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Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push

Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S.
The Latest: Washington state to give Pfizer boosters to some

The Latest: Washington state to give Pfizer boosters to some

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Department of Health says it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people after recommendations from the U.S.

NBA denies Warriors' Wiggins vaccination exemption request

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The NBA has denied Andrew Wiggins' request for a vaccination exemption, leaving the Golden State Warriors swingman ineligible to play home games until he meets San Francisco's vaccination requirement.

Alaska working through virus report backlog amid surge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska reported more than 1,700 resident COVID-19 cases Friday, which state health officials said included reports from earlier this month as they work to clear a backlog that has built up during the latest case surge.
'People will suffer and will die': Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun

'People will suffer and will die': Emergency doctor says some health triage has begun

EDMONTON — The head of emergency medicine for the Alberta Medical Association, Dr. Paul Parks, says major components of triage have already begun in Alberta — an assertion disputed by the province.
Residents of Saugeen First Nation given expired COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for weeks

Residents of Saugeen First Nation given expired COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for weeks

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Canada gave residents of an Ontario First Nation 71 expired doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 between Aug. 9 and Sept. 15.
Saints to remain down 3 assistant coaches at New England

Saints to remain down 3 assistant coaches at New England

Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielson, defensive assistant Brian Young and offensive assistant Dan Roushar will not attend New Orleans' game at New England on Sunday because of COVID-19 protocols, the club announced Friday.
80% of B.C. residents fully vaccinated, while most in hospital not fully immunized

80% of B.C. residents fully vaccinated, while most in hospital not fully immunized

VICTORIA — British Columbia has hit the 80 per cent mark with the number of eligible residents who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Harris 'View' interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID-19

Harris 'View' interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris' live interview on “The View” was abruptly delayed Friday after two hosts of the talk show learned they had tested positive for COVID-19 moments before Harris was to join them on the set.

Dolphins assistant Rob Leonard in protocols, will miss game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins will be without outside linebackers coach Rob Leonard for Sunday’s game at Las Vegas because of COVID-19 protocols.