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US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

Jun. 09, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020, and experts believe a big reason may be that many people with dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of...

Haiti fights large COVID-19 spike as it awaits vaccines

Jun. 09, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Ever since the pandemic began, Haiti had perplexed experts with seemingly low infection and death rates from COVID-19 despite its rickety public health system, a total lack of vaccines and a widespread disdain for safety measures like masks and distancing. ...

Colorado deaths surged in 2020 due to COVID-19, other causes

May. 30, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Almost 9,000 more people than usual died in Colorado in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other causes. COVID-19 either directly caused or was a contributing factor in 4,900 deaths, or more than half of the excess mortality, according to health...

Wisconsin mom starts burial gowns project for babies

May. 22, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

Little things each day remind Hazel Jones of her son, Mattie. In her apartment, dozens of stuffed and ceramic turtles decorate the walls. Hazel’s husband, Artrell Jones, was the first to make the connection between Mattie and the turtles. He loves the animals himself...

Hawaii to keep mask mandate in place despite CDC guidance

May. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Despite having among the lowest coronavirus infection and mortality rates in the nation, Hawaii will keep its statewide mask mandate in place for now. Even as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced vaccinated people can now ditch...

Infant mortality rate in Detroit drops from 2018 to 2019

May. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Infant mortality in Detroit dropped between 2018 and 2019, officials said. Data from Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services shows there were 11 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2019 compared to 16.7 deaths for the same number of live...

North Macedonia looks to Chinese vaccine to revive program

Apr. 30, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia received a shipment Friday of 200,000 doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine following major delays in the country’s start-and-stop coronavirus immunization program. The small Balkan country has struggled with...

Greek PM: Vaccine hesitancy driving high death rate

Apr. 28, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister has issued an appeal for elderly Greeks to get vaccinated, blaming hesitancy for persistently high rates of death and hospitalization. “The data we have from ICUs and intubated patients are clear: 95% of them, who are...

The Latest: New Mexico preparing for 'vaccine hesitancy'

Apr. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials say they are preparing to respond to pockets of vaccine hesitancy in some communities as overall interest increases in receiving the vaccine for COVID-19. State Health Secretary Tracie Collins said Wednesday that statistics on...

EXPLAINER: The law and science behind the CDC’s eviction ban

Apr. 13, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

When the U.S. government enacted a ban on evictions, it did so through an unlikely agency: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has said the policy, first enacted in September and recently extended through the end of June, helps stop the spread of the...