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Brothers Chase (left), 10, and Carson, 11, in November 2021. The two brothers have a rare genetic disorder and they are immunocompromised. Their family has to practice extreme caution to prevent COVID exposures. Danny Miller hide caption

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Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Jan. 19 in New Orleans. Despite being vaccinated and boosted, John has contracted COVID-19 and postponed two farewell concert dates in Dallas. John "is experiencing only mild symptoms," according to a statement. Derick Hingle/AP hide caption

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Masked White Plains, N.Y., High School students walk between classes last year. A day after a judge overturned New York's mask mandate, an appellate judge temporarily restored it as the state prepares an appeal. Mark Lennihan/AP file photo hide caption

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Linsey Jones, a medical assistant working at a drive-up coronavirus testing clinic, wears an N95 mask on Jan. 4 in Puyallup, Wash. The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to Americans starting this week. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Evusheld is a treatment authorized for prevention of COVID-19 in people who are seriously immunocompromised or who have had serious adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines. Peter Bostrom/AstraZeneca hide caption

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With its new COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer and BioNTech are hoping to get ahead of worsening effects of omicron as well as any new variants. Jonas Roosens/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A person visits a Covid-19 testing site along a Manhattan street in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A customer rests their head down while speaking with a Delta Airlines employee at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport on January 13, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted of his new online pharmacy: "All drugs are priced at cost plus 15% ! Sign up and share your thoughts and experiences with us !" Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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There are several ways older adults can get free rapid antigen tests, but Medicare will not reimburse them when they purchase them. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dhaval Bhatt plays Monopoly with his children, Hridaya (left) and Martand, at their home in St. Peters, Missouri. Martand's mother took him to a children's hospital in April after he burned his hand, and the bill for the emergency room visit was more than $1,000 — even though the child was never seen by a doctor. Whitney Curtis for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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The doctor didn't show up, but the hospital ER still billed $1,012

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Seventh and eighth grade students attend class at Olive Vista Middle School on Jan. 11 in Sylmar, Calif. Los Angeles students will be required to wear non-cloth masks. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How colleges are dealing with high COVID case counts on campus

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Rapid tests can help you figure out whether you have been infected with the coronavirus. But how accurate are they? Scientists are trying to find out whether they are less sensitive to omicron and why. Joseph Prezioso /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rupali Limaye is a behavioral and social scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hide caption

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People receive boxes of KN95 face masks during a back to school event offering school supplies, COVID-19 vaccinations, face masks, and other resources for children and their families at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA in August. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People attend the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The march, in its 49th year, comes as a Supreme Court decision on abortion rights could unravel Roe v. Wade. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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