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Spain approves COVID vaccine for children in 5-11 age group

Dec. 07, 2021 09:47 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s health ministry gave the go-ahead Tuesday for children between ages 5 and 11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a rise in coronavirus infections in recent weeks. The Spanish health ministry tweeted news of the approval, following the decision of an...

Armed gangs raise risks in vaccinating rural Nigerians

Dec. 07, 2021 03:56 AM EST

KUJE, Nigeria (AP) — Yunusa Bawa rolled his motorcycle away from the health care clinic where he works in Kuje, southwest of Nigeria's capital of Abuja, and secured a black box of COVID-19 vaccine for the rough ride ahead. The rocky and rugged pathway — Bawa described it as a...

US drugstores squeezed by vaccine demand, staff shortages

Dec. 04, 2021 09:57 AM EST

A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures. Drugstores are normally busy this time of year with flu shots and other vaccines, but now pharmacists are doling...

Today in History

Dec. 02, 2021 00:09 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2021. There are 29 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 2, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry...

US panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

Nov. 30, 2021 19:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at home to treat the coronavirus. The Food and Drug...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

Nov. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot. Speaking to kids and parents at Kimball Elementary...

Two new members nominated for state health board

Nov. 29, 2021 17:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An obstetrician-gynecologist and a pharmacist have been nominated by Gov. Tate Reeves to join the Mississippi State Board of Health. Dr. James Patrick “Pat” Chaney and Dr. Lee Ann Griffin are both graduates of Mississippi public universities....

In omicron hot spot, somber mood as S Africa faces variant

Nov. 28, 2021 14:18 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to impose new...

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

Nov. 27, 2021 22:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. The U.K. on...

Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points

Nov. 26, 2021 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe. Investors were uncertain whether the variant could potentially reverse...