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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis suggested Monday that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus was a “moral obligation" and denounced how people had been swayed by “baseless information” to refuse one of the most effective measures to save lives during the pandemic.

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FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Citing the rapid spread of the omicron variant and the need for protection against it, U.S. federal health officials are shortening the recommended time between the second dose of the Moderna vaccine and a booster shot from six months down to five.

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THURSDAY, Jan. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Abbott BinaxNOW and Quidel QuickVue -- two widely used rapid at-home COVID tests -- may sometimes fail to spot evidence of the Omicron variant in the first days after infection, even when people are carrying substantial levels of the virus, preliminary research suggests.

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ROME (AP) — The Italian government approved a measure Wednesday requiring people older than 50 to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. as the country struggles with nearly daily new records of fresh infections fueled by the omicron variant.

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