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Alaska becomes 1st US state to open vaccines to nearly all

Alaska has become the first state to drop eligibility requirements for COVID-19 vaccines and allow anyone 16 or older who lives or works in the state to get a vaccine, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Tuesday. Dunleavy made the announcement after his own bout with COVID-19, which he described as an inconvenience and said underscored his […]

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Australia unlikely to open border in 2021: health official

Australia’s international borders are unlikely to open to travellers this year despite the rollout of coronavirus vaccines, a top health official said Monday. Health department secretary Brendan Murphy, a key adviser in Australia’s virus response, said free-flowing travel to and from the country was not expected to resume in 2021. “I think that we’ll go […]