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J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19
38 minutes ago
FILE - This July 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine in Belgium. The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.(Johnson & Johnson via AP, File)
3 hours ago

The Latest: U.S. FDA approves J&J single-shot vaccine

The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19
3 hours ago
Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo calls a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Scariolo is filling in for head coach Nick Nurse, who is missing the game due to coronavirus protocol. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
3 hours ago

US clears Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 shot, adding a third vaccine option to the race against the virus

US clears Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 shot, adding a third vaccine option to the race against the virus
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February 27

Pandemic leaves tribes without US recognition at higher risk

Tribe leaders say pandemic poses more risk to tribes without federal recognition
February 27
February 27

Experts notice pandemic's mental health toll on German youth

Psychiatrists, psychologists and pediatricians in Germany have voiced growing alarm that school closings and social distancing are magnifying the fear, disruption and stress of the coronavirus pandemic for the country's 13.7 million children and teenagers
February 27
Nine-year-old girl Pollina Dinner poses for a photo at the Arche, or Ark, an organization that supports children, youth and families, in the Hellersdorf neighbourhood, on the eastern outskirts of Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. After two months of lockdown, Pollina Dinner went back to school for the first time on Monday, Feb. 22. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Arche has had to reduce their real face-to-face assistance or traditional classroom schooling as an offer for children, mainly from underprivileged families, drastically. Some kids are still allowed to come over in person, but only once every two weeks. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 27

Ukraine sees 2nd fatal oxygen blast at hospital this month

Explosion occurred in a Ukraine hospital ward treating COVID-19 patients.
February 27
February 27

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

Communities across the U.S. are seeing plummeting demand for coronavirus testing
February 27
Sgt. Richard Grant of the Air National Guard helps point a patient in the right direction at a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Augusta Civic Center, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Augusta, Maine. Gov. Janet Mills said Mainers ages 60 and older may get the vaccine starting Wednesday, March 3. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
February 27

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

U.S. health advisers have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic
February 27
February 27

Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress

The House is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.
February 27
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 27

Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?

Health officials are girding for questions about which one is best.
February 27
February 27

Asia Today: S. Korea allows workers to squeeze extra doses

South Korea’s Disease Control and Prevention Agency has allowed health workers to squeeze extra doses from vials of coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Pfizer
February 27
Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan, fourth left, and Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip, fourth right, with Cathay Pacific and Fosun Pharma Co. representatives gesture after the delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Jerome Favre/Pool Photo via AP)
February 27

House passes Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill, setting stage for Senate fight over Biden vision for battling pandemic

House passes Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill, setting stage for Senate fight over Biden vision for battling pandemic
February 27
February 26

The Latest: Navajo Nation new virus cases on downward trend

The Navajo Nation has continued on a downward trend in the number of daily coronavirus cases
February 26
View of an empty street as the 6 p.m curfew starts in Paris, France, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. The curfew is to cover the whole country, including zones like Paris, where it previously hadn't started until 8 p.m. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
February 26

California to spend $28M to help arriving asylum-seekers

California is freeing up as much as $28 million to help immigrants arriving from Mexico and being released in the U.S. until their court dates
February 26
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego, in California, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. The state of California is freeing up to $28 million to help asylum-seekers released in the U.S. with notices to appear in court with hotels, medical screenings, and transportation. California's generosity is a stark contrast to Arizona and Texas, where border state officials have challenged and sharply criticized President Joe Biden's immigration policies. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
February 26

Tennessee: Vaccines stolen, given to children in 1 county

Tennessee’s top health officials have revealed the state has requested federal law enforcement to investigate alleged theft of coronavirus vaccine doses in the state’s most populous county
February 26
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, right, speaks with reporters about vaccine distribution problems in the state's most populous county on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
February 26

US expert panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine; FDA will make final decision soon

US expert panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine; FDA will make final decision soon
February 26
February 26

Things to Know: $1.9T package heads toward House approval

A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seems headed toward House passage
February 26
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., arrives for a news conference where he criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democratic $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 26

Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine

Canadian regulators have authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for all adults
February 26
Passengers are screened and get a COVID-19 test as they enter Canada from the United States at the land border crossing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 26

SF takes back vaccine supply from One Medical after claims of line skipping

The San Francisco Department of Public Health directed the medical provider to return their supply of Pfizer vaccines after reports that claimed they allowed ineligible patients to get vaccinated.
February 26
VIDEO: San Francisco takes back vaccine supply from One Medical after claims of line skipping
February 26

National Guard deployed to help administer COVID-19 vaccines to seniors in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott wants to inoculate all seniors by March.
February 26
Texas National Guard wait for people people to drive up for COVID-19 tests in the parking lot of Memorial Swimming Pool, May 18, 2020, in El Paso, Texas.
February 26

One Medical cut off from vaccine supply in 5 counties

In San Mateo County 70 ineligible people were vaccinated.
February 26
San Francisco-based One Medical reportedly allowed ineligible patients to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
February 26

Vaccine roll-out gaps a core concern for G-20 countries

The Italian government says that the uneven distribution of vaccines between developed and developing countries is a key concern of Group of 20 nations as leaders consider how to create an even recovery from the pandemic
February 26
February 26

What is COVAX? How a global initiative is helping poorer countries get COVID vaccines

COVAX may be the best bet on worldwide immunization against COVID-19.
February 26
A staff member displays a 5ml vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, part of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility in Accra, Ghana's capital, Feb. 24, 2021.
February 26

US urges Tanzania to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, share data

The United States is praising Tanzania for finally acknowledging the resurgence of COVID-19 after claiming for months it had defeated the pandemic through prayer
February 26
February 26

Belgium prolongs major restrictions as virus cases rise

The Belgian government will not approve new COVID-19 relaxations for at least another week after health authorities warned that the number of coronavirus infections is rising
February 26
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2020 file photo, people walk by chairs and tables of an empty terrace in the historical center of Antwerp, Belgium. Belgian health authorities warned Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 that the number of coronavirus infections is rising as the government appeared set to prolong restrictions for several more weeks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
February 26

Ivory Coast 2nd country to receive COVID vaccines via COVAX

The country got 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
February 26
A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility arrives in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Friday Feb. 25, 2021. Ivory Coast is the second country in the world after Ghana to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery of 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. (AP Photo/ Diomande Ble Blonde)
February 26

Canada Pension Plan CEO resigns after travelling for vaccine

The chief executive of the fund that manages Canada Pension Plan investments has resigned after it was revealed that he had traveled to the United Arab Emirates, where he was vaccinated against COVID-19
February 26
February 26

Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
February 26
February 26

'My lifeline': Doctor's pilot program bridges divide between COVID patients, families

"Dr. Moor became almost like my guardian angel ... my gateway of information."
February 26
Dr. Ben Moor, an anesthesiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, stands outside the hospital in Plymouth, Mass., Feb. 22, 2021. Dr. Moor started a pilot program where he enlists volunteer hospital staff who have been fully inoculated to sit in with COVID-19 patients and other patients at the hospital who can't have visitors. The program is called "Vaccinated Volunteers."
February 26

Japan partly ending pandemic emergency, keeps it for Tokyo

A state of emergency set up to curb the coronavirus in Japan will be lifted in six urban areas this weekend and remain in the Tokyo area for another week
February 26
A man wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks near the banner for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital confirmed more than 340 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 26

What scientists want you to know about COVID-19 vaccine testing on kids

Over 3.1 million children have tested positive for the coronavirus.
February 26
Students file into their classroom at Sun Yat Sen M.S. 131, Feb. 25, 2021, in New York.
February 26

Do-it-yourself COVID treatments an evolving threat

"Poison centers are still responding to events related to COVID-19."
February 26
February 26

Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus

A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen has struck the regions.
February 26
February 26

Briton jailed for breaking Singapore quarantine order

A British man has been sentenced to two weeks in jail and fined.
February 26
Skea Nigel, left, Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai, center, and defense lawyer Dhillon Surinder Singh leave the State Courts in Singapore, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Nigel, a British national, pleaded guilty on Monday to violating a coronavirus quarantine order in Singapore to visit his fiancee. (AP Photo/Annabelle Liang)
February 26

Hong Kong kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations with Sinovac jab

Hong Kong began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its program offering free vaccinations to all 7.5 million residents
February 26
A woman wearing face mask sits in the bleachers of a football pitch after reopening in Hong Kong Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 26

Asia Today: 1st vaccines reach arms in S. Korea, Hong Kong

South Korea has administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines, launching a mass immunization campaign health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year
February 26
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, top right, watches a doctor receives a shot of AstraZeneca vaccine at a public health center in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. South Korea on Friday administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year. (Choe Jae-koo/Yonhap via AP)
February 26

Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical care

Romania reported its first COVID-19 case a year ago this week
February 26
Andrei, a 32-year-old Romanian man who has been HIV-positive since he was a baby and began missing his regular medical check-ups when the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. A year ago, Romania reported its first case of COVID-19, prompting the country's strapped medical system to turn its focus to treating COVID-19 patients. As a result, many patients with other conditions — including HIV but also cancer and other illnesses — have either been denied critical care or stopped going to their regular appointments, fearful of becoming infected.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 26

As Somalia's COVID-19 cases surge, a variant is suspected

A resurgence of COVID-19 cases is hitting Somalia hard, straining one of the world’s most fragile health systems
February 26
A doctor tends to a patient suffering from COVID-19 in a ward for coronavirus patients at the Martini hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 26

South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

South Korea has administered its first coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year
February 26
A medical worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 25

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

Scientists have identified a mutated version of the coronavirus spreading in New York
February 25
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 file photo, people wait in line at a mass vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York. This FEMA run site, along with another in Brooklyn, gives priority to local residents in an effort to equitably distribute the vaccine. Researchers have flagged another mutated version of the coronavirus spreading in New York but experts say it’s too soon to know if the variant will be problematic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)
February 25

The Latest: Governor extends Oregon's state of emergency

Gov. Kate Brown has extended Oregon’s declaration of a state of emergency until May 2 as confirmed COVID-19 cases drop but hundreds of new cases continue to be reported daily
February 25
A woman wears protective face coverings as she passes the shutters of a closed shop in West Ealing in London, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. It has been announced that further testing of residents in the London Borough of Ealing will be carried out after additional cases of the coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa were detected. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 25

Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 250,000
February 25
Health workers wheel in a patient suspected of suffering from COVID-19 into the Luziania field hospital, a suburb of Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. With the cities on the borders of Brasilia in a state of calamity due to the pandemic and with high occupancy at ICU units, mayors want to implement more rigid restrictions and limit access to the capital where many of their residents work. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
February 25

What to know about the new COVID-19 variant circulating in New York City

Researchers are studying the new variant’s transmissibility and lethality.
February 25
In this Jan. 22, 2021, file photo, a medical worker stands outside of a mobile COVID-19 testing lab in Brooklyn as the city begins to run low on the vaccine doses in New York.
February 25

Residents given dayslong wait times to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Nearly 50,000 appointments were filled in 90 minutes Thursday morning.
February 25
People are given COVID-19 vaccinations, center, as doses of COVID-19 vaccine are loaded into syringes at a counter, below, Feb. 11, 2021, at a vaccination center at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass.
February 25

Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in office

Days after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden is celebrating the pace of his efforts to end it
February 25
President Joe Biden looks on as Washington DC firefighter and EMT Gerald Burn receives a vaccination, during an event to commemorate the 50 millionth COVID-19 shot, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Washington. From left, Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, Burn, registered nurse Elizabeth Galloway, and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 25

Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks

The snow and ice that crippled some states across the South have melted, but they have exposed the fragility of aging waterworks that experts have been warning about for years
February 25
February 25

EU vows to speed vaccine roll out, presses drug makers

European Union leaders have vowed to speed the rollout of coronavirus vaccines
February 25
European Council President Charles Michel speaks with Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi via videoconference at the European Council building in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)
February 25

As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has plummeted by 80,000 in six weeks, and 17% of the nation’s adult population has gotten at least one dose of vaccine
February 25
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser puts on personal protective equipment as she prepares to treat a COVID-19 patient in the in the emergency room at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. The U.S. has seen a dramatic turnaround since December and January, when hospitals were teeming with patients after holiday gatherings and pandemic fatigue caused a surge in cases and deaths. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 25

Hold it! Belgian govt warns against using its own free masks

Ten months after promising free cloth facemasks to protect all Belgians from COVID-19, the country’s government is having second thoughts — warning they could be dangerous and shouldn’t be used
February 25
February 25

New tool aims to help Americans locate available COVID-19 vaccines

VaccineFinder is backed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
February 25
A New Hampshire National Guardsman carries syringes of the COVID-19 vaccine to an awaiting car at a clinic set up by the New Hampshire National Guard at a bus station, Feb. 25, 2021, in Dover, N.H.