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An employee of a local funeral home covers the body of a COVID-19 patient patient who died as he prepares to take it away from a loading dock.

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Are Topping 1,900 a Day

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COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March.
In this April 13, 2021, file photo, a box of Johnson & Johnson vaccines are shown by a pharmacist.

J&J COVID-19 Booster Shot Prompts Strong Response, Company Says

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The company says a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose.

Survivors of Russian University Shooting Airlifted to Moscow

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Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment.
The photo shows the front of an ambulance with its emergency lights on.

NY Volunteer Firefighter Accused of Disclosing Private Medical Information

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A Depew man is accusing a local volunteer fire company of unlawfully allowing his confidential health care information to become public.
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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5 to 11

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Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon.
People stand behind the fence near the Perm State University, in Perm, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Shooting at University in Russia Leaves Eight Dead, 28 Hurt

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A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said.
A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine.

FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Widespread Pfizer Booster Shots

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An influential federal advisory panel has soundly rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans.
A closeup of a beam scale in New York.

Study: Childhood Obesity in U.S. Accelerated during Pandemic

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A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.
In this Sept. 10, 2021 file photo an emergency department sign is photographed at Kootenai Health, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

ID Rations Healthcare as COVID Surge Drags On

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Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization.
Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

Can Kids be Harmed Wearing Masks to Protect Against COVID?

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No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids' health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise.