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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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AstraZeneca Confirms Strong Vaccine Protection After US Rift

CAMBRIDGE, UK (AP) — AstraZeneca insists that its COVID-19 vaccine is strongly effective even after counting additional illnesses in its U.S. study, the latest in an extraordinary public dispute with American officials. In a late-night news release Wednesday, the drugmaker said it had analyzed more data from that study and concluded the vaccine is 76%…

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CDC Changes School Guidance, Allowing Desks to be Closer

NEW YORK (AP) — Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies, lunch or chorus practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.…

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AstraZeneca Vaccinations Resume in Europe After Clot Scare

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Countries across Europe resumed vaccinations with the AstraZeneca shot on Friday, as leaders sought to reassure their populations it is safe following brief suspensions that cast doubt on a vaccine that is critical to ending the coronavirus pandemic. The British and French prime ministers rolled up their sleeves, as did a…

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State Rep. Morales Urges Governor DeSantis for More Vaccinators and 24-Hour COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – With President Biden’s recent announcement to have every adult vaccinated by the end of May, Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) sent Governor Ron DeSantis a letter Friday calling for him to invoke his emergency powers to ease regulations for a wider range of health care workers to put more COVID-19 vaccines in arms more quickly in order to win…

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Florida Governor Faces Growing Charges of Vaccine Favoritism

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving vaccinations as early as mid -January, giving ammunition to critics who say the Republican governor is favoring wealthy constituents over ordinary Floridians. The revelations were…

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CVS Offering Virus Vaccine to Florida Teachers Under 50

MIAMI (AP) — The CVS Pharmacy chain is vaccinating Florida teachers under age 50, circumventing state orders that continue to limit coronavirus inoculations to those over that age. The chain also began vaccinating day care and preschool teachers Wednesday, even though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has not yet opened the vaccination program to them. CVS…

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