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Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Learn More


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'War has changed', CDC says, calling for new response to Delta variant

(Reuters) - The "war has changed" against COVID-19 because of the highly contagious Delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking. More »


Johnson & Johnson not liable for Illinois woman's death in talc case

(Reuters) - An Illinois jury on Friday refused to hold Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman's death from ovarian cancer, which her family blamed on decades of using its talc-based powders. More »


FDA okays Regeneron COVID-19 antibody as preventive in high-risk settings

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's COVID-19 antibody cocktail, enabling its use as a preventive treatment for the illness in certain people. More »


U.S. commuters uneasy as Delta variant threatens return to workplaces

NEW YORK/ATLANTA (Reuters) - The fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus is worrying some U.S. commuters who are already back on crowded buses and subway cars as corporate America attempts a greater return to the workplace after more than a year of pandemic disruption. More »


Royal Caribbean says six guests onboard ship test positive for COVID-19

(Reuters) - U.S. cruise liner Royal Caribbean Group said on Friday six guests on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship had  tested positive for COVID-19 during routine testing. More »


CDC says Americans should wear masks in 73.8% of U.S. counties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that 73.8% of U.S. counties had transmission rates of COVID-19 high enough to warrant indoor masking in public spaces and should immediately resume the policy. More »


White House says average number of people getting COVID-19 vaccination shots is up 30%

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday the average number of people getting COVID-19 vaccination shots is up 30% at a time when the Delta variant of the coronavirus blazes through parts of the United States. More »


First COVID-19 vaccines donated by Britain head to Guyana and Belize

LONDON (Reuters) - The first contingent of COVID-19 vaccines donated by Britain to help tackle the pandemic around the world left London's Heathrow airport on Friday bound for Guyana and Belize, the government said. More »


Florida governor to order schools to allow parents to decide on masks

(Reuters) - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Friday he planned to issue an executive order giving parents the right to decide whether their children will wear a mask at school, a move that would thwart mandates put in place in two of the state's counties. More »


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