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COVID-19

1.5M in Ohio receive the first injection

More than 1.5 million people in Ohio have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state went over that amount Wednesday when the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,500,364 people had received the first of the two-dose vaccine. That includes 25,780 people from 6 a.m. ...

Thu. 9:22 a.m.: US jobless claims fall to 730,000 but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week but remained high by historical standards. Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous week to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, the Labor Department said this morning. It is the ...

Mahoning Valley posts 8 new COVID-19 deaths

The Ohio Department of Health added 2,775 COVID-19 cases Tuesday in the state, bringing the total to 958,153. Ohio also added 94 deaths, bringing the total to 16,968. There have been 49,651 hospitalizations. There have been 19,251 total cases in Mahoning County, where one new death was ...

Wed. 9:04 a.m.: Biden to order a review of US supply chains for vital goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order today to review U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors that power cars, phones, military equipment and other goods. The United States has become ...

Wed. 8:51 a.m.: J&J single-dose COVID-19 shot poised for FDA decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators this morning that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration's scientists ...

Next group to get vaccine in Ohio will be 60 and older

Although it will be a while before many Ohioans younger than 65 years old will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Mike DeWine said the next group will be those at least 60 years of age. “We are going to hold at 65 years old until we’re clear people have been able to get their ...

Tue. 11:26 a.m.: Drug execs face Capitol Hill questions on vaccine supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from the major COVID-19 vaccine producers answered questions this morning from Congress about expanding the supply of shots needed to curb the pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. The hearing comes as U.S. vaccinations continue to accelerate ...

Mon. 10:24 a.m.: Scotland vaccinations lead to sharp drop in hospitalizations

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's COVID-19 vaccination program has led to a sharp drop in hospitalizations, researchers said today, boosting hopes that the shots will work as well in the real world as they have in carefully controlled studies. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine reduced hospital ...