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Los Angeles County’s health director on Thursday stressed the importance of ramping up vaccination efforts, saying the Delta coronavirus variant being blamed for massive outbreaks in India has been detected in the county since in April. The variant is already circulating in the U.S. and several of other countries, and it’s not yet clear whether …

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attends a panel discussion at the company headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song Founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) Ren Zhengfei has called on the company’s staff to “dare to lead the world” in software as the company seeks growth beyond the hardware operations …

A leading Indian industry body urged authorities to take the “strongest national steps” and to curtail economic activity to save lives on Sunday as the country battles surging coronavirus cases that have overwhelmed the healthcare system. The rate of new infections dipped marginally but deaths kept climbing. Authorities reported 392,488 new cases in the previous …

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Saturday issued a warning about Peloton Tread Plus treadmills, saying the machines pose “serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death.” In a March blog post by CEO John Foley, the company said it was aware that a child had died in an accident on the treadmill. The …

MOBILE, Ala. – With more than a year of pandemic living behind us, officials believe it’s likely many more residents will travel for spring break next week when public school students and staff in Mobile and Baldwin counties take a break from classes April 5-9. Health officials with USA Health caution those with travel plans …

Jordyn Brown   | Register-Guard The University of Oregon is asking students not to travel over spring break this year, due to ongoing concerns of COVID-19 spread in Lane County.  In a message to students last week, UO’s Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Life Kris Winter asked students not to travel over …

Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel is asking people to be patient as state officials work to figure out why the Massachusetts vaccination finder website crashed Thursday morning and find a solution. “I know there’s this frustration to this and I don’t know the exact IT issue as to why it crashed, but …

But Pence, in a 14-page filing brought by Justice Department attorneys, said the suit shouldn’t be aimed at him, since he is who Gohmert is trying to empower. “A suit to establish that the Vice President has discretion over the count, filed against the Vice President, is a walking legal contradiction,” Pence’s brief said. U.S. …

Texas’ top health official said Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccine providers who have received doses must give them out as quickly as possible to qualified patients and not hold any in reserve, as the state deals with record-breaking numbers of virus patients in hospitals and new cases. “All providers that have received COVID-19 vaccine must immediately …

MARTINSBURG, W.VA. — Bill Kearns, head of the Berkeley and Morgan County Health Department is urging citizens in his district and around the state to be cautious with Christmas gatherings as COVID-19 cases surge. Kearns told the Panhandle News Network that the holidays are not the time to be complacent regarding COVID-19. “Our infection rate …