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Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the Mississippi Air and Army National Guard Guard receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Flowood, Miss. The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but some states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) By Sudhin…

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Pennsylvania makes more people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Quamea Richards, left, and Tawanna Thomas of AMI Health, prepare for a long line of patients at a drive-up COVID-19 testing facility at the Georgian Place in Somerset, Pa., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (John Rucosky/Tribune-Democrat via AP) By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  Last Friday, Pennsylvania released an updated coronavirus vaccine plan that makes…

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China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Chinese paramilitary police wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus stand guard near the portrait of Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. COVID vaccine shots will be free in China, where more than 9 million doses have been give…

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Fast rollout of virus vaccine trials reveals tribal distrust

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Dakotah Lane, right, looks on as Dr. Cristina Toledo-Cornell explains possible arm soreness to James Scott after Scott received the first COVID-19 vaccination given to a Lummi Nation tribal member Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, on the Lummi Reservation, near Bellingham, Wash. The Native American tribe began rationing its first 300 doses of…

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Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Mondo Kayo parades down Chartres Street during Mardi Gras, in New Orleans. A subdued Carnival season begins Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year….

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Black doctor dies of COVID after racist treatment complaints

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Susan Moore  (Photo/Facebook) ASSOCIATED PRESS  INDIANAPOLIS  — A Black doctor who died battling COVID-19 complained of racist medical care in widely shared social media posts days before her death, prompting an Indiana hospital system to promise a “full external review” into her treatment. Dr. Susan Moore, 52, tested positive for COVID-19 late…

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Surging virus, plummeting temperatures challenge shelters

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jose Ortiz pauses, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at the ladder to the residence he built in the homeless encampment known as the Jungle in Ithaca, N.Y. When Ortiz tested positive for COVID-19 last month, he was able to isolate at his elaborately crafted shelter, which includes a “treehouse” about waist-high with a wood…

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Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M vaccines doses

December 24, 2020

By Jonathan Lemire  And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Pfizer and BioNTech will supply the U.S. with an additional 100 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine under a second agreement. The drugmakers said Wednesday that they expect to deliver all the doses by July 31. Pfizer already has a contract to supply the government…

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US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Sandra Lindsay, left, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool) By Matthew Perrone  And Lauran Neergaard ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals geared up…

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Coronavirus takes toll on Black, Latino child care providers

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary De La Rosa shows mud-filled pans at her now-closed child care program, Creative Explorers, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) By  Christine Fernando ASSOCIATED PRESS  INDIANAPOLIS  — When Mary De La Rosa closed her toddler and preschool program in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, she fully expected…

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