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The Latest: Connecticut data show COVID-19 vaccine effective

May. 07, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Of the more than 1.4 million Connecticut residents who are now fully vaccinated, 242 later became infected with COVID-19, according to data released Friday from the state Department of Public Health. Among the 242 so-called “vaccine breakthrough...

EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

May. 07, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

Once, getting vaccinated was all but routine. But since the heightened public awareness around the new COVID-19 vaccines, it’s a different story. Now, it means check-ins with family and friends about possible arm soreness or mild symptoms. Through an early warning...

Pennsylvania dropping vaccine provider map in favor of feds'

May. 07, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is doing away with its own map of vaccine providers and says people looking for a COVID-19 shot should go to the federal government’s provider map. The state Health Department said Friday it will use vaccines.gov as its mapping...

Judge temporarily stays ruling in eviction moratorium case

May. 06, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily stayed an order that found the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority when it imposed a federal eviction moratorium to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The stay, issued late Wednesday...

The Latest: Fiji locks down hospital over coronavirus death

May. 05, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Soldiers and police in the Pacific nation of Fiji have surrounded and locked down a major hospital. Health authorities say they are quarantining 400 patients, doctors, nurses and other staff within the compound until they can determine who had...

CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers

May. 05, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday for the trial runs....

Federal judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium

May. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority when it imposed a federal eviction moratorium. The Justice Department said it would appeal the ruling from the U.S. District Court in Washington,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

May. 05, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. May 4, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Lee jumped the gun on mask requirements “We have never had a statewide mask mandate, and I am removing authority from local officials to issue mask requirements,” Gov. Bill Lee said recently in...

COVID's US toll projected to drop sharply by the end of July

May. 05, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Teams of experts are projecting COVID-19's toll on the U.S. will fall sharply by the end of July, according to research released by the government Wednesday. But they also warn that a “substantial increase” in hospitalizations and deaths is possible...

US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

May. 05, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday. The rate dropped for moms of every major race and ethnicity, and in nearly every age group, falling to...