coronavirus

AP-NORC Poll: Many Americans Resuming Pre-Virus Activities

By ADRIAN SAINZ and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted, a new poll shows. The…

Harris Announces $1.25B for Community Lenders

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that the Biden administration is distributing $1.25 billion to hundreds of community lenders in an effort to help boost the economic recovery from the coronavirus for small…

As US COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 600,000, Racial Gaps Persist

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and ANGELIKI KASTANIS Associated PressJerry Ramos spent his final days in a California hospital, hooked to an oxygen machine with blood clots in his lungs from COVID-19, his 3-year-old daughter in his thoughts.…

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot about 90% Effective

By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical WriterVaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another…

G-7 Nations Gather to Pledge 1B Vaccine Doses for World

By ZEKE MILLER, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS Associated PressCARBIS BAY, England (AP) — World leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are set to commit at their summit to share at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with struggling…

New Federal COVID-19 Safety Rules Exempt Most Employers

By ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections. The…

WTO to Intensify Talks on Easing Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

By JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — World Trade Organization member nations agreed Wednesday to intensify talks geared at improving access to COVID-19 products, as developing nations push for a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for…

Penn-Northwest Begins Distributing $1.2M in Hospitality Grants

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp. has started distributing about $1.2 million in grant funds directed to Mercer County businesses in the hospitality industry. The funds being distributed beginning Monday represent the first round of grants from the COVID Hospitality…

Polio: When Vaccines and Re-Emergence Were Just as Daunting

By DAN SEWELL Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic and the distribution of the vaccines that will prevent it […]

Jails Emptied in the Pandemic. Should They Stay That Way?

By WEIHUA LI and BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL of The Marshall Project and MICHAEL R. SISAK of The Associated PressIt wasn’t long […]

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