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Mass vaccination clinic that was to use J&J vaccine canceled

Apr. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A mass vaccination clinic that was planned at the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play has been canceled due to the suspension of the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The problem was that Arrowhead Stadium and the...

Iowa sees increase in people hospitalized with virus

Apr. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials reported a rise in coronavirus-related hospitalizations Thursday with a 36% increase in patients admitted in the last 24 hours and a slight increase in patients remaining in hospitals fighting the virus. Iowa...

Arkansas marks 1 million virus vaccine shots administered

Apr. 22, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Thursday marked 1 million coronavirus vaccine shots administered in the state so far, though the governor acknowledged more needs to be done to increase demand. Gov. Asa Hutchinson was on hand as health officials administered the...

Over 2M in Arizona fully vaccinated against coronavirus

Apr. 22, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of people in Arizona who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus has topped 2 million, the state reported Thursday as it opened another mass vaccination site in metro Phoenix. The 2,024,440 people in Arizona who are fully vaccinated,...

Michigan board deadlocks on measure to repeal emergency law

Apr. 22, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections board deadlocked Thursday on certifying a veto-proof initiative that would enable the Republican-led Legislature to wipe from the books a law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to issue sweeping pandemic orders last year. The 2-2 vote...

Fight over Reno-area COVID-19 reopen plan goes to task force

Apr. 22, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health district and city officials in Reno are rejecting a coronavirus reopening plan that's going before a state COVID-19 Task Force on Thursday, calling for social distancing requirements to stay in place at least until June 1. Last-minute protest...

COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

Apr. 22, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year, dramatic proof the vaccination campaign is working. Now the trick is to get more of the nation's younger people to roll up their sleeves. The drop-off in...

Hit French medical drama director dons scrubs to fight virus

Apr. 22, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sometimes in the best cases, life affects art and art affects life. In March 2020, Thomas Lilti was directing a critically-acclaimed French TV medical drama depicting the dire state of French hospitals, featuring storylines such as strapped resources, fatal...

Ontario premier's apologizes after retracting restrictions

Apr. 22, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ontario Premier Doug Ford apologized Thursday for a failed attempt to ban playgrounds and allow police to stop and question people who were not in their homes — measures that created a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public. The...

Searching for footing in a life nearly extinguished by COVID

Apr. 22, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — On line in the hospital atrium, Kari Wegg folds her hands in her lap while husband Rodney pilots the wheelchair, moving forward together a few feet at a time, their progress halting but methodical. After all the years the two have worked in...