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FILE — In this Thursday April 9, 2020 file photo California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, discusses the state's response to the coronavirus at a news briefing held at the the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif. Ghaly discussed the math behind the state's calculation of when is safe to lift it's stay-at-home order and overnight curfew, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California discloses math behind easing stay-at-home order

Jan. 26, 2021 11:19 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s health director on Tuesday revealed the math behind the state's calculation that it was safe to lift all remaining stay-at-home orders, a response to criticism that Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration was hiding key data affecting people's lives and livelihoods....

A health care worker gets ready to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to residents waiting in their cars in the early morning at Dodger Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, Los Angeles. California is revamping its vaccine delivery system to give the state more control over who gets the shots following intense criticism of a slow and scattered rollout by counties. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

California seizes control over struggling vaccine delivery

Jan. 26, 2021 8:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is changing up the way it is delivering coronavirus vaccines, moving to a more centralized system that is expected to streamline appointment sign-up, notification, and eligibility for nearly 40 million residents who want to know when they can get a shot and where. But the...

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., walks with reporters, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, as he leaves the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit

Jan. 26, 2021 8:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy was taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after not feeling well and later sent home after tests, a spokesman said, hours after the 80-year-old Democrat began presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Leahy, who'd been in his Capitol...

New Mexico seeing downward trends for virus metrics

Jan. 26, 2021 7:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s weekly average for new confirmed COVID-19 cases is continuing its downward trend, as state health officials reported just over 600 additional cases Tuesday. The death toll increased only slightly as 14 additional people succumbed to the virus, and hospitalizations...

No more vaccines to hospital that gave vaccines to teachers

Jan. 26, 2021 6:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Santa Clara County health officials are withholding COVID-19 vaccines from a hospital after it offered the vaccine to about 65 teachers and staffers from a wealthy school district in Silicon Valley, skipping people over 65 and health care workers. Teachers and staff at Los Gatos Union...

12 outbreaks end, no new ones at long-term care facilities

Jan. 26, 2021 5:25 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Twelve coronavirus outbreaks at long-term care facilities in New Hampshire have ended, and there currently are no new outbreaks to report, state Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette said Tuesday. That's “definitely a positive trend that we've been looking for over the last...

AG seeks information about hospital vaccine plans

Jan. 26, 2021 2:31 PM EST

Rhode Island's attorney general asked the state's two biggest hospital groups to explain their coronavirus vaccine distribution policies in light of reports that some board members, trustees and administrative staff have been receiving inoculations. “Rhode Islanders need to have confidence that vaccine...

This photo provided by Eli Lilly shows the drug bamlanivimab. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, the company said that the two-antibody combo of bamlanivimab and etesevimab reduced the risk of hospitalizations or death by 70% in newly diagnosed, non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients at high risk of serious illness because of age or other health conditions. (Eli Lilly via AP)

Studies extend hopes for antibody drugs against COVID-19

Jan. 26, 2021 11:57 AM EST

New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people. Eli Lilly said Tuesday that a two-antibody combo reduced the risk of hospitalizations or death by 70% in newly diagnosed,...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, a nursing home staff member receives a COVID-19 vaccine by a CVS pharmacist at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Nursing homes in parts of New York hit worst by this winter's COVID-19 surge say they're struggling to find enough staff as workers have gotten sick or needed to quarantine.  (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, File)

Nursing homes struggle with staffing amid outbreaks

Jan. 26, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Associated Press (AP) — Nursing homes in parts of New York hit worst by this winter’s COVID-19 surge say they’re struggling to find enough staff as workers have gotten sick or needed to quarantine. About 80 nursing homes have reported nursing shortages as of early January, according to The...

A woman wears a Chinese auspicious character

Asia Today: Taiwan quarantines 5,000 after hospital cluster

Jan. 26, 2021 7:32 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Health authorities in Taiwan are quarantining 5,000 people while looking for the source of two new coronavirus cases linked to a hospital. Officials said on Monday that they have not been able to identify how the husband and wife became infected after a brief hospital stay in the...