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Newest COVID shots are 54% effective in preventing symptoms, CDC finds

Newest COVID shots are 54% effective in preventing symptoms, CDC finds

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest versions of COVID-19 vaccines were 54% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in adults, according to the first U.S. study to assess how well the shots work.
NFL players steadily have used more mental health resources since the pandemic, league and union say

NFL players steadily have used more mental health resources since the pandemic, league and union say

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Former NFL offensive lineman T.J. Lang said no one discussed mental health 15 years ago at the start of his career.
Teary ex-Scottish leader admits to feeling 'overwhelmed' during COVID-19 pandemic

Teary ex-Scottish leader admits to feeling 'overwhelmed' during COVID-19 pandemic

LONDON (AP) — The former Scottish leader in office during the COVID-19 pandemic choked up Wednesday as she admitted to a public inquiry into the outbreak that she sometimes doubted whether she wanted to be first minister at such a consequential time.
'Pandemic of snow' in Anchorage sets a record for the earliest arrival of 100 inches of snow

'Pandemic of snow' in Anchorage sets a record for the earliest arrival of 100 inches of snow

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Even by Alaska standards, there is a lot of snow this winter. So much snow has fallen — so far, more than 8.7 feet (2.
Walgreens to pay $275,000 to settle allegations in Vermont about service during pandemic

Walgreens to pay $275,000 to settle allegations in Vermont about service during pandemic

MONTPELIER, Vt.
New Jersey Supreme Court rules against Ocean casino in COVID business interruption case

New Jersey Supreme Court rules against Ocean casino in COVID business interruption case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.
Class-action lawsuit approved over COVID-19 outbreaks in Quebec long-term care

Class-action lawsuit approved over COVID-19 outbreaks in Quebec long-term care

MONTREAL — A judge has approved a class-action lawsuit that accuses Quebec's health network of failing to protect long-term care centres during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and causing avoidable suffering and death to thousands of resident