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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, a Walgreens pharmacist prepares a syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for residents and staff at the The Palace assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Fla. Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of current vaccines but stress that the shots still remain protective. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectivenessScientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the coronavirus may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this May 22, 2015 photo, a woman gets a mammogram at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.  Two large studies, published Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, by the New England Journal of Medicine, give a much sharper picture of which inherited mutations raise the risk of breast cancer for women without a family history of the disease, and how common these flawed genes are in the general population. Doctors say the results can help women make better decisions about screening, preventive surgery or other steps. (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP, File)
New studies clarify which genes may raise breast cancer riskTwo large studies give a much sharper picture of which inherited mutations raise the risk of breast cancer for women without a family history of the disease
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, right, tap hands during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
NBA giving Wizards more time to prepare after virus layoffWashington got back on the practice court Wednesday for the first time in more than a week, and Bradley Beal wondered if the Wizards need more time there before returning to game mode
The Associated Press9 hours ago
People sit and relax after receiving their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination at Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Salisbury Cathedral opened its doors for the second time as a venue for the Sarum South Primary Care Network COVID-19 Local Vaccination Service. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, CanadaFrustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belgian plant
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021, file photo, licensed practical nurse Tami Arnold prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to Donna Wilson, 82, at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio. The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first dose are seeing them canceled. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
States report vaccine shortages and cancel appointmentsThe push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa drinks during a joint news conference with European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and European Parliament President David Sassoli after a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. During the session Costa presented the main lines of the programme of activities of the Portuguese Presidency. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Portugal sets records in one of world's worst virus surgesPortugal’s new daily COVID-19 cases have jumped to more than 14,600 to set a new national record
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE- In this Thursday Dec. 31, 2020, file photo, A couple kisses on the near-deserted Nieuwmarkt square in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. The Dutch government said Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, that it wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of new more contagious variants of the coronavirus that already accounts for at least one in every 10 Dutch infections.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Dutch propose curfew to rein in virus; will ban more flightsThe Dutch government says it wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of a new more contagious coronavirus variant that already accounts for at least one in 10 Dutch infections
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, an infectious-diseases specialist formerly at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, became CDC director on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris, File)
New CDC director takes over beleaguered agency amid crisisThe incoming director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is arriving at an agency that has been relegated to the sidelines during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, chairs are spaced at a distance from each other to prevent the spread of coronavirus inside of the St. Charles Borromeo Church in the historic city center of Antwerp, Belgium. Representatives of all the religious faiths recognized in Belgium have joined forces to urge federal authorities to increase the number of people admitted inside places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Under the current COVID-19 rules, such places can accommodate up to 15 people. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
Belgium religious faiths want more worshippers at services Representatives of all the religious faiths recognized in Belgium have joined forces to urge federal authorities to increase the number of people admitted inside places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A Sri Lankan airport worker stands next to a thermal scanner inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Sri Lanka's tourism minister said that the airports in the country will be reopened for tourists according to health guidelines from Jan.21. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens tourism after 10-month closingSri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth has debuted a lower-than-expected 2021 earnings forecast partly because of COVID-19’s still-foggy impact on the health care system. The nation’s largest health insurance provider said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, that it expects to take a hit from treatment and testing costs tied to the ongoing pandemic.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
UnitedHealth overcomes pandemic hit and tops 4Q expectationsUnitedHealth’s fourth-quarter earnings tumbled as costs from COVID-19 hit the health insurance provider, but results still easily beat expectations
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, file photo, an Indian doctor shows a COVID-19 vaccine at a government Hospital in Jammu, India. India started exporting COVID-19 vaccines to its neighboring countries on Wednesday, Jan. 20. To start with, India will send 150,000 shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Bhutan and 100,000 shots to Maldives. Afterwards, vaccines will be sent Bangladesh, Nepal, India’s foreign ministry said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighboring nationsIndia has begun supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighboring countries, as the world’s largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping developing countries without the capacity to produce their own shots
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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