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Jennifer Simon, an elementary school speech language pathologist

Tensions Over Vaccine Equity Pit Rural Against Urban America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane ...
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How Would COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Adapt to Variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? ...
Dr. Clair Vandersteen

Not to Be Sniffed At: Agony of Post-COVID-19 Loss of Smell

NICE, France (AP) — The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient's right nostril, making her whole nose glow ...
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US Coronavirus Death Toll Approaches Milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus ...
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CDC: Strong Evidence In-Person Schooling Can Be Done Safely

The nation's top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other ...
Roseland Community Hospital RN Rhonda Jones

Black Hospital Faces Vaccine Mistrust From Unlikely Source

CHICAGO (AP) — In a makeshift vaccination center at a safety-net Chicago hospital, a patient services aide ushers an older ...
President Joe Biden

Biden’s Dilemma in Virus Aid Fight: Go Big or Go Bipartisan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's push for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is forcing an internal reckoning that ...
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Pentagon Deploys Troops to Fuel COVID-19 Vaccine Drive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in what will be the ...
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Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine May Reduce Virus Transmission

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine does more than prevent people from falling seriously ill — it appears to reduce transmission of the ...
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton on Super Bowl Commercial and COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working "9 to 5" for over 40 ...
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Report: Many US Nursing Home Staff Decline First COVID Shots

A little more than a third of nursing home workers have been getting COVID-19 vaccines when the shots are first ...
medical professionals

Role of Race in US Vaccine Rollout Gets Put to the Test

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The role that race should play in deciding who gets priority for the COVID-19 vaccine was ...
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‘Simple is Beautiful’: One-Shot Vaccine Proves Effective

The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in a key study released ...
People in hospital beds

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Works, But Less so Against Variants

Novavax Inc. said Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89% effective based on early findings from a British study and ...
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EXPLAINER: Why It’s Hard to Make Vaccines and Boost Supplies

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world's supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we ...
Dr. John Corman

Vaccine Appointments Canceled Amid Confusion Over Supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout ...
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Job Losses from Virus 4 Times as Bad as ’09 Financial Crisis

GENEVA (AP) — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the ...
farm worker receives the Pfizer-BioNTech

Language Barriers, Wariness Make Vaccinating Immigrants Hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking produce this week to ...
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Despite Reactions, California Says Virus Vaccine Can be Used

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California said it's safe to immediately begin using a batch of coronavirus vaccine doses after health ...
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SC Adds Some Parents to Vaccine List Amid High Demand

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials have slightly expanded the pool of people eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination ...
Joe Biden

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President ...
National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths, placing them into temporary storage

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the ...
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A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along With Cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the ...
Joe Biden

Biden’s Aid Plan Could Revamp Economy, Prompt GOP Resistance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S ...
Dr. Michael Roach

California Counties Beg for Vaccine as Eligibility Expands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California counties begged for more coronavirus vaccine as the state added a potential 4 to 6 ...
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California Turns Stadiums Into COVID-19 Vaccination Centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is transforming baseball stadiums, fairgrounds and even a Disneyland Resort parking lot into mass vaccination ...
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If I’ve Already Had the Coronavirus, Can I Get It Again?

If I've already had the coronavirus, can I get it again? ...
Medical staff celebrate

More COVID-19 Vaccines in the Pipeline as US Effort Ramps Up

A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies ...
A man teaches his student while social distancing

One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 Months in Tales of Kindness

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its " One ...
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Endangered Ferrets Get Experimental COVID-19 in Colorado

In late summer, as researchers accelerated the first clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for humans, a group of scientists in ...
Dr. Marina Del Rios

US Vaccinations Ramp Up as 2nd COVID-19 Shot Nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more hospitals around the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots to their workers in a rapid expansion ...
a worker helps with the Christmas tree

Some Schools Go Remote, Others Ask for Voluntary Quarantines

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont schools are moving to all-remote teaching in the week following Thanksgiving while others could ...
Christmas lights are lit up

UK Cuts Overseas Aid After Worst Recession in Over 300 Years

LONDON (AP) — The British government faced fury Wednesday after ditching its long-standing target for overseas aid in the wake ...
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Virus Outbreak Delays Production at World’s Top Glove Maker

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest maker of rubber gloves, said Tuesday it expects ...
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Millions Stick to Thanksgiving Travel Plans Despite Warnings

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the ...
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3rd Major COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be Effective and Cheaper

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects ...
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Heading Home for the Holiday? Get a Virus Test, Colleges Say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some schools are quickly ramping ...
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CDC Pleads with Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans ...
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Not Just COVID: Nursing Home Neglect Deaths Surge in Shadows

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace's nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to avoid infection ...
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Oxford Scientists Expect COVID-19 Vaccine Data by Christmas

LONDON (AP) — University of Oxford scientists expect to report results from the late-stage trials of their COVID-19 vaccine by ...