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New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild

New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild

Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab.
Doctor: Biden's COVID symptoms 'almost completely resolved'

Doctor: Biden's COVID symptoms 'almost completely resolved'

WASHINGTON (AP) — During what could be President Joe Biden's last day of isolating after his coronavirus infection, he confronted a classic work-from-home problem that Americans have endured around the country since the pandemic began.
Appeals court upholds Texas block on school mask mandates

Appeals court upholds Texas block on school mask mandates

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order that forbids school districts from imposing mask mandates on schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has been upheld by a divided federal appeals court panel.

Austria ends COVID-19 quarantine for those with no symptoms

BERLIN (AP) — People infected with COVID-19 will no longer have to quarantine themselves in Austria if they don't exhibit any symptoms, the country's health minister announced Tuesday.

German life expectancy decreased during pandemic years

BERLIN (AP) — Average life expectancy in Germany dropped noticeably between 2019 and 2021, the national statistics office said Tuesday, a change that it attributed to unusually high numbers of deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.
Micronesia's first COVID-19 outbreak balloons, causing alarm

Micronesia's first COVID-19 outbreak balloons, causing alarm

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Micronesia's first outbreak of COVID-19 grew in one week to more than 1,000 cases by Tuesday, causing alarm in the Pacific island nation.
Biden 'feeling better every day' as he recovers from COVID

Biden 'feeling better every day' as he recovers from COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that he's “feeling better every day” as he recovers from his coronavirus infection , and the White House planned a summit on Tuesday to discuss developing a new generation of vaccines that could more

Murkowski says she has tested positive for COVID-19

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday that she recently tested positive for COVID-19. She made the announcement on the social media.
As kids under five start getting COVID-19 vaccines, Quebec urged to change messaging

As kids under five start getting COVID-19 vaccines, Quebec urged to change messaging

MONTREAL — A pediatrician at a children's hospital in Montreal said Monday the government needs to do more to promote the benefits of vaccinating young children against COVID-19.
Some schools hit hard by virus make few changes for new year

Some schools hit hard by virus make few changes for new year

As a new school year approaches, COVID-19 infections are again on the rise, fueled by highly transmissible variants, filling families with dread.