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COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

Oct. 21, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster and...

Israel poised to welcome foreign tourists back to country

Oct. 21, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Thursday recommended reopening the country to fully vaccinated tourists beginning on Nov. 1, a year and a half after closing its borders to most foreign visitors due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The decision, which still...

US marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world, the White House announced. The Biden administration aims to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use, which critics say diverts...

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

Oct. 20, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food...

Maricopa County signs onto national opioid settlement

Oct. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County has become the first local government in Arizona to sign onto a massive settlement agreement with pharmaceutical companies over the nation's opioid epidemic. The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the...

South Africa starts vaccinations for those aged 12 to 17

Oct. 20, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has started giving COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years, with a goal of inoculating at least 6 million people from this age group. The country is trying to increase its rate of vaccinations which is running...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises for 5th day

Oct. 20, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rose for a fifth day on strong corporate earnings. Shanghai and Seoul, South Korea, fell while Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index rose...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Oct. 19, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday, giving the S&P 500 its fifth straight gain and getting it closer to the record high it set in early September. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq also closed higher. Health care companies made some of the...

Manpower, EverQuote fall; Johnson & Johnson, Travelers rise

Oct. 19, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: EverQuote Inc., down $2.33 to $15.01. The online insurance marketplace gave investors a disappointing third-quarter financial update. Zix...

US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

Oct. 19, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is...