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San Francisco declares emergency over monkeypox spread

San Francisco declares emergency over monkeypox spread

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco announced a state of emergency Thursday over the growing number of monkeypox cases, allowing officials to cut through red tape and fight a public health crisis reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic that bega
Ontario nursing groups want faster licensing for international nurses amid ER issues

Ontario nursing groups want faster licensing for international nurses amid ER issues

TORONTO — Razan Suliman has worked as a registered nurse and midwife in some of the world’s most trying circumstances, from wartime hospitals to refugee camps.
Indiana Republicans keep struggling over abortion ban

Indiana Republicans keep struggling over abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican legislators delayed the start of debate on a proposed abortion ban Thursday amid days of public division over how tightly the law should cover any exceptions for rape or incest victims.
Under fire, US officials say monkeypox can still be stopped

Under fire, US officials say monkeypox can still be stopped

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country’s monkeypox outbreak can still be stopped, U.S. health officials said Thursday, despite rising case numbers and so far limited vaccine supplies.
ND abortion clinic says Minnesota move won't delay services

ND abortion clinic says Minnesota move won't delay services

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge’s ruling that will delay the closing of North Dakota’s lone abortion clinic should provide more than enough time to move the business to a neighboring city in Minnesota , the facility’s owner and operator said Thursday.

Man accused of selling bleach as COVID cure extradited to US

MIAMI (AP) — A man accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through his Florida-based church has been returned to the United State after being arrested in Colombia.
If monkeypox spreads through sexual contact, is it an STD?

If monkeypox spreads through sexual contact, is it an STD?

NEW YORK (AP) — For most of the six decades that monkeypox has been known to affect people, it was not known as a disease that spreads through sex. Now that has changed.
Montreal says vaccine — not limiting sexual partners — best way to fight monkeypox

Montreal says vaccine — not limiting sexual partners — best way to fight monkeypox

MONTREAL — Controlling monkeypox will be done through vaccination, not by encouraging men who have sex with men to limit their sexual partners, Montreal's public health director said Thursday.
After Biden COVID recovery, admin launches new booster push

After Biden COVID recovery, admin launches new booster push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is launching a renewed push for COVID-19 booster shots for those eligible, pointing to the enhanced protections they offer against severe illness as the highly transmissible BA.
'A long time coming': COVID vaccinations begin for little kids in Ontario

'A long time coming': COVID vaccinations begin for little kids in Ontario

TORONTO — Babies and preschoolers received stickers and plenty of praise upon getting their first COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday as Ontario opened appointments for the shots to the youngest cohort.