Latest Pandemics News

Nearly one-third of Texans have received virus vaccine

Apr. 10, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The percentage of Texans who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine is nearing one-third, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control on Saturday. The CDC reported 30.6% of the state's residents, more than 8.8 million...

The Latest: Romanians protest restrictions as cases top 1M

Apr. 10, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BUCHAREST — Marchers have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rise in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged Saturday on...

New Hampshire governor gets vaccine, gives thumbs-up

Apr. 10, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu received his COVID-19 vaccine Saturday at the state's mass vaccination site at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The Republican, driving an orange convertible, got the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in his left arm. ...

Over 4 million COVID vaccine doses administered in Arizona

Apr. 10, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday said administration of COVID-19 vaccinations passed 4 million doses as the state reported 819 additional confirmed cases and 30 more deaths. Over 2.5 million people — over a third of the state’s population — have received at...

Iran enforces 10-day lockdown amid fourth wave of pandemic

Apr. 10, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday began a 10-day lockdown amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, state TV reported, a worrisome trend after more than a year of the country battling the Middle East's worst outbreak. Iran's coronavirus task force, charged with...

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...

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...

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...