OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) — As Portugal nears its goal of fully vaccinating 85% of the population against COVID-19 in nine months, other countries want to know how it was able to accomplish the feat. A lot of the credit is going to Rear Adm. Henrique Gouveia e Melo. With his team from the three branches
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic teams have been urged to contact the IOC about getting more vaccines ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. The Games open on Feb. 4 and will be held in the country where the coronavirus outbreak started. The International Olympic Committee first announced a vaccine rollout program with Chinese authorities
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador has become the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours. President Nayib Bukele said the digital wallet used for transactions was not functioning. For part of Tuesday morning, El Salvador’s president became tech support for a nation stepping
While new hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have been rising, new coronavirus deaths in Wisconsin have stayed very low, which means funeral homes haven’t been nearly as busy as they were last year.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week even while the economy and the job market appear to be rebounding from the coronavirus recession with sustained energy.
U.S. consumer confidence rose sharply for a second straight month in April.
Johnson & Johnson says it is delaying the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine in Europe amid a U.S. probe into rare blood clots.
The company said that the pandemic caused major financial losses. With health and safety restrictions still in place, establishing a plan to resume normal operations is impractical.
The department says once it vaccinates remaining school districts, it will work through the priority list set up by the state.