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Africa tries to end vaccine inequity by replicating its own

Oct. 24, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a pair of Cape Town warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked sterile rooms, young scientists are assembling and calibrating the equipment needed to reverse engineer a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to reach South Africa and most of the world's...

Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers

Oct. 23, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn't missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast. But he's ready to walk away from his job because of an impending...

New infectious disease research center opens in Frederick

Oct. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

With the snip of a ribbon on a windy Monday afternoon, Tonix Pharmaceuticals officially has a research and development center for infectious diseases — and it’s located in Frederick, right down the road from the city’s municipal airport. Standing before the...

Pritzker orders vaccinations or testing for day care workers

Oct. 22, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All licensed day care workers in Illinois must receive COVID-19 vaccine shots by early January or undergo weekly testing for the virus under an order issued Friday by. Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The mandate applies to more than 55,000 day care staff at nearly...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 21, 2021. Editorial: Absentee ballots a step forward for CT Among the many changes COVID-19 brought to Connecticut was an upending of traditional voting practices. With fears of contracting a deadly disease serving...

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

Oct. 22, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. ...

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...

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...

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...