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South African president launches vaccine manufacturing plant

Jan. 19, 2022 09:35 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened a new vaccine manufacturing facility that he says will boost the country's capacity to make its own inoculations for diseases including COVID-19. The plant in Cape Town — a partnership between a U.S.-based...

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

Jan. 14, 2022 11:28 AM EST

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: ___ Experts say Viagra isn’t a known...

New York to require booster shots for health care workers

Jan. 07, 2022 16:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is joining a handful of states in requiring health care workers to get a COVID-19 booster shot. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday that she was expanding on a vaccine mandate she instituted last fall requiring health care workers to get vaccinated because too...

FDA shortens timing of Moderna booster to 5 months

Jan. 07, 2022 12:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday shortened the time that people who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine have to wait for a booster — to five months rather than six. The two-dose Moderna vaccine is open to Americans 18 and older. The Food and Drug Administration's...

NCAA addresses COVID-19 guidelines, basketball scheduling

Jan. 06, 2022 15:27 PM EST

The NCAA updated its recommended pandemic-related protocols for winter sports athletes and teams to follow the latest federal guidelines on Thursday and also issued a statement to address the scheduling chaos that has hit college basketball for a second consecutive season. Anyone...

CDC urges 'up to date' shots; no 'fully vaccinated' change

Jan. 05, 2022 13:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials said Wednesday they are not changing the qualifications for being “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, but they are urging Americans to stay “up to date” on their protection against the virus by getting booster shots when eligible. ...

Nevada reverses course, joins multi-state opioid settlement

Jan. 04, 2022 20:58 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford on Tuesday announced that Nevada intends to reverse course and join a multi-state opioid settlement that months ago he rejected as insufficient. Nevada was one of several states that did not join a $26 billion settlement...

Pro-vaccine Republican Sen. Rob Portman contracts COVID-19

Jan. 04, 2022 14:53 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a pro-vaccine Republican from Ohio, said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. Portman, who was vaccinated and got a booster, said he learned of his condition from an at-home test taken Monday night in preparation for returning...

Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

Jan. 04, 2022 13:42 PM EST

Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately? A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn't make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday...

Starbucks says employees must get vaccine or test weekly

Jan. 03, 2022 17:17 PM EST

Starbucks says its U.S. workers must be fully vaccinated by Feb. 9 or face a weekly COVID testing requirement. The Seattle-based coffee giant said Monday it was acting in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which issued a vaccine-or-test requirement for...