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Businessmen in Honduras say they'll buy coronavirus vaccines

Apr. 14, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The leader of Honduras' Private Business Council said Wednesday that businessmen will try to buy as many as 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to assist in government vaccination efforts. Council President Juan Carlos Sikaffy said...

Navajo Nation reports no COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in row

Apr. 14, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fourth consecutive day. The latest numbers brought the pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation to 30,279 cases and 1,262 known...

Michigan health chief traveled out of state amid virus spike

Apr. 14, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health director Elizabeth Hertel traveled with family to Alabama for spring break last week despite her department's guidance to avoid out-of-state travel while Michigan suffers a raging coronavirus outbreak. The trip was first reported by...

Governor pushes school reopening as many districts resist

Apr. 14, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday urged all California schools to reopen, emphasizing that there are no state or health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. His frustration was evident: “Money is not an...

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

Apr. 14, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo for a while longer after government health advisers declared Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot — and if so, how big the risk really is. ...

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

Apr. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. Speaking Wednesday, he said: “Money is not an object now. It’s an...

Michigan expands antibody treatment to cut hospitalizations

Apr. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will expand its use of a COVID-19 treatment in the hopes of substantially reducing its rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths, state officials announced Wednesday amid their efforts to bring down the nation's highest infection rate. ...

Louisiana vaccine hotline helping book people for shots

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 1,000 people have called into Louisiana's coronavirus vaccine hotline since it launched a week ago, and one-third of those callers have signed up for vaccination appointments, according to state health department data released Wednesday. ...

New Texas COVID-19 cases count below average, deaths average

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A below-average number of new COVID-19 cases was reported Wednesday, while deaths matched the Texas' average, according to state health officials. Even with the addition of 160 previously unreported cases added to the 3,262 new cases reported...

1 Nevadan among cases of serious reaction to J&J vaccine

Apr. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State health officials said they learned Wednesday that a Nevadan is one of the six people nationally who have reported serious reactions to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Officials for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services...