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BEIJING — Around 60,000 people with COVID-19 have died in China since the end of the country's strict zero-COVID policy, according to official figures. The National Health Commission said on Saturday that 5,503 COVID-19 patients had died of respiratory failure since Dec. 8 and 54,435 other deaths had occurred in health facilities from other diseases in combination with a COVID-19 infection. ...

LOS ANGELES — The latest omicron subvariant — perhaps the most infectious yet — has gained a foothold in California, a potentially problematic development given the possibility of a post-holiday spike. However, it’s unclear whether the circulation of this latest strain, XBB.1.5, will alter the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. A slew of alphanumerically designated coronavirus subvariants, ...

LOS ANGELES — You may have come home with it after a recent trip to New England. Or you may have gotten it from that friend or family member who flew in from New York over the holidays. The newest omicron subvariant of concern is XBB.1.5, and it has arrived in Southern California. This version of the coronavirus is more contagious and more resistant to existing immunity than any of it ...

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China said it would hit back at nations that placed COVID-19 restrictions on its travelers for “political goals,” showing the coronavirus remains a politically sensitive subject in Beijing even as it lets the virus run rampant. “We believe that some countries’ entry restrictions targeting only China lack scientific basis and some excessive measures are unacceptable,” Foreign Ministry ...

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ATLANTA – A new report looks at how Georgia’s schools are using the influx of nearly $6 billion in federal COVID relief funds that have flowed to districts across the state since 2020.   While 10% of the funds were earmarked for the state Department of Education, the other 90% went directly to school districts. The […]


ATLANTA—Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday he is allocating around $250 million to help low-income Georgia communities improve parks, sidewalks, recreation facilities, and healthy food access. A statement from the governor’s office said investment in infrastructure like parks and sidewalks has been connected to better health and decreased mortality from COVID and other illnesses. “Though we […]

TORONTO (CTV Network) -- A study looking at the effectiveness of fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines, run by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has found that a second booster shot of an mRNA vaccine has significant effectiveness against severe illness with some Omicron…


ATLANTA – The federal government is releasing monkeypox vaccine to Georgia in a phased approach. The state will receive 5,943 doses of the Jynneos vaccine from the Strategic National Stockpile during the first two phases, Dr. Alexander Millman, chief medical officer for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), told the agency’s board Tuesday. The DPH […]


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