Malaysian PM postpones Parliament, avoids no-confidence vote
Malaysia’s embattled prime minister has postponed a critical parliamentary session set for Monday, citing COVID-19 infections and allowing him to avoid a no-confidence vote amid growing calls for him to resign (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Mask guidance divides parents heading into new school year
Parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate when schools reopen (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: West African health officials race to vaccinate
Thousands of new coronavirus cases have been reported in West Africa in recent weeks amid low vaccination rates and the spread of the delta variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
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French security forces brace for anti-health pass protests
French security forces are bracing for protests against the country's upcoming special virus passes that will be needed to enter restaurants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden's infrastructure win overshadowed by new virus surge
President Joe Biden this week took a huge step toward achieving a hallmark legislative accomplishment (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Pentagon grappling with new vaccine orders; timing uncertain
The Pentagon is grappling with new vaccine orders. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Hungary: health care workers protest for higher wages
Several thousand health care workers and their supporters have gathered in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to demand wage increases and better conditions for those working in the country’s ailing public health system (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Bring in the kids: Estonian city targets youths for jabs
Estonian city targets kids for vaccine jabs. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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West African health officials race to vaccinate amid spikes
West African health officials race to vaccinate people amid spikes in cases. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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US sues Kaiser Permanente over alleged Medicare fraud
The federal government has sued Kaiser Permanente, alleging the health care giant committed Medicare fraud and pressured doctors to list incorrect diagnoses on medical records in order to receive higher reimbursements (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Dallas judge says masks required in courthouses
An administrative court judge has ordered that anyone entering a Dallas County courthouse must be wearing a mask to be admitted (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Pentagon grappling with new vaccine orders; timing uncertain
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is vowing he “won’t let grass grow under our feet” as the department begins to implement new vaccine and testing directives (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Obstetrician groups recommend COVID vaccine during pregnancy
Two obstetricians’ groups are now recommending COVID-19 shots for all pregnant women, citing concerns over rising cases and low vaccination rates (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Oklahoma GOP likens vaccine mandates to persecution of Jews
The Oklahoma Republican Party is facing fierce criticism for a Facebook post likening vaccine mandates to the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi Germany (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues
Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak’s epicenter (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Georgia scrambles to increase vaccination rates
Local officials in Georgia are scrambling to increase vaccination rates even as more schools continue telling students and employees to wear masks in the face of rising COVID-19 infection rates (Source: ABC News: Health)
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To get shots in arms, governments turn to money in pockets
Millions of people in the U.S. who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine could soon have a new reason to roll up their sleeves: money in their pockets (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, with more than 110,000 new infections reported statewide
Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, with more than 110,000 new infections reported statewide (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Henrietta Lacks' family hires prominent civil rights lawyer
The family of a Maryland woman who spurred a research bonanza when her cancer cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 has hired a prominent civil rights lawyer to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Walmart mandates vaccines for workers at headquarters
Walmart is requiring that all workers at its headquarters as well as managers who travel within the U.S. be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4 (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Fallout continues over alleged slurs aimed at health chief
Civil rights advocates, religious leaders and others say they're outraged by St. Louis County Health Director Faisal Khan’s claims that he was assaulted and bombarded with racial slurs after defending a new mask mandate (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Man pleads guilty to assaulting England's top doctor in park
A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park has pleaded guilty to assault (Source: ABC News: Health)
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CDC team: 'War has changed' as delta variant dangers emerge
New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Germany requires COVID tests for unvaccinated travelers
Germany will require people entering the country who haven’t been vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19 to show a negative test result starting from Sunday (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Cyprus to start COVID-19 vaccination of children 12 and over
Cyprus will start the voluntary COVID-19 vaccination of children over 12 next week using mRNA shots produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon
As COVID-19 deaths rise in Myanmar, allegations are growing that the military government is using the coronavirus pandemic to consolidate power and crush the opposition (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Israel delivers booster shots of vaccine to people over 60
Israeli health authorities began administering coronavirus booster shots Friday to people over 60 who’ve already received both does of a vaccine, in a bid to combat a recent spike in cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Tunisia’s turmoil is being watched warily around the globe
Days of political turmoil in Tunisia over the economy and the coronavirus have left its allies in the Middle East, Europe and the United States watching to see if the fragile democracy will survive (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Saudi Arabia will reopen to tourists on Sunday
Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday for the first time in 18 months (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Air France-KLM reports huge Q2 loss, sees signs of recovery
French-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM says that the “first signs of recovery are visible” in bookings amid easing pandemic travel restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Pandemic weighs down German beer sales again in 1st half
German beer sales in this year’s first half were 2.7% lower than a year earlier (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Myanmar leaders 'weaponizing' COVID-19, residents say
As COVID-19 deaths rise in Myanmar, allegations are growing that the military government is using the coronavirus pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Thai media restrictions raise freedom of expression concerns
Thailand implemented have new regulations that appear to broaden the government’s ability to restrict media reports and social media posts about the coronavirus pandemic, raising immediate concerns that authorities will seek to stifle criticism (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data
U.S. health officials are expected to release new data about the spread of COVID-19 on Friday that led to their decision to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in some situations, a reversal of previous guidance (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Japan expands state of emergency to 4 more areas after record spikes in coronavirus cases amid Olympics
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Biden's COVID plan: Federal workers must report shot status
President Joe Biden's plan to stem the increase in coronavirus cases around the country requires federal employees to attest to their vaccination status (Source: ABC News: Health)
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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa between July 23 and July 29, 2021. It was a week in which wildfires raged across Europe and President Joe Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Italy. Parents were reunited with their children after kidnappers released some abducted students from the Bethel Baptist High School in Nigeria. People staged a protest against the COVID-19 “green pass” in Italy and African health officials in Senegal raced to vaccinate the vulnerable. The selection was curated...
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Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers
The Biden administration has announced sweeping new pandemic rules for federal workers and some contractors (Source: ABC News: Health)
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States race to use COVID-19 vaccines before they expire
Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been saved from the trash after U.S. regulators extended their expiration date for a second time (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games
Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka in the wake of a record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I'm vaccinated?
U.S. health officials say people who are fully vaccinated should get tested if they've been around someone who has COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Jill Biden treated for puncture on foot after Hawaii visit
First lady Jill Biden has undergone a medical procedure to flush out debris from a puncture wound on her left foot (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Kentucky state officials refuse to enforce virus mask rule
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has defended his mask requirement for state workers, brushing off criticism by GOP officials who said they won't enforce the mandate in their offices (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Florida virus cases soar, hospitals near last summer's peak
Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing previous peaks reached during last summer’s surge (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Thailand builds another field hospital for virus-hit Bangkok
Health authorities in Thailand are racing to set up a large field hospital at one of Bangkok’s airports as the country sees new highs in coronavirus infections and deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers
The Biden administration has announced sweeping new pandemic rules for federal workers and some contractors (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Biden's COVID plan: Federal workers must report shot status
President Joe Biden's plan to stem the increase in coronavirus cases around the country requires federal employees to attest to their vaccination status (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Biden asks states to offer the unvaccinated $100
President Joe Biden is asking states and local officials to offer unvaccinated residents $100 to get their COVID-19 shots (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Correction: FDA-Generic Insulin story
In a story published July 28, 2021, about pharmacists being allowed to automatically substitute a cheaper, near-copy for Lantus brand insulin, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lantus is a fast-acting insulin (Source: ABC News: Health)
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