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Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had advised taking two rapid antigen tests over two or three days to rule out infection. But the agency says new studies suggest that protocol can miss too many infections.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
The nation's top public health agency is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines and dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.
By Mike Stobbe, Collin Binkley, Associated Press
The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9 percent in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable.
By Associated Press
Pfizer is buying sickle cell drug maker Global Blood Therapeutics in an approximately $5.4 billion deal as it looks to accelerate growth after its revenue soared during the pandemic.
By Tom Murphy, Michelle Chapman, Associated Press
In our news wrap Sunday, a cease-fire in Gaza has gone into effect after days of Israeli strikes and militant counterattacks, the U.S. Senate passed a sprawling bill to fight climate change and lower healthcare costs, Biden cleared from isolation…
By Chris Megerian, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday but will continue to isolate at the White House until a second negative test, his doctor said.
By John Yang
The U.S. has now regained all the jobs it lost during the COVID pandemic, in spite of concerns about rising inflation and a possible recession. Employers added 528,000 jobs last month, more than double what economists predicted. Meanwhile, unemployment fell…
By Chris Megerian, Associated Press
President Joe Biden has signed legislation intended to curb fraud in pandemic relief programs.
In our news wrap Monday, Nancy Pelosi begins Asian tour in Singapore amid reports that she plans to make a stop in Taiwan, Texas man tied to a far-right militia sentenced to seven years in federal prison in Jan. 6…
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