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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday won a preliminary court order to block President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. That injunction by a federal judge in Kentucky only affects three states, but a ruling by another federal judge — this one in Louisiana — applies to health care workers nationwide. 

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Omicron, the latest covid variant is top of mind for Paducah doctors. Right now they have a lot of questions about the variant, and are working to find out how it will impact the Local 6 area. 

U.S. health officials say Merck's experimental COVID-19 pill is effective but they raised questions about its safety during pregnancy. The FDA posted its review Friday ahead of a public meeting next week where outside experts will debate the drug's benefits and risks.

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The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings. But the risks of the variant remained largely unknown.

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The Biden administration is making billions of dollars available to drugmakers to scale up domestic production of COVID-19 vaccines in the hopes of building capacity to produce an additional 1 billion shots per year to share globally.