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Lower death rates for Black moms is goal of California bill

Sep. 27, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 27, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Sept. 24, 2021. Editorial: Disingenuous Ohio Republicans disregard will of people to maintain dominance Ohio voters, we have egg all over our faces. How silly of us to think that the state’s top elected...

Alabama leading US in COVID-19 death rate over last week

Sep. 23, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has averaged more than 100 deaths a day from COVID-19 over the last week, statistics showed Thursday, giving it the nation's highest death rate over the period even as hospitalizations linked to the coronavirus pandemic continue to decline. ...

High staff vaccination rates helps nursing homes beat COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nursing homes in Missouri with the vast majority of staff vaccinated tend to have strikingly lower rates of COVID-19 cases among residents, according to federal records, a trend that may offer broader lessons about the virus and how it can be slowed. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 15 The Boston Herald on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's “Tax the Rich” dress: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a woman of the people. So much so...

Bulgaria, EU's least vaccinated nation, faces deadly surge

Sep. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

VELIKO TARNOVO, Bulgaria (AP) — Standing outside the rundown public hospital in Bulgaria's northern town of Veliko Tarnovo, the vaccination unit's chief nurse voices a sad reality about her fellow citizens: “They don’t believe in vaccines.” Bulgaria has one of the...

The Latest: New Zealand has 1st virus death in over 6 months

Sep. 03, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand reported its first coronavirus death in more than six months on Saturday, while the number of new cases continued to trend downward. Health authorities said the woman who died was in her 90s and had underlying health problems. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 01, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 31, 2021. Editorial: Afghans are welcome here On Friday, Afghan refugees began arriving at Philadelphia International Airport, and elected officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, have rightly expressed “solidarity with...

Kentucky gov suffers legal defeat in combating COVID surge

Aug. 21, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky governor's efforts to aggressively combat COVID-19 suffered a legal defeat Saturday as the state's high court cleared the way for new laws to rein in his emergency powers. In a landmark separation-of-powers case, the Kentucky Supreme...

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's COVID claim denounced as racist

Aug. 21, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' lieutenant governor blamed rising hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19 on unvaccinated Black people — comments that were quickly denounced as racist. Republican Lt. Governor Dan Patrick made the remarks Thursday night on a Fox...