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COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

Oct. 25, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

Tumbling COVID-19 case counts have some schools around the U.S. considering relaxing their mask rules, but deaths nationally have been ticking up over the past few weeks, some rural hospitals are showing signs of strain, and cold weather is setting in. The number of new...

Health officials criticize rejection of vaccine funding

Oct. 25, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s rejection of federal funding for vaccine outreach and other programs will further strain the state’s hospitals and delay the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to children, health care officials said Monday. The Republican-led...

Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag

Oct. 22, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a Bucharest hospital which, like hospitals throughout Romania, is struggling under an onslaught of COVID-19 patients in a country with worryingly low vaccination rates. The European Union...

As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine

Oct. 22, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — As she stood in the courtyard of the morgue holding the body of her grandmother who died of COVID-19, Ramilya Shigalturina had a message for anyone still resisting vaccinations. “I'm begging all Russians: Please get vaccinated, because...

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

Oct. 21, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil and gas drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities. ...

Beaumont Health says 370 people could lose jobs over vaccine

Oct. 21, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest health care provider suspended 1 percent of its workers after they failed to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a spokesman said Thursday. Beaumont Health had set an Oct. 18 deadline. The 370 employees now have until Nov. 16 to get a...

Ricketts rescinds hospital restrictions as capacity improves

Oct. 21, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hospitals can resume lower-priority surgeries starting Friday after Gov. Pete Ricketts announced he's ending the restrictions that have kept facilities from being overwhelmed with patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Ricketts said the...

Princeton hospital joining WVU Health System

Oct. 21, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Princeton Community Hospital is joining the West Virginia University Health System. The hospital's board of directors, the WVU Health System and the city of Princeton have signed a letter of intent for the hospital to be integrated into the WVU...

As deaths rise, Russian doctors despair at low vaccine rate

Oct. 19, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Georgy Arbolishvili doesn’t need to see government statistics or hear about the records being broken every day for infections and deaths to know that Russia is struggling through a particularly alarming phase of the coronavirus pandemic. He simply...

Hospital: Public officials threaten doctors over COVID care

Oct. 19, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three public officials threatened doctors at a Montana hospital after they refused to treat a COVID-19 patient with ivermectin, a drug to treat parasites that is not federally approved to treat the respiratory disease, officials of St. Peter's Health in Helena said. ...