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Coronavirus

Countries hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States, Detroit leaders began ...

COVID, Philip’s no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip will be laid to rest with all the honors due a prince of the United Kingdom and a consort to Queen Elizabeth II. But the coronavirus pandemic means it will be a more low-key farewell than has marked many royal deaths. The pandemic has required changes to the ...

UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry

LONDON (AP) — British authorities recommended Wednesday that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not be given to adults under 30 where possible because of strengthening evidence that the shot may be linked to rare blood clots. The recommendation came as regulators in the United Kingdom and the ...

Summoning seniors: Big new push to vaccinate older Americans

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The first hurdle was getting on the bus. Seventy-four year old Linda Busby hesitated outside a community center where older people were loading up to go get the coronavirus vaccine. “I was scared, I’m not afraid to say that,” she said Wednesday after getting ...

College vaccination clinic dates set

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Plans are proceeding for student vaccinations at Belmont County’s colleges with the first vaccination clinic scheduled for next week. Belmont County Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul said plans are going forward despite a delay in receiving the single-shot Johnson ...

California plans for broad pandemic reopening in June

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signaled an end to more than a year of closures in California, announcing that the nation’s most populated state plans to lift most coronavirus restrictions on businesses and workplaces June 15, when enough people should be vaccinated to ...

Nearly half of new U.S. virus infections are in just 5 states

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots. New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and ...

COVID-19 vaccines coming to local college campuses

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local colleges are preparing to begin offering vaccines against COVID-19, and guidelines for proms, graduations and other events have been posted on the Responsible Restart section of coronavirus.ohio.gov. Gov. Mike DeWine set the goal of making the vaccine available to ...

Biden boosted by Senate rules as GOP bucks infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — With an appeal to think big, President Joe Biden is promoting his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan directly to Americans, summoning public support to push past the Republicans lining up against the massive effort they sum up as big taxes, big spending and big ...

Norwegian Cruises asks CDC to allow trips from U.S. in July

(AP) — The Norwegian Cruise Line is seeking permission to resume trips from U.S. ports on July 4, requiring passengers and crew members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the trip. The Miami company said its precautions go well beyond steps taken by others in the ...

Food Truck Fridays coming to Cadiz

CADIZ — Beginning later this month, a food truck vendor will set up shop each week in the village as a part of its new Food Truck Fridays. The Cadiz Business Association is sponsoring the upcoming events. Cadiz Police Chief Ryan McCann, who is also president of the CBA, said the village ...

Monroe County to hold open COVID-19 vaccine clinics

WOODSFIELD — In an effort to ensure all county residents have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the Monroe County Health Department will hold multiple open clinics with the first set for this weekend. The initial opportunity is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, and the second ...

Gov. DeWine announces new, condensed coronavirus health order

COLUMBUS — As the number of vaccinated Ohioans rises and new COVID-19 cases also creep up after weeks of decline, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new health order Monday. DeWine said case numbers continue to climb in Michigan and from there to northern Ohio, most likely due to more infectious ...

March hiring accelerated to 916K, yet many jobs remain lost

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen. The March ...

DeWine: COVID ‘plateau’ now climbing again

GOV. MIKE DeWine announced that Ohio’s COVID-19 cases, which had declined to a “plateau,” are climbing again. “During the past few weeks, we’ve seen an increase, unfortunately, in cases,” he said. Bruce Vanderhoff, chief medical officer of the Ohio Health Department, said this ...

Groups rush to get Florida farmworkers vaccinated

MIAMI (AP) — It’s a race against time for nonprofits, organizations and officials who are trying to vaccinate thousands of farmworkers who were denied priority access in Florida but now have to travel north to harvest crops in other regions. Farmworker advocates are asking officials to ...

Ohio to begin vaccinating college students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In an effort to outrun the coronavirus, Ohio will begin to ramp up vaccination numbers by meeting people where they are: college campuses, workplaces and churches. But requiring vaccinations remains off the table, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday. Beginning ...

COVID-19 vaccine drive launched for Ohio college students

DAYTON, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new initiative Thursday to vaccinate as many of the state’s college students as possible by May 1. ”We have the ability to do this with Johnson and Johnson,” DeWine said, naming the version of the vaccine that requires only a single dose. ...

Asian neighbors pen letter of fear to lieutenant gov

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Asian members of the suburb Ohio’s lieutenant governor lives in penned a letter to him Wednesday, citing their concerns with his “Wuhan virus” tweet and their fears for the safety of their children. “Lt. Governor Husted, your choice of words has only ...

Ohio pauses workplace COVID -19 vaccine clinics not open to public

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s vaccination rollout is moving toward outlining how private clinics can give COVID-19 shots at workplaces, churches and schools. But for now, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration has told health care providers to stop scheduling clinics that aren’t open to ...