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FEMA to open coronavirus vaccination center in Tulsa

Apr. 09, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The White House and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday that a mega coronavirus vaccination center will open in north Tulsa, offering up to 21,000 shots per week. The center will be operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in...

J&J vaccine 'paused' after adverse reactions at Georgia site

Apr. 09, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are temporarily stopping vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one site in north Georgia after eight people experienced “adverse reactions” on Wednesday. At least three other states — North Carolina, Iowa and...

Judge rules in favor of businesses challenging COVID orders

Apr. 09, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge on Friday temporarily blocked applying some of the state's pandemic-related restrictions to several restaurants and breweries challenging the governor's actions. Scott County Circuit Judge Brian Privett said in his narrowly...

Arizona daily virus count jumps as older cases included

Apr. 09, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials on Friday reported 1,302 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, a daily increase nearly twice as high as the state's recent daily average. But officials said the new number was inflated by hundreds of months-old infections previously not documented as...

Maine: Unemployment claims up; July 4th Pops canceled again

Apr. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New unemployment claims rose again in Maine despite an increase in hiring around the country. The Maine Department of Labor reported 2,100 initial claims for state unemployment insurance for the week that ended April 3. That was an increase from...

No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Apr. 09, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel. The U.S. government will send more help to the state with the country's worst infection increase. The worldwide surge in coronavirus cases and deaths includes...

Italy prosecutors: WHO exec lied about spiked virus report

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors say a top World Health Organization official lied to them about a spiked WHO report into Italy’s coronavirus response, revealing private communications Friday that are likely to embarrass the U.N. health agency. Prosecutors in Bergamo...

The Latest: Italy death toll high as vaccine campaign lags

Apr. 09, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

MILAN — Italy recorded 718 COVID deaths on Friday, the highest in months, but health officials say the spike from 487 a day earlier is due to a backlog of deaths being reported in Sicily. Italy’s death toll has remained stubbornly high as the very contagious British...

Whitmer urges halt of high school classes, youth sports

Apr. 09, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with the country's highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. She stopped short of ordering...

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Apr. 09, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and therapeutics, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state's worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 transmission rate, the White House said Friday. The announcement...