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People line up to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Nov. 26, 2021.

EU nations agree to impose ban on travel from southern Africa to counter new COVID-19 variant

EU nations agree to impose ban on travel from southern Africa to counter new COVID-19 variant.

International passengers walk through the arrivals area at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on November 26, 2021 in London, England.

Travel restrictions multiply for African countries over fears of new variant

European countries Friday joined Singapore, Israel and others in restricting travel from southern Africa in a frantic effort to keep a newly identified, and apparently significantly evolved, variant of the coronavirus from crossing into their borders.

There are reasons to still avoid the office, but health concerns aren’t necessarily among them

Some experts say there’s nothing particularly dangerous about working in an office anymore, challenging the idea that the coronavirus should still be a reason people continue to work from home.

A health worker holds a vial of the Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccine at the Banco Santander SA headquarters in Boadilla del Monte, Spain, on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Moderna edges Pfizer in study of five COVID vaccines

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine edged Pfizer's vaccine in effectiveness in a large-scale study of five different immunization shots conducted by Hungarian researchers.

Critical care nurses and respiratory therapists flip a COVID-19 patient upright in North Memorial's South Six and South Seven Intensive Care Units.

A flood of COVID patients causes ‘almost unmanageable strain’ in Michigan

At Spectrum Health, a major healthcare system in Grand Rapids, Michigan, officials spent part of last week debating whether to move to "red status" in a show of how strained hospitals had become.

Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children.

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

The European Union drugs regulator authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children aged from 5 to 11 years on Thursday, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school children on the continent amid a new wave of infections sweeping across Europe.

Dr. Anthony Fauci.

‘Overwhelming majority’ of Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, Fauci says

Fauci added that officials are considering whether the definition of “fully vaccinated” will be amended to include booster doses — three doses of an mRNA vaccine like those made by Pfizer and Moderna, and two doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

A man holds a sign as several hundred anti-mandate demonstrators rally outside the Capitol during a special legislative session considering bills targeting COVID-19 vaccine mandates Nov. 16 in Tallahassee.

Seven doctors contract COVID after attending Florida anti-vaccine summit, report says

The doctors tested positive for COVID-19 or developed symptoms after going to an anti-vaccine summit in Ocala, Fla., earlier this month, according to a report in the Daily Beast.