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Rare fungal infections that destroy eyeballs and kill are on the rise in India

Enlarge / A health worker exits an ambulance outside a quarantine center in the Goregaon suburb of Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg As the pandemic coronavirus continues to ravage India, doctors are reporting a disturbing uptick in cases of a rare, potentially fatal fungal infection among people recovered or recovering …

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9,000 fliers may have had reused swabs jammed up their noses in Indonesia

Enlarge / BANGKA BELITUNG ISLANDS, INDONESIA – DECEMBER 21, 2020: Health workers carry out a rapid antigen test on a passenger at Deapti Amir Airport, Pangkal Pinang City. Getty | Roni Bayu Since last December, more than 9,000 airline passengers who took a coronavirus rapid test as they flew out of Kualanamu International Airport in …

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Biden shifts strategy as national vaccination rate continues to slow

Enlarge / US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg By July 4—two months from today—the Biden administration wants to have 70 percent of American adults vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 160 …

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To entice vaccine-hesitant, Biden touts maskless activities for vaccinated

Enlarge / President Joe Biden speaks on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday updated masking guidelines for people who have been fully vaccinated, now saying that they no longer need to wear a mask …

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Contractor that ruined 15M doses of J&J vaccine is holding up vaccine to India

Enlarge / Funeral pyres of people who died of COVID-19 being prepared simultaneously at Gazipur crematorium on April 26, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Getty | Raj K Raj India’s skyrocketing surge of COVID-19 cases has launched the country into the most harrowing crisis yet in the pandemic. While international aid pours into the country, …

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COVID-19 vaccinations declining even though all US adults are eligible

Enlarge / Nurses wait at empty tables for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in Gardena, California, on April 17, 2021. Getty | Patrick Fallon Though COVID-19 vaccines are now open to all US adults, vaccinations in the country are on the decline. …

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Pause of J&J vaccine was the right call, say 88% of polled Americans

Enlarge / General exterior view of the head office of Janssen pharmaceutical company on April 15, 2021 in Leiden, Netherlands. Getty | BSR Agency About 88 percent of Americans support the pause of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, and the pause did not increase vaccine hesitancy, according to fresh data from the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus poll. …

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At 38.5% vaccinated, US may be running low on people eager for a shot

Enlarge / Residents wear protective masks while waiting to be vaccinated at a West Virginia United Health System COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg The US logged another 4 million or so vaccinations Friday, bringing the total doses administered in the country over 200 million at …

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99.992% of fully vaccinated people have dodged COVID, CDC data shows

Enlarge / Residents wait in an observation area after receiving Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccination site in Richmond, California on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg Cases of COVID-19 are extremely rare among people who are fully vaccinated, according to a new data analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among more …

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US COVID cases “disturbingly high” as Michigan sees dire spike

Enlarge / A sign requiring protective face masks in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg Even as the pace of vaccination in the US nears a heartening 3 million per day, the country hovers on the brink of a fourth surge, with current cases lingering at a “disturbingly high level,” according …

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