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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a long line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas. Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in some states where officials worried that expected shipments would not be forthcoming.  (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Jan. 15, 2021 10:58 PM EST

Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they can expect to receive as they ramp up vaccinations for senior citizens and others. But the government attributed the anger to confusion and misguided expectations on the part of the states....

City worker Carlos Ruiz gives instruction to a COVID-19 patient after delivering a tank of oxygen to her home in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Jan. 15, 2021 10:37 PM EST

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a week ago. The country also recorded 1,106 more deaths. It was unclear if the spike was due to the presence of the U.K. virus variant, of which only one case has so...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, April 8, 2008. file photo, A woman holds a cigarette in her hand as she plays a slot machine at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line. (AP Photo/Cie Stroud, File)

EXPLAINER: Why expansion of vaccine to smokers caused a stir

Jan. 15, 2021 8:37 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy made people 65 and older and those 16 and older with medical...

Dr. John W. Hatch waits for a bandage after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Lorraine Honeywell at the Durham County Department of Public Health in Durham, N.C., on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

NC to vaccinate those 65+; College students not prioritized

Jan. 14, 2021 3:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina public health officials on Thursday unveiled an updated coronavirus vaccine distribution plan that prioritizes adults 65 years or older, while removing college students as a priority over the general public. The new, more simplified guidance from the state Department of...

Tenants' rights advocate Danielle Willams demonstrates outside the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Boston. The protest was part of a national day of action calling on the incoming Biden administration to extend the eviction moratorium initiated in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Housing advocates call on Biden to extend eviction ban

Jan. 13, 2021 4:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Housing advocates around the country staked out courthouses and held rallies Wednesday, calling on the incoming Biden administration to extend and strengthen the current federal ban on evictions. President Donald Trump’s directive, implemented in September by the U.S. Centers for...

A health worker checks the temperature of an elderly patient at the emergency entrance of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, which is battling an ever-increasing number of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Official: Africa secures close to 300 million vaccine doses

Jan. 12, 2021 11:30 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African Union has secured close to 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the largest such agreement yet for Africa, a continental official said Tuesday. Nicaise Ndembi, senior science adviser for the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Associated Press in...

Oregon Gov. Brown expands vaccinations to age 65 and up

Jan. 12, 2021 9:20 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said after guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday, Oregon will expand COVID-19 vaccination to include people age 65 and and older. Vaccination of Oregon seniors, as well as child care providers and early learning and K-12 educators and...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. government said it will require airline passengers entering the country to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. It will take effect Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Jan. 12, 2021 6:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirement expands on a similar one announced late last month for passengers coming from the United Kingdom. The new...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a news conference on Operation Warp Speed and COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

US shifts to speed COVID shots as cases and deaths rise

Jan. 12, 2021 5:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a slower-than-hoped coronavirus vaccine rollout, the Trump administration abruptly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots to more people. The move came as cases and deaths surged to alarming new highs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a series...

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a briefing on North Carolina's coronavirus pandemic response at the NC Emergency Operations Center, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)

North Carolina lawmakers irritated over slow vaccine rollout

Jan. 12, 2021 4:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers said Tuesday in a meeting with North Carolina's top public health official that the state lacks organization, flexibility and needs to give better instructions to counties on how to administer the coronavirus vaccine. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...