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Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country.
India calls new UK COVID-19 vaccine rules 'discriminatory'

India calls new UK COVID-19 vaccine rules 'discriminatory'

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday criticized the British government’s decision not to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates issued by Indian authorities, calling it a “discriminatory policy” that will impact its citizens who want to travel to th
Thai campaign to vaccinate schoolchildren makes progress

Thai campaign to vaccinate schoolchildren makes progress

BANGKOK (AP) — Health officials in the Thai capital made headway Tuesday in their effort to vaccinate children against the coronavirus, giving shots of the Pfizer vaccine to students aged 12 to 18 with underlying diseases.
Q&A: America's new COVID-19 rules for international travel

Q&A: America's new COVID-19 rules for international travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is rolling out new international travel policies affecting Americans and noncitizens alike who want to fly into the U.S.
US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S.
The Latest: March protests Australia state's vaccine mandate

The Latest: March protests Australia state's vaccine mandate

MELBOURNE, Australia — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched in the streets of Australia’s second-largest city to protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccine rules in the construction industry.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.
Rural schools close as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins

Rural schools close as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins

EDMONTON — Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms Monday over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections as Edmonton police introduced tough new vaccine requirements on the first day of the province's new proof-
Pfizer Canada cites 'urgency' in plans to seek authorization for kids' COVID vaccine

Pfizer Canada cites 'urgency' in plans to seek authorization for kids' COVID vaccine

Pfizer Canada says it plans to provide Health Canada with data showing its COVID-19 vaccine works for children in a bid to seek authorization "as early as possible.
Third class-action certified against Aviva over COVID-19 coverage for lost business

Third class-action certified against Aviva over COVID-19 coverage for lost business

TORONTO — An Ontario court has certified a third class-action lawsuit against Aviva Insurance Company of Canada on behalf of policyholders who suffered business interruption losses as a result of COVID-19.