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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said President Joe Biden’s order that private businesses require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is not the right answer for boosting … more
Health investigators across the U.S. are finding it nearly impossible to keep up with the deluge of new COVID-19 infections and carry out contact tracing efforts that were once seen as a pillar of … more
ROME —- Italian Premier Mario Draghi says the uneven global economic recovery and the “grossly unequal” access to COVID-19 vaccines, especially in Africa, are making it harder to end the … more
MOSCOW — Russia reported a one-day record of 820 coronavirus deaths. The national coronavirus taskforce says the number of new daily infections reached 19,630. That follows a consistent ebb … more
ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s health minister has announced restrictions and requirements for people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, stressing that more than 90% of patients being treated … more
Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2021. There are 118 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used … more
Dallas Morning News. Aug. 20, 2021. Editorial: Texas universities have few good COVID-19 options While the governor and local governments duke it out over mask mandates, it’s not just K-12 … more
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials have acknowledged more than 1 million Americans got extra coronavirus vaccine doses before it was authorized for people with weakened immune systems. About 1.1 … more
David R. Fox, Baxter Regional Medical Center Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was presented the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) Gold Award at the AHRA … more
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi will open a 50-bed field hospital and the federal government will send medical professionals to help treat patients as COVID-19 cases continue surging in a state with … more
O’FALLON, Mo. — More than 375,000 Missourians have entered the state’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery program, but vaccinations continue to lag, especially in rural areas of the state. State … more
ATLANTA — Georgia hospitals are raising alarms about being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients as coronavirus infections rise rapidly across the state. Clinical leaders from four coastal Georgia … more
Baxter Regional Medical Center continues to see a high COVID-19 patient census. As of today, Friday, August 6, there are 40 COVID-19 patients currently admitted at Baxter Regional, with 10 in ICUand … more
Facebook already asks for your thoughts. Now it wants your prayers. The social media giant has rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a cutting-edge … more
MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Schools have begun reopening in the U.S., with most states leaving it up to local schools to decide whether to require masks. At one school in Atlanta’s suburbs where face … more
NAIROBI, Kenya — The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says he came down with COVID-19 last week and if he had not been vaccinated earlier, “I would not be here by … more
GENEVA -- There were more than 4 million new COVID-19 cases reported globally in the last week, driven mostly by spikes in the Middle East and Asia. That’s according to the World Health … more
SYDNEY — Australia's Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2,500 staff due to an associated downturn in domestic … more
JACKSON, MISS. — The mayor of Vicksburg has tested positive for COVID-19 as cases climb statewide in Mississippi. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. released a statement Monday that he would be … more
Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday for the first time in 18 months after imposing restrictions at the start of the pandemic to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The … more
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