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FLORENCE — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval on Monday of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was a much-needed move in the war against the virus, but the FDA shouldn't stop there, said Sheffield pulmonologist Dr. Lynn Ridgeway.

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Even people who have recovered from COVID-19 are urged to get vaccinated, especially as the extra-contagious delta variant surges — and a new study shows survivors who ignored that advice were more than twice as likely to get reinfected.

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MONTGOMERY — Community and Alabama Department of Mental Health leaders got their first look this week at one of the three new mental health crisis centers going up across Alabama.

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MONTGOMERY — State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris recommended Tuesday that even those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wear masks indoors as virus cases and hospitalizations rise rapidly across Alabama.

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WASHINGTON — Senators of both political parties questioned Tuesday whether the White House's request for $2.5 billion is enough to prepare the nation for a possible coronavirus outbreak, even as President Donald Trump said the virus is "very well under control" here.

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the w…

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BEIJING — The first death outside China from the new coronavirus was recorded Sunday in the Philippines, as countries around the world evacuated hundreds of their citizens from the infection zone and Chinese authorities completed a new, rapidly constructed 1,000-bed hospital for victims of t…

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WASHINGTON — As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if officials discover mid-flight that someone onboard has been in China in the last 14 days.

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are trying to set aside their irreconcilable differences over the Obama-era Affordable Care Act and work to reach bipartisan agreement on a more immediate health care issue, lowering costs for people who already have coverage.