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More people are getting COVID vaccine boosters than first shots : Shots

Haiti Pierce, 75, receives the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine booster shot from Dr. Tiffany Talia Ferro on Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Monday, October 4, 2021. Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc by Getty Imag Hide captions Toggle caption. Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc by Getty Imag Haiti Pierce, 75, receives the …

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Parents react to CDC endorsement of Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids : NPR

Colin Tune, a 10-year-old high-five pharmacist, received the Pfizer Bio-Tech COVID-19 vaccine for children at Hartford Hospital in Hartford on Tuesday. By Joseph Preziuso / Getty Images AFP Hide captions Toggle caption. By Joseph Preziuso / Getty Images AFP Colin Tune, a 10-year-old high-five pharmacist, received the Pfizer Bio-Tech COVID-19 vaccine for children at Hartford …

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Merck’s COVID-19 antiviral pill is now approved in the U.K. : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The United Kingdom says it is the first country to approve oral antiviral drugs to fight COVID-19. “This is important, because it means that COVID-19 can be administered out of hospital before it reaches critical stage,” said Dr. John Ryan, MHRA’s chief executive. By Justin Tales / Pool / AFP via Getty Images Hide captions …

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The COVID surge was on the decline. Now progress has stalled out : Shots

At the national level, the long-running decline in COVID-19 cases could cover up some of the troubled areas in the upper part of the country. It’s hitting Mountain West states like Colorado, Utah and Wyoming particularly hard, but even parts of the Northeast have seen a worrying increase in cases and hospital admissions. Helen H. …

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Ivermectin has now become a political issue for some Republicans. : Shots

A box and container of ivermectin was set up in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, September 2, 2021. The US Food and Drug Administration has warned Americans to take ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, as a treatment or prevention of Covid-19. Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg by Getty Images Hide captions Toggle caption. Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg by …

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Merck’s COVID-19 antiviral pill is now approved in the U.K. : NPR

The United Kingdom says it is the first country to approve oral antiviral drugs to fight COVID-19. “This is important, because it means that COVID-19 can be administered out of hospital before it reaches critical stage,” said Dr. John Ryan, MHRA’s chief executive. By Justin Tales / Pool / AFP via Getty Images Hide captions …

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Doctors who spread COVID misinformation can easily renew their medical licenses : Shots

Dr. Le Merritt is an orthopedic and spinal surgeon who spreads misinformation about COVID-19. He belongs to a prominent right-wing group known as the Frontline Doctors of America. Screenshot from R. Kellman / Rumble Hide captions Toggle caption. Screenshot from R. Kellman / Rumble For the most part, Dr. Lee Merritt has appeared on talk …

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The U.N. says countries must adapt faster to climate impacts : NPR

On July 26, Xinjiang was one of several places in China’s Hainan Province where severe flooding occurred this year. A United Nations report says the effects of climate change are deteriorating faster than countries can adapt. Deck Kong / AP Hide captions Toggle caption. Deck Kong / AP On July 26, Xinjiang was one of …

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