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    U.S. health officials are examining ‘a handful’ of new, unconfirmed reports after J.& J. vaccine pause, the CDC director says.

    Officials are trying to determine whether the reports might be cases of a rare, serious blood clotting disorder. It’s unclear whether the vaccine was responsible for the original cases.

    U.S. health officials caution governors against easing restrictions, warning that a recent plunge in virus cases ‘may be stalling.’

    “Things are tenuous,” says Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the C.D.C. director. “Now is not the time to relax restrictions.”

    Officials Warn of Cyberattacks on Hospitals as Virus Cases Spike

    Government officials warned that hackers were seeking to hold American hospitals’ data hostage in exchange for ransom payments.

    Trump Officials Float Idea of Narrow Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits

    The proposal on the eve of Republicans’ unveiling of a larger aid bill amounts to a concession that the two parties are unlikely to reach a deal before benefits expire.
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    An unequal global recovery.