Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 7: Major Earthquake Shakes Chengdu While Under Lockdown, Japan Relaxes Travel Curbs


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Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 881st day of the pandemic. As new bivalent mRNA vaccines targeting, in part, the highly-infectious BA.5 sublineage of the omicron variant begin to become available, the United States is moving towards recommending annual coronavirus vaccinations, health officials in the Biden administration said. Emphasizing convenience, officials are indicating that people could get the new boosters this fall alongside their regular annual flu shots. In a separate statement, President Joe Biden said that, for most Americans, “that means one Covid-19 shot, once...