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A child receives a polio vaccine in Kampala, Uganda, on Jan. 14, 2022. Nicholas Kajoba/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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How the U.S. case might tie into the global upswing in polio

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To hug or not to hug? Experts say it depends on where you've been and your personal tolerance for risk. Malaka Gharib/ NPR hide caption

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Coronavirus FAQ: I'm vaccinated. Can I give a hug — or a handshake — without risk?

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In this March 18, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Dr. Fauci Says The Risks From The Delta Variant Underscore The Importance Of Vaccines

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Darren Ford (left) reacts to the new mask guideline while presenting his vaccine card at Liberty Theatre on May 14 in Camas, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee announced last Thursday that the statewide mask mandate would no longer apply to fully vaccinated adults. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Even With The No-Mask Guidance, Some Pockets Of The U.S. Aren't Ready To Let Go

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Nardo Samson posing with granddaughter Kiara Bautista, May 2017. Jan Daniel Belmonte hide caption

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Looking For A Bed For Daddy Lolo: Inside The Philippines' COVID Crisis

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Gloria Anderson receives her second COVID-19 vaccination. David Anderson/Gloria Anderson hide caption

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Ghana is the first country to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX program. Above: The vaccines are unloaded at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on February 24. Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Polio vaccinator Zeenat Parveen, holding the clipboard, and a volunteer go door-to-door to reach children in Rawalpindi, a city near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Pakistan's Polio Playbook Has Lessons For Its COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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Sarah Lind, a nurse with Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp., Southwest Alaska's tribal health care provider, vaccinates James Evan in December. They're standing on the tarmac in the village of Napakiak, where Evan works for YKHC at the clinic. Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. hide caption

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'We Don't Feel Forgotten At All': Alaska Fires Up COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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Dr. Anthony Fauci reiterated his plans to publicly take the vaccine when it becomes available to him. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The belief that vaccines cause autism has persisted, even though the facts paint an entirely different story. Renee Klahr hide caption

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