U.S. CDC to suspend import of dogs from more than 100 countries over rabies concernsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it will temporarily suspend importation of dogs from 113 countries classified as high risk for dog rabies effective July 14. CDC issues new travel advice for more than 120 countriesAnother 33 countries moved into the CDC's lowest Covid-19 travel risk category on Monday. Texas bans COVID vaccine passports, blocks businesses from asking for vax informationTexas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that bans coronavirus vaccine passports in the Lone Star State. Biden talks up benefits of vaccines after new mask guidanceThe U.S. leader urged Americans hesitant to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to reconsider, pointing to new U.S. guidance that inoculated people can socialize outdoors without masks. CDC to hold ‘emergency meeting’ over cases of heart inflammation following second Covid vaccineHigher number of cases are occurring in those between the ages of 18 to 24 Analysis | Sherri Tenpenny’s bizarre anti-vaccine testimony was a long time comingRepublicans have increasingly elevated conspiracy theorists and fringe figures, including to testify in front of supposedly august legislative committees. CDC: Half of US adults now vaccinated against COVID-19Half of all American adults are officially fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, marking significant progress since the vaccines were first authorized 'No masks for the vaccinated': What the latest US mask guidance meansNew mask advice has added to the confusion around US Covid rules. Here's what the experts say. New Jersey to lift indoor mask mandateNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced Monday that the state will lift its indoor mask mandate and social distancing requirements in most places starting Friday. US birth rate falls 4% to its lowest point everThe rate drops for mothers of every measured race and ethnicity, and in nearly every age group.