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COVID-19 live updates: San Francisco announces new mask guidelines

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San Francisco now says vaccinated people can take their masks off outside unless they are in a large gathering.
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EU drug regulator launches real-time review of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine

EU drug regulator launches real-time review of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine

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The European medicines regulator has started a real-time review of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine, with the drug becoming the first Chinese-developed jab to be evaluated by the bloc.
The launch of the so-called “rolling review” was announced by the European Medicines Agency on Tuesday.
“The... decision to start the rolling review is based on preliminary results from laboratory studies and clinical studies. These studies suggest that the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and may help protect against the disease,” the EMA said...
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The European Union's drug regulator has started reviewing the efficacy and safety of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

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White House races to clear rent relief logjam as mass evictions loom

White House races to clear rent relief logjam as mass evictions loom

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The pandemic crisis is finally winding down for much of the country, with both vaccinations and the economy surging. But the Covid-19 housing crisis hasn't even hit yet, and Washington's efforts to head it off have stalled.
A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire June 30, leaving millions of tenants facing long-term damage to their credit and the potential loss of their homes if they can't scrape together more than a year's worth of back rent. Now, the Biden administration is racing to end a bottleneck that has prevented state and local governments from distributing nearly $50...
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Wake County COVID-19 clinics open for walk-in, drive-thru vaccinations

Wake County COVID-19 clinics open for walk-in, drive-thru vaccinations

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With no appointments and simplified forms, Wake County is making an effort to making getting the COVID-19 vaccine as easy as possible.
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COVID-19 vaccinations could begin for teens early next week

COVID-19 vaccinations could begin for teens early next week

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for young adults age 12 and older by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.
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China administers 279 million Covid-19 vaccines in fight against virus

China administers 279 million Covid-19 vaccines in fight against virus

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The Chinese authorities have administered nearly 280 million vaccines, surpassing the US, in an effort to inoculate 40% of its population by the end of June.
In an update on May 4, the Chinese government announced that, as of Monday, 279.05 million vaccines had been administered by the health authorities in the fight against Covid-19. The figure equates to around 19 doses per 100 people, although most individuals will require at least two shots, depending on which vaccines are being administered.
China has now administered more vaccines than the US, as Beijing's inoculation program picks...
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New chaperone policy in place at Kennywood

New chaperone policy in place at Kennywood

Kennywood will now require anyone under the age of 17 at the park after 4 p.m. to be accompanied by an adult chaperone at least 21 years or older. Read more ...

UK vaccination committee says under-40s should opt for alternative to blood...

UK vaccination committee says under-40s should opt for alternative to blood clot-linked AstraZeneca. unless it causes ‘delays'

The UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has advised that under-40s be vaccinated with an alternative to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab due to cases of blood... Read more ...

Bomb blast puts former Maldives president in hospital, as he undergoes...

Bomb blast puts former Maldives president in hospital, as he undergoes surgery to treat shrapnel wounds

Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives and the current speaker of the country's parliament, is undergoing surgery after suffering shrapnel wounds following a... Read more ...

Pfizer becomes first company to ask FDA for full approval of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer becomes first company to ask FDA for full approval of COVID-19 vaccine

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Big U.S. job gain expected, if employers found enough workers

Big U.S. job gain expected, if employers found enough workers

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In A Grief-Filled Year, Brands From Etsy To Pandora Let You Skip Mother's...

In A Grief-Filled Year, Brands From Etsy To Pandora Let You Skip Mother's Day Emails

The small but growing trend is seen as a welcome acknowledgement of people who are grieving, as well as a sign that email marketing is becoming increasingly personalized and... Read more ...

National Guard equipment stolen during several car break-ins in Morgan Park

National Guard equipment stolen during several car break-ins in Morgan Park

CHICAGO - Military weapons and equipment were stolen from at least two Illinois National Guard cars in Morgan Park during several car break-ins, according to a Chicago police... Read more ...

After All-Night Session, Texas House Approves New GOP-Backed Election Law

After All-Night Session, Texas House Approves New GOP-Backed Election Law

The bill was criticized by Democrats, progressive groups, and voting rights advocates as "voter suppression." Republicans view it as "sensible election integrity legislation." Read more ...

Germany appears to have ‘broken' 3rd wave of Covid, says health minister, as...

Germany appears to have ‘broken' 3rd wave of Covid, says health minister, as 900k vaccine shots administered in one day

Germany's health minister has suggested that country has beaten the third wave of Covid-19, which prompted authorities to bring in new restrictions on social distancing, as the... Read more ...

Opposition & human rights groups brand bloody Rio favela raid a ‘massacre'...

Opposition & human rights groups brand bloody Rio favela raid a ‘massacre', demand probe into possible extrajudicial killings

Human rights groups and Brazilian opposition politicians have denounced one of the deadliest police raids at a Rio de Janeiro favela, which saw 25 killed. They have demanded an... Read more ...