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Taiwan confirms 22 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 22 local COVID-19 infections and 34 imported cases Thursday (Feb. 3), but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, according to the Central Epidemic...

Taiwan confirms 16 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 16 local COVID-19 infections and 37 imported cases Wednesday (Feb. 2) but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, according to the Central Epidemic...

NY Rep. Ocasio-Cortez recovering after positive COVID test

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19 and “is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home,” her office said in a statement Sunday evening. ...

As Broadway fights virus surge, unsung heroes find spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) — The theatrical magic keeping Broadway going during the latest coronavirus surge has been the unheralded performers ready to step into any role in an emergency. Then there’s Carla Stick...

Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

Afternoons with Grammy. Birthday parties. Meeting other toddlers at the park. Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as an omicron variant-fueled surge in COVID-19...

Taiwan reports 1 local COVID case, Omicron cluster rises to 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 5) announced one local COVID case, bringing the Omicron cluster infection at the Taiwan Taoyuan International...

Taiwan identifies 2 pilots with COVID-19 as imported cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two pilots infected with COVID-19 were imported cases, most likely from the United States, and unrelated to a local outbreak at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, repor...

Congress' doctor wants 'maximal telework' amid virus surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' top doctor urged lawmakers Monday to move to a “maximal telework posture," citing “unprecedented” numbers of COVID-19 cases at the Capitol that he said are mostly breakthro...

Taiwan confirms 21 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 21 imported COVID-19 cases on Saturday (Jan. 1), a sharp drop from the previous day's record 41, and no new local infections or deaths, according to t...

Is 'breakthrough infection' a misleading term?

What is a “breakthrough infection?” It is being described during the COVID-19 pandemic as an infection with the virus after being fully vaccinated. What does the virus “break through...

Taiwan confirms 18 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 18 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Dec. 25), but no new local infections and no deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Satu...

Taiwan reports 23 imported breakthrough Omicron cases in 1 week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 24) announced a total of 23 imported breakthrough Omicron cases within one week. During a press conf...

Taiwan reports 7 imported breakthrough Omicron cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Dec. 22) announced seven new imported cases infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, all of whom are breakth...

Biden to pledge 500M free COVID-19 tests to counter omicron

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the omicron variant on the march, President Joe Biden plans to announce 500 million free rapid tests for Americans, increased support for hospitals under strain and a redoubling...

Taiwan confirms 13 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 13 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Dec. 18), but no new local infections and no deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The ...