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Truckers, Lawmaker Push for U.S. to Drop Foreign Visitor Vaccine Requirement
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Truckers, Lawmaker Push for U.S. to Drop Foreign Visitor Vaccine Requirement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group representing truck drivers in North America and a New York lawmaker on Monday asked the Biden administration to rescind a requirement for foreign visitors to be vaccinated.The United States in June rescinded its requirement that people arriving in the country by air test negative for COVID-19 but has not lifted vaccination requirements for nearly all foreign visitors arriving by air or at land ports.Canada said Monday it will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers starting Oct. 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains.Representative Brian Higgins, a Republican who represents a New York district on the Canadian border, said Monday "the end of restrictions is overdue. Canada’s decision is the right one. The U.S. should f...
San Francisco and New York state declare health emergencies over monkeypox outbreak
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San Francisco and New York state declare health emergencies over monkeypox outbreak

The city of San Francisco and the state of New York on Thursday declared health emergencies over the monkeypox outbreak.Why it matters: The disease was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization last week.Details: The city of San Francisco declared a "local public health emergency" with the aim of creating more "flexibility" to increase testing and vaccine distribution, and "allow us to use all the resources in our power to contain the outbreak," California state Sen. Scott Wiener said in a statement. Wiener had called for the declaration.In New York state, health commissioner Mary Bassett declared the disease an "imminent threat to public health," News 12 reports. The declaration is retroactive, starting on June 1.What they're saying: In a post outlining the declarati...
Biden Tests Negative, Touts His Record on Fighting COVID-19 | National News
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Biden Tests Negative, Touts His Record on Fighting COVID-19 | National News

A cheerful President Joe Biden reveled Thursday in his recent status as a coronavirus-negative patient, presenting himself as an example of how vaccines and treatment can make the illness a brief, mild ailment instead of something more serious or even deadly."My symptoms were mild, my recovery was quick and I'm feeling great," Biden, without the raspy voice he had earlier in the week, told reporters in the Rose Garden before heading to the Oval Office to work. "It's a real statement of where we are in the fight against COVID-19."The president, who tested positive for the virus a week ago, has now tested negative twice, his doctor, Kevin O'Connor, said in a letter released Thursday to the media.Biden took antigen tests, he said; previously, Ashish Jha, the White House coronavirus respons...