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FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services, gestures to a chart showing the impact of the mandatory stay-at-home orders during a news conference ,at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. On Saturday, California will impose another, partial overnight curfew to stem a recent surge in coronavirus cases. Ghaly said that about 12% of the new cases will be hospitalized in coming weeks, and the cumulative increase could soon threaten to swamp the state's healthcare system as it has in other states. The curfew will run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)
Associated Press
November 20, 2020 - 9:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California enacts a nighttime curfew Saturday as spiking coronavirus cases threaten to swamp health care systems and the state's largest county warned that an even more drastic lockdown could be imminent. The newest restrictions require people not on essential errands to stay...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, pedestrians walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York. Pfizer said Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic -- but not until after a long, hard winter. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Associated Press
November 20, 2020 - 2:39 pm
Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic -- but not until after a long, hard winter. The action comes days after...
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What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin
Associated Press
November 20, 2020 - 6:46 am
What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing. Before any vaccine is permitted in the U.S., it must be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, which requires study in...
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Mitch Kelly
November 20, 2020 - 5:48 am
The Southern Nevada Health District will be holding the last of its no-cost flu vaccine clinics on Wednesday.
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Epidemic concept COVID-19. Coronavirus Test Station. Medical worker in full protective gear takes sample from patient at a COVID-19 drive-thru test site.
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Mitch Kelly
November 20, 2020 - 5:15 am
Valley residents can get a free COVID-19 test without an appointment on Friday morning.
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Motorists wait in long lines to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Associated Press
November 19, 2020 - 6:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is imposing an overnight curfew for nearly all residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm its health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. What officials are calling a limited stay...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2020, file photo, travelers make their way through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic. With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency advised Americans on Thursday, Nov. 19, not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.(Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)
Associated Press
November 19, 2020 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. The Thanksgiving warning from the Centers for Disease Control...
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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris participate in a meeting with the National Governors Association's executive committee at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
November 19, 2020 - 4:31 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden met Thursday with governors from both parties and criticized President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attempt to block the peaceful transition of power, saying it was hindering the flow of information about programs to develop a vitally important...
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FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Pfizer announced Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study that suggest the shots are 95% effective a month after the first dose. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)
Associated Press
November 18, 2020 - 1:33 pm
Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and also protects older people most at risk of dying — the last data needed to seek emergency use of limited shot supplies as the catastrophic outbreak worsens across the globe. The announcement from...
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Patrick Marks, left, helps customer Jesus Chavez at Beck's Shoes in the Sutter County committee of Yuba City, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, Sutter was among the counties that has been moved to the state's most restrictive set of rules, which prohibit indoor dining and requiring people to wear face masks in public. The new rules began on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Associated Press
November 17, 2020 - 5:39 pm
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Rick Patrick wears a mask and thinks those who don’t are “asinine.” He rarely leaves his home. He disapproves of what he calls the “stupidity” of people gathering in crowds. But Patrick, 64, won’t stop eating breakfast at his favorite restaurant in Yuba City even though it’...
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