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Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID pill
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Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID pill

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move…
COVID-19 in Egypt: 889 new cases, 48 deaths on Monday
Egypt

COVID-19 in Egypt: 889 new cases, 48 deaths on Monday

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Monday reported 889 new coronavirus cases, 48 deaths, and 755 recoveries. A total…
China urges faster COVID-19 testing amid latest outbreak
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China urges faster COVID-19 testing amid latest outbreak

BEIJING, Oct 26 (Reuters) – China is demanding faster and more accessible COVID-19 testing services in its latest effort to…
New Zealand expands vaccine mandate to 40% of all workers
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New Zealand expands vaccine mandate to 40% of all workers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government said Tuesday it will expand a vaccine mandate to include thousands of…
China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread
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China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the…
African effort to replicate mRNA vaccine targets disparities
Middle East

African effort to replicate mRNA vaccine targets disparities

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a pair of Cape Town warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked sterile…
Friday prayers resume in Tehran after nearly two-year hiatus due to COVID-19
Middle East

Friday prayers resume in Tehran after nearly two-year hiatus due to COVID-19

Oct 22 (Reuters) – Mass Friday prayers resumed in Tehran after a 20-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state…
COVID-19 in Egypt: 885 new cases, 44 deaths on Friday
Egypt

COVID-19 in Egypt: 885 new cases, 44 deaths on Friday

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Friday reported 885 new coronavirus cases, 44 deaths, and 713 recoveries. A total…
FDA says benefits outweigh risks for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children
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FDA says benefits outweigh risks for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that the…
COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots
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COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next…
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