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The Latest: Israel delays reopening of borders to tourists

Israel’s government has postponed the planned reopening of the country to vaccinated tourists over concerns about the spread of the infectious delta variant of the coronavirus
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A man wearing a face mask takes a nap on his cart in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, has seen COVID-19 infections surge in recent weeks, a climb that has been blamed on travel during last month's Eid al-Fitr holiday as well as the arrival of new virus variants, such as the the Delta version first found in India. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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Ohio ends incentive lottery with mixed vaccination results

The state that launched the movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates is concluding its program still unable to crack the 50% vaccination threshold
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FILE - In this May 25, 2021, file photo, a man walks by the entrance for Ohio's COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Ohio plans to announce its third pair of Ohio Vax-a-Million winners Wednesday evening, June 9, 2021, even as the initial bump from the incentive program fades and the vaccination numbers continue to drop. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
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Lisbon drives virus surge as Portugal is chided for failings

The Lisbon region’s surge in COVID-19 cases is powering ahead, with new infections pushing Portugal’s daily new cases to a four-month high
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People sit a cafe terrace in downtown Lisbon, Friday, June 4, 2021. Britain said Thursday that it is removing Portugal from its list of COVID-safe travel destinations, meaning thousands of U.K. residents currently on vacation there face the prospect of 10 days' quarantine on return. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 23

As infections soar, Siberian region imposes 2-week lockdown

Buryatia, a republic in Siberia, has become the first Russian region to announce a lockdown because of a surge in coronavirus infections
June 23
Medical workers transport a patient suspected of having coronavirus on a stretcher at a hospital in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 21, 2021. Russia's national coronavirus taskforce on Saturday reported 17,378 new infection cases, more than double the daily tally from early June - more than half of them in Moscow, where the infection numbers have tripled this month. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 23

Rise in severe COVID-19 cases among the young, unvaccinated in this state

Some patients "don't think COVID is real," one health care worker told ABC News.
June 23
The Rev. Oliver Savage gets a COVID-19 vaccine from Missouri National Guard member Richard Waithira, March 4, 2021, during a vaccination clinic at a St. Louis senior center.
June 23

CureVac founder withdraws candidacy for supervisory board

German biotech company CureVac says its founder has withdrawn his candidacy for the supervisory board for health reasons
June 23
June 23

Why there's particular concern about unvaccinated population in the South

Unvaccinated Americas remain at risk for COVID-19 infection.
June 23
Alabama fans cheer during the SEC Championship Game in Rhoads Stadium, May 15, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
June 23

New Zealand on edge after virus-infected Australian visits

New Zealanders are on edge after health authorities say an infectious traveler from Australia had visited over the weekend
June 23
Visitors stand outside Te Papa museum in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, June, 23, 2021. After enjoying nearly four months without any community transmission of the coronavirus, New Zealanders were on edge Wednesday after health authorities said an infectious traveler from Australia had visited over the weekend. (Mark Mitchell/NZ Herald via AP)
June 22

Houston hospital workers fired, resign over COVID-19 vaccine

More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement
June 22
FILE - In this June 7, 2021, file photo, a person holds a sign to protest at Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas, a policy that says hospital employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs. Over 150 employees at Houston Methodist system, who refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement, said Houston Methodist system spokesperson Gale Smith on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
June 22

California oil regulators delay health, safety rules again

California oil regulators have missed another deadline to release new rules aimed at improving health and safety measures for people living near oil and gas drilling sites
June 22
FILE - In this May 18, 2021, file photo, apartment buildings rise behind pump jacks operating at the Inglewood Oil Field in Los Angeles. California state oil regulators missed a spring deadline for new regulations designed to protect health and safety near oil and gas drillings sites. Environmental advocates have been pressuring Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration to adopt mandatory distances between wells and sites like schools and homes. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 22

Jill Biden touts vaccine in poorly inoculated Mississippi

First lady Jill Biden is encouraging people in one of the least-vaccinated states to roll up their sleeves and get immunized against the coronavirus
June 22
First lady Jill Biden, right, and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center CEO Jasmin Chapman speak to recently vaccinated patients during a visit to a COVID-19 vaccination site at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 22, 2021, as part of Biden administration's nationwide tour to reach Americans who haven't been vaccinated and to promote vaccine education. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 22

Singer Ciara: ‘Self-care is the best care’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ciara about her campaign to promote Black and brown women’s health.
June 22
VIDEO: Singer Ciara: ‘Self-care is the best care’
June 22

Author’s tips and tricks for navigating mounting medical bills

Award-winning ProPublica journalist Marshall Allen speaks with Linsey Davis about his new book, “Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win.”
June 22
VIDEO: Author’s tips and tricks for navigating mounting medical bills
June 22

The Latest: Guam launching COVID-19 vaccine tourism program

Guam is launching a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19
June 22
People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk near a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games advertisement Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 22

Moderna's president talks COVID-19 and vaccine technology

Moderna President Dr. Stephen Hoge says his company is working on developing COVID-19 vaccine booster shots while also trying to harness the genetic code technology it helped pioneer to fight other diseases
June 22
June 22

Houston hospital says 153 employees who refused to get COVID-19 vaccine have resigned or been fired

Houston hospital says 153 employees who refused to get COVID-19 vaccine have resigned or been fired
June 22
June 22

Iowa court blocks mandatory waiting period for abortion

An Iowa judge has blocked a state law that would have imposed a 24-hour waiting period before women could get abortions, likely setting up a legal battle before the state Supreme Court
June 22
June 22

Biden urges shots for young adults as variant concern grows

The White House says over 70% of Americans age 30 or older have had one vaccine.
June 22
FILE - In this June 18, 2021 file photo, President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccination shots, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. The administration is releasing new data Tuesday showing it expects to reach 70% of Americans aged 27 and older with at least one shot by the July 4 holiday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 22

Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic

A government watchdog says that deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic
June 22
FILE - In this April 17, 2020, file photo, a patient is loaded into an ambulance by emergency medical workers outside Cobble Hill Health Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by more than 30% last year, with two devastating surges eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most complete assessment yet of the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 22

Migrant youth describe desperation to leave large shelters

Over a dozen immigrant children have described poor conditions and desperation to get out of emergency facilities set up by the Biden administration to address a record rise in the number of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border
June 22
FILE - In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young unaccompanied migrants, from ages 3 to 9, watch television inside a playpen at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas. On Monday, June 21, 2021, more than a dozen immigrant children described difficult conditions, feelings of isolation and a desperation to get out of emergency facilities set up by the Biden administration to cope with a rise in the arrival of minors on the southwest border. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool, File)
June 22

US to fall short of Biden's July 4 vaccination goal

The White House COVID-19 response team said Tuesday that 70% of U.S. adults will not be partially vaccinated by the summer holiday
June 22
The White House COVID-19 response team said Tuesday that 70% of U.S. adults will not be partially vaccinated by the summer holiday
June 22

Doctors warn of spike in colon cancer rates among young adults

The death of actor Chadwick Boseman is raising awareness of colon cancer and doctors say it’s important to get tested.
June 22
VIDEO: Doctors warn of spike in colon cancer rates among young adults
June 22

3 siblings get Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine as part of global trials in young children

The children's parents discussed their decision with ABC News.
June 22
Dr. Erin Biro holds her daughter while she gets a shot for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial for young children at Ochsner Hospital for Children in Jefferson, Louisiana. Biro's three children are participating in the trial.
June 22

Duterte threatens to arrest Filipinos who refuse vaccination

The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country if they would not cooperate to contain the pandemic
June 22
A pedicab driver is inoculated with China's Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse the COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country for hard-hit countries like India and the United States if they would not cooperate with massive efforts to end the pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 22

The Latest: NKorea tells WHO it has detected no virus cases

North Korea has told the World Health Organization it tested more than 30,000 people for the coronavirus through June 10 but has yet to find a single infection
June 22
An employee of the beverage maker Suntory receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot at their office building as the company began its workplace vaccination Monday, June 21, 2021, in Tokyo. Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families Monday in an employer-led drive reaching more than 13 million people that aims to rev up the nation's slow vaccine rollout. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 21

US hits encouraging milestones on virus deaths and shots

The U.S. has reached a pair of encouraging milestones as the COVID-19 pandemic’s grip on the nation continues to loosen
June 21
FILE - In this June 17, 2021, file photo, an Orange County resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Florida Division of Emergency Management mobile vaccination site at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the number of Americans fully vaccinated has reached about 150 million. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
June 21

CDC finds young adults behind in getting vaccinated. Here’s why.

A survey found that a quarter of adults 18-39 "definitely" won't get vaccinated.
June 21
Julia Gadsby, 18, who has Lupus, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, March 3, 2021.
June 21

Companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout

Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families Monday in an employer-led drive that aims to rev up the nation’s slow vaccine rollout
June 21
An employee of beverage maker Suntory takes a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot at their office building as the company began its workplace vaccination Monday, June 21, 2021, in Tokyo. Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families Monday in an employer-led drive reaching more than 13 million people that aims to rev up the nation's slow vaccine rollout. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 21

Vaccine technology transfer center to open in South Africa

The head of the World Health Organization says the U.N. organization is in talks to create the first-ever technology transfer hub for coronavirus vaccines in South Africa, a move to boost supply to the continent desperately in need of COVID-19 jabs
June 21
Health workers arrive with a patient at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital's COVID-19 facility, in Johannesburg, Monday, June 21, 2021. The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Monday the U.N. agency is in discussions with numerous companies and institutions to create a technology transfer hub for coronavirus vaccines in South Africa. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)
June 21

Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal

President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June
June 21
President Joe Biden speaks about reaching 300 million COVID-19 vaccination shots, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, June 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 21

UK infected blood probe focuses on school where dozens died

A public inquiry into Britain’s contaminated blood scandal, which led to the deaths of more than 2,000 people in the 1970s and ’80s, began hearing evidence Monday
June 21
June 21

Growing concerns over Delta variant

Plus, Madison Square Garden welcomes a fully vaccinated crowd for the first full-capacity concert in NYC since the start of pandemic restrictions.
June 21
VIDEO: Growing concerns over Delta variant
June 21

Indonesia records its largest 1-day jump in COVID infections

Indonesian health authorities have announced the country’s largest one-day jump in new coronavirus infections, as the country’s number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began crosses 2 million
June 21
A man reacts as a medical workers collect his nasal swab samples to be tested for coronavirus, during a COVID-19 screening at University of North Sumatra in Medan, Indonesia, Monday, June 21, 2021. Indonesia has reported more coronavirus cases than any other country in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
June 21

Vaccine hesitancy puts India's gains against virus at risk

India's vaccination efforts are being undermined by widespread hesitancy and fear of the jabs, fueled by misinformation and mistrust
June 21
A girl looks out through a hole in the wall of her house as a health worker prepares for COVID-19 testing in Jamsoti village, Uttar Pradesh state, India, on June 9, 2021. India's vaccination efforts are being undermined by widespread hesitancy and fear of the jabs, fueled by misinformation and mistrust. That's especially true in rural India, where two-thirds of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion people live. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
June 20

US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

A plane with 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Taiwan from the U.S. in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning
June 20
FILE - In this June 6, 2021, file photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, President Tsai Ing-wen, right, speaks near U.S. Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, left, of Illinois in Taipei, Taiwan. The U.S. is sending 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID vaccine to Taiwan, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP, File)
June 20

The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic
June 20
People queue at an NHS Vaccination Clinic at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium in north London, Sunday, June 20, 2021. The NHS is braced for high demand as anyone in England over the age of 18 can now book a Covid-19 vaccination jab. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 20

Severe national blood shortage may force changes to patient care: Officials

"The current situation ... is the most concerning I have seen in my career."
June 20
In this March 23, 2021, file photo, phlebotomist Adel Velasco prepares a blood donation at a Red Cross blood drive with L.A. Care Health Plan in Los Angeles.
June 20

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million
June 20
Women simultaneously hold up placards with a message that reads in Portuguese; "500K deaths! His fault!" during a demonstration against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and economic policies protesters say harm the interests of the poor and working class, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Brazil is approaching an official COVID-19 death toll of 500,000 — second-highest in the world. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
June 20

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million
June 20
An exile Tibetan nurse in protective suit prepares another Tibetan to receive a Covishield -19 vaccine in Dharmsala, India, Saturday, June 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
June 19

As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president

Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in a score of cities.
June 19
A man, wearing a protective face mask, holds a sign with a message that reads in Portuguese; "500,000 deaths is genocide", during a protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his handling of the pandemic and economic policies protesters say harm the interests of the poor and working class, in Cuiaba, Brazil, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Brazil is approaching an official COVID-19 death toll of 500,000 — second-highest in the world.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 19

Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

Health officials say Afghanistan is fast running out of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID worsen
June 19
Men carry a cylinder to be refilled from a privately owned oxygen factory, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Health officials say Afghanistan is fast running out of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID worsen. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
June 19

Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12

The World Health Organization has declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea that emerged in February and killed 12 people
June 19
June 19

Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win

The Affordable Care Act is now secure in the framework of the nation’s health care programs, and Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond
June 19
FILE - This image provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service shows the website for HealthCare.gov. With the Affordable Care Act now secure in the framework of the nation's health care programs, Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond. They want to expand insurance coverage for working-age people and their families, add new benefits to Medicare for older people and reduce prescription drug costs for patients and taxpayers. (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service via AP)
June 19

Virus surge claims brightest minds at Indian universities

India's coronavirus surge that left 180,000 dead over two months has devastated its universities, with the loss of professors leaving many students feeling anxious without their knowledge, guidance and often, friendship
June 19
A relative holds a photograph of Dr. Jibraeil, assistant professor of history at Aligarh Muslim Uliversity, who died of COVID-19, in Aligarh, India, Saturday, June 12, 2021. Within just one month, the official Facebook page of Aligarh Muslim University, one of the topmost in India, published about two dozen obituaries of its teachers, all lost to the pandemic. Across the country, the deaths of educators during the devastating surge in April and May have left students and staff members grief-stricken and close-knit university communities shaken.(AP Photo/Manoj Aligadi)
June 18

AP Interview: India says it hopes to resume vaccine exports

An Indian health official says his country, the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines, wants to resume exports of coronavirus jabs but can’t do so until its domestic needs are met
June 18
Dr. V.K. Paul, the head of India's COVID-19 task force, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 18, 2021. Paul says making vaccines available globally is still “very much on the radar”, but that curbs on exports won’t ease until domestic needs are met. “It is a matter of time, I believe, that once our immediate needs of vaccinating a significant proportion of Indian people is achieved and vaccine stockpiles are visible from multiple sources, we would then like to play the role of serving others and providing vaccines to them,” he said. (AP Photo)
June 18

Delta variant ‘may threaten the work we have done,’ expert says

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton discusses concerns about the delta variant of the coronavirus, and rates of vaccination in the U.S.
June 18
VIDEO: Delta variant ‘may threaten the work we have done,’ expert says
June 18

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants
June 18
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at a COVID-19 vaccine pop-up center at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Friday, June 18, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 18

US-Canada border restrictions extended until July 21

Canada’s public safety minister says border restrictions on nonessential travel with the United States will be extended until July 21
June 18
Customs and Border Protection officers direct a driver on who missed the last turn before entry into Canada on how to turn around at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S., Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. The border has been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 18

Israel to send 1M coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians

The Palestinian Authority is calling off an agreement whereby Israel would transfer 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to it in exchange for a similar number later this year
June 18
A health care worker administers a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a Palestinian man during a vaccination campaign, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, June 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
June 18

Virginia marijuana legalization timetable has many confused

The date for legalizing marijuana possession is drawing near in Virginia, and people have questions
June 18
Jake Crisco, general manager of the Green Leaf Medical Cannibis facility holds a mature bud of marijuana at the company's plant in Richmond, Va., Thursday, June 17, 2021. The date for legalizing marijuana possession is drawing near in Virginia, and advocacy groups have been flooded with calls from people trying to understand exactly what becomes legal in July. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)