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‘Space race’ level attack on future public health crises

Jun. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maureen Lichtveld’s nearly 40 years in environmental public health — from her home country of Suriname, to the U.S. government, to the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast and, finally, to Pittsburgh this year — has focused on a central principle: how to prepare...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

Some J&J vaccine doses can be used, but many must be tossed

Jun. 11, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

U.S. regulators are allowing the release of about 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but many more doses can't be used and must be thrown out. The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it had...

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

Jun. 11, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Oklahoma has not asked for new doses from...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Spike protein...

The Latest: Illinois lifting capacity limits for businesses

Jun. 10, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO — Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues Friday, nearly 15 months after the first stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses still can have their own rules for capacity, masks and social...

In West Virginia, 60% of eligible are partially vaccinated

Jun. 10, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is about five percentage points away from meeting its goal of at least partially vaccinating 65% of all eligible residents before a mask mandate drops on June 20. “We’ve crossed a milestone. ... Now we’re at 60.1% that have...

US extends expiration dates for J&J COVID vaccine by 6 weeks

Jun. 10, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks. The company said a Food and Drug Administration review concluded the shots remain safe and effective for at...

New Hampshire's pandemic state of emergency ends Friday

Jun. 10, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s nearly 15-month state of emergency will end Friday night, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. Sununu first declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic on March 13, 2020. He renewed it every three weeks until two...

Rhode Island's COVID-19 hospitalization numbers tumble

Jun. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There are just 37 people in Rhode Island's hospitals with confirmed cases of the coronavirus according to the latest data from the state Department of Health released Thursday, the lowest single-day total since the early days of the pandemic in March 2020. ...