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Gaps in US wildfire smoke warning network leave many exposed

BILLINGS, Mont. ((DailyNews)) — Huge gaps between air quality sensors in the western U.S. have created blind spots in the warning system for wildfire smoke plumes sweeping North America this …

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Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus

WILMINGTON, Del. ((DailyNews)) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases …

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VA requires COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant …

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California, NYC to workers: Get vaccine or face weekly tests

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs …

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Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

TORONTO ((DailyNews)) — Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. …

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Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes for a return to normal life. …

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