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Al Horford Clears COVID-19 Protocols, Will Play in Game 2 vs. Heat

Sports Illustrated
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You can get 8 more Covid-19 test kits mailed to your door for free—here’s how

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The White House announced Monday that eight more Covid-19 test kits are now available to U.S. households at no charge, as part of a government program that delivers at-home antigen tests through the mail. The latest batch follows two previous......

Steve Kerr Clears COVID-19 Protocols, Will Rejoin Warriors in WCF

Sports Illustrated
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N.Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

Reuters
SEOUL, May 13 (Reuters) – At least one person confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in North Korea and hundreds of thousands have shown fever symptoms, state media said on Friday, offering hints at the potentially dire scale of country’s first confirmed outbreak of the pandemic. About 187,800 people are......

North Korea Says 6 Dead as Covid-19 Spreads at an ‘Explosive’ Rate

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ​SEOUL — The coronavirus has been spreading across North Korea “at an explosive rate” since late last month, killing six people and leaving 187,800 people in quarantine, the country’s state media reported on Friday. The country’s health officials......

Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine factory has not received a single order.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JOHANNESBURG — The first factory in Africa licensed to produce Covid-19 vaccines for the African market has not received a single order and may shut down that production line within weeks if the situation doesn’t change, according to......

U.S. will share COVID-19 vaccine technology, Biden tells global summit

Reuters
WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – The United States will share technologies used to make COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization and is working to expand rapid testing and antiviral treatments for hard-to-reach populations, President Joe Biden said on Thursday. Speaking at the second global COVID-19 summit, Biden called on......

Biden commemorates 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Biden is commemorating the 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19 early Thursday, hours before he hosts the second Global COVID Summit at the White House, a virtual gathering of world leaders, non-governmental organizations and private sector companies.......

Breanna Stewart Calls Out WNBA After Several Storm Players Ruled Out Due to COVID-19

Sports Illustrated
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Guardians-ChiSox postponed over COVID-19

ESPN
The Cleveland Guardians‘ game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. The game was postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. MLB will provide a rescheduling update when it becomes available. It......

Guardians vs. White Sox Postponed Due to COVID-19

Sports Illustrated
The White Sox and Guardians have postponed Wednesday’s rubber match due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests within Cleveland’s organization. “Following multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Cleveland Guardians organization, today’s game has been postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing,” the White Sox announced on Twitter ahead of......

Steve Kerr Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss Game 4 vs. Grizzlies

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Israel to end mandatory COVID-19 tests for arrivals at Tel Aviv airport

Reuters
Travellers exit the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic testing area at Ben Gurion International Airport as Israel imposes new restrictions near Tel Aviv, Israel November 28, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, May 8 (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday it was ending mandatory......

Diamond League meets in China moved, cancelled due to COVID-19

Reuters
A person wearing a protective mask walks past a souvenir store for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China May 6, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 7 (Reuters) – A......

CBS President and CEO George Cheeks tests positive for COVID-19

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS President and CEO George Cheeks tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the company confirmed Friday. Cheeks was seated next to President Biden at the White House Correspondents Association dinner last Saturday, but Mr. Biden has since tested negative......

FDA restricts Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. regulators on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing risk of rare but serious blood clots. The Food and Drug Administration said the shot should only be given to adults......

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