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Boy’s Death No Longer Counted Among LA County’s Virus Total

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County health officials said Wednesday that they no longer are including a 17-year-old boy in the tally of coronavirus deaths until they do more to determine his precise cause of death. The county’s public health director, Barbara ...
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In Scramble to Stop Virus, Testing Raises Tough Questions

NEW YORK — Health officials confronted tough questions and doubts Thursday about testing to intercept the fast-spreading virus, with scrutiny focused on a four-day delay in screening an infected California woman despite her doctors’ early calls to do so. “A...
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Health Officials: It’s Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

WASHINGTON — The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much protection the past two years, specia...
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Two-Wave US Flu Season Is Now the Longest in a Decade

NEW YORK — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. "I don't remember a season like this." — Dr. Arnold Monto, a University of Michigan research...