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50,000 fans attend rock concert in COVID-free New Zealand

[New York Post] As the rest of the world isolates, New Zealand rocks! More than 50,000 people gathered for a massive rock concert in the island nation, which is free of social-distancing requirements after virtually stamping out COVID-19 with strict policies. The band Six60 has been playing to huge crowds across the county, and its Saturday tour […]

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More countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears: What we know so far

[CNBC, Getty Images] Thailand on Friday became the first Asian country to halt the use of the jab over safety concerns, shortly after Denmark announced a two-week pause to its nationwide rollout after reports of blood clots and one death.Europe’s drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency, stressed on Thursday that there was no indication the […]

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You’ve been vaccinated — the CDC is finalizing guidance on what’s safe for you to do

[CBS NEWS] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finalizing guidance aimed at clarifying what Americans who have received COVID-19 vaccines should and shouldn’t do, according to two sources at the agency familiar with its drafting.  The upcoming guidance, first reported by Politico, is expected to include that fully vaccinated individuals should be able to gather in […]

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CDC says these are the most common side effects people report after getting Covid vaccine

[CNBC] The CDC published new data listing the most common side effects Americans reported after receiving shots of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines.The analysis used data from the first month of vaccinations, between Dec. 14 and Jan. 13., when there were more than 13.7 million doses administered.The agency said there were 6,994 reports of so-called […]

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Kevin Durant will quarantine, miss four games over seven days after exposure to COVID-19, per report

[CBS Sports] Kevin Durant will need to quarantine for seven days after the NBA’s contact tracing initiative revealed that he has been exposed to COVID-19, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Durant already had COVID-19 early in the outbreak. He has tested negative and still has antibodies according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but the league’s rules do not […]

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U.S. confirms first case of the new Covid strain discovered in UK

[CNBC] Colorado health officials identified the first Covid-19 case caused by a contagious UK variant.The new strain could be as much as 70% more transmissible.The individual is a male in his 20s who is currently in isolation in Elbert County, Colorado.U.S. coronavirus vaccine czar, Moncef Slaoui, said earlier in December that the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 shots […]

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December is the deadliest month in the US since the coronavirus pandemic began

[CNN] Projections for January are ‘nightmarish,’ expert says December has been the nation’s deadliest month since the Covid-19 pandemic’s start — with more than 63,000 Americans lost to the virus in the past 26 days. In comparison, the entire month of November saw about 36,964 deaths. The death toll comes on the heels of several brutal months, with Covid-19 ravaging communities […]

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FDA investigating allergic reactions to Pfizer vaccine reported in multiple states

[The Hill] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating allergic reactions to the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine that were reported in multiple states after it began to be administered this week. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, told reporters late Friday that the reactions had been reported in more than one […]

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FDA authorizes first rapid, over-the-counter home coronavirus test

[The Washington Post, AP] The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized the first rapid coronavirus test that can be taken at home without prescription and that yields immediate results. The test could be a vital tool in the country’s fight against the virus — especially in the months before most Americans are vaccinated. Unlike previous home tests, […]

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