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A patient receives a shot of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at Families Together of Orange County Community Health Center, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Tustin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
California clinics: More vaccines going to rich than at-riskCalifornia's governor says a commitment to equity is driving his administration's centralized approach to vaccinating residents
The Associated Press3 hours ago
President Joe Biden arrives to speak about efforts to combat COVID-19, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of MayPresident Joe Biden says the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated
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In this feb. 24, 2021, photo, Xavier Becerra testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to be secretary of Health and Human Services on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat for his defense of abortion rights from a tag team of Republicans looking to define him —and the new administration— as out of the mainstream.  (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
Biden health pick taking heat for support of abortion rightsPresident Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat for his defense of abortion rights from a tag team of Republicans looking to define him — and the new administration — as out of the mainstream
The Associated Press3 hours ago
This image from video provided by Smithsonian's National Museum of American History shows Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, holding his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus he is donating to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Tuesday, March 2, 2020. Fauci presented the donation Tuesday night in a virtual ceremony to honor him with the  museum’s Great Americans Medal.  (Smithsonian's National Museum of American History via AP)
Fauci presents his personal virus model to Smithsonian Dr. Anthony Fauci, the immunologist who became the face of the U.S. government’s pandemic response, has donated his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus to the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History
The Associated Press8 hours ago
More contagious Brazilian virus variant emerges in OregonA coronavirus variant from Brazil has emerged in Oregon
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is introduced by Dave Marcinkowski in Montelongo's Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas. Governor Abbott announced that he is rescinding executive orders that limit capacities for businesses and the statewide mask mandate. (Justin Rex/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warningsTexas has become the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite alarmed pleas from health officials not to let down their guard yet
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - Miranda Lambert performs during CMA Fest in Nashville, Tenn. on  June 12, 2011. The country music festival will be cancelled for a second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is one of the oldest country music festivals after starting in 1972. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
CMA Fest canceled for 2nd year in a row due to COVID-19Country music festival CMA Fest will be canceled for a second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic
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A museum usher stands by marble busts at the entrance of the Sant'Angelo castle In Rome Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The first anti-pandemic decree from Italy’s new premier, Mario Draghi, tightens measures governing school attendance while easing restrictions on museums, theaters and cinemas. Italy, a nation of 60 million people where COVID-19 first erupted in the West in February 2020, has registered nearly 3 million confirmed cases. Its known death toll of more than 98,000,is the second-highest in Europe, after Britain’s. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Virus variant races through Italy, especially among childrenItalian health officials say the variant of the coronavirus discovered in Britain is prevalent among the country's infected schoolchildren and warn that the curve of contagion is showing signs of “robust” uptick
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delivers an announcement, broadcasted on the TV in the background, as a crowd watches him make it at Montelongo's Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas. Governor Abbott announced that he is rescinding executive orders that limit capacities for businesses and the statewide mask mandate. (Justin Rex/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandateTexas is lifting a COVID-19 mask mandate that was imposed last summer but has only been lightly enforced
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A Ukrainian serviceman receives a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield at a military base in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Ukraine plans to vaccinate 14.4 million people this year, or about 35% of its 41 million people. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukraine's leader gets vaccine shot to dispel public doubtsUkraine’s president has received a coronavirus vaccine shot in a bid to dispel widespread public skepticism about vaccination
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2021, file photo, a man receives a COVID-19 vaccine in North Las Vegas.  Catholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis are advising Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is “morally compromised” because it's produced using cell lines developed from aborted fetuses. Archdiocese statements in each city say Catholics should choose coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna or Pfizer — if they are available. Johnson & Johnson stresses in a statement Tuesday, March 2,  that no fetal tissue is used in the vaccine. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Abortion concerns prompt archdiocese warning on vaccineCatholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis are advising Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is “morally compromised” because it's produced using cell lines developed from aborted fetuses
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine arrives at Kosice Airport, Slovakia, Monday March 1, 2021. Hard-hit Slovakia signed a deal to acquire 2 million dozes of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. The country's prime minister says Slovakia will get one million shots in next two months while another million will arrive in May and June. (Frantisek Ivan/TASR via AP)
Russian Sputnik V vaccine splits Slovakia ruling coalition Slovakia faces a political crisis over a secret deal to acquire Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine orchestrated by the country’s prime minister despite a disagreement of his coalition partners
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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