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47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

Jul. 25, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 50 Nebraska school boards have objected to proposed state health education standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression. State Sen. Joni Albrecht said 47 school boards across the state have either...

The Latest: Turkey reports increase in COVID-19 cases

Jul. 25, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s daily COVID-19 infections have increased, reaching 14,230 new cases in the past 24 hours. Health ministry statistics show that the 7-day average is now 10,269, a significant increase from the average of the previous week at 6,880. ...

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

Jul. 25, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Like many of Spain’s 20-somethings, Sergio Rosado has seen the new, more contagious coronavirus strain strike those too eager to cut loose when authorities rolled back health restrictions with vaccinations picking up pace. But the 22-year-old...

The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

Jul. 23, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures. The...

Official: State still can inoculate kids without parental OK

Jul. 23, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's top health official said Friday that the state can still vaccinate some minors without parental consent, aiming to clear up contradictory claims from lawmakers who complained that the state's former vaccine chief circulated information about the...

European agency clears Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

Jul. 23, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended authorizing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18. The EU drug regulator said research in more than 3,700 children aged...

The European Medicines Agency recommends approving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17

Jul. 23, 2021 09:27 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency recommends approving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17.

Canada vs Zimbabwe: Two divergent paths of COVID vaccination

Jul. 23, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles. Wood...

Gov defends agency's vaccine chief firing, outreach rollback

Jul. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday came out in full defense of his administration’s firing of the state’s vaccination chief and rollback of outreach for childhood vaccines, both of which have sparked national scrutiny over Tennessee’s inoculation efforts...

St. Jude hits donation milestone to fight childhood cancer

Jul. 22, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, even the sky is no longer the limit. At a time when similar institutions face fundraising shortfalls as donors have shifted their priorities in response to the pandemic, the Memphis-based hospital has just...