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Chinese pray for health during Lunar New Year as Covid death toll rises

People take photos of fireworks on the eve of Chinese New Year on January 21, 2023 in Chongqing, China. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images China marked the Lunar New Year on Sunday with its people praying for health after three years of stress and financial hardship during the pandemic, as officials reported …

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Biden extends Covid public health emergency as omicron XBB.1.5 spreads

People wearing masks walk to a testing site for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York, New York, US, December 12, 2022. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters The Biden administration has extended the Covid-19 public health emergency until April as the highly transmissible omicron subvariant raises concerns that the US could face a new wave of …

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U.S. and global health officials worry about China’s transparency about the spread of the virus

People receive an inhaled COVID-19 vaccine at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Bijie, Guizhou province, China, 29 December 2022. FINANCIAL PICTURE | Publishing house of the future | Getty Images US and global health leaders say Beijing is not sharing enough information about the spread of Covid-19 in China, leaving the international …

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U.S. and global health officials worry about China’s transparency about the spread of the virus

People receive an inhaled COVID-19 vaccine at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Bijie, Guizhou province, China, 29 December 2022. FINANCIAL PICTURE | Publishing house of the future | Getty Images US and global health leaders say Beijing is not sharing enough information about the spread of Covid-19 in China, leaving the international …

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Millions at risk of losing Medicaid in spring under $1.7 trillion federal spending bill

Millions of people who enrolled in the public health insurance program Medicaid during the Covid pandemic could lose their coverage in the spring if their state decides they no longer meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Medicaid enrollment jumped 30% to more than 83 million people during the pandemic after Congress effectively barred states from kicking …

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Long-term Covid medical costs average $9,500 in first six months: study

Joos Mind | Photodisc | Getty Images Long Covid leads to $9,500 in total average medical costs for workers and their employers in the six months after diagnosis, according to a study by Nomi Health. Long Covid is a chronic illness that can carry potentially debilitating symptoms that can last for months or years. It …

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