ducks in a domestic setting in South West England on 22 December 2021, the virus was later also confirmed in the asymptomatic ...

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Lockdowns hit Pacific islands as COVID-19 defences falter

Lockdowns in Samoa and the Solomon Islands were extended Tuesday as COVID-19 outbreaks worsened in remote Pacific island nations that have previously held the pandemic at bay.

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