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Live updates: Mexico approves use of Cuba's Abdala vaccine

Dec. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s health safety council has approved the use of Cuba’s three-dose Abdala coronavirus vaccine. The council said Wednesday that it has sufficient evidence the vaccine is safe and effective. The approval for emergency use does not necessarily...

Surging NYC coronavirus spread brings warnings for children

Dec. 25, 2021 13:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The spiraling coronavirus outbreak numbers in New York state are coming with a new warning of a disturbing rise in pediatric hospitalizations — particularly of unvaccinated children — even as the state touts a high vaccination rate among adults. The New York...

NYC OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses

Nov. 30, 2021 17:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first officially authorized safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics have been cleared to open in New York City in hopes of curbing deadly overdoses, officials said Tuesday. The privately run “overdose prevention centers” provide...

Probe finds 'overwhelming evidence' of misconduct by Cuomo

Nov. 22, 2021 14:27 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A legislative investigation released Monday found “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed women and that he ordered state workers to help produce his book on pandemic leadership during work hours. The report also...

Cuomo misrepresented COVID-19 nursing home toll, report says

Nov. 19, 2021 18:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Assembly's investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's conduct in office concluded the Democrat's administration misrepresented how many nursing home residents died of COVID-19, according to a lawmaker who reviewed the committee's still-secret report. ...