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COVID: Paris court rules govt failed to stockpile face masks

Jun. 28, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court ruled on Tuesday that the French government failed to sufficiently stock up on surgical masks at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and prevent the virus from spreading. The ruling came as the number of registered infections with coronavirus...

US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

Jun. 27, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match recent changes of the shape-shifting coronavirus. Moderna and Pfizer have tested updated shots against the super-contagious omicron variant,...

Dolly Parton gives $1M to infectious disease research, again

Jun. 15, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the organization announced on Wednesday. The new gift is one of several Parton has made to the center over the years,...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 23, 2022. Editorial: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ may be costly to state Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in prisons are occasionally downplayed by the officials in charge of penal institutions. Earlier this year, it was...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 23, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 22, 2022. Editorial: Abbott and ERCOT should face facts: The grid isn’t fixed It’s been almost a year since Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed that he and state lawmakers did “everything that needed to be done” to prevent electricity...

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

May. 20, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 19, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. May 18, 2022. Editorial: Show us the money Knock knock. Who’s there? PR Firm. PR Firm who? Karl Allen’s PR firm, that’s who. Now go away. Not a funny knock-knock joke?...

Africa sees rise in measles as pandemic disrupts vaccines

Apr. 28, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Africa is seeing a surge of outbreaks of preventable diseases as a result of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The continent recorded a 400% increase in measles, to more than 17,000 cases between...

COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

Apr. 24, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus — even though it’s not clear if changes are needed. Already there’s public confusion about who should get a...

Overdoses, not COVID-19, drive spike in LA homeless deaths

Apr. 23, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 2,000 homeless people died in Los Angeles County during the first year of the pandemic, an increase of 56% from the previous year, driven mainly by drug overdoses, authorities said. The findings released Friday in a report from the county’s Department of...