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Tag Archives: COVID-19

Daily COVID cases in U.S. hit all-time high

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The United States recorded a new record high Tuesday, with more than 500,000 new COVID-19 cases reported, according to Johns Hopkins University. According to the database, the U.S. recorded 512,553 positive COVID-19 cases, breaking the all-time record of 294,015 that was set on Jan. 8. CNN and The Washington Post reported that the …

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United and Delta Airlines Forced to Cancel Hundreds of Christmas Eve Flights Due to the Rise of Covid Cases

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Both United and Delta Airlines announced Thursday that an increase of COVID-19 infections had forced them to cancel hundreds of Christmas Eve flights. The cancellations came as the Transportation Safety Administration reported that Christmas traffic is returning to pre-pandemic levels. “The nationwide spike in Omicron cases this week has had …

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FDA authorizes second COVID-19 antiviral pill, Merck’s molnupiravir

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One day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, Paxlovid, the agency on Thursday granted the same emergency use authorization to Merck’s antiviral medication, molnupiravir. Both pills are intended only for people who are at high risk for hospitalization and death from severe …

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