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U.S. Outbreak Slows; NYC Teachers Go to Top Court: Virus Update

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New York City public school employees are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the city’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, which will be enforced Oct. 1. New York state must temporarily allow exemptions from a mandate vaccinations for health-care workers with religious objections, a judge ruled. 

Idaho doctors see an alarming trend -- maternal deaths, stillbirths and sicker babies -- in a state where hospitalizations keep setting records, health care is rationed and vaccination rates are low, the Idaho Statesman reported.