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The Biden administration plans to offer COVID-19 vaccines to migrants entering the U.S. from the southern border. (CNN)
The World Health Organization is examining rare reports of sudden hearing problems — such as tinnitus or loss of hearing — following COVID-19 vaccination. (NBC News)
London police doled out multiple fines for lockdown parties at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street residence and other government facilities. (Axios)
As Shanghai tests all its citizens for COVID-19, it’s finding that the vast majority are asymptomatic or presymptomatic. (Reuters)
After the introduction of vaccines in the U.S., COVID-19 deaths in red states were 38% higher than blue states. (ABC News)
As of Tuesday at 8 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID toll was 80,050,348 cases and 981,093 deaths, increases of 43,581 cases and 942 deaths from this time a day ago.
Average deaths in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest point since last summer. (The Hill)
Globally, the BA.2 Omicron subvariant is now the dominant COVID strain. (Reuters)
HIV antivirals — specifically protease inhibitors — may protect against COVID-19 infection, according to a French study of people living with HIV. (UPI)
Oregon will stop requiring that people seeking medically assisted suicide be residents of the state. (AP)
If Roe v. Wade is significantly weakened by the Supreme Court, Colorado is expecting to become a hub for out-of-state women seeking abortions. (NPR)
What is “medical gaslighting” and what groups are most affected? (New York Times)
The FDA approved the EVO/EVO+ Visian Implantable Collamer lens for correcting myopia with or without astigmatism, STAAR Surgical announced.
How large a role did former Google CEO Eric Schmidt have in influencing the Biden administration’s science office? (Politico)
Fired emergency medicine doctor Ray Brovont warns about the role of private equity in healthcare. (NBC News)