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The COVID-19 crisis could reshape public health for the better

Few are happy with how the COVID-19 pandemic was handled in the United States in its first year: staggering infection rates, hospitals running out of beds, a death toll that topped 500,000 (as of March 1, 2021). Restaurants ...

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Southern California goes into virus lockdown

Southern California went into a strict lockdown Monday, with more than 20 million people under stay-at-home orders triggered after hospitals faced being overwhelmed by record COVID-19 cases.

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Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist

The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as many of their counterparts ...

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Europe tightens restrictions as virus hospitalizations rise

Coronavirus cases hit new daily highs this week in Russia, and Germany and the U.K. announced plans Tuesday to expand virus testing as European countries battled rapidly increasing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.

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Haircuts and golf in Melbourne as virus curbs ease

Residents of Australia's second-biggest city flocked to salons and golf courses Monday as some stay-at-home restrictions were eased after coronavirus infection rates fell.

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Second coronavirus wave unlikely in Denmark: top expert

A second wave of the new coronavirus is unlikely in Denmark as the reproduction rate has stayed below a key threshold since restrictions were eased a month ago, a top health expert said Tuesday.

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Masks mandatory on Spain public transport as easing begins

Masks became mandatory on public transport and small businesses began accepting customers by appointment on Monday as Spain moved towards a commercial reopening for the first time since the virus lockdown began in mid-March.

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