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As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine

Oct. 22, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — As she stood in the courtyard of the morgue holding the body of her grandmother who died of COVID-19, Ramilya Shigalturina had a message for anyone still resisting vaccinations. “I'm begging all Russians: Please get vaccinated, because...

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

Oct. 21, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil and gas drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities. ...

About 440 Advocate Aurora Health workers leave over mandate

Oct. 21, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — About 440 employees at Advocate Aurora Health have either left the health care company or have been fired for not complying with a vaccine mandate, the hospital group said Thursday. The affected workers who represent 0.6% of Advocate...

Beaumont Health says 370 people could lose jobs over vaccine

Oct. 21, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest health care provider suspended 1 percent of its workers after they failed to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a spokesman said Thursday. Beaumont Health had set an Oct. 18 deadline. The 370 employees now have until Nov. 16 to get a...

Moscow closing schools, many businesses as virus deaths soar

Oct. 21, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Restaurants, movie theaters and many retail stores in Moscow will be closed for 11 days starting Oct. 28, along with other new restrictions, officials said Thursday, as Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the pandemic began. ...

DeSantis to convene legislature to fight vaccine mandates

Oct. 21, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday said he will call state lawmakers back to work early to pass legislation to combat coronavirus vaccine mandates enacted by businesses. The Republican governor said he will convene a special session of the...

Ricketts rescinds hospital restrictions as capacity improves

Oct. 21, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hospitals can resume lower-priority surgeries starting Friday after Gov. Pete Ricketts announced he's ending the restrictions that have kept facilities from being overwhelmed with patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Ricketts said the...

Massachusetts hospital workers lose bid on vaccine mandate

Oct. 21, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge denied a request by several employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts for an injunction to block the company from placing them on unpaid leave for violating the system's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. But the judge on Wednesday...

Romanian president nominates former army general as premier

Oct. 21, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president on Thursday nominated a former army general to be prime minister in the latest effort to end a political crisis amid a coronavirus surge that is stretching the country’s health care system to capacity. After holding...

Princeton hospital joining WVU Health System

Oct. 21, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Princeton Community Hospital is joining the West Virginia University Health System. The hospital's board of directors, the WVU Health System and the city of Princeton have signed a letter of intent for the hospital to be integrated into the WVU...