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EU regulator finds link between J&J shot and blood clots

Experts at the agency that regulates drugs for the European Union say they found a “possible link” between the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots after a small number of cases were reported in the United States
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FILE - In this April 13, 2021, file photo, 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. Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present the conclusions of their investigation later on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, into possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusual clotting disorders detected in the U.S. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File)
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The Latest: EU regulator OKs warning labels for J&J vaccine

The agency that regulates drugs for the European Union says a warning about rare blood clots should be added to labels for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine
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Women wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus watch tulips at a park in Goyang, South Korea, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The banner, bottom left, reads "One-way passage to overcome Corona 19 and 2 meters away." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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European regulator says benefits of Johnson & Johnson vaccine outweigh risks despite 'possible link" to rare blood clots

European regulator says benefits of Johnson & Johnson vaccine outweigh risks despite 'possible link" to rare blood clots
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European regulator finds "possible link" between Johnson & Johnson's vaccine and very rare blood clots

European regulator finds "possible link" between Johnson & Johnson's vaccine and very rare blood clots
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Researcher who sold trade secrets to China gets 33 months

A former researcher at an Ohio children's hospital has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for conspiring to steal trade secrets and sell them in China
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Pandemic puts tulips, bluebells, cherry blossoms in hiding

There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst
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The sun rises between the trees as bluebells, also known as wild Hyacinth, bloom on the forest floor of the Hallerbos in Halle, Belgium, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. There is no stopping flowers when they bloom or blossoms when they burst in nature, but there are efforts by some local authorities to limit the viewing. Due to COVID-19 restrictions visits to the forest to see the flowers has been discouraged for a second year in a row. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms
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FILE- In this April 19, 2021 file photo, people wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up without any physical distancing to get tested for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Jammu, India. India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far. Medical oxygen is scarce. Intensive care units are full. Nearly all ventilators are in use, and the dead are piling up at crematoriums and graveyards. Such tragedies are familiar from surges in other parts of the world — but were largely unknown in India. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
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Thailand gov't negotiating to buy Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Thailand's prime minister, under intense criticism for failing to secure adequate supplies of coronavirus vaccines, says his government is negotiating to buy 5 million to 10 million doses from U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer
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FILE - In this April 12, 2021, file photo, Thai workers prepare a field hospital for COVID-19 patients in Bangkok, Thailand. The country had seemed to be a virus success story and was just beginning to relax border quarantine requirements when a new outbreak involving nightspots in the capital took numbers of new infections to their highest levels ever. The setback suggests that Thailand may have been lulled into a false sense of security. (AP Photo/Somchai Chanjirakitti, File)
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'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge

India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far
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FILE- In this April 14, 2021 file photo, people wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in queues to board trains as they try to leave Mumbai, the capital of the worst affected Maharashtra state in India. India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far. Medical oxygen is scarce. Intensive care units are full. Nearly all ventilators are in use, and the dead are piling up at crematoriums and graveyards. Such tragedies are familiar from surges in other parts of the world — but were largely unknown in India. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
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Osaka seeks virus emergency after ongoing alert steps fail

Japan’s western metropolis of Osaka has decided to ask the government to declare a state of emergency in the region after ongoing alert measures failed to control the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant
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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
4 hours ago

'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge

India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far
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FILE- In this April 14, 2021 file photo, people wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in queues to board trains as they try to leave Mumbai, the capital of the worst affected Maharashtra state in India. India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far. Medical oxygen is scarce. Intensive care units are full. Nearly all ventilators are in use, and the dead are piling up at crematoriums and graveyards. Such tragedies are familiar from surges in other parts of the world — but were largely unknown in India. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
April 20

Malaysian opposition urges king to end coronavirus emergency

Malaysian opposition lawmakers, led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, have submitted a petition to the palace seeking an end to a coronavirus emergency so Parliament can resume
April 20
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad waves as he leaves national palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Malaysian opposition lawmakers, led by Mahathir, submitted a petition to the country's king on Tuesday seeking an end to a coronavirus emergency so Parliament can resume. (AP Photo/FL Wong)
April 20

Can you get vaccinated if you have COVID-19? Doctors explain what to do

You should wait, medical experts say, but you should still get vaccinated.
April 20
People wait in line at the opening of the Cal State L.A. walk-up mass vaccine site on April 8, 2021, in Los Angeles.
April 20

3 things scientists have learned about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the US: Analysis

Vaccine hesitancy rates have been dropping, but many are still wary of the shot.
April 20
Edith Arangoitia, 46, is vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine by Doctor Galen Harnden at La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Mass. on Feb. 16, 2021.
April 20

Learning to breathe: German clinic helps COVID long haulers

A clinic on the Baltic coast has become a major rehabilitation center for COVID-19 patients from across Germany, treating 600 people over the past year
April 20
Simone Ravera, patient of the 'MEDIAN Clinic Heiligendamm', makes exercises after an interview with the Associated Press in Heiligendamm, northern Germany, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The MEDIAN Clinic, specialized on lung diseases, treats COVID-19 long time patients from all over Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 20

Should states set pot policy by its potency? Some say yes

A debate about whether to set marijuana policy based on potency is spreading as more states legalize cannabis
April 20
April 20

Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence

Asian American families are wrestling with whether to send their children back to classrooms as high schools, middle schools and elementary schools across the country widely reopen amid rising anti-Asian harassment
April 20
April 19

Older Korean-Americans in LA fearful amid anti-Asian attacks

Yong Sin Kim, an 85-year-old Korean immigrant living in a senior apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles, says he rarely leaves home these days. When he does, he carries a whistle with him; at least he could call for help if he's attacked. Three floors up in the same building, Hyang Ran Kim, 74, waits for her daughter to pick her up. She is temporarily moving into her daughter’s place in a quieter neighborhood in the suburbs. Kim says her daughter is worried about her safety. Amid a surge of anti-Asian violence, fear creeps in and alters the daily life of vulnerable Asian seniors. Asian Americans have been targets of discrimination, threats and violence that have escalated in the past year because the coronavirus pandemic originated in Wuhan, China. Some have blamed former President Donald Trump for fanning flames of intolerance by calling COVID-19 the “China virus” and “kung flu.” People of Asian descent have been spit on, beaten and told to go back to where they came from....
April 19
April 19

House GOP doctors work to convince vaccine skeptics

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports on reluctance among conservatives to receive the coronavirus vaccine, and doctors now in Congress trying to promote vaccination efforts.
April 19
VIDEO: House GOP doctors work to convince vaccine skeptics
April 19

The Latest: Schools reopen in Mexico's Campeche state

For the first time in a year, Mexican school children have returned to classrooms — at least in the southern state of Campeche
April 19
People, some of them wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, are reflected in a marble wall of an underpass as they walk in Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 19

San Diego transit agency settles death lawsuit for $5.5M

San Diego County’s transportation agency has apologized and agreed to pay $5.5 million to the mother of a mentally ill man who died after a security officer kept a knee on his neck for several minutes
April 19
April 19

Tennessee House: Fetal remains must be buried or cremated

Medical providers in Tennessee would be required to cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions under legislation advanced by the GOP-controlled House
April 19
April 19

Over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid tests to be sent to major pharmacies this week

Customers will pay $23.99 for a pack of two tests.
April 19
A student performs a COVID-19 self-test.
April 19

A jab on the job: Companies, unions offer COVID-19 vaccines

A growing number of companies and labor unions are securing coronavirus vaccines for their workers
April 19
April 19

Top regulator warns of COVID-19 hazards inside Iowa Capitol

A top workplace safety regulator has warned the Republican leaders of the Iowa Legislature that conditions inside the state Capitol are hazardous and may be exposing workers to the coronavirus
April 19
FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo the Iowa Capitol Building is seen in Des Moines, Iowa. A top workplace safety regulator warned the Republican leaders of the Iowa Legislature that conditions inside the state Capitol are hazardous and may be exposing workers to the coronavirus, according to documents released Monday, April 19, 2021. Russell Perry, administrator of the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration, warned in a "hazard alert letter" dated April 13 that an inspection by his agency raised concerns for the potential of worker illnesses tied to COVID-19 exposure. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 19

AP source: Guantanamo prisoners now getting COVID-19 vaccine

A senior defense official tells The Associated Press that prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center can now begin getting the COVID-19 vaccine
April 19
April 19

India's capital to lock down as nation's virus cases top 15M

New Delhi has imposed a weeklong lockdown to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital’s health system amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases
April 19
People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to test for COVID-19 at a hospital in Hyderabad, India, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
April 19

EXPLAINER: Why 'excited delirium' came up at Chauvin trial?

The attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death outlined the disputed concept of excited delirium at trial
April 19
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 19

Alaska tribal health groups distribute vaccine far and wide

Alaska’s highest COVID-19 vaccination rates have been in some of its remotest, hardest-to-access communities
April 19
In this undated photo provided by the Tanana Chiefs Conference, shows PJ Simon, chief and chairman of the conference, from Fairbanks, Alaska, displaying a COVID-19 vaccination sticker. Alaska has been one of the leading states in the percentage of its population to be vaccinated against COVID-19. But some of Alaska's highest vaccination rates have been in some of its most remote, hardest-to-access communities, where the toll of past flu or tuberculosis outbreaks hasn't been forgotten. (Rachel Saylor/Tanana Chiefs Conference via AP)
April 19

Groups push for easier student loan relief for the disabled

Advocates for the disabled are pressing the Biden administration to cancel student debt for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have disabilities that make them eligible them for debt forgiveness but who have not received the benefit
April 19
April 19

Swedish teen Thunberg joins fight against vaccine inequity

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged governments, vaccine developers and the international community to “step up their game” to fight vaccine inequity
April 19
A health worker administers a dose of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine against the new coronavirus to a patient at Szent Gyorgy Training Hospital in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Tamas Vasvari/MTI via AP)
April 19

Senior defense official tells AP that Guantanamo prisoners can begin getting COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday

Senior defense official tells AP that Guantanamo prisoners can begin getting COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday
April 19
April 19

Germany expects vaccine deliveries to ramp up in 2nd quarter

Germany’s health minister is welcoming the announcement by two pharmaceutical companies that they will deliver more coronavirus vaccines during the second quarter than previously predicted
April 19
A Corona Drive-In testing station employee stands next to an open car window to take a nasal swab in Osnabrueck, Germany, Monday, April 19, 2021. Appointments can be made online for testing. The result is communicated by email after a short waiting time. With the "citizen test", all residents of Germany have the opportunity to be tested for an infection with the Corona virus free of charge. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
April 19

Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next?

Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into public health since last year, when the coronavirus pandemic was declared
April 19
April 19

All adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

"No more confusing rules. No more confusing restrictions."
April 19
A food court is set up as an observation area, where people who have received the vaccine can be monitored before leaving, at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. on Jan. 29, 2021.
April 19

Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to India amid surging coronavirus cases in the country
April 19
A police man stops an auto rickshaw at a check point during a weekend lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Prayagraj, India, Sunday, April 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
April 19

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for US, EU, others

Greece has lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States as it prepares to reopen tourism services next month despite an ongoing emergency in pandemic-related hospital care
April 19
April 19

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

Elation marked the opening of a long-anticipated travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand
April 19
Passengers prepare at Sydney Airport to catch flights in Sydney, Australia, Monday, April 19, 2021, to New Zealand as the much-anticipated travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand opens. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 19

The Latest: Michigan governor: State's surge may be ending

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her state could be seeing a drop in infections after leading the nation’s COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks
April 19
Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he recites the Regina Caeli noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, April 18, 2021. Pope Francis said he is happy to be back greeting the faithful in St. Peter’s Square faithful for his traditional Sunday noon blessing after weeks of lockdown measures. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 19

Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave

A renewed crush of COVID-19 cases is again forcing intensive care units across France to grapple with the macabre mathematics of how to make space for thousands of  critically ill patients
April 19
A nurse tends to a patient affected by the COVID-19 virus in the ICU unit at the Charles Nicolle public hospital, Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Rouen, France. A renewed crush of COVID-19 cases is again forcing intensive care units across France to grapple with the macabre mathematics of how to make space for thousands of  critically ill patients (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 18

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Half of all adults in the U.S. have now received at least one COVID-19 shot
April 18
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 18

Half of Americans over 18 have received at least 1 vaccine shot: CDC

Roughly 32% of adults are now fully vaccinated, the agency said.
April 18
Javier Morena receives his first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the Jewish Community Center, a pop up vaccine clinic, April 16, 2021, in Staten Island, New York.
April 18

Half of U.S. adults have now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC says.

Half of U.S. adults have now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC says.
April 18
April 18

Turkey reports record daily number of COVID-19 deaths

Turkey's Health Ministry says there were 318 deaths due to COVID-19 over 24 hours, the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic
April 18
April 18

France restricting travel from 4 countries to curb variants

French President Emmanuel Macron says he foresees at least some tourists returning to Paris this summer if they have gotten vaccinated or have proof of testing negative for the coronavirus
April 18
April 18

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

U.S. scrambles to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the border alone.
April 18
Young migrants wait to be tested for Covid-19 at the Department of Homeland Security holding facility, March 30, 2021, in Donna, Texas.
April 18

Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

Germany remembers the nearly 80,000 dead in the COVID pandemic.
April 18
The German flag on top of the Reichstag building is seen at half-mast on the occasion of the central memorial for those who died in the Corona pandemic in Germany, Berlin, April 18, 2021. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)
April 18

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Iran’s daily coronavirus death toll has climbed over 400 for the first time in months, as the country, which has long had the region’s largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge
April 18
Wearing protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a man rides his bicycle and a woman crosses a street in downtown Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 5, 2021. Iran's capital is once again under a code red status, the highest level of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the country struggles with a new surge in daily deaths. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 18

AP PHOTOS: Photographers reflect on single shot of pandemic

The images show the intimacy of husbands and wives saying goodbye for the last time, or reuniting after months apart. They honor the courage of nurses, funeral workers and clerics who risked their own health to do their jobs. They witness life slipping away, and being snatched back from death. To mark the milestone of 3 million COVID-19 deaths worldwide, The Associated Press asked 15 photographers in 13 countries to pick the single image they shot that affected them the most, and explain why. Their selections document the staggering human toll as COVID-19 robbed millions of their lives, and millions more of their basic freedoms and day-to-day routines over the past year. But their reflections tell a deeper story, guiding the viewer to see and understand a once-in-a-century pandemic through the eyes of people who had the privilege and horror of witnessing it up close. Just like their subjects, the AP photographers were terrified they might get infected and bring the virus home....
April 18
April 18

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

Japan's prime minister has asked Pfizer for additional supplies of the vaccine.
April 18
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga boards his plane to depart at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, April 17, 2021, after his visit to Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)