Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU lifts mask recommendation for air travel as pandemic ebbs

The European Union will no longer recommend medical masks be worn at airports and on planes starting next week amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the bloc, though member states can still require them, officials ...

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German health minister: no 'freedom day' from COVID yet

Germany's health minister said Friday that it's too soon to declare a 'freedom day' from COVID-19 as the virus continues to run rampant, claiming hundreds of lives each day.

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What's our 'new normal' as COVID recedes?

After two years of wearing masks and avoiding indoor crowds, navigating the next phase of the pandemic in South Florida can feel especially difficult.

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Ditching distancing could risk vaccine-resistant virus strains

Maintaining social distancing policies as vaccines are being rolled out may prevent the evolution of vaccine-resistant strains of SARS-CoV-2, suggests a mathematical biology study published in Nature Human Behaviour.

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CDC close to new guidance on COVID restrictions

Updated criteria to guide COVID-19 restrictions will be announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later this week or early next week, according to a CDC scientist involved in the process.

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