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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Many parents are hesitant to give their kids a Covid-19 vaccine. What if schools...

Michelle Vargas of Granite City, Illinois, has always vaccinated her 10-year-old daughter, Madison. They both typically get flu shots. But when a vaccine for the coronavirus eventually comes out, Vargas will...

Customs agents seize 500,000 counterfeit N95 masks from China bound for New Jersey

A shipment of 500,000 counterfeit N95 masks from China bound for New Jersey was intercepted by customs agents in Chicago, officials announced. Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations seized the...

Public health officials say they need more money for vaccine distribution as COVID-19 relief...

Public health officials working to make a potential COVID-19 vaccine available to all Americans said they need more than $25 billion to make it happen, but the continued impasse between the...

Vaccine confidence hurt by misinformation and polarization, study finds

Political polarization and online misinformation are threatening vaccination programs worldwide, with public trust volatile and varying widely between countries, according to a global vaccine confidence study. The study, which maps trends in...

Doctors working to crack the mystery of ‘long haul’ COVID-19 sufferers

Lisa Fitzgerald and her husband Chip came down with COVID-19 at around the same time. Both experienced those telltale symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue, and both tested...

Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Found Safe in Early Human Trials: Study

A Russian COVID-19 vaccine has shown no serious side effects and elicited an immune response in early human trials, said a study published in The Lancet on Friday. Russia last...

CDC letter urges governors to prepare for coronavirus vaccine distribution in ‘fall of 2020’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a letter to U.S. governors alerting them to the need to prepare their states for distributing a coronavirus vaccine this fall. Several vaccine candidates have...

Flu season could coincide with 2nd wave of COVID-19: Here’s everything you need to...

Many experts are concerned about a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall, which could emerge during the start of flu season. Getting your flu shot will help ease the pandemic, especially...

Trump considers fast-tracking UK Covid-19 vaccine before US election

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering fast tracking an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed in the U.K. for use in the United States ahead of the nation’s upcoming presidential election, according...

Getting vaccinated for the flu this year is particularly important, WHO officials say

Getting the flu vaccine this year is important, experts at the World Health Organization said during a news briefing in Geneva on Tuesday. It appears that the circulation of flu...