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FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall

FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall

At least some U.S. adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it's time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants.
2021 Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini out with COVID-19

2021 Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini out with COVID-19

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Matteo Berrettini , last year's runner-up at Wimbledon , dropped out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament hours before he was scheduled to play his first-round match Tuesday, saying that he tested positive for COVID-19 .
COVID: Paris court rules govt failed to stockpile face masks

COVID: Paris court rules govt failed to stockpile face masks

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court ruled on Tuesday that the French government failed to sufficiently stock up on surgical masks at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and prevent the virus from spreading.
China reduces quarantine for people arriving from abroad

China reduces quarantine for people arriving from abroad

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday announced an easing of its quarantine requirement for people arriving from abroad but stopped short of lifting what remains a stringent COVID-19 policy compared to most other countries.

EU countries prolong COVID-19 certificates amid rising cases

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries approved Tuesday extending the use of COVID-19 certificates by one year until the end of June 2023 as cases of the deadly virus start to grow again ahead of the summer holiday season.
Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home.
WHO adviser says G7 leaders must prioritize COVID-19 or face economic harm, unrest

WHO adviser says G7 leaders must prioritize COVID-19 or face economic harm, unrest

OTTAWA — G7 leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, must make ending the COVID-19 pandemic a critical part of their summit in Germany, said a senior adviser to the director general at the World Health Organization. Dr.
Nova Scotians aged 50 and older can soon get a second COVID-19 booster dose

Nova Scotians aged 50 and older can soon get a second COVID-19 booster dose

HALIFAX — All Nova Scotians aged 50 and older will be able to access second COVID-19 boosters by next week, though public health recommends people under 70 wait until the fall before getting another shot.
Wimbledon Queue returns 3 years later after COVID-19 hiatus

Wimbledon Queue returns 3 years later after COVID-19 hiatus

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — “They want to know if they can drink,” went the inquiry from one card distributor to a steward at Wimbledon Park as hundreds of tents in all hues dotted the still-green grass.
US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match recent changes of the shape-shifting coronavirus.