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FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shots

Sep. 17, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential federal advisory panel has soundly rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans. The vote Friday, 61-3, was a blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection against the...

NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate

Sep. 16, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed this week to fight a lawsuit launched by a group of Christian health care practitioners who argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many health care workers is unconstitutional because it lacks a religious exemption. ...

Fed reviews ethics policies after prolific trading uncovered

Sep. 16, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is reviewing the ethics policies that govern the financial holdings and activities of its senior officials in the wake of recent disclosures that two regional Fed presidents engaged in extensive trading last year. Robert Kaplan,...

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow

Sep. 15, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been swamped...

FDA strikes cautious tone ahead of vaccine booster meeting

Sep. 15, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Influential government advisers will debate Friday if there's enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective — the first step toward deciding which Americans need one and when. The Food and Drug Administration on...

Latest: Alaska's biggest hospital begins rationing treatment

Sep. 14, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s largest hospital has begun rationing care, saying it has been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Providence Alaska Medical Center said Tuesday it will prioritize resources and treatment to those patients who have the potential to benefit...

Mexico finishes 3-month push to vaccinate border residents

Sep. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it has successfully completed a three-month push to provide coronavirus vaccines to all adult residents of communities along its border with the United States. Mexico said that when it began the effort in June, it...

Washington hospital execs: little capacity to help Idaho

Sep. 13, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is facing its own COVID-19 crisis and has little capacity to help neighboring Idaho deal with an overwhelming surge of cases driven by unvaccinated people, state hospital executives and doctors said Monday. Taya Briley, executive vice...

South Africa events industry gets boost with regulation ease

Sep. 13, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The hospitality and events industry in South Africa has received a major boost with the government easing tough COVID-19 regulations that have since June prevented it from accommodating more than 50 people in restaurants and public events. South...

A tale of two clinics: lines in Kenya, few takers in Atlanta

Sep. 11, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Several hundred people line up every morning, starting before dawn, on a grassy area outside Nairobi’s largest hospital hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes the line moves smoothly, while on other days, the staff tells them there’s nothing available, and...