The Latest: Florida's amusement parks loosen mask wearing
Florida’s major theme parks are adjusting face mask policies after the CDC loosened its recommendations as more people get vaccinated for the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Italy's Berlusconi leaves hospital amid post-virus struggles
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been released from Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, where he was treated for complications related to his earlier bout with coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Heart study: Low- and regular-dose aspirin safe, effective
A large study finds that low-dose and regular-strength aspirin seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems in people who already have heart disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
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UK races to test, vaccinate as virus variant threatens plans
Britain is deploying public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute coronavirus tests door-to-door in two northern England towns in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens lockdown-easing plans (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Let's face it: Washington adjusts to new mask guidance
First lady Jill Biden says finally going mask-free feels like “we're moving forward.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Dutch govt eases travel to vacation spots
The Dutch government has eased travel restrictions for a group of popular vacation destinations, as coronavirus infections decline in parts of the world and the summer holiday season tentatively begins (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Success story Taiwan faces its worst outbreak in pandemic
The island of Taiwan imposed new restrictions in its capital city on Saturday as it battled its worst outbreak since the pandemic began (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Philadelphia now says MOVE victims' remains weren't cremated
A day after Philadelphia’s health commissioner was forced to resign over the cremation of partial remains belonging to victims of a 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black organization, the city now says those remains were never actually destroyed (Source: ABC News: Health)
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US calls reports of migrant children in buses 'unacceptable'
The head of U.S. Health and Human Services says reports of unaccompanied migrant children being forced to stay overnight in parked buses at the Dallas convention center are “completely unacceptable” if true (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks
New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Walmart to allow vaccinated shoppers, workers to go maskless
Walmart will allow vaccinated shoppers and workers to go maskless. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative
The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved in November (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Let's face it: Washington adjusts to new mask guidance
First lady Jill Biden says finally going mask-free feels like “we're moving forward.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
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States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means
A number of states immediately embraced new guidelines from the CDC that say fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most situations (Source: ABC News: Health)
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'Fetal heartbeat' in abortion laws taps emotion, not science
Ohio maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Michael Cackovic says Republican-backed laws banning abortions at what they term the “first detectable fetal heartbeat" defy science (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Cuba rolls out mass vaccines while awaiting study results
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have begun receiving new, locally produced vaccines against COVID-19 in the past few days as the socialist government ramps up an inoculation campaign (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Britain's Johnson OKs 2nd vaccine dose sooner
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says second doses of coronavirus vaccines will be accelerated in response to the rise of the virus variant first identified in India (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The unwitting are the target of COVID-19 falsehoods online
People have unwittingly had their online posts or pictures exploited to spread misinformation about COVID-19 in recent months (Source: ABC News: Health)
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UK eager for a big reopening thanks to vaccine success
Thanks to an efficient vaccine rollout program, Britain is finally saying goodbye to months of tough lockdown restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Delta will require new hires to be vaccinated against virus
If you want to work at Delta Air Lines, you'll need to get vaccinated against COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware attack
Ireland’s health service says it has shut down its IT systems after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called “international criminals.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Europe's 4 Visegrad nations lift some travel restrictions
Foreign ministers of Europe's four Visegrad countries discussed cooperation to boost national economies and tourism after the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Turkish tourism video sparks outcry, unequal treatment claim
A video promoting tourism in Turkey amid the pandemic has caused an uproar on social media for showing tourism employees wearing masks that read “Enjoy, I’m vaccinated.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Greece joins Mediterranean race to win back tourists
Southern European countries are racing to reopen their tourism services despite delays in rolling out a planned EU-wide travel pass (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Portugal opens door to British tourists, ending uncertainty
British tourists can return to Portugal from next Monday, ending days of uncertainty over whether thousands of U.K. vacation bookings for Portuguese destinations would be allowed (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Fully vaccinated can drop the masks, skip social distancing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures, travel bubble unlikely
Singapore further tightened its COVID-19 measures as it sought to control an increase in untraceable coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Passengers miss India-Australia flight because of COVID-19
Around half the passengers due to fly from India to Australia after a two-week travel ban have been grounded because they either have COVID-19 or are considered a close contact of someone who does (Source: ABC News: Health)
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UK set to rediscover freedom after vaccination success
Thanks to an efficient vaccine rollout program, Britain is finally saying goodbye to months of tough lockdown restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Singapore ups virus rules after new infections
Singapore has further tightened social-distancing restrictions, banning dining in at restaurants and limiting public gatherings to two people as it seeks to control a growing number of untraceable coronavirus infections in the city (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Misinformation surges amid India's COVID-19 calamity
Misinformation about the coronavirus is surging in India as the death toll from COVID-19 rises (Source: ABC News: Health)
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'Great day for America': Vaccinated can largely ditch masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital
The Philippine president has eased a coronavirus lockdown in the bustling capital and adjacent provinces to fight economic recession and hunger but still barred public gatherings this month, when many Roman Catholic summer religious festivals are held (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Philly health official forced to resign over MOVE cremations
Philadelphia’s top health official is out of a job after the mayor said he learned human remains from the 1985 bombing of the headquarters of the group MOVE had been cremated and disposed of without notifying family members (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Number of damaging fires in Los Angeles homeless camps grows
Authorities say fires linked to homeless tents and camps are raising concerns in Los Angeles, where they claimed seven lives last year and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to nearby businesses (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Ontario keeps ban on outdoor recreation for 2 more weeks
Ontario’s premier is keeping outdoor recreational activities like golf courses closed for at least two more weeks despite calls by health officials to resume them for physical and mental health (Source: ABC News: Health)
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West Virginia trial puts spotlight on sprawling opioid cases
Local governments seeking to hold drugmakers, pharmaceutical distributors and other companies accountable for the U.S. opioid crisis in the U.S. are finally getting the chance to make their cases in court (Source: ABC News: Health)
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'Great day for America': Vaccinated can largely ditch masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Manchin courtship: WVa senator joins Jill Biden at clinic
The White House’s courtship of Joe Manchin has followed the U.S. senator to his home state of West Virginia (Source: ABC News: Health)
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EXPLAINER: Ohio offers $1M weekly prize as vaccine incentive
Gov. Mike DeWine's announcement of a weekly $1 million prize to entice Ohioans to get coronavirus vaccines is raising questions and objections (Source: ABC News: Health)
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For Muslims in America, Eid al-Fitr comes as pandemic eases
As they celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are once again seeking ways to balance social and religious rituals with coronavirus concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Texas lawmakers approve abortion ban as early as 6 weeks
Texas lawmakers have approved a measure that would ban abortions after as early as six weeks and allow private citizens to enforce the rule through civil lawsuits against doctors and others (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Philadelphia health commissioner out over cremation, disposal of victims' remains after 1985 bombing of Black group
(Source: ABC News: Health)
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Poll: For unvaccinated Latinos, hesitancy isn't the problem
Many Latinos are forgoing COVID-19 shots because of concerns about losing work hours, getting a bill, and for some, immigration worries (Source: ABC News: Health)
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AP Source: CDC to issue guidance Thursday allowing fully vaccinated people to ditch masks indoors in many instances
(Source: ABC News: Health)
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Missouri governor drops voter-approved Medicaid expansion
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has dropped plans to expand the state's Medicaid program after the Legislature declined to provide money for a measure approved by voters (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Nurses, nonprofits, others take vaccine to homebound people
Local health offices are ramping up efforts to find and reach homebound people. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Twin MDs battle entrenched racism in the medical world
Identical twin doctors who have fought bigotry all their lives have a lofty new mission: dismantling racism in medicine (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Mobile soup kitchens take food, vaccine to Detroit's poorest
Salvation Army mobile soup kitchen trucks are rolling through some of Detroit's poorest neighborhoods delivering food and COVID-19 vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
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School nurses, health service corps part of $7.4B virus plan
The government is providing $7.4 billion to expand the nation’s public health capacity (Source: ABC News: Health)
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