COVID-19

Powell’s Age and Cancer Bout Left Him Vulnerable to COVID-19

Powell’s Age and Cancer Bout Left Him Vulnerable to COVID-19

Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to many Americans until more of the population is immunized.  Powell, a four-star general who became the first Black secretary of state and chairman of …

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Case for COVID Boosters and Vaccine Mandates in US

Case for COVID Boosters and Vaccine Mandates in US

Recently, a U.S. advisory panel unanimously endorsed booster shots of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for adults over the age of 18. The move comes as vaccines and public health protocols in the United States remain politically charged issues. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports.  Produced by:  Arash Arabasadi

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The Case for COVID Boosters and Vaccine Mandates in US

The Case for COVID Boosters and Vaccine Mandates in US

Recently, a U.S. advisory panel unanimously endorsed booster shots of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for adults over the age of 18. The move comes as vaccines and public health protocols in the United States remain politically charged issues. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports.

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Fauci Defends Coronavirus Vaccination Mandates

Fauci Defends Coronavirus Vaccination Mandates

U.S. President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser on Sunday defended vaccination mandates to combat the coronavirus, dismissing objections from conservative Republican state governors that they infringe on people’s freedom to control their  health care. “When you are in a public health crisis, sometimes unusual situations require unusual actions,” Dr. Anthony …

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Zimbabwe Government: No COVID-19 Shot, No Work, No Pay 

Zimbabwe Government: No COVID-19 Shot, No Work, No Pay 

Union leaders have angrily reacted to the Zimbabwean government’s announcement Sunday that workers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be allowed at work and will not be paid. This is seen as part of efforts to deal with high vaccination hesitancy in the southern African nation. …

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