COVID-19

Thailand Virus Infections Hit Record as Vaccine Rollout Stutters

Thailand Virus Infections Hit Record as Vaccine Rollout Stutters

Thailand recorded its highest number of coronavirus infections Thursday since the pandemic began after Bangkok prisons were found riddled with COVID-19, threatening an extension of a partial lockdown of the country that is hammering the economy. The latest wave of the virus emerged in April, dynamized by clusters at nightspots …

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Europe Emerging From Dark Coronavirus Months

Europe Emerging From Dark Coronavirus Months

After dark months struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, Europe is finally hitting its stride, with vaccinations and economies picking up, countries emerging from lockdowns, and even opening their borders to foreign tourists. For Maison Nomade, the recent journey under France’s lockdown has been tough. Now, this vegetarian restaurant in northern …

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Europe Emerges from Dark Coronavirus Months 

After dark months struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, Europe is finally hitting its stride with vaccinations and economies picking up and countries emerging from lockdowns and reopening their borders to foreign tourists. But as Lisa Bryant reports from Paris, there is still a lot of uncertainty.

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CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Back to Normal Life

CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Back to Normal Life

Health officials are recommending lifting most COVID-19 restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated. That means no more masks or social distancing, indoors or outdoors, according to updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that …

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CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Largely Ditch Masks Indoors

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Largely Ditch Masks Indoors

In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.  The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded …

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Johnson ‘Anxious’ Over Rise of Variant From India in UK

Johnson ‘Anxious’ Over Rise of Variant From India in UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced anxiety Thursday about a rise in the U.K. of the coronavirus variant first identified in India, after a closely monitored study of infections in England found it becoming more prevalent — just as the next big easing of lockdown restrictions is to begin.  “It …

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Explainer: How COVID-19 Vaccines Will Work for Kids in US

Children ages 12 and older can now roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., offering parents and schools a chance to relax their pandemic precautions and bringing the country a step closer to controlling the virus.   A government advisory committee recommended Pfizer’s vaccine for children 12 …

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Spain Promises Ambitious Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America  

Spain Promises Ambitious Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America  

Spain has promised to donate 7.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Latin American and Caribbean countries this summer as its vaccine diplomacy contrasts with the more cautious approach taken by the United States.    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pledged to ship between 5% and 10% of the country’s total …

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