Category Archives: Health & Fitness

White House COVID-19 Response Team Press Briefing 11:00 AM ET

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, at 11:00 AM ET, the White House COVID-19 Response Team and federal public health officials will hold a press briefing to provide updates on the COVID-19 response effort. Participants will include: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the…

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WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization on Monday called for a two-month moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a means of reducing global vaccine inequality and preventing the emergence of new coronavirus variants. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Hungary’s capital, Budapest, that he was…

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Fraudulent “COVID-19 Compensation Lottery Prize” scam, falsely alleges association with WHO and others

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) has been made aware of correspondences being circulated by scammers (acting under the name of Capital Finance, Inc. London), falsely notifying recipients of such correspondences that they have been selected as a beneficiary/winner of a US$1 million lottery compensation prize payment for losses and damages suffered as a…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Promotes World Vitiligo Day in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – State Rep. Daisy Morales’s inaugural World Vitiligo Day celebration at Orlando City Hall Friday embodied the word poignant. From the three governmental proclamations and Rep. Morales’s Florida House of Representatives Resolution 8053 to the strong, brave vitiligo activists sharing their personal stories, the audience was quiet, eagerly absorbing every word.…

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Orange County Commission Board Meeting Recap: Earth Day, COVID-19 Response, Gun Violence Prevention

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The Orange County Board of County Commissioners met on April 13, 2021, with the first item of business being the reading of a proclamation by Jeff Williamson, Manager – Communictions Division, declaring April 22, 2021, as Earth Day in Orange County. The proclamation was given to David Jones, Manager – Environmental…

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WHO Draft Report Says Animals Likely Source of COVID-19

BEIJING (AP) — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings offer little new…

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