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Latest: SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Sep. 16, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holiday of the year. The 2,008 cases reported Friday was the 73rd...

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

Sep. 16, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Sitting on her mother’s lap, 2-year-old Lucía looked at the illustrations in her book while around her several children watched the doctors in white coats and nurses with thermometers in amazement. In an adjoining room, Danielito, also 2, sniffled while getting a shot as a...

Official: Cases in largest Tennessee county slowing down

Sep. 16, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top health official in the only Tennessee county with an indoor mask requirement said Thursday she was cautiously optimistic that a recent coronavirus surge was slowing down, citing a drop in the number of cases and hospitalized children. Dr....

Mexico finishes 3-month push to vaccinate border residents

Sep. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it has successfully completed a three-month push to provide coronavirus vaccines to all adult residents of communities along its border with the United States. Mexico said that when it began the effort in June, it...

Virginia and Wisconsin report measles cases among refugees

Sep. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday. The cases in Virginia and Wisconsin are being reported four days after the U.S. halted...

School vaccine campaigns targeting students face blowback

Sep. 14, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

Fearing his parents wouldn’t approve of his decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine but needing their signature, Andrew signed up for the appointment in secret, and then sprang it on them at the last minute. They said no. Andrew cursed at his mother and father and called...

Polis urges FDA action on COVID-19 boosters, shots for kids

Sep. 13, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Monday urged the Food and Drug Administration to quickly authorize booster shots for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as well as vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11, saying the state is prepared to launch its own booster shot program. ...

UK approves vaccines for 12-15s, aims to avoid lockdowns

Sep. 13, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Monday to follow other countries in offering coronavirus vaccines to children 12 and up, as the government gambled that expanded vaccination and mild tweaks to social behavior can avert the need for lockdowns in the winter. Vaccinations for...

Greece launches mandatory testing for unvaccinated workers

Sep. 13, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday introduced mandatory weekly testing for all unvaccinated workers as it struggles to boost vaccination rates that are lagging the European Union average. Public and private sector employees will have to pay for weekly tests or carry...

UNH steps up virus regulations; Vermont marathon scaled back

Sep. 11, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England: __ MASSACHUSETTS Teenagers in some of the state's hardest hit communities in the coronavirus pandemic are among the least vaccinated. ...