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Evers calls lack of 2nd vaccine doses 'slap in the face'

Jan. 15, 2021 10:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers blasted federal officials Friday for promising to release the remainder of their COVID-19 vaccine stockpile when it apparently was already exhausted, calling the pledge a “slap in the face.” Evers has been taking pointed criticism from Republican...

Oregon reports 1st case of United Kingdom COVID-19 variant

Jan. 15, 2021 9:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) said on Friday that a Multnomah County resident with no known travel history had tested positive for the...

A family member of a patient hospitalized with COVID-19 waits in line in hopes of refilling empty oxygen tanks, outside the Nitron da Amazonia company, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Amazon city scrambles to provide oxygen to COVID-19 patients

Jan. 15, 2021 9:35 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Doctors in the Amazon rainforest’s biggest city are having to choose which COVID-19 patients can breathe amid dwindling oxygen stocks and an effort to airlift some of the infected to other states. Some hope for Manaus, an isolated city of 2.2 million people, landed in a Brazilian...

Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, touted the stadium as a new mass vaccination site while acknowledging they need clarity from the federal government on the availability of future vaccine supply. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

California leaders push vaccinations despite limited supply

Jan. 15, 2021 8:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor and the mayor of Los Angeles triumphantly touted Dodger Stadium on Friday as a new mass coronavirus vaccination site capable of administering 12,000 shots a day, despite acknowledging they had no idea how many vaccines the state can expect to get from the...

Family members of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 line up with empty oxygen tanks in an attempt to refill them, outside the Nitron da Amazonia company, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

The Latest: Oregon governor blames feds for vaccine delay

Jan. 15, 2021 8:50 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she accused the Trump administration of backtracking on a promise of more than 100,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal...

Nursing home residents make a line for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

NY nears nursing home vaccine goal, but pace frustrates some

Jan. 15, 2021 8:48 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is getting closer to reaching a vital early goal of its coronavirus vaccine campaign: getting a first dose to every nursing home resident, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. But the effort to protect those residents has unfolded more slowly than some administrators and relatives...

Oregon governor: Vaccination plans have to be scaled back

Jan. 15, 2021 8:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she accused the Trump administration of backtracking on a promise of more than 100,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine...

Navajo reports 121 new COVID-19 cases as lockdown begins

Jan. 15, 2021 8:44 PM EST

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Health officials on the Navajo Nation reported 121 new cases of the coronavirus Friday and 16 more deaths, as the reservation went into another weekend lockdown. The latest figures increased the number of cases to 26,073 and 908 known deaths. More than 221,500 COVID-19 tests have...

This photo provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner shows National Guard assisting with processing Covid-19 deaths and placing them into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Los Angeles. More than 500 people are dying each day in California because of the coronavirus. The death toll has prompted state officials to send more refrigerated trailers to local governments to act as makeshift morgues. State officials said Friday they have helped distribute 98 refrigerated trailers to help county coroners store dead bodies. (LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP)

California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

Jan. 15, 2021 8:29 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus -- a knee-bucking 525 every day — and with the number expected to keep climbing state officials said Friday they are sending more refrigerated trailers to act as makeshift morgues for overwhelmed county...

Small budget surplus projected for Connecticut despite COVID

Jan. 15, 2021 8:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut appears on track to end the current fiscal year with a surplus, according to new figures released Friday. State officials previously predicted the state budget could be about $2 billion in deficit, because of the business...