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CDC lifts mask regulations

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are allowed to engage in indoor and outdoor activities without the use of a mask or keeping to a six feet (1.8 m) social distance.

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B.1.617 is a COVID-19 variant of concern because of its transmissibility

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The COVID-19 variant B.1.617, first found in Maharashtra, India, has been named a variant of concern by the World Health Organization. But Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO’s chief scientist, said its classification is based on it being more transmissible.

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A two-year-old did not die after receiving the Pfizer vaccine during clinical trials

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A report circulated in recent weeks suggesting that a two-year-old girl died in Virginia after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during February clinical trials is “completely made up,” according to a statement to USA Today from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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