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COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

Fitness & Health: COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately…

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The Latest: New Zealand’s largest city to remain locked down

Fitness & Health: New Zealand’s largest city will remain in lockdown for at least two more weeks, although some restrictions…

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Trial begins over COVID outbreak in Austrian ski resort

Fitness & Health: A civil trial has opened in Austria over the government’s handling of a coronavirus outbreak at an…

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Latest: China reports 62 new cases, 1 billion vaccinated

Fitness & Health: BEIJING — China has reported another 62 cases of COVID-19, even as the number of Chinese citizens…

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Florida surpasses 50K COVID deaths after battling delta wave

Fitness & Health: Health officials say the state of Florida has surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began By…

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Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

Fitness & Health: A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and…

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Latest: Malaysia reopens resort island as vaccinations rise

Fitness & Health: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Hundreds of holiday-makers flocked to Malaysia’s northern resort island of Langkawi as it…

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Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Fitness & Health: Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and…

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Latest: WHO reports big drop in new coronavirus infections

Fitness & Health: The World Health Organization says there were about 4 million coronavirus cases reported globally last week ByThe…

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Putin in self-isolation due to COVID cases in inner circle

Fitness & Health: The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is in self-isolation after people in his inner circle became…

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