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Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine , and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and coul
Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine , and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and coul

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tests positive for COVID-19

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a press release from his office.
Quebec's St-Jean Baptiste Day celebrations return after pandemic hiatus

Quebec's St-Jean Baptiste Day celebrations return after pandemic hiatus

MONTREAL — Quebec residents streamed into local streets, packed outdoor concert venues and geared up for a weekend of in-person celebrations on Friday as they marked the provincial holiday of St-Jean Baptiste Day.
Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe.
Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in US

Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in US

NEW YORK (AP) — There is now a second COVID-19 option for kids ages 6 to 17 in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced it is recommending Moderna shots as an option for school-age kids and teens.

Germany to charge most citizens for COVID-19 rapid tests

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will start charging for rapid COVID-19 tests that were previously free, though vulnerable groups will be exempt from the fee.
COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday
Fauci says he's 'example' for COVID-19 vaccinations

Fauci says he's 'example' for COVID-19 vaccinations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, says his COVID-19 recovery is an “example” for the nation on the protection offered by vaccines and boosters.
Gilbert said De Grasse's big-game mentality will help him at post-COVID worlds

Gilbert said De Grasse's big-game mentality will help him at post-COVID worlds

LANGLEY, B.C. — Glenroy Gilbert is confident Andre De Grasse's positive COVID-19 won't derail his performance at next month's world track and field championships.