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GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement

GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement

Two dozen Republican attorneys general warned the White House on Thursday of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect.
Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: top COVID-19 vaccines renamed in Canada

Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: top COVID-19 vaccines renamed in Canada

OTTAWA — It's pronounced koh-MIHR'-nuh-tee. Never heard of it? Well, get used to it. It's what Canada will be calling the Pfizer vaccine from now on, at least officially.
NHL expects 98% of players to be vaccinated before season

NHL expects 98% of players to be vaccinated before season

CHICAGO — Jacob Trouba was the first NHL player who allowed himself to be publicly photographed getting jabbed with a dose of coronavirus vaccine, and his wife did rotations in the emergency room in Florida with the pandemic raging.
Small agency, big job: Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

Small agency, big job: Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t make many headlines.
Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.
Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.
Quebec firm on health worker vaccination by Oct. 15 as COVID-19 case count tops 400K

Quebec firm on health worker vaccination by Oct. 15 as COVID-19 case count tops 400K

MONTREAL — The province's health-care workers will have to have both doses of COVID-19 vaccine by mid-October or risk being suspended, Health Minister Christian Dubé maintained Thursday.
EXPLAINER: What are current COVID-19 guidelines for schools?

EXPLAINER: What are current COVID-19 guidelines for schools?

ATLANTA (AP) — It's a back to school season like no other for students, teachers and parents across the U.S. Schools have opened nationwide this fall only to find thousands of students and their teachers sickened by the coronavirus.
Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids.
VIRUS DIARY: Thanks to COVID, an 'anti-first day' of school

VIRUS DIARY: Thanks to COVID, an 'anti-first day' of school

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Three days before the first day of school, a text message delivered the blow: the babysitter had exposed our three kids to COVID. Robotically, I began ticking through what the next several days would look like.