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As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

May. 09, 2021 03:48 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out. ...

Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

May. 09, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad's capital, there are no debates over which coronavirus vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who...

The Latest: Utility regulator shares discredited theories

May. 08, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX — An elected Arizona utility regulator has shared discredited conspiracy theories while trying to persuade energy and power providers not to require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Arizona Republic reports that Arizona Corporation Commission...

Regulator shares discredited conspiracy theories about COVID

May. 08, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected Arizona utility regulator has shared discredited conspiracy theories while trying to persuade energy and power providers not to require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Arizona Corporation Commission member Jim O'Connor said...

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

May. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would yield no short-term or intermediate improvement in vaccine supplies and could even have a negative impact. On...

Critics say Indiana COVID-19 law allows nursing home neglect

May. 08, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for nursing home residents say they worry a new Indiana law expanding COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers will effectively block many lawsuits over neglect and substandard treatment that weren’t caused by the pandemic. ...

Hospitals give out doses of antidote to fight opioid crisis

May. 08, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When doctors write a prescription for the life-saving antidote to an opioid overdose, patients only bother to fill them about 5% of the time. But what if hospital physicians simply handed a vial of naloxone to the patients they worry are most likely to...

Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

May. 08, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his...

Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

May. 07, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his...

The Latest: Connecticut data show COVID-19 vaccine effective

May. 07, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Of the more than 1.4 million Connecticut residents who are now fully vaccinated, 242 later became infected with COVID-19, according to data released Friday from the state Department of Public Health. Among the 242 so-called “vaccine breakthrough...