The Latest: Wash. State Warns Hospitals on VIP Vaccinations | Business News

SEATTLE — Authorities in Washington state are warning hospitals and other facilities giving coronavirus vaccinations not to give special access to some people, saying they will risk having their supplies of doses cut.

The state Health Department said in a statement Monday that “VIP scheduling, reserving doses for inequitable or exclusive access, and similar practices are banned and will not be tolerated.”

The Seattle Times has reported that three medical systems in the region gave special vaccine access to big donors or foundation members. Two of the hospital organizations acknowledged they made a mistake in prioritizing influential people.

The Health

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12 states on Ohio’s latest COVID-19 travel advisory map

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The Ohio Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 travel advisory includes 12 states that are reporting COVID-19 positivity rates of 15 percent or higher. 

Alabama, Iowa, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Kansas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, Arkansas, and Virginia are all included on the latest travel advisory list. 

Anyone who has traveled to these states is advised to self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Ohio.

For the second straight week, Ohio’s positivity

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Can I travel to Wales? Latest advice, rules and restrictions



Wales has long been a top choice as a staycation destination; in 2019 alone, the nation welcomed 87 million day trippers from the rest of the UK, generating almost £3.5m.

However, there are new travel restrictions in place that dictates who can and can’t travel into and out of Wales, as well as how the hospitality sectors will work.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Wales from other parts of the UK?

It all depends on where you live.

The government of Wales announced new rules on 3 December that comes into effect

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What is the latest Foreign Office travel advice?

Simon Calder
Simon Calder

One of the key determinants of whether Brits can travel abroad this summer following the global coronavirus pandemic is the Foreign Office travel advice.

The FCO keeps individual country pages on its website regularly updated, with all the latest information and warnings about potential risks, such as political unrest, natural disasters and terror attacks.

If the FCO advises against “all but essential travel” to a country, it invalidates travellers’ insurance, and visiting there is at your own risk.

Here’s everything you need to know about the current advice.

What is the latest Foreign Office advice?

The FCO has

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