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Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

Apr. 10, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help them are blocked until as late as June. COVAX,...

COVID-19 pandemic cuts into car dealer's showroom inventory

Apr. 10, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall in Madison has one car on the showroom floor. In the sales lot, vehicles are parallel parked along the perimeter. Nick Prostrollo, whose family has been selling cars for three generations, just laughs at the way...

Virus ignites debate on future of Twin Cities commuter train

Apr. 10, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Every weekday, Mugesi Ogongi drives from her home in Monticello to the Northstar train station in Big Lake. Then, she takes the commuter train to Minneapolis, where she works as a mental health professional at M Health Fairview University of...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Apr. 09, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state's worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov....

Pandemic, hunger force thousands into sex work in Mexico

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left, made it more dangerous and reduced some to having sex in cars or on sidewalks for lack of available hotels. Claudia, who...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country's traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel. Health officials reported 559 new infections on Friday, following increases over...

Navajo Nation reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, orders lockdown

Apr. 09, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Friday reported additional COVID-19 cases and ordered a weekend lockdown over fears that a new variant could drive another deadly surge. “The Stay-At-Home order is reinstated to help lessen the spread of COVID-19 and the...

More California counties expand vaccine eligibility to 16 up

Apr. 09, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More California counties are opening up vaccines to younger adults, a week ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up. At the same time, California public health officials warned Thursday of decreases in supply because of a...

Arizona businesses won't have to enforce mask mandates

Apr. 09, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona businesses will be free to ignore mask mandates meant to contain the spread of diseases like COVID-19 under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Doug Ducey. The bill's advocates said business owners should be allowed to decide for themselves whether...