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COVID-19

Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

In another dispiriting setback for the nation's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not ...

1st hospital in Maine to require vaccinations for staff

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The hospital in a community that was the epicenter of a so-called coronavirus "super spreader" event is going to require all staff be vaccinated, becoming the first hospital in Maine to do so. All staff at Millinocket Regional Hospital will be required to be fully ...

Vaccine hesitancy pronounced in pocket areas around N.H.

NASHUA - While the Gate City and other surrounding towns have fared well with vaccinations and reduced vaccine hesitancy, public health officials and advocates are concerned about pocket areas in the state – some remote, some not as much – that are experiencing low numbers of inoculations ...

Bring in the kids: Estonian city targets youths for jabs

TARTU, Estonia (AP) — With her father in tow, 13-year-old Gloria Raudjarv marched through a vaccination center inside a sports hall in Estonia's second-largest city and up to a nurse for her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. So far, around half of Tartu's teenagers from 12 to 17 have ...

West African health officials race to vaccinate amid spikes

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A resurgence of coronavirus cases in West Africa is hitting the region hard, inundating cemeteries where funeral numbers are rising and hospitals where beds are becoming scarce. Those visible shifts are also pushing a reluctant population to seek out the vaccines in ...

Pentagon grappling with new vaccine orders; timing uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is vowing he "won't let grass grow under our feet" as the department begins to implement the new vaccine and testing directives. But Pentagon officials were scrambling at week's end to figure out how to enact and enforce the changes across the ...