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Almost 900 Secret Service employees were infected with COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 900 U.S. Secret Service employees tested positive for the coronavirus, according to government records obtained by a government watchdog group. Secret Service records show that 881 people on the agency payroll were diagnosed with COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021, according to documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
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A coronavirus outbreak hit a Florida government building. Two people are dead but a vaccinated employee wasn't infected

(CNN) — Two people are dead and four of their coworkers were hospitalized after a Covid-19 outbreak swept through a government building in Manatee County, Florida. The outbreak began in the IT department, according to Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes, who is also an epidemiologist. Another person who worked on the same floor but in a different department also tested positive for coronavirus last week.
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People Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccination Could Be Arrested, Duterte Warns Filipinos

Duterte said he would order officials to list people who refuse to get vaccinated. He threatened to inject Filipinos with an anti-parasitic drug if they refuse a vaccine jab. Philippines' health department recently reported breakthrough COVID-19 infections. Filipinos who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 may face arrest, Philippines President...

Biden to fall short of global COVID-19 vaccine sharing goal

Subscribe to Fortune Daily to get essential business stories straight to your inbox each morning. President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June because of regulatory and other hurdles, officials said as they announced new plans Monday for sharing the shots globally.
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Fauci lies about lying about the efficacy of masks

Although masks were not the panacea for the pandemic, the science has consistently proven that masks do, in fact, moderately mitigate the transmission of the coronavirus. But if you listened to Anthony Fauci throughout the pandemic, you would likely have no idea what to think. In his attempt to do...
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Ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather flamed for 'absurd' criticism of Jon Stewart over coronavirus lab-leak theory

Critics excoriated ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather for criticizing comedian Jon Stewart's recent suggestion that the lab-leak theory on the origins of the coronavirus was credible. In a Sunday post on Substack, the veteran left-wing journalist called Stewart's line of thinking "dangerous," and suggested he was dangerously questioning science with his viral critique on "The Late Show" that the coronavirus may have been accidentally released.
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Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts test positive for Covid, officials say

Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for Covid-19, according to state health officials.As of 12 June there had been 3,791 cases among more than 3.7m fully vaccinated people in the state, data from the Department of Public Health shows.That means that around one in 1,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts are still becoming infected despite getting their shots.“We’re learning that many of the breakthrough infections are asymptomatic or they’re very mild and brief in duration,” Boston University infectious diseases specialist Davidson Hamer told The Boston Herald.“The viral load is not very high. Breakthroughs are expected,...
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Leader behind bleach ‘miracle cure’ claims Trump consumed his product

The leader of a spurious church which peddled industrial bleach as a “miracle cure” for Covid-19 is claiming that he provided Donald Trump with the product in the White House shortly before the former president made his notorious remarks about using “disinfectant” to treat the disease. Mark Grenon, the self-styled...

Study shows that COVID-19 was present in five states in December 2019, even before the first reported case in China

In a recent study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, a group of researchers aimed to identify exactly how early the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was circulating throughout the United States. In their work, the researchers tested residual archived samples from routine blood donations collected by the American Red Cross.