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AP FACT CHECK: Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood

Jan. 16, 2022 11:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. The former president seeded racial resentments in remarks that twisted the facts on public-health policy and...

2 years in, Utah’s cannabis program has accessibility issues

Jan. 16, 2022 08:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Since 2020, the state’s medical cannabis program has seen substantial growth. An annual report last year found that the number of active cardholders more than tripled, and pharmacies in the state more than doubled. But despite the expansion of the program,...

Former US midfielder Stuart Holden has knee replaced at 36

Jan. 15, 2022 14:27 PM EST

Former U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden has undergone knee replacement surgery at age 36. “It’s been a tough reality to swallow, but ultimately I know this is what’s best for my body and overall quality of life,” Holden wrote on Instagram on Friday, posting a photo of himself...

Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert says she has ovarian cancer

Jan. 14, 2022 21:18 PM EST

Former tennis star Chris Evert says she was diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer. The 67-year-old Evert revealed the illness in a story posted Friday on ESPN.com; she is an on-air announcer for ESPN. She learned of the cancer last month and began...

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Jan. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by U.S. pharmaceutical...

State halts some surgeries at Nebraska Medical Center

Jan. 14, 2022 15:43 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a public health order on Friday barring the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha from performing scheduled, non-emergency surgeries, one day after the hospital announced that it had activated its crisis plan because of the pandemic. Ricketts...

Hospital: Poor health only criteria for pig heart transplant

Jan. 13, 2022 18:08 PM EST

A Maryland hospital is defending its decision to transplant a pig’s heart into a dying man following reports that the patient had a criminal past, saying his eligibility was “based solely on his medical records.” David Bennett, 57, is still recovering from last week’s highly...

Medical marijuana advances with Mississippi senate vote

Jan. 13, 2022 17:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators voted Thursday to advance a bill that would create a medical marijuana program, sending it to the House for more work. One lawmaker started the debate by quoting Bob Dylan's “Everybody Must Get Stoned." It was a double reference to...

After COVID-19 diagnosis, WVa governor's health is improving

Jan. 13, 2022 17:12 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said his health was improving Thursday, two days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. The 70-year-old Republican governor continues to experience mild symptoms. “Thankfully, I am feeling much better...

COVID-19 pill rollout stymied by shortages as omicron rages

Jan. 13, 2022 13:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply and have played little role in the fight against the omicron wave of infections. The problem, in part, is that production is still being...