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WHO chief says China still hasn't provided raw Covid-19 data, hindering investigation into origin of the virus

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China still hasn't handed over raw Covid-19 case data that the World Health Organization requested in early 2020, undermining a probe into how the virus emerged amid rising speculation that it leaked from a Chinese lab.
Beijing's failure to provide the requested data has been one of the challenges hindering the WHO's efforts to study Covid-19's origin, the group's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told reporters on Thursday in Geneva. “Now we have designed the second phase of the study, and we are asking, actually, China to be transparent, open and cooperate, especially on the...
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Treasury Secretary Yellen says the Federal Reserve has done a ‘good job' under Powell

Treasury Secretary Yellen says the Federal Reserve has done a ‘good job' under Powell

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen offered praise for the Federal Reserve during the Covid-19 crisis under the direction of Chair Powell.
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US steps up fight against COVID-19 misinformation

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The effort comes as the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations has slowed throughout the US, due in part to false claims.
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Comedian Gabriel ‘Fluffy' Iglesias tests positive for COVID on his birthday, cancels shows

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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus, he said Thursday.
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A COVID-19 vaccine isn't available for kids yet. Here's why

A COVID-19 vaccine isn't available for kids yet. Here's why

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With many schools across the U.S. just weeks away from reopening for the fall, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna are still doing clinical trials to see how vaccines work in children under 12.
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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias says he has COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, cancels shows

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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias announced that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19, despite having been previously vaccinated for the disease.
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At the recent CPAC, attendees celebrated the failure of Biden's goal to...

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China sanctions Wilbur Ross, others in response to U.S. warnings on Hong Kong

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