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Marshall, other GOP lawmakers with medical backgrounds criticized for vaccine comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Marshall won't let people forget he's a doctor, putting "Doc" in the letterhead of his U.S. Senate office's news releases. But when he talks about COVID-19 vaccines, some doctors and experts say the Kansas Republican sounds far more like a politician than a ...

Effectiveness of masks touted as Kansas reports fewer school COVID outbreaks

TOPEKA — Health officials are frustrated that many school boards remain reluctant to adopt mask mandates, even though most COVID-19 outbreaks in Kansas schools are occurring in districts without such requirements. The state has 68 active school clusters, down from 79 a week ago, the Kansas ...

Pfizer asks U.S. to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11 to combat alarming rise in infections; shots could begin within weeks

Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 in what would be a major expansion that could combat an alarming rise in serious infections in youngsters and help schools stay open. If regulators give the go-ahead, reduced-dose kids' ...

Douglas County adds 51 more COVID cases over weekend

New cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County have increased by 51 since Friday, according to information Monday from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. The cumulative case count for the county now stands at 11,959, with 486 cases currently active. One hundred people have died of COVID-19 in the ...

U.S. COVID cases falling, but hospitals brace for next wave

MINNEAPOLIS — A decline in COVID-19 cases across the United States over the past several weeks has given overwhelmed hospitals some relief, but administrators are bracing for yet another possible surge as cold weather drives people indoors. Health experts say the fourth wave of the pandemic ...