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Counties with lower COVID-19 vaccinations have higher cases

Jun. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say a handful of Minnesota counties with low COVID-19 vaccination rates have slightly higher cases of the coronavirus. Among the 10 counties with COVID-19 rates of 5 per 10,000 people or higher in the week ending June 5, none...

Georgia promises hundreds of vaccine events to boost uptake

Jun. 17, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN. Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say state health workers and others will participate in more than 370 community vaccination events between now and July 4th, trying to push up the state's lagging rate of COVID-19 vaccination. Gov Brian Kemp spoke to reporters...

Russian regions make vaccines mandatory for many workers

Jun. 17, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in four Russian regions have made coronavirus vaccines mandatory this week for workers in retail, education and other service sectors, part of an effort to boost the country's low immunization rates as COVID-19 infections continue to soar. ...

Get a jab, win a condo: Hong Kong tries vaccine incentives

Jun. 17, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Like many in Hong Kong, Jason Chan had no immediate plans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For the finance professional, there seemed to be no pressing need, with travel restrictions still in place and no major outbreak at home. But Chan had a change...

The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

Jun. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

O’FALLON, Mo. — A swath of southern Missouri is seeing a big rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at just the wrong time — as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year make their way to popular destinations like Branson and Lake of the Ozarks. ...

Virus cases drop, health officials warn of fall resurgence

Jun. 16, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials warned Wednesday that despite coronavirus cases declining to the lowest rates since the early days of the pandemic, the state could see a resurgence of the virus in the fall if not enough people are vaccinated against COVID-19. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 14, 2021. Editorial: As COVID Recedes, Opioids Back On Radar As we (hopefully) emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are stepping out of that darkness to rediscover — or remember — some of the issues we faced...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis errs in restricting race studies in schools At a time when Americans are crying out for an honest appraisal and greater understanding of the role race plays in our nation’s...

NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark

Jun. 16, 2021 06:05 AM EDT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. “What does 70% mean?...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning...