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California may prioritize age above all for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 24, 2021 5:56 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Advocates for farmworkers, teachers, grocery store clerks and other essential workers are worried they will have to wait until this summer to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as California considers giving priority to older residents. State officials said the move makes sense...

A COVID-19 patient receives treatment in the ICU of the Hospital del Mar, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses who have been at the forefront of the pandemic for nearly a year. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers

Jan. 24, 2021 8:47 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses who have been at the forefront of the pandemic for nearly a year. In Barcelona’s Hospital del Mar, the...

Maine virus-related deaths, infections soar to a new high

Jan. 8, 2021 4:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths soared to new heights during a surge of the coronavirus across the state, officials said Friday. The Maine Center for Disease Control reported 41 deaths and 782 infections, both daily records in the state. The rolling 14-day daily...

FILE - A waiter wears a mask and face covering at a restaurant with outdoor seating Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif.  The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, registered its sixth consecutive month of expansion in November. The Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday that its index of services activity declined slightly to a reading of 55.9 last month, from a reading of 56.6 in October.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

US services sector grows for seventh consecutive month

Jan. 7, 2021 10:43 AM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, grew for the seventh consecutive month in December even as coronavirus cases surged through the holidays. The Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday that its index of services activity grew slightly to a reading of...

The Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center is shown in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. A Kaiser Permanente employee is dead and dozens of workers have contracted the coronavirus after a staffer appeared at a Northern California medical center wearing an inflatable, air-powered holiday costume on Christmas Day, the hospital and health care company said Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Costume could be link to deadly virus outbreak at hospital

Jan. 4, 2021 6:57 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Kaiser Permanente employee died and dozens of workers were infected with the coronavirus after a staffer appeared at one of its Northern California medical centers wearing an inflatable holiday costume on Christmas Day, the hospital and health care company said Monday. Irene...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk along a street during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Beijing has urged residents not to leave the city during the Lunar New Year holiday in February, implementing new restrictions and mass testings after several coronavirus infections last week. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Amid virus fears, China urges workers to skip holiday travel

Dec. 30, 2020 7:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is encouraging tens of millions of migrant workers not to travel home during next February’s Lunar New Year holiday to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, disrupting its most important time for family gatherings. The measure from the National Health Commission is not a...

China urges migrant workers not to travel home during February's Lunar New Year holiday to prevent further virus spread

Dec. 30, 2020 6:38 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China urges migrant workers not to travel home during February's Lunar New Year holiday to prevent further virus spread.
In this photo provided by Ascension Via Christi Health System, Jenifer Phelps, right, a nurse manager, talks with patient Angie Mooneyham in an intensive care unit for coronavirus patients at the Ascension Via Christi St. Francis hospital,  Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Wichita, Kan. The hospital has created two new units for coronavirus patients as hospitalizations have increased, both in Wichita and across Kansas. (Ascension Via Christi Health System via AP)

Kansas hospital workers: Hope, purpose shadowed by COVID-19

Dec. 25, 2020 6:05 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Steve Morgan spent part of Christmas morning as the chaplain on duty in a Wichita hospital comforting the family of a patient who died and said he knows from personal experience how a death on a holiday means “you'll always remember that.” But Morgan, an ordained United...

Japanese writer Yu Miri speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Miri's novel

Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

Dec. 23, 2020 10:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Yu Miri, who won this year’s National Book Award for translated literature, says Tokyo’s Ueno Park, where a homeless man kills himself in her award-winning story, looks very clean ahead of next summer's Olympics. Still, she says, that doesn't help to raise hope amid the...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, registered nurse Virginia Petersen works on a computer while assisting a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. California is desperately searching for nurses, doctors and other medical staff, perhaps from overseas, to meet demands as the coronavirus surge pushes hospitals across the state to the breaking point. With many of the state's hospitals running out of capacity to treat the severest cases, the state has brought in and deployed more than 500 extra staff but it needs a total of 3,000 temporary medical staff members. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

US hospitals facing worrisome shortage of nurses, doctors

Dec. 22, 2020 4:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With so many states seeing a flood of coronavirus patients, U.S. hospitals are again worried about finding enough medical workers to meet demand just as infections from the holiday season threaten to add to the burden on American health care. California, which is enduring by far its...