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Federal judge rejects bid to stop Washington vaccine mandate

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge in Eastern Washington on Monday denied a bid by firefighters, state troopers and others to halt Washington's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state workers and emergency responders. A group of workers is suing Gov. Jay Inslee, Spokane Fire Chief Brian ...

Navajo Nation: No COVID-19 deaths for 18th time in 26 days

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 37 more COVID-19 cases, but no coronavirus-related deaths for the 18th time in the past 26 days. The latest numbers pushed the tribe's totals to 36,161 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a ...

Grim milestone: Over 5,000 deaths in New Mexico from virus

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has reached the grim milestone of having more than 5,000 deaths from COVID-19, officials said Monday. Most of those hospitalized with the virus were unvaccinated. Ninety three percent of the 1,039 people who died in New Mexico from the virus from February to ...

Rutgers University sets December vaccine deadline for staff

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University employees who are still unvaccinated against COVID-19 have until Dec. 8 to get vaccinated, the university announced Monday. In a statement, Rutgers Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Antonio Calcado said only about 10% of the ...

Belgium poised to boost COVID-19 measures to counter surge

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is poised to reinforce pandemic measures in an attempt to stunt a sharp increase of coronavirus cases, with officials indicating Monday that they are looked at increased mandatory use of face masks and virus passports. The national government and regional ...

Boosting boosters: Hochul & de Blasio get extra jabs

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio separately received COVID-19 booster shots Monday as part of their efforts to promote widespread vaccinations. The two Democrats, who received their shots at different events, were eligible because they had ...