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Samantha Ruiz-Bueno, left, passes out candy to Boaz Pettis, 6, of Millcreek Township, Pa., and his sister Callista Pettis, 8, during the Drive-thru Trunk or Treat event for kids at the Fairview United Methodist Church, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Fairview, Pa.

CDC director encourages kids to go outside on Halloween and ‘enjoy your trick-or-treating’

It's time to prepare your Halloween ensembles. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky encouraged Americans to get outside and relish the holiday.

Vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna COVID-19 shot for younger kids shows strong results

Moderna said that it plans to submit the data to the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the European Medicines Agency and other global regulators, in the near term.

A person is brought to a medical transport vehicle from Banner Desert Medical Center as several transports and ambulances are shown parked outside the emergency room entrance in Mesa, Ariz.

Arizona’s pandemic outlook worries experts as mask and vaccine mandate battles rage

Arizona has caught up to New York when it comes to reported deaths per capita - even though the latter was ravaged by the coronavirus early in the pandemic before treatments or vaccines were developed.

Seven jobs that will never be the same after the pandemic

From restaurants to retail to warehouses, some types of work have fallen out of favor, worsening the labor shortage.

A pharmacist collects Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine syringes in San Rafael, Calif., on Sept. 22, 2021.

Coronavirus vaccines should begin soon for children ages 5-11, Fauci says

Children ages 5 to 11 may be eligible for COVID vaccines by early next month, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.

Megan Slattery and her father, Leighton Slattery, are navigating coronavirus restrictions in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Americans abroad search for a first vaccine dose as millions at home get their third one

US Army veteran Leighton Slattery, 83, who lives with his daughter outside of Jakarta, Indonesia, says the two have spent much of the year housebound as they implored officials to share coronavirus vaccines donated by the US government.

English singer Ed Sheeran performs his new album in The Qube by Qmusic in Amsterdam on October 5, 2021.

Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates.

People waited in line to get a COVID-19 vaccine during a weekend-long "marathon of vaccination" in  Bucharest, Romania, a nation that is trying to increase its vaccination rate.

US and Israel were early world leaders on vaccinations. Now they are trailing

The United States was one of the first countries to begin vaccinating its population, but only has fully vaccinated only 57 percent of its population. Israel, another country that began its vaccination efforts early, is at 63 percent. Many other countries are higher.

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