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A manufacturing error meant some volunteers in an AstraZeneca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine study got a smaller dose than intended, raising questions about preliminary results.

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U.S. hospitals will be allowed to care for Medicare patients in their own homes during the pandemic under a new program to help hospitals deal with the latest surge.

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Americans have been wiping down groceries, wearing surgical gloves when they go out and leaving mail packages out for an extra day or two. But experts say the national fixation on scrubbing sparked by the pandemic can sometimes be overkill.

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Replying to @AP: Don’t even think of throwing away your mask anytime soon. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it…

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Don’t even think of throwing away your mask anytime soon. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.

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Replying to @AP: Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic? Experts say they’re generally safer than dining inside, but caution tha…

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Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic? Experts say they’re generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they’re not all equal.

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Some companies are turning health insurance shopping over to employees instead of offering one or more options.

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Food experts say Americans nervous about making their first Thanksgiving meals can follow a few basic tips to avoid disaster.

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Replying to @APSouthRegion: The low-lying city of Charleston, South Carolina mulls a $1.75 billion proposal featuring a sea wall along the city's pe…

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The low-lying city of Charleston, South Carolina mulls a $1.75 billion proposal featuring a sea wall along the city's peninsula to protect against deadly storm surge during hurricanes.

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The FDA has given the OK for emergency use of a second antibody drug for COVID-19, an experimental medicine given to President Donald Trump last month.

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The first treatment is coming soon for a rare genetic disorder that stunts growth and causes rapid aging in kids.

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This summer’s huge motorcycle rally in South Dakota led to dozens of coronavirus cases in neighboring Minnesota.

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Replying to @AP: What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies ar…

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What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies are ongoing.

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Replying to @AP: Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19. That's led to different treatment option…

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Replying to @AP: BREAKING: Pfizer seeking U.S. emergency use of COVID-19 shot, starting process that could bring some doses as early as next month.…

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BREAKING: Pfizer seeking U.S. emergency use of COVID-19 shot, starting process that could bring some doses as early as next month.

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Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19. That's led to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live.

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Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19. That's led to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live.

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Replying to @AP: Delays in coronavirus testing are happening as the U.S. braces for winter weather, flu season and holiday travel, all of which are…

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Delays in coronavirus testing are happening as the U.S. braces for winter weather, flu season and holiday travel, all of which are expected to amplify a U.S. outbreak that has already swelled past 11.5 million cases and 250,000 deaths.

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NASA astronaut Victor Glover said looking back at Earth for the first time from orbit was “an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime feeling.

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Replying to @AP: Will social distancing weaken my immune system? In short, no.

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Will social distancing weaken my immune system? In short, no.

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Two Russian astronauts are taking their first spacewalk to prepare for next year's arrival of a long-delayed lab at the International Space Station.

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Replying to @AP: BREAKING: Pfizer suggests its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective and that the shots would protect older people most at risk of dy…

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BREAKING: Pfizer suggests its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective and that the shots would protect older people most at risk of dying.

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