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Judge blocks medical worker vaccine mandate in NY state

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked the state of New York on Tuesday from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated after a group of health care workers sued, saying their Constituti...

Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate u...

Northern Idaho's anti-government streak hampers COVID fight

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Northern Idaho has a long and deep streak of anti-government activism that has confounded attempts to battle a COVID-19 outbreak overwhelming hospitals in the deeply conser...

Unions split on vaccine mandates, complicating Biden push

The National Nurses Union applauded President Joe Biden's proposal to require that companies with more than 100 employees vaccinate their work force. The American Federation of Teachers once said vacc...

The Latest: Some Iowa hospitals limit elective surgeries

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Hospitals in Iowa’s second-largest city are limiting elective procedures because of increased numbers of patients driven partly by a surge in COVID-19 admissions. ...

Polish medical workers march for better pay, conditions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Large numbers of doctors, nurses and other medical workers marched in Warsaw on Saturday to demand higher wages and an improvement in working conditions made more difficult by th...

With more doses, Uganda takes vaccination drive to markets

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At a taxi stand by a bustling market in Kampala, Uganda's capital, traders simply cross a road or two, get a shot in the arm and rush back to their work. Until...

Pope's Central Europe visit tests his health and diplomacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to Central Europe that will not only test his health but also provide on...

Each COVID-19 surge poses a risk for healthcare workers: PTSD

Nurse Chris Prott’s knees jump, his heart races, his mouth goes dry and his mind floods with dark memories when he talks about working in the Milwaukee VA Medical Center’s intensive care u...

Virus pummels French Polynesia, straining ties with Paris

PAPEETE, Tahiti (AP) — France’s worst coronavirus outbreak is unfolding 12 times zones away from Paris, devastating Tahiti and other idyllic islands of French Polynesia. The South Pacif...

Taiwan gifts Philippines 200 oxygen concentrators to provide COVID relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has donated 200 oxygen concentrators to the Philippines to help it treat patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms as the pandemic rages on. The donation is a demon...

Philippines: Nurses threaten mass resignation amid COVID surge

The Philippines is currently experiencing record-high COVID caseloads driven by the highly transmissible delta variant. As hospitals fill up, overworked nurses have staged protests and are threatening...

Australia logs record COVID-19 cases, driven by New South Wales

Australia reported a record 1,126 coronavirus infectious on Saturday, the vast majority in New South Wales, the epicentre of the Delta-fuelled outbreak. More than half of Australians have been in w...

3 adverse reactions to Taiwan's Medigen suspected cases of needle phobia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three adverse reactions to Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) are suspected to have been caused by anxiety. ...

Czech Republic: Health care professions become fashionable

In the Czech Republic, the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic reached its peak in late 2020 and early 2021: The country of 10.5 million led the world in per-capita infections and deaths. In all, ...