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Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe.
Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in US

Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in US

NEW YORK (AP) — There is now a second COVID-19 option for kids ages 6 to 17 in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced it is recommending Moderna shots as an option for school-age kids and teens.

Germany to charge most citizens for COVID-19 rapid tests

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will start charging for rapid COVID-19 tests that were previously free, though vulnerable groups will be exempt from the fee.
COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday
Fauci says he's 'example' for COVID-19 vaccinations

Fauci says he's 'example' for COVID-19 vaccinations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, says his COVID-19 recovery is an “example” for the nation on the protection offered by vaccines and boosters.
Gilbert said De Grasse's big-game mentality will help him at post-COVID worlds

Gilbert said De Grasse's big-game mentality will help him at post-COVID worlds

LANGLEY, B.C. — Glenroy Gilbert is confident Andre De Grasse's positive COVID-19 won't derail his performance at next month's world track and field championships.
Saskatchewan to start reporting COVID-19 data once a month

Saskatchewan to start reporting COVID-19 data once a month

REGINA — Saskatchewan will soon be reporting COVID-19 data once a month, shifting away from its current weekly report. The government says it is moving toward a monthly schedule as the rate of COVID-19 infection falls.
Birx describes a White House divided on COVID response

Birx describes a White House divided on COVID response

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of clear, concise and consistent messaging about the seriousness of the novel coronavirus in the earliest months of its spread created a false sense of security among Americans that the pandemic would not be serious and resul
Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

NEW YORK (AP) — An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine option for kids ages 6 to 17 Thursday. Advisers to the U.S.
Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based Publix grocery store chain is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5 but has not explained its decision.