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The Latest: Guam launching COVID-19 vaccine tourism program

Jun. 22, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam — Guam is launching a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19. The Pacific Daily News reports the first group of three travelers was arriving on a...

Hawaii detects community spread of COVID-19 delta variant

Jun. 22, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The so-called COVID-19 delta variant, which was first detected in India, is spreading in Hawaii, state health officials said Tuesday. Two cases on Oahu and one on the Big Island were associated with travel from the U.S. mainland. One case involved an...

Biden urges shots for young adults as variant concern grows

Jun. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as the White House acknowledges it will miss two key vaccination benchmarks and as concern grows about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

US to spend $3.2B on treatments for COVID-19, other viruses

Jun. 17, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to speed development of antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics. The new program will invest in “accelerating things that are already in progress” for...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Spike protein...

Sweat against Washington persuading players to get vaccine

Jun. 09, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Washington pass rusher Montez Sweat said Wednesday he doesn't support the team's attempt to persuade players to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Sweat said he “probably won’t get vaccinated until I got more facts and that type of stuff, but I’m not a fan of it at...

EXPLAINER: The US investigation into COVID-19 origins

Jun. 09, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once dismissed by most public health experts and government officials, the hypothesis that COVID-19 leaked accidentally from a Chinese lab is now receiving scrutiny under a new U.S. investigation. Experts say the 90-day review ordered on May 26 by...

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

Jun. 09, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. ...

The Latest: Melbourne's 4th pandemic lockdown to end Friday

Jun. 08, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city will emerge from its fourth pandemic lockdown Friday. But some restrictions will remain and the 5 million residents of Melbourne won’t be allowed to travel to regional centers in surrounding Victoria state. ...