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Merck's COVID-19 pill is effective, U.S. regulators say
U.S. federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy.
As an alarming new COVID-19 variant emerges, Canada moves to limit travel from southern Africa
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced today that Canada will limit travel from seven countries in southern Africa, a region that has reported cases of a new — and possibly more infectious — coronavirus variant.
World Health Organization declares new variant of concern named omicron
The variant of concern that was identified in South Africa this week highlights the importance of worldwide vaccination, experts say.