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Massachusetts deploying COVID-19 antibody treatment units

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is deploying three mobile units to administer monoclonal antibody treatment to high-risk individuals who have been exposed to or have COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday. The clinics have the capacity to treat up to 500 patients per week with therapies that ...

Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. The court order said that the ...

White House holiday decor honors COVID-19 frontline workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holiday decorations unveiled Monday for Joe and Jill Biden's first White House Christmas honor frontline workers who persevered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses, doctors, teachers, grocery store workers and others are recognized in this year's gigantic Gingerbread ...

Maine crime dips during pandemic for 9th consecutive year

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Crime dropped during during the pandemic in 2020 in Maine, marking the ninth consecutive annual decline, officials said Monday. Violent crime dropped 4.9% from 2019, while overall crime declined 6.1%, the Maine Department of Public Safety said. Public Safety ...

Doctor suspended over COVID-19 misinformation, exemptions

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A regulatory board in Maine has temporarily suspended the license of a physician because of claims he inappropriately signed COVID-19 exemption letters. The Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure has suspended the license of Waterville doctor Paul Gosselin for 30 ...

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's number of hospitalized adults with confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a new pandemic high Monday, nearing 4,200 as the state continued to confront surging infections. The total of 4,185 cases surpassed the previous record of 4,158, which was set seven months ...