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Congress Poised to RepealRepublicans and Democrats agreed to roll back the requirement as part of an $857 billion military policy measure, acting over the Biden administration's objections.
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Reviews find misuse ofContinuing state investigations have found at least 35 instances where Connecticut Department of Correction employees potentially misused a COVID-19 program that provided workers with hotel rooms... during the height of the pandemic
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New Zealand launches inquiryNew Zealand is launching a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it made the right decisions in battling COVID-19 and how it can better prepare for future pandemics
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Stunning scenes of dissent and defiance played out across China over the past week, marking the country's largest protests in decades -- and an unprecedented challenge to leader Xi Jinping.
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Coronavirus cases in UK riseMore than one million people in the UK have coronavirus, according to official figures.
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China easing 'zero-COVID'China is finally easing its brutal “zero-COVID” policies after nearly a week of the biggest uprising in decades. Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who oversees COVID efforts, signaled the change... Wednesday -- as numerous regions also started lifting lockdowns, which had forced people into state-run facilities and left whole cities effectively shut down over just one...
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Zero-Covid: five charts thatThree years into the pandemic, China is still relying on snap lockdowns and mass testing - and that could spell trouble for the global economy Protests against pandemic restrictions in China could... unleash a new wave of volatility into a global economy already racked by inflation, energy shocks and the war in Ukraine. The government's continued reliance on lockdowns, quarantine orders and mass testing to limit the spread of the virus has provoked the biggest protest movement in decades. But there's little evidence that authorities are willing to diverge from the path they have taken.
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China vows to 'crack down' asCommunist Party leaders gave the ominous warning without directly mentioning the country-wide rallies, the largest show of dissent in the 33 years since protests in Tiananmen Square ended in horror... and bloodshed.
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China Regroups to Snuff Out a Wave of Covid Protests

The New York Times - 29 Nov 2022 13:52
China Regroups to Snuff Out aCommunist Party officials are using decades-old tactics, along with some new ones, to quash the most widespread protests in decades. But Xi Jinping is silent.
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People in China: tell us aboutWe would like to speak to people in China about their views on the protests and what daily life is like with Covid restrictions Protests over China's Covid restrictions have spread to several cities,... with demonstrations in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Wuhan and Guangzhou following a deadly fire in the far west of the country. We would like to speak to people in China about the situation in their country. Have you or people you know taken part in the protests? What effect do you think they could have? What are your concerns?
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Clashes in Shanghai asBeijing, Chengdu and Wuhan see demonstrations as anger over Xi Jinping's strict Covid policies builds, in a test for the Communist party Hundreds of demonstrators and police have clashed in Shanghai... as protests over China's stringent Covid restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities, in the biggest test for president Xi Jinping since he secured a historic third term in power. The wave of civil disobedience is unprecedented in mainland China in the past decade, as frustration mounts over Xi's signature zero-Covid policy nearly three years into the pandemic.
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Anti-lockdown protests spreadCrowd denounces Communist party in standoff with Shanghai police while campus messages urge people to 'not stay silent' after deadly fire blamed on restrictions Demonstrations have broken out across... Chinese cities and university campuses, triggered by widespread anger at stringent Covid restrictions imposed for almost three years and outrage over a deadly fire widely blamed on lockdowns. In an unusually bold act showing people's desperation, a crowd in Shanghai called for the removal of the Communist party and Xi Jinping in a standoff with police on Saturday, according to videos circulated on Twitter. Chinese usually refrain from criticising the party and its leaders in public for fear of reprisals.
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After angry residents took to the streets Friday in Xinjiang, demonstrations have since erupted in Shanghai and other cities.
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3 Chicago officers who diedCity officials would not discuss why the line-of-duty designations for the three officers took months to resolve.
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China announces first COVID-19China has announced its first death from COVID-19 in nearly six months as tough new measures are imposed in Beijing and across the country as it battles outbreaks.
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Reports say China aiming forChina's health ministry has said its severe anti-virus controls should be made less disruptive and a city with the world’s biggest iPhone factory has promised to ease restrictions
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China introduces aerosol option for COVID vaccine

NY Daily News - 27 Oct 2022 04:35
China introduces aerosolShanghai on Wednesday announced the launch of a complimentary 'needle-free' version of the COVID vaccine.
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Hollywood's Covid ProductionHollywood's Covid protocols have been extended until Jan. 31, 2023, per an agreement between the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and Hollywood's unions. The vaccination mandate,... which gives employers the limited option to require Covid vaccinations as a condition of employment, will remain in place. This is the tenth time the return-to-work protocols […]
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NYC's COVID vaccine mandateNew York City's COVID vaccination mandate for municipal workers was "arbitrary and capricious," and those who were fired over it should be reinstated, a judge wrote.
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Inquiry focusing solely onThe government is not planning to open an inquiry solely into the safety of coronavirus vaccines, a health minister has said.
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Pfizer to charge up to $130The drug company expects that private insurers and public programs will continue to make vaccines affordable.
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Will there be a Covid winterUnlike previous waves fuelled by variants such as Alpha and Delta, the picture now is more complex As the UK rides a new wave of Covid, we take a look at the variants causing infections, and what the... future may hold.
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More than 2m people in UK hadOne in 30 people in England and one in 25 in Wales infected, with mixed picture across ages and regions More than 2 million people in the UK are estimated to have had Covid in early October, as... figures suggest levels of flu are on the rise. According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, about one in 30 people in England - 3.1% of the population - had Covid in the week ending 10 October based on swabs from randomly selected households. The figure is an increase from one in 35 the week before, and suggests about 1,706,200 people in the community were infected in the most recent week.
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Beijing steps up CovidResidential compounds with suspected cases put under lockdown as outbreak coincides with crucial political event for president Xi Jinping Communist party congress: everything you need to know China's... capital, Beijing, has dialled up measures to stop Covid, strengthening public checks and locking down some residential compounds after a quadrupling of its cases in recent weeks, just as a key Communist party congress entered full swing. The city of 21 million people on Thursday reported 18 new locally transmitted cases for the previous day, bringing the tally for the past 10 days to 197. That is four times more than the 49 infections detected in the previous 10-day period.
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CDC corrects conservativeThe CDC pushed back on a claim from Fox News' Tucker Carlson about requiring COVID vaccines for children in schools
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