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FILE - In this April 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. In April, the Biden administration announced plans to share millions of vaccine doses with the world by the end of June.

Free beer, other new incentives for Biden’s ‘vaccine sprint’

FILE - In this April 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. In April, the Biden administration announced plans to share millions of vaccine doses with the world by the end of June.

June 2, 2021, 8:53am Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dangling everything from sports tickets to a free beer, President Joe Biden is looking for that extra something — anything — that will get people to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 shots when the promise of a life-saving vaccine by itself hasn’t been enough. Read story

In this still image, taken from video by the Office of the Ohio Governor, Abbigail Bugenske, 22, from Cincinnati, the first winner of Ohio's first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize, is interviewed during a news conference, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Ohio ready to announce 2nd Vax-a-Million incentive winners

In this still image, taken from video by the Office of the Ohio Governor, Abbigail Bugenske, 22, from Cincinnati, the first winner of Ohio's first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize, is interviewed during a news conference, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

June 2, 2021, 8:51am Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio residents who were recently vaccinated may want to answer their phone Wednesday even if the number isn't familiar. It might be Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on the other end. Read story

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Clark County reports 199 new COVID-19 cases over four days as cases decline

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June 1, 2021, 12:03pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 199 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths over the Memorial Day weekend, continuing a declining trend in disease activity, according to data reported Tuesday by Clark County Public Health. Read story

An official wears a face mask as he uses a starter pistol to signal the start a women's 100 meter heat at an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games at National Stadium in Tokyo, Sunday, May 9, 2021. Japan, seriously behind in coronavirus vaccination efforts, is scrambling to boost daily shots as the start of the Olympics in July closes in.

Japan’s vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late

An official wears a face mask as he uses a starter pistol to signal the start a women's 100 meter heat at an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games at National Stadium in Tokyo, Sunday, May 9, 2021. Japan, seriously behind in coronavirus vaccination efforts, is scrambling to boost daily shots as the start of the Olympics in July closes in.

June 1, 2021, 8:34am Health

TOKYO — It may be too little, too late. Read story

Volunteer and Clark County Public Health workers administer vaccines at Public Health's COVID-19 short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School on May 8. Public Health administered 144 doses of Pfizer's vaccine at the event, and 183 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases rare in Clark County

Volunteer and Clark County Public Health workers administer vaccines at Public Health's COVID-19 short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School on May 8. Public Health administered 144 doses of Pfizer's vaccine at the event, and 183 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.

June 1, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

Data for Clark County and the state show that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective at preventing COVID-19 infections as well as hospitalizations and deaths. Read story

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Herrera Beutler revives three bills related to maternal health care

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June 1, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler took a trio of stalled maternal health bills off the shelf last week, a series of reintroductions aimed at improving outcomes for new mothers and infants. Read story

Young adults and depression, heart health

June 1, 2021, 6:00am Health

Young adults with depression or anxiety may be more likely to have lower levels of cardiovascular health, new research shows. Read story

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2015 file photo, mourners attend a funeral for unclaimed people who died of extreme weather, in Karachi, Pakistan, after a devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan the previous weekend, with over 800 confirmed deaths according to a senior health official. A study published in Nature Climate Change on Monday, May 31, 2021, has calculated that more than one-third of global heat deaths can directly be attributed to human-caused climate change.

Study blames climate change for 37% of global heat deaths

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2015 file photo, mourners attend a funeral for unclaimed people who died of extreme weather, in Karachi, Pakistan, after a devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan the previous weekend, with over 800 confirmed deaths according to a senior health official. A study published in Nature Climate Change on Monday, May 31, 2021, has calculated that more than one-third of global heat deaths can directly be attributed to human-caused climate change.

May 31, 2021, 9:35am Health

More than one-third of the world’s heat deaths each year are due directly to global warming, according to the latest study to calculate the human cost of climate change. Read story

Mobile vaccination units hit tiny U.S. towns to boost immunity

May 31, 2021, 9:35am Health

FALLON, Nev. — Pick-up truck drivers motor up to a white trailer in a parking lot on Fallon Paiute-Shoshone land in Nevada’s high desert and within a few moments they’re handed forms to sign, jabbed with coronavirus vaccine and sent on their way. Read story

FILE - In this Saturday, May 8, 2021, file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis, of Florida, watches the foursome matches during the Walker Cup golf tournament, in Juno Beach, Fla. DeSantis is pushing the Biden administration to approve a program he says would save tens of millions of dollars by importing drugs from Canada.

White House asks court to dismiss lawsuit over drug imports

FILE - In this Saturday, May 8, 2021, file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis, of Florida, watches the foursome matches during the Walker Cup golf tournament, in Juno Beach, Fla. DeSantis is pushing the Biden administration to approve a program he says would save tens of millions of dollars by importing drugs from Canada.

May 31, 2021, 9:33am Health

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Biden administration is urging a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that could stand in the way of Florida and other states importing prescription drugs from Canada. Read story