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News brief: vaccinations, Iraq election, China-Taiwan tensions

News brief: vaccinations, Iraq election, China-Taiwan tensions

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It's expected to be a big week for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Ballots are being counted in Iraq's parliamentary elections. China and Taiwan used a weekend occasion to heat up their rhetoric.
COVID Vaccinations Are On The Rise Again, Says White House

COVID Vaccinations Are On The Rise Again, Says White House

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Due to more mandates around the U.S., White House COVID advisors say first-time vaccination rates are now on the rise after a slowdown this summer. Millions of unvaccinated children are now in school.
As COVID Vaccinations Slow, Parts Of The U.S. Remain Far Behind 70% Goal

As COVID Vaccinations Slow, Parts Of The U.S. Remain Far Behind...

In April, a vaccination site in Trousdale County, Tennessee, administered just a handful of shots throughout the entire day. Since then, the daily pace of vaccinations has slowed even further. Rural areas across the South still have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption toggle caption Blake Farmer/WPLN In…
Vaccinations Help Michigan Lower COVID Cases, Mayor Of Grand Rapids Says

Vaccinations Help Michigan Lower COVID Cases, Mayor Of Grand Rapids Says

NPR's Noel King talks to Rosalynn Bliss, mayor of Grand Rapids, Mich., about the state lifting all outdoor COVID-19 restrictions this week — ahead of plans to fully reopen the state next month.
Biden shifts strategy as national vaccination rate continues to slow

Biden shifts strategy as national vaccination rate continues to slow

Enlarge / US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories By July 4—two months from today—the Biden administration wants to have 70 percent of American adults vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine…
U.S. Vaccinations May Be Reaching A Tipping Point To Stop The Virus, Experts Say

U.S. Vaccinations May Be Reaching A Tipping Point To Stop The...

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Around a third of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after several months of a concerted push to immunize the country. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Around a third of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after several…
U.S. May Have Hit The Mark With Vaccinations To Beat Back COVID-19

U.S. May Have Hit The Mark With Vaccinations To Beat Back...

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The U.S. appears to be very close to hitting a tipping point in the coronavirus pandemic, with vaccinations finally turning around the trajectory of infections.
Fauci: Vaccines for first-graders could be authorized by September

Fauci: Vaccines for first-graders could be authorized by September

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Enlarge / Students wait to have their portraits taken for school picture day on Sept. 23, 2020, in Stamford, Connecticut.John Moore | Getty Images Children as young as first graders may be able to get the coronavirus vaccine by the time school starts in September, presuming trials are successful in those age groups, Dr. Anthony…
LA COVID-19 Vaccinations Delayed By Protesters

LA COVID-19 Vaccinations Delayed By Protesters

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Drivers with an appointment enter a COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday. One of the largest vaccination sites in the country, it was temporarily shut down Saturday afternoon because of protesters, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours. Damian…
COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin In Florida’s Broward County

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin In Florida’s Broward County

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with WLRN's Veronica Zaragovia about the coronavirus vaccine drive in Broward County, Florida, where those aged 65 and over can now get inoculated. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: The hope we all feel in 2021 hinges on one big thing, right? Vaccinations. Hundreds of millions of Americans will have to get vaccinated before…

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