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Guam extends coronavirus vaccinations to child care workers

Jan. 27, 2021 9:38 AM EST

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services announced plans to extend coronavirus vaccination eligibility to child care workers. The U.S. territory's Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Policy Committee approved updates Monday allowing the inclusion of workers involved in...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis. Evers says he’ll likely include criminal justice reforms in the next state budget as Wisconsin emerges from a tumultuous year of protests over police brutality and racism. The governor told The Associated Press in a year-end interview that the executive budget will “hopefully” include proposals to resolve criminal justice disparities. He declined to offer specifics.  (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, File)

Educators set to get vaccine in March, but state doses lag

Jan. 26, 2021 5:40 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Teachers, child care workers, prisoners and grocery store workers will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in early March, state health officials said Tuesday. The move will add hundreds of thousands of people to the eligibility rolls even though the state is still struggling to complete...

Mother of teen who died sues Unity Center for $13M

Jan. 26, 2021 5:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a Portland teen who died by suicide shortly after medical staff allegedly evaluated and released him from the Unity Center for Behavioral Health has filed a $13 million lawsuit. Leila Mesch’s lawsuit lists Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 25, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 22, 2021. Editorial: Denton County sheriff’s deputies took the wrong approach to a racist and dangerous situation. Let’s send a clear message that racism isn’t welcome in Denton County. The Denton County Sheriff’s Office needs to explain why it initially...

Routine childhood vaccines decline due to the coronavirus

Jan. 23, 2021 1:02 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — More than 20% of South Dakota children have missed routine vaccinations since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country. The numbers are in line with a national trend that shows significant decreases in the number of vaccinations administered in 2020, according to a recent study by...

NC company, children with cancer team up to design socks

Jan. 23, 2021 12:01 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jake Teitelbaum had just finished his junior year at Wake Forest University when he was diagnosed with refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, in June 2015. His initial treatments were at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Then in January 2016, he...

Tennessee adds vaccine groups; no promised extra doses yet

Jan. 22, 2021 6:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is making moves to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for people in households with medically frail children and workers at jails and prisons, while residents 70 and older are expected to start getting shots in the next two or three weeks, the state's top health official...

Bill advances to limit trans youth health care in Montana

Jan. 22, 2021 11:51 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House Judiciary Committee voted Friday to advance a bill that would ban gender-confirming health care for transgender minors. Proponents of the bill say it would defend trans children from life-altering medical procedures they cannot fully consent to. Opponents say it...

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a meeting of the coronavirus infection control headquarters at his office in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Suga, in a speech earlier, said the vaccine is “the clincher” in the fight against the pandemic and vowed to start vaccinations as soon as late February, when a health ministry approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the first applicant, is expected. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan vaccination uncertainty casts doubts over Olympics

Jan. 22, 2021 5:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens for the coronavirus is key. It's an immense undertaking in the best of circumstances and complicated now by an overly cautious...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...