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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 25, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 22, 2021. Editorial: Denton County sheriff’s deputies took the wrong approach to a racist and dangerous situation. Let’s send a clear message that racism isn’t welcome in Denton County. The Denton County Sheriff’s Office needs to explain why it initially...

Routine childhood vaccines decline due to the coronavirus

Jan. 23, 2021 1:02 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — More than 20% of South Dakota children have missed routine vaccinations since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country. The numbers are in line with a national trend that shows significant decreases in the number of vaccinations administered in 2020, according to a recent study by...

NC company, children with cancer team up to design socks

Jan. 23, 2021 12:01 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jake Teitelbaum had just finished his junior year at Wake Forest University when he was diagnosed with refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, in June 2015. His initial treatments were at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Then in January 2016, he...

Tennessee adds vaccine groups; no promised extra doses yet

Jan. 22, 2021 6:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is making moves to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for people in households with medically frail children and workers at jails and prisons, while residents 70 and older are expected to start getting shots in the next two or three weeks, the state's top health official...

Bill advances to limit trans youth health care in Montana

Jan. 22, 2021 11:51 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House Judiciary Committee voted Friday to advance a bill that would ban gender-confirming health care for transgender minors. Proponents of the bill say it would defend trans children from life-altering medical procedures they cannot fully consent to. Opponents say it...

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a meeting of the coronavirus infection control headquarters at his office in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Suga, in a speech earlier, said the vaccine is “the clincher” in the fight against the pandemic and vowed to start vaccinations as soon as late February, when a health ministry approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the first applicant, is expected. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan vaccination uncertainty casts doubts over Olympics

Jan. 22, 2021 5:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens for the coronavirus is key. It's an immense undertaking in the best of circumstances and complicated now by an overly cautious...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, doors to a COVID-19 treatment unit at UW Health in Madison, Wisc. Everyone over age 65 in Wisconsin will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, the state's Department of Health Services announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. prioritizing that population will help save lives. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Everyone over 65 next in line for vaccine in Wisconsin

Jan. 19, 2021 5:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Everyone over age 65 in Wisconsin will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday but it could take a couple of months to inoculate the entire group of 700,000 people, state health officials said. The department cautioned that the speed of vaccinations depends on how much...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard in Las Vegas. Schoolteachers, college professors and child care workers have been added to the eligibility list for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Las Vegas area. The Southern Nevada Health District on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, added

Vegas-area teachers, child care workers make vaccine list

Jan. 19, 2021 3:52 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — School teachers, college professors and child care workers have been added to the sign-up list for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Las Vegas area, officials said. The Southern Nevada Health District on Monday added “frontline community support” workers for eligibility, including...

FILE - This image released by the Ottawa County Jail, shows Timothy Koets. Koets, a former western Michigan college professor has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in his severely autistic teenage son's drowning death in an icy backyard pool. Koets was sentenced Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 to a minimum of two years in prison and a maximum of 15 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. (Ottawa County Jail/The Grand Rapids Press via AP File)

Michigan man sentenced to prison in drowning of autistic son

Jan. 19, 2021 2:26 PM EST

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A former western Michigan college professor has been sentenced to prison for manslaughter in the death of his autistic teenage son, who drowned after spending an hour in an icy backyard pool with his arms restrained. Timothy Koets, 51, was sentenced Monday to a minimum of two...