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NY hospitals, schools fear staff shortage from vaccine rules

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandates are scheduled to take effect Monday in New York amid continued resistance from some to the shots, leaving hospitals and nursing homes across the state and schools in New York City bracing for possible staff...

Judge denies state police union bid for vaccination delay

Sep. 24, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Superior Court judge has turned down a request by the union that represents 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers to delay Gov. Charlie Baker’s state employee coronavirus vaccine mandate. The State Police Association of Massachusetts filed a...

Minnesota to administer COVID-19 boosters to those eligible

Sep. 24, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — COVID-19 booster shots are being made available to Minnesotans who are eligible to receive them under the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state health officials announced Friday. Minnesotans who got the...

Civil rights complaint targets Idaho health care rationing

Sep. 24, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An advocacy group for older adults has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over the state's “crisis standards of care” guidelines for hospitals that are overwhelmed by patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. The group Justice in Aging...

Health care workers challenge Rhode Island's vaccine mandate

Sep. 24, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several people employed in Rhode Island's health care industry have filed a federal challenge to the state's coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers, alleging it is unconstitutional because it does not allow religious exemptions. ...

Judge won't order hospital to give ivermectin to patient

Sep. 24, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to order a hospital to administer the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to a man who is seriously ill with COVID-19. Vice Chancellor Morgan Zurn said in a ruling issued Friday that patients, even if they are gravely ill, do...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 24, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Supreme Court...

Alaska emphasizes state employee telework amid virus worries

Sep. 24, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska plans to emphasize telework for state employees for the next month as the COVID-19 pandemic strains Alaska's health care system. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, in a memo to state department leaders this week, said the state “must take measures to...

Beshear: Hospitals can't sustain current COVID case levels

Sep. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky's prolonged surge of COVID-19 cases has shown signs of leveling off, overstressed hospitals can't sustain the current pace of seriously ill virus patients, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday as he pleaded with people to take preventive steps. ...

More northeast Nevada schools mandate masks due to COVID-19

Sep. 23, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The largest school district in northeast Nevada is requiring students to wear face coverings at most of its campuses, now that they are dealing with outbreaks of COVID-19. Three elementary schools in Elko and one in Spring Creek were the latest to...