Fauci Says U.S. Needs More Time To 'Catch Up' On Vaccine Rollout

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In an NPR interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease expert, said changes in vaccine distribution could be necessary depending on what happens in the next few weeks.

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Japan Issues COVID-19 State Of Emergency For Tokyo As Infections Rise

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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced new voluntary restrictions amid alarm at rapidly increasing coronavirus case numbers.

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Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers

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A new study suggests reopening schools may be safer than previously thought, at least in communities where the virus is not already spreading out of control.

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After Slow Start, Europeans Call For Quicker Vaccines Against COVID-19

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From France to Germany to The Netherlands, citizens are venting frustration over the pace of the mass vaccination program.

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EU Medical Panel Recommends Authorizing Moderna Vaccine

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"Now we are working at full speed to approve it & make it available in the EU," said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. It would be the second vaccine to get EU authorization.

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Top House Republican To Quarantine After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

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Texas Rep. Kevin Brady announced on Twitter Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. It follows a positive diagnosis for fellow Texan Republican Rep. Kay Granger.

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Hospital Scrambles To Find Patients Before Freezer Failure Ruins 830 Vaccines

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The crisis starts around 2 a.m. at a hospital in Mendocino County, Calif. A compressor gives out, giving the staff two hours to use the coronavirus vaccines before they are declared unusable.

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2021 Grammy Awards Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns

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As Los Angeles experiences a significant increase in new COVID-19 infections, the Recording Academy and CBS have decided to postpone the annual music awards until March 14.

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Germany To Extend Lockdown As COVID-19 Deaths Continue To Rise

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While daily new infections have declined somewhat, more than 1,000 Germans are dying per day. All 16 German states are in favor of keeping restrictions in place.

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Los Angeles Ambulances Told To Conserve Oxygen And Limit Hospital Transfers

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Nichole Bosson of the LA County Emergency Medical Services Agency about a directive for ambulances to limit oxygen and hospital transfers due to the COVID-19 surge.

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