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Over 2M in Arizona fully vaccinated against coronavirus

Apr. 22, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of people in Arizona who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus has topped 2 million, the state reported Thursday as it opened another mass vaccination site in metro Phoenix. The 2,024,440 people in Arizona who are fully vaccinated,...

Michigan board deadlocks on measure to repeal emergency law

Apr. 22, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections board deadlocked Thursday on certifying a veto-proof initiative that would enable the Republican-led Legislature to wipe from the books a law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to issue sweeping pandemic orders last year. The 2-2 vote...

Fight over Reno-area COVID-19 reopen plan goes to task force

Apr. 22, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health district and city officials in Reno are rejecting a coronavirus reopening plan that's going before a state COVID-19 Task Force on Thursday, calling for social distancing requirements to stay in place at least until June 1. Last-minute protest...

COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

Apr. 22, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year, dramatic proof the vaccination campaign is working. Now the trick is to get more of the nation's younger people to roll up their sleeves. The drop-off in...

Hit French medical drama director dons scrubs to fight virus

Apr. 22, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sometimes in the best cases, life affects art and art affects life. In March 2020, Thomas Lilti was directing a critically-acclaimed French TV medical drama depicting the dire state of French hospitals, featuring storylines such as strapped resources, fatal...

Ontario premier's apologizes after retracting restrictions

Apr. 22, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ontario Premier Doug Ford apologized Thursday for a failed attempt to ban playgrounds and allow police to stop and question people who were not in their homes — measures that created a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public. The...

Searching for footing in a life nearly extinguished by COVID

Apr. 22, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — On line in the hospital atrium, Kari Wegg folds her hands in her lap while husband Rodney pilots the wheelchair, moving forward together a few feet at a time, their progress halting but methodical. After all the years the two have worked in...

Dutch coronavirus infections rise ahead of lockdown easing

Apr. 22, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch public health institute said Thursday that 9,648 new coronavirus infections were recorded over the past 24 hours, in the highest daily increase since January. The news came just days before planned relaxations in the country's months-long lockdown. ...

COVID vaccine increasingly available without appointments

Apr. 22, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties are increasingly allowing people to walk in to get a coronavirus vaccine without an appointment as interest wanes. In the Lawrence area, mass vaccination clinics at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, which had been immunizing almost...

Iowa officials say 77 prisoners got virus vaccine overdoses

Apr. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Administration of the coronavirus vaccine has been halted at a Fort Madison prison after nursing staff there incorrectly gave 77 inmates overdoses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the Iowa Department of Corrections said. The incident happened...