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Virus numbers continue upward trend
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Virus numbers continue upward trend

COVID-19 is "raging" through Alabama as thousands refuse vaccinations that nearly always prevent serious illness and a highly contagious strain races through communities where many have quit taking basic safety precautions, a health leader said Thursday.

Infrastructure talks leave Biden’s entire agenda at risk
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Infrastructure talks leave Biden’s entire agenda at risk

The outcome of the infrastructure bargaining, which for weeks has encountered one snag after another, will impact what could be the crown jewel of his legacy. That would be his hopes for a subsequent $3.5 trillion federal infusion for families' education and health care costs, a Medicare expansion and efforts to curb climate change.

Alabama COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge
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Alabama COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge

There were 947 COVID-19 patients in state hospitals Monday, up from 204 at the beginning of July, according to numbers from the Alabama Hospital Association. The latest number is about a third of where the state was at the peak of the pandemic when there were 3,000 virus patients in state hospitals in January.