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Extra scrutiny pledged as public grows skeptical of virus vaccine, and more updates from today
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Extra scrutiny pledged as public grows skeptical of virus vaccine, and more updates from today

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Facing public skepticism about rushed COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. health officials are planning an extra layer of safety scrutiny for the first people vaccinated when shots become available.

A new poll suggests those vaccine fears are growing. With this week's pause of a second major vaccine study because of an unexplained illness, a quarter of Americans say they won't get vaccinated. That's a slight increase from 1 in 5 in May.

Meanwhile, college football suffered more setbacks as coaches and players tested positive. The Southeastern Conference has had to postpone two games in the last three days because of positive COVID-19 tests.

A number of states face rapidly rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases, and a leader, South Dakota, already has more deaths from the disease less than halfway through October than it had in any other month.

Meanwhile, it turns out President Trump's son Barron also had the virus but recovered with no symptoms.

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