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SC lawmakers considering $208 million for vaccine rollout

Jan. 25, 2021 11:41 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The lawmakers who write South Carolina’s budget will vote Monday afternoon on advancing up to $208 million to speed up COVID-19 vaccination efforts and for other pandemic relief. The Department of Health and Environmental Control, hospitals and other vaccine providers would...

Birmingham VA expands vaccine program; more doses still key

Jan. 24, 2021 10:38 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Birmingham VA Health Care System is expanding its ability to vaccinate veterans against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, provided it can get enough doses of the vaccine. A partnership with the United Way of Central Alabama will allow the agency to provide as many as 1,000...

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...

A medical staffer takes care of COVID-19 patients at the intensive care unit of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Hospitals in Lebanon are reaching full capacity amid a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases across the crisis-hit Mediterranean nation even amid strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virus

Jan. 23, 2021 12:28 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Death stalks the corridors of Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where losing multiple patients in one day to COVID-19 has become the new normal. On Friday, the mood among the staff was even more solemn as a young woman lost the battle with the virus. There was silence as the woman,...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2013, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson watches from the dugout during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Washington. Johnson is in a Florida hospital with COVID-19, according to former New York Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz. Horwitz said he spoke with Johnson briefly on Friday. Johnson, 77, was a four-time All-Star second baseman and managed the Mets to their last World Series title in 1986. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Former big leaguer Davey Johnson hospitalized with COVID

Jan. 22, 2021 10:35 PM EST

Former New York Mets manager Davey Johnson was released from a Florida hospital after being treated for COVID-19, according to former Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz. Horwitz said he spoke with Johnson briefly on Friday. Johnson, 77, was a four-time All-Star second baseman and managed the Mets to their last World...

Dr. Angel Temponi, left, administers the second dose of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Barton Bernstein Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped...

Nearly 2,000 vaccine doses spoiled at Boston hospital

Jan. 22, 2021 5:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were spoiled at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Boston after a contractor accidentally unplugged a freezer, hospital officials announced Thursday. Staff at the Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center discovered on Tuesday that a freezer had failed, compromising...

Hawaii mayor leaves hospital 11 days after heart attack

Jan. 22, 2021 10:06 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii island’s new mayor has been released from a hospital 11 days after suffering a heart attack. Mayor Mitch Roth was released Wednesday from Hilo Medical Center, where he was admitted shortly after experiencing chest pain at his home on Jan. 9, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported....

Police officers and workers in protective suits close off a neighborhood as it is placed under lockdown in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China's best-known hospitals and some surrounding residential communities after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. (Chinatopix via AP)

Asia Today: Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdowns

Jan. 22, 2021 8:46 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China's best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and Renji Hospital. They have been cordoned off, along with some surrounding residential...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh at left prepare to cast his vote at a polling station in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls are being held amid considerable success in the country's fight against the coronavirus, with just 215 cases of COVID-19 recorded. All of them have been imported and no one has died. (Chadraabal/Xinhua via AP)

Mongolian PM quits in COVID-19 hospital treatment scandal

Jan. 22, 2021 12:14 AM EST

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s prime minister has resigned following a protest over a hospital’s treatment of a new mother who tested positive for the coronavirus. Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, whose Mongolian People’s Party holds a strong majority in the parliament known as the...