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The Latest: Las Vegas strip clubs given OK to reopen May 1

Apr. 22, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions beginning next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again. But masks still will be required for adult entertainment employees and recommended for customers under rules accepted Thursday by...

California's public universities to require COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 22, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two of the nation’s largest university systems say they intend to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff on University of California and California State University campuses this fall. Several U.S. colleges and...

Feds report Texas woman with clots after getting J&J vaccine

Apr. 22, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal health officials have informed state officials that a Texas woman has been hospitalized with possible blood clots associated with Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients, a state spokesman said Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug...

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

Apr. 22, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? Experts don't know yet because they're still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how...

Iowa officials say 77 prisoners got virus vaccine overdoses

Apr. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Administration of the coronavirus vaccine has been halted at a Fort Madison prison after nursing staff there incorrectly gave 77 inmates overdoses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the Iowa Department of Corrections said. The incident happened...

Japan prepares for 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka areas

Apr. 21, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government is preparing to announce a third state of emergency in Tokyo and the western metropolitan area around Osaka following requests from local leaders who say current measures are failing to curb a rapid rise in coronavirus infections. Prime...

Thailand gov't negotiating to buy Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Apr. 20, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, under intense criticism for failing to secure adequate supplies of coronavirus vaccines, said Tuesday his government is negotiating to buy 5 million to 10 million doses from U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer. ...

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Gandhi, 50, said in a tweet on Tuesday that “All those who’ve been in contact...

Tour plans to make non-vaccinated golfers pay for COVID test

Apr. 19, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The PGA Tour is telling its players they will not have to be tested for the coronavirus if they are vaccinated, and those who aren't will have to pay for their own tests starting this summer. In a memo sent to players Monday, the tour strongly encouraged them to get...

Germany expects vaccine deliveries to ramp up in 2nd quarter

Apr. 19, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister on Monday welcomed the announcement by two pharmaeutical companies that they will deliver more coronavirus vaccines during the second quarter than previously predicted. The Germany company BioNTech, which developed the first...