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Abortion clinics challenging Texas law dealt new setback

A federal appeals court has dealt opponents of Texas strict abortion law another defeat

18 Jan 2022 6:50 am
WVa governor resumes briefings, says COVID is 'tough stuff'

West Virginia Gov. Justice has resumed his weekly briefings on the coronavirus, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19

18 Jan 2022 12:56 am
Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley tests positive for COVID-19

The Joint Chiefs of Staff says Chairman Gen. Mark Milley has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing very minor symptoms

17 Jan 2022 10:45 pm
UK's Johnson, and his foes, await key 'partygate' report

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his career and he has one constant refrain: Wait for Sue Gray

17 Jan 2022 10:12 pm
EU chief scraps meetings because driver is COVID-19 positive

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has canceled her in-person appointments at the European Parliament this week after her driver tested positive for COVID-19

17 Jan 2022 8:45 pm
In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines

Greece has imposed a vaccination mandate for people 60 and older, as its vaccination rate remains below the European Union average and a spike in infections has put sustained pressure on Greek hospitals

17 Jan 2022 7:03 pm
Daily virus cases in Russia double as omicron spreads

Russian authorities have reported a sharp spike in new coronavirus cases apparently driven by the rapid spread of the omicron variant health officials warned about last week

17 Jan 2022 6:01 pm
Vaccination mandated for commuters on Manila public transit

People who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are being banned from riding public transport in the Philippine capital region in a desperate move to curb spiking infections

17 Jan 2022 10:49 am
No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law

Law excludes unvaccinated people from restaurants, sports arenas, other venues.

17 Jan 2022 12:06 am
Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month

The Austrian government has presented revised plans for its proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate

16 Jan 2022 7:11 pm
After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on

President Joe Biden came to office seeing two sicknesses in his country

16 Jan 2022 6:59 pm
COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too

16 Jan 2022 6:48 pm
Denmark lifts COVID restrictions, opens many public venues

Denmark has lifted a number of coronavirus restrictions and allowed the reopening of certain venues despite the spread of the omicron variant in the country

16 Jan 2022 6:45 pm
A digital divide haunts schools adapting to virus hurdles

Philanthropy, federal relief funding and other community driven efforts to close the digital divide in a year of remote schooling have helped significantly to bring more children online

15 Jan 2022 10:07 pm
County's $7M in PPE left outside, damaged by California rain

About $7 million worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, purchased by a Northern California county earlier in the coronavirus pandemic, was damaged in recent rainstorms after it was left outside for months

15 Jan 2022 12:43 pm
Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

The White House is pushing ahead with efforts to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administrations sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers

15 Jan 2022 10:46 am
Biden team regroups after high court loss on shots-or-test

The White House is pushing ahead with efforts to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administrations sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers

15 Jan 2022 2:53 am
Website for free virus tests is coming. How will it work?

A new federal website to request free COVID-19 test kits will launch Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month

15 Jan 2022 2:22 am
Judge orders Martin Shkreli to return $64.6M in drug profits, bars him from pharmaceutical industry for life

Judge orders Martin Shkreli to return $64.6M in drug profits, bars him from pharmaceutical industry for life

15 Jan 2022 12:54 am
Czechs to let some workers stay on after testing positive

The new Czech government will allow some workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to stay on the job, in an extraordinary measure to ease possible staff shortages caused by an anticipated surge of the omicron variant

14 Jan 2022 11:55 pm
Treasury: Arizona risks relief funds over anti-mandate rules

The Biden administration is threatening to recoup COVID-19 relief funds sent to Arizona over state provisions it says discourage families and school districts from following federal guidance recommending face coverings in schools

14 Jan 2022 10:41 pm
Most of Poland's pandemic advisers resign over govt backing

More than two thirds of Polands COVID-19 medical advisory body have resigned saying the government is not heeding their advice in its pandemic measures

14 Jan 2022 10:34 pm
Russia backs away from unpopular anti-coronavirus measures

The Russian government has decided to delay a controversial bill requiring QR codes confirming vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 to access public places, despite surging cases and warnings from top officials about the highly infectious omicron variant

14 Jan 2022 10:11 pm
Study: More evidence links a virus to multiple sclerosis

A new study offers stronger evidence that one of the world's most common viruses may set some people on the path to developing multiple sclerosis

14 Jan 2022 9:14 pm
German med students praised for standing up to protesters

German officials have praised a group of medical students who held a silent vigil outside a hospital in Dresden late Thursday in protest against a rally by far-right vaccine skeptics

14 Jan 2022 9:04 pm
Israel says 500K have received 4th vaccine dose

Israels Health Ministry says more than 500,000 people have received a 4th vaccine dose

14 Jan 2022 8:48 pm
Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease

Insurers and employers are taking a renewed interest in programs that help people deal with chronic _ and potentially expensive _ health problems

14 Jan 2022 8:46 pm
Romania to launch COVID-19 jabs for children aged 5 to 11

Romanian authorities say children aged between 5-11 will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting late January, as the country grapples with a virus surge and low adult vaccination rates

14 Jan 2022 7:05 pm
In southern Dutch town, cafes open in lockdown protest

Shops, bars and restaurants in a southern Dutch town have opened in a protest action that underscored growing anger at weeks of coronavirus lockdown measures

14 Jan 2022 6:39 pm
Ethiopia objects to alleged misconduct of WHO chief Tedros

The government of Ethiopia has sent a letter to the World Health Organization accusing its Ethiopian director-general of misconduct after his sharp criticism of the war and humanitarian crisis in the country

14 Jan 2022 5:23 pm
Thousands gather at Hindu festival in India as virus surges

Tens of thousands of devout Hindus are taking a holy dip into the frigid waters of the Ganges River in northern India despite rising COVID-19 infections in the country

14 Jan 2022 2:19 pm
Mask rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave

Some European countries are re-instating or stiffening mask mandates.

14 Jan 2022 1:21 pm
Cambodia launches 4th round of COVID-19 vaccinations

Cambodia has begun a fourth round of vaccinations against the coronavirus in response to the omicron variant, with high-risk groups being among the first to receive the additional boosters

14 Jan 2022 12:05 pm
Guard may help staffing shortages at New Mexico schools

New Mexicos governor said Thursday shes considering seeking help from the National Guard to address COVID-19 staffing shortages at public schools, a move that could mark a first in the nation

14 Jan 2022 2:57 am
29 charged in 6-state shoplifting ring that hit pharmacies

Authorities have arrested more than two dozen people for allegedly taking part in a multistate shoplifting ring involving more than $10 million in stolen merchandise

14 Jan 2022 2:55 am
Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew on Monday

Quebec's premier says the COVID-19 curfew he imposed across the French-speaking Canadian province in December will be lifted on Monday

14 Jan 2022 2:35 am
NYC mayor considering virtual learning plan for schools

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is considering allowing the nations largest school district to return to some form of virtual instruction as the city weathers a wave of coronavirus cases

14 Jan 2022 2:26 am
Supreme Court blocks vaccine-or-test rule for US businesses, but allows vaccine mandate for most health care workers

Supreme Court blocks vaccine-or-test rule for US businesses, but allows vaccine mandate for most health care workers

14 Jan 2022 12:58 am
4 Arkansas inmates sue jail, doctor for receiving ivermectin

Four inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail have filed a lawsuit after they said they were unknowingly prescribed an anti-parasitic drug to treat their COVID-19

14 Jan 2022 12:49 am
COVID-19 pill rollout stymied by shortages as omicron rages

Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply and have played little role in the fight against the omicron wave of infections

13 Jan 2022 10:06 pm
Biden to double free COVID tests, add N95s, to fight omicron

President Joe Biden says the government plans to double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans

13 Jan 2022 9:57 pm
Majority of COVID patients in German ICUs not vaccinated

Data shows that most COVID-19 patients in intensive care in German hospitals arent vaccinated

13 Jan 2022 7:49 pm
Spain caps sale price of home test kits amid surge in demand

Spain is introducing price controls for COVID-19 home testing kits after an outcry over reports of price-gouging during the Christmas holidays, when demand for the rapid antigen tests outpaced supply

13 Jan 2022 6:55 pm
Denmark to offer 4th COVID vaccine shots to special groups

Denmark will offer fourth coronavirus vaccination shots to risk groups and vulnerable citizens as the pandemic situation in the country has worsened due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant

13 Jan 2022 6:31 pm
France eases entry rules for vaccinated travelers from U.K.

France will let in travelers from Britain who are vaccinated against COVID-19 without having to self-isolate or to offer an valid reason for the trip

13 Jan 2022 6:19 pm
UK deputy medical chief Van-Tam to step down in March

Englands deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam, one of the scientists who led the U.K.s response to the coronavirus pandemic, will leave his role in March

13 Jan 2022 6:14 pm
Africa CDC in talks with Pfizer for COVID treatment pill

The director of Africas Centers for Disease Control says the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just passed 10 million cases

13 Jan 2022 6:12 pm
Russia sees sharp rise in virus cases amid new surge fears

Russia has recorded a sharp increase in coronavirus cases amid warnings that another surge in infections driven by the highly contagious omicron variant could be on its way

13 Jan 2022 6:11 pm
Frustration grows as Dutch Cabinet mulls future of lockdown

The new Dutch government is meeting to discuss whether to extend or ease its coronavirus lockdown amid growing anger among owners of businesses that have been shuttered for weeks

13 Jan 2022 5:48 pm
French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic

French teachers are already exhausted by the pressures of surging COVID-19 cases

13 Jan 2022 2:09 pm