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With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited" or “recommended” people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive...

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Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own

Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando The jurors chosen this past week to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is executed will visit a bloodstained crime scene, view graphic photos and videos and listen to intense emotional testimony — an experience that they...

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COVID cases up by more than 30% in Britain last week

COVID cases up by more than 30% in Britain last week

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando The number of new coronavirus cases across Britain has surged by more than 30% in the last week, new data showed Friday, with cases largely driven by the super infectious omicron variants.Data released by Britain's Office for National...

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WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. health agency said in its latest weekly report on the pandemic...

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COVID restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

COVID restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Shanghai is moving to allow in-person dining and reopening its Disney Resort theme park as domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 in China’s largest city remain at zero following a more than two-month lockdown. Chinese officials hail...

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Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando V is for vaccine.Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, according to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street."In a public service announcement posted to YouTube, the beloved 3-and-a-half-year-old...

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FDA advisers debate updating COVID booster shots for fall

FDA advisers debate updating COVID booster shots for fall

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Government advisers debated Tuesday if Americans should get a modified COVID-19 booster shot this fall -- and exactly how best to update it to fight a virus that surely will change even more by then.“That’s the problem -- we’re being...

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US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match recent changes of the shape-shifting coronavirus.Moderna and Pfizer have tested updated shots...

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