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Residents wait to receives shots of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Central Vaccination Center in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, July 15, 2021. As many Asian countries battle against a new surge of coronavirus infections, for many their first, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is finally picking up speed, giving hope that low inoculation rates can increase rapidly and help blunt the effect of the rapidly-spreading delta variant.

Thailand tightens measures as daily cases cross 10,000

Residents wait to receives shots of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Central Vaccination Center in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, July 15, 2021. As many Asian countries battle against a new surge of coronavirus infections, for many their first, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is finally picking up speed, giving hope that low inoculation rates can increase rapidly and help blunt the effect of the rapidly-spreading delta variant.

July 17, 2021, 6:19pm Nation & World

BANGKOK — Thailand has tightened coronavirus restrictions and warned of further measures as daily cases surpassed 10,000 and the death toll hit a record 141 on Saturday despite an overnight curfew in Bangkok and several other provinces. Read story

Anti-vaccine protester holds a placard during a rally in Paris, Saturday, July 17, 2021. Tens of thousands of people protested across France on Saturday against the government's latest measures to curb rising COVID-19 infections and drive up vaccinations in the country.

France: Thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passes

Anti-vaccine protester holds a placard during a rally in Paris, Saturday, July 17, 2021. Tens of thousands of people protested across France on Saturday against the government's latest measures to curb rising COVID-19 infections and drive up vaccinations in the country.

July 17, 2021, 6:18pm Nation & World

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people marched around France on Saturday to protest mandatory vaccinations for health care workers and COVID-19 passes that will be required to enter restaurants and other venues. Read story

3 Texas Democrats who fled elections bill vote get COVID

July 17, 2021, 3:37pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas House's Democratic caucus said Saturday. Read story

University of Washington will test COVID-19 booster shots

July 16, 2021, 7:35am Health

SPOKANE — The University of Washington was selected as one of a dozen sites nationwide that will test Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 case rate falls to lowest level on record

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July 15, 2021, 12:01pm Clark County Health

The rate of COVID-19 activity in Clark County fell to the lowest level on record despite an uptick in new cases and deaths in data reported Thursday by Clark County Public Health. Read story

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

Inslee says Washington’s lottery boosted COVID vaccination rates 24%. Here’s how the state got that number.

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

July 15, 2021, 11:26am Health

With the final lottery drawing winner expected to be announced today, you might be asking how successful the "Shot of a Lifetime" was in getting more people vaccinated. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021 file photo, Vivek Murthy testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The nation's top doctor says it's "certainly possible" that Americans eventually will be advised to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Surgeon General Murthy told CNN that no decision had been made yet after a meeting Monday, July 12 with Pfizer to discuss its request for approval of a third shot of its coronavirus vaccine.

Surgeon general urges U.S. fight against COVID misinformation

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021 file photo, Vivek Murthy testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The nation's top doctor says it's "certainly possible" that Americans eventually will be advised to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Surgeon General Murthy told CNN that no decision had been made yet after a meeting Monday, July 12 with Pfizer to discuss its request for approval of a third shot of its coronavirus vaccine.

July 15, 2021, 8:59am Health

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Thursday called for a national effort to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, urging tech companies, health care workers, journalists and everyday Americans to do more to address an “urgent threat” to public health. Read story

Veterans Affairs registered nurse Jennifer Graham gives Army veteran Nathan Gegenheiner the COVID-19 vaccine. Gegenheiner had to postpone his vaccination until he finished cancer treatment.

Washington hits 70 percent goal for administering COVID vaccines to those 16 and older

Veterans Affairs registered nurse Jennifer Graham gives Army veteran Nathan Gegenheiner the COVID-19 vaccine. Gegenheiner had to postpone his vaccination until he finished cancer treatment.

July 14, 2021, 1:43pm Health

TACOMA — State health officials on Wednesday announced that the state of Washington had reached a milestone of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to residents. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 7, 2021, file photo, patrons enjoy cold tropical cocktails in the tiny interior of the Tiki-Ti bar as it reopens on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. COVID-19 cases have doubled over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates in some states and Fourth of July gatherings.  Los Angeles County public health officials have urged people to resume wearing masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status.

U.S. virus cases are rising again, doubling over three weeks

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 7, 2021, file photo, patrons enjoy cold tropical cocktails in the tiny interior of the Tiki-Ti bar as it reopens on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. COVID-19 cases have doubled over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates in some states and Fourth of July gatherings.  Los Angeles County public health officials have urged people to resume wearing masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status.

July 13, 2021, 12:33pm Health

The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity falls to third lowest level on record

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July 8, 2021, 11:03am Clark County Health

Clark County's COVID-19 activity has fallen to the lowest level since last September and new hospitalizations kept falling in the latest weekly update from Clark County Public Health. Read story