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Former president Barack Obama.

Obama planning big birthday party on Vineyard, according to reports

Former president Barack Obama turns 60 this week and he’s planning to have a "big bash" at his Martha’s Vineyard’s home to celebrate the milestone, according to The Hill.

Alix Zacharski, a nurse, in the intensive care unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, July 23, 2021. Doctors and nurses in the Florida hospital thought the onslaught of coronavirus admissions had ended. Now they need more intensive care beds.

Florida hospitals expand coronavirus units, limit visitors to battle record COVID surge

Florida’s largest hospital systems are expanding their coronavirus units, limiting visitors and fearing staffing shortages as they deal with the statewide surge that is breaking records set last year for both cases and hospitalizations.

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Boston Medical Center in Boston on Thursday, June 17.

US hits Biden’s COVID vaccination target, nearly a month late

Seventy percent of US adults have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, a key milestone in the fight against the pandemic that the country hit nearly a month later than President Biden had hoped.

An empty entrance awaits people to be vaccinated against COVID at a vaccination center adjacent to Stuttgart Airport at 'Landesmesse Stuttgart' on July 14 in Stuttgart, Germany. As of today people traveling from Stuttgart Airport can receive a vaccination shot by presenting their airline boarding pass. Localities across Germany are pursuing a variety of means to entice more people to be vaccinated. While the pace of vaccinations remains strong, authorities are seeking to encourage people who so far have not made it a priority to get a first jab.

Germany plans to offer COVID booster shots starting in September

As concerns grow over the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, Germany will offer vaccine booster shots to older people and people with underlying health conditions starting in September, according to a draft plan that is expected to be announced Monday.

A resident gets tested for COVID in Nanjing in Jiangsu province on Aug. 2.

Virus flares in Wuhan as Delta variant challenges China

China is confronting its broadest COVID outbreak since COVID first emerged there in late 2019, with the Delta variant spreading to places that had been virus-free for months, including the original epicenter of Wuhan.

Healthcare workers wait inside rooms to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon.

Stall in treatment advances for COVID causes worry about unvaccinated

A stall in treatment advances for COVID has raised concern among medical experts about unvaccinated people, who still make up half the country, and their likelihood of surviving the coming wave of Delta cases.

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke to a Senate panel on July 20.

As COVID-19 cases increase, Fauci again encourages vaccinations as he warns of ‘pain and suffering’

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots.


Graphics: A closer look at the Cape Cod COVID-19 cluster data

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday zeroed in on the Massachusetts residents involved with the Provincetown outbreak. Here's a closer look at what the numbers show.