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US weighs next steps for J&J virus shot amid clot mystery

U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine
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FILE - In this March 6, 2021, file photo, boxes stand next vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution in east Denver. U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate unusual blood clots in a small number of people given the vaccine -- a one-dose shot that many countries hoped would help speed protection against the pandemic. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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'Red' states on US electoral map lagging on vaccinations

A look at which U.S. states are leading at vaccinating against the coronavirus and which states are struggling is beginning to resemble America's electoral map
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FILE - In this April 10, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Ashleigh Velasco, left, administers the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Rosemene Lordeus, right, at a clinic held by Healthcare Network in Immokalee, Fla. With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

The Biden administration is beginning to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions
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The Latest: Ivanka Trump receives 1st dose of Pfizer vaccine

Ivanka Trump has received her first COVID-19 shot and is encouraging others to get vaccinated as quickly as they can
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Exterior view of the COVID-19 vaccine producing Janssen Pharmaceutical company, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, in Leiden, Netherlands, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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France fights kids' mental health woes with free counseling

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that free psychological counseling will be provided to children and teenagers struck by a wave of mental health difficulties that accompanied the coronavirus pandemic
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French President Emmanuel Macron, wearing a protective face mask, talks during a meeting with medical staff members during a visit in a child psychiatry department at Reims hospital, eastern France, to discuss the psychological impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the lockdown on children and teenagers in France, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Christian Hartmann/Pool via AP)
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We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

Leaders from Britain’s aviation industry have joined forces to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are permitted again
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A waitress serves drinks as customers sit at setup tables outside pubs in Soho, in London, on the day some of England's third coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased by the British government, Monday, April 12, 2021. People across England flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other "non-essential" items as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopened Monday after months of lockdown. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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South Africans anxious over pause in use of J&J vaccines

South Africa’s decision to suspend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to preliminary reports of rare blood clots has left the country without any shots as it struggles to combat an aggressive coronavirus variant
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FILE — In this Friday, March 26, 2021 file photo, healthcare workers queue to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa has suspended giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a "precautionary measure" following the FDA decision in the United States to pause the use of the vaccine while very rare blood clot cases are examined. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, file)
April 14

COVID-19 task force speaks on Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

Members of the White House COVID-19 task force discussed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause and how that might affect vaccine hesitancy.
April 14
Members of the White House COVID-19 task force discussed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause and how that might affect vaccine hesitancy.
April 14

Europe scrambles as J&J vaccine delay deals another blow

European countries are diverging on whether to push ahead with giving residents Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after reports of very rare blood clots in a handful of recipients in the United States
April 14
A box of Johnson & Johnson vaccines are shown by pharmacist Zsolt Szenasi at a warehouse of Hungaropharma, a Hungarian pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Budapest, Hungary. European nations are scrambling Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in the wake of Johnson & Johnson’s decision to delay the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccine amid reports of rare blood clots. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
April 14

Wisconsin high court: Governor can't limit business capacity

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Tony Evers’ administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without approval of the Legislature
April 14
April 14

EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca, the head of the European Union's executive arm has announced plans for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023
April 14
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen listens to statements during a meeting of the Conference of Presidents at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
April 14

Russian President Putin gets 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has received his second COVID-19 vaccine shot, three weeks after getting the first dose
April 14
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Coordination Center of the Russian Government in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The centre was set up as a line of communication with the whole of Russia for analysing and collecting information, promptly using big data and solving arising problems. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 14

Biden begins reversal of Trump abortion referral ban that caused Planned Parenthood to leave family planning program

Biden begins reversal of Trump abortion referral ban that caused Planned Parenthood to leave family planning program
April 14
April 14

Denmark decides not to resume use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following reports of rare blood clots

Denmark decides not to resume use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following reports of rare blood clots
April 14
April 14

EU Commission chief announces negotiations for extension of COVID-19 vaccine contract with Pfizer stretching to 2023

EU Commission chief announces negotiations for extension of COVID-19 vaccine contract with Pfizer stretching to 2023
April 14
April 14

India's worst-hit state imposes strict virus restrictions

India’s worst-hit and richest state Maharashtra is imposing stricter restrictions for 15 days in an effort to stem the surge of coronavirus infections that is threatening to overcome hospitals
April 14
People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in queues to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. India is experiencing its worst pandemic surge, with average daily infections exceeding 143,000 over the past week. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
April 14

WHO urges pause in market sale of captured live wild animals

The U.N. health agency is urging countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured from the wild in food markets as an emergency measure
April 14
April 14

The Latest: South Korea reports highest jump in 3 months

South Korea has recorded its highest daily jump in new COVID-19 infections in about three months, as officials urge the public to maintain vigilance
April 14
A Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is administered at the Banning Recreation Center Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Wilmington, Calif. The site switched from its original plan to use the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 to the Pfizer vaccine. California's pause on using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as federal agencies examine a possible and rare side effect is unlikely to affect vaccination efforts in the nation's most populous state as it moves to start inoculating people 16 and older this week. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 14

California's schools lag in reopening push

Some of California’s biggest school districts are starting to reopen classrooms this week, including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco
April 14
6-year-old Amanda Duran gets a hug from her mother, Lizette, on the first day of school at Heliotrope Elementary School in Maywood, Calif., Tuesday, April 13, 2021. More than a year after the pandemic forced all of California's schools to close classroom doors, some of the state's largest school districts are slowly beginning to reopen this week for in-person instruction.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 14

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov't putting safety 1st

President Joe Biden’s vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots
April 14
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks alongside White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 13

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov't putting safety 1st

President Joe Biden’s vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots
April 13
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks alongside White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 13

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The U.S. recommendation to “pause” use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine set off a chain reaction worldwide and dealt a setback to the global vaccine campaign
April 13
FILE - In this Thursday, April 8, 2021 file photo, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table at a pop up vaccinations site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 13

Harris highlights pregnancy difficulties facing Black women

Vice President Kamala Harris has marked Black Maternal Health Week by leading a White House discussion of the issues that make African American women two to three times more likely than other women to die because of childbirth
April 13
Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and White House Domestic Policy director Susan Rice, participate in a roundtable discussion highlighting the disparities that Black women face in maternal health at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 13

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana
April 13
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 13

Worried about your J&J COVID vaccine? Don't be, experts say.

Nearly 7 million people in the U.S. have received doses.
April 13
A syringe is filled with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site, March 13, 2021m in Delano, Calif.
April 13

EXPLAINER: Why is 'excited delirium' cited at Chauvin trial?

The attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer on trial in George Floyd’s death has revisited the disputed concept of excited delirium
April 13
In this image from police body cam video, Minneapolis police officers attempt to place George Floyd in a police vehicle, on May 25, 2020, outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, as it is shown Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of Floyd, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. (Court TV via AP, Pool)
April 13

US agency says women can get abortion pill via mail

U.S. health officials say women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor’s office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 13
FILE - This Sept. 22, 2010 file photo shows bottles of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 at a clinic in Des Moines, Iowa. On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the acting head of the Food and Drug Administration said women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor's office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the latest reversal in ongoing legal battles over use of the medication. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 13

US court lifts hold on Ohio's Down syndrome abortion law

A federal court has upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome
April 13
April 13

Pausing J&J vaccines shows monitoring system is working: Experts

Identifying a one-in-a-million event may be a function of robust surveillance.
April 13
A Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is given to seniors at coronavirus vaccination clinic in Lakewood, Calif., March 31, 2021.
April 13

US intel report: Virus impact to cause global 'aftershocks'

A U_S_ intelligence community report says the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to contribute over the next year to “humanitarian and economic crises, political unrest, and geopolitical competition."
April 13
FILE - This April 26, 2020, file photo shows empty lanes of the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway that leads to downtown Los Angeles during the coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles, Calif. A U.S. intelligence community report says the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to contribute over the next year to “humanitarian and economic crises, political unrest, and geopolitical competition." The U.S. government’s annual assessment of worldwide threats was released Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 13

Las Vegas family awarded $29.5M in allergic reaction case

A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a woman who was left brain damaged after being treated for a severe allergic reaction by an ambulance service in Las Vegas in 2013
April 13
April 13

South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs; Europe rollout delayed

South Africa has suspended giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a “precautionary measure” following the FDA decision in the United States to pause the use of the vaccine while very rare blood clot cases are examined
April 13
Boxes of Janssen vaccines sit at a warehouse of Hungaropharma, a Hungarian pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Budapest, Hungary, after the arrival of the first batch of the Johnson & Johnson, US, made one-dose vaccine against the new coronavirus in the country Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The first shopment contains 28 thousand doses of Janssen. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
April 13

Dutch govt says it's too early to start easing the lockdown

The Dutch government has presented a roadmap for relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures, but caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte is stressing that it's still too early to ease restrictions
April 13
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, April 2, 2021, caretaker Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte leaves after surviving a no-confidence motion in parliament in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch government on Tuesday April 13, 2021, presented a roadmap for relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures, but caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte said it is still too early to relax the country’s months-long lockdown. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)
April 13

France suspends all Brazil flights due to virus variants

France has suspended all flights between Brazil and France amid concerns over coronavirus variants
April 13
A man wearing a face mask walks down the steps of the Tuileries Garden, in Paris, Saturday, April 10, 2021. French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged Friday that the U.S. "won the bet" on coronavirus vaccines by investing massively and moving fast with experimental treatments, and urged his compatriots to join a "national war effort" to administer and make vaccines. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
April 13

Turkey imposes partial Ramadan lockdown amid record cases

Turkey's leader has announced a partial lockdown during the first two weeks of Muslim month of Ramadan to curb COVID-19 infections as the number of daily infections hit a record
April 13
A waiter serves customers enjoying their dinner specially constructed domes to ensure social distancing as a way to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, at a restaurant in Istanbul, Monday, April 12, 2021. Turkey has been posting record-high single-day COVID-19 cases for the past 10 days.Keen to minimise repercussions on its ailing economy and under intense pressure by services industry, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased COVID-19 measures in early March. With the spike, he was forced to announce renewed restrictions, such as weekend lockdowns and the closure of cafes and restaurants during Ramadan, the holy Muslim month, starting on April 13.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 13

South Africa suspends giving Johnson & Johnson vaccines following FDA decision to further investigate blood clots

South Africa suspends giving Johnson & Johnson vaccines following FDA decision to further investigate blood clots
April 13
April 13

Spain's PM wants EU recovery funds to create greener nation

Spain's prime minister wants the massive windfall of European Union pandemic recovery funds to transform the nation after the devastation caused by the pandemic
April 13
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez talks during a press conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Sergio Perez/Pool photo via AP)
April 13

UK hits vaccine target; Johnson warns of more virus deaths

Britain has begun offering coronavirus vaccinations to anyone over 45 after hitting its target of giving at least one dose to everyone over 50 by the middle of April
April 13
People sit at setup tables outside a pub in Soho, in London, on the day some of England's third coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased by the British government, Monday, April 12, 2021. People across England flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other "non-essential" items as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopened Monday after months of lockdown. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
April 13

FDA says pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate clots to last 'matter of days'

FDA says pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate clots to last 'matter of days'
April 13
April 13

France’s prime minister announces the suspension of all Brazil-France flights amid coronavirus variant concerns

France’s prime minister announces the suspension of all Brazil-France flights amid coronavirus variant concerns
April 13
April 13

German government seeks more powers to set pandemic rules

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday her government wants clear, uniform rules imposed in all regions with high numbers of COVID-19 infections
April 13
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks with German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, right, and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday April 13, 2021. (John MACDOUGALL/AP via Pool)
April 13

US recommends 'pause' for single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate clotting reports

US recommends 'pause' for single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate clotting reports
April 13
April 13

Austria's health minister resigns, saying he's overworked

Austria’s health minister has announced his resignation because of persistent personal health problems
April 13
Austrian health minister Rudolf Anschober announces his resignation due to health problems and overworking in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Anschober said that he couldn’t continue in the grueling job of helping lead the country’s coronavirus response because of persistent personal health problems. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner)
April 13

India to approve coronavirus shots green-lit by WHO, others

India says it is approving the use of all coronavirus vaccines that have been given an emergency nod by the World Health Organization or regulators in the United States, Europe, Britain or Japan
April 13
A note informing about the COVID-19 vaccine is seen pasted on a wall of a vaccination centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, April 8, 2021. India's western Maharashtra state, home to financial capital Mumbai, is the worst-hit and has nearly half of the country new infections in the past week. And now some vaccination centers are turning away people due to a shortage. The state said Wednesday that stocks would run out in three days, promoting an angry denial from India's health minister Harsh Vardhan, who blamed the state for “singularly bogging down the entire country's efforts to fight the virus.” (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
April 13

India reels amid virus surge, affecting world vaccine supply

India is experiencing its worst pandemic surge, with average daily infections exceeding 143,000 over the past week
April 13
An Indian woman waits for the result of her COVID-19 test at a hospital in Hyderabad, India, Monday, April 12, 2021. With its explosive surge in recent days, India's confirmed infections surpassed Brazil's total Monday as the second-worst hit country. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
April 13

How to talk to friends or family struggling with depression

You can't cure the person's depression, but your support can do wonders.
April 13
A person sits on a bed in this undated stock photo.
April 13

Thailand records more than 900 cases for third day in a row

Thailand recorded a third day straight with more than 900 coronavirus cases on Tuesday as thousands of people swarmed to beaches to mark Songkran, or Thailand’s new year festival, despite warnings from health officials that cases could rise
April 13
People spend the first day of the Songkran New Year holidays at Nang Rong beach in Chonburi, Thailand Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Thailand on Tuesday recorded almost 1,000 cases for the third straight day, as health officials worry that the number of new infections could be far higher after this week's traditional Thai New Year holiday. (AP Photo/Penny Yi Wang)
April 13

COVID-19 long-haulers are changing health care

"Long COVID" clinics are likely to become an enduring legacy of the disease.
April 13
In this screen grab taken from Google Maps, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago is shown.
April 13

Australia rules out adding J&J vaccine to inoculation plan

The Australian government decided against buying the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and identified a second case of a rare blood clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca shot
April 13
Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt discusses the COVID-19 vaccination program at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, April 9, 2021. The Australian government has decided, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, against buying the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine as a way to accelerate its immunization program. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 13

New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation that will legalize recreational marijuana
April 13
FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, are the leaves of a marijuana plant inside Ultra Health's cultivation greenhouse in Bernalillo, N.M. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is set to sign legislation that will legalize recreational marijuana use and sales in the state. The Democratic governor has scheduled a signing ceremony and a news conference for Monday, April 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)