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Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm

Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the world's poor once. Now, to meet even that limited promise, COVAX would have to deliver more than a million doses every hour until the end of...

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As omicron looms, US is still battling the delta wave

As omicron looms, US is still battling the delta wave

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the...

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Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention

Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Just a day after the U.S. announced its first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus had been detected in California, health officials announced Thursday it was found in a man who attended an anime convention in New York City in...

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South Africa accelerates vaccination campaign amid surge

South Africa accelerates vaccination campaign amid surge

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign by giving jabs at pop-up sites in shopping centers and transportation hubs to combat a rapid rise in new COVID-19 cases a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the...

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EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine

EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando The European Union drug regulator said Thursday it has started a rolling review of a new coronavirus vaccine made by French startup Valneva, the first step toward giving the vaccine the green light to be used in the 27-nation EU.Approval...

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India confirms first 2 cases of omicron variant

India confirms first 2 cases of omicron variant

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando India has confirmed its first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant.India’s Health Ministry says the cases include two men in southern Karnataka state. The ministry says they came from abroad, but did not say where. Health...

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German leaders, in transition, meet to mull virus measures

German leaders, in transition, meet to mull virus measures

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her likely successor met Thursday with state governors to consider tighter rules to curb coronavirus infections that again topped 70,000 newly confirmed cases in a 24-hour period.Finance Minister Olaf...

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Biden launching winter COVID-19 booster, testing campaign

Biden launching winter COVID-19 booster, testing campaign

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando President Joe Biden is set to kick off a more urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots Thursday as he unveils his winter plans for combating the coronavirus and its omicron variant with enhanced availability of shots...

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