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Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?Experts recommend wearing masks in public and staying at least 6 feet away from others to reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo people line up for a beer at a restaurant terrace in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
Czechs enter 2nd lockdown to avoid health system collapseAmid a record surge of coronavirus infections that's threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on Thursday exactly the same massive restrictions as in the spring, a situation its prime minister kept saying would never happen again
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, Belgium's Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes, left, speaks with Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde during a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg. Former Belgian Prime minister Sophie Wilmes has been hospitalized in intensive care after getting infected with the coronavirus. The 45-year-old Wilmes, who was admitted to hospital on Wednesday evening Oct. 21, said last week she thought she got infected within her family circle. (Jean-Christophe Verhaegen, Pool via AP, File)
The Latest: Belgian foreign minister in intensive careBelgian Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes has been hospitalized in intensive care with the coronavirus
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Christi Brouder, left, reviews multiplication tables with her daughter Elena while assisting her children with remote learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in a makeshift classroom in the living room at the family home, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Haverhill, Mass. Brouder has four children that are distance learning. Many families with multiple students, some with special needs, are dealing with the challenges of remote distance learning in their home. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In video classes teachers parse clues to student wellbeing The shift from in-person to remote learning is giving some teachers unprecedented video access into their students’ homes
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting to discuss the process of approving COVID-19 vaccines.   (University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)
Regulators, experts take up thorny vaccine study issuesThe U.S. regulators who will decide the fate of COVID-19 vaccines are asking outside scientists if their standards are high enough
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Will Ainsworth, center, then-Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, talks with constituents during the Public Retiree Convention at Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, Ala. Lt. Gov. Ainsworth, who has called the state mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that he tested positive for the new coronavirus. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)
Alabama lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19Alabama’s lieutenant governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, people hold up a banner while listening to a news conference outside San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. The group of legislators, advocates, academics and public health officials gathered outside San Quentin State Prison to discuss a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility that has sickened more than 1,400 inmates with six deaths. A California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world's most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity, citing officials' "deliberate indifference" to the plight of inmates during the coronavirus pandemic. State prison officials said Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that they are deciding whether to appeal the order, which otherwise will force them to parole or transfer about 1,100 inmates serving time in San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates by halfA California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world’s most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Medical personnel prepare to administer a COVID-19 swab at a drive-through testing site in Lawrence, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  U.S. health officials are redefining what it means to have close contact with someone with COVID-19. On Wednesday, the CDC changed it to a total of 15 minutes or more, so briefer but repeated contacts that add up to 15 minutes now count.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encountersU.S. health officials are redefining what it means to have close contact with someone with COVID-19
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Louie looks on as Priscilla Metzeler gets tested by an Ohio National Guard Medic at a Summit County Department of Health COVID-19 testing site at Chapel Hill Mall on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Akron, Ohio. Hospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been reported in states big and small, from Idaho to Ohio. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitalsHospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff
The Associated Press16 hours ago
People hold up banners in support of the hotel industry: "We want to Work", left, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, while protesting against the new measures against the coronavirus in the Navarra province where all bar and restaurants will be closed for 15 days from midnight Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Spain 1st in western Europe to hit 1 million virus casesSpain has become the first country in western Europe to accumulate more than 1 million confirmed infections, as the nation of 47 million struggles to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Woman on Diverted Flight Dies From COVIDA Texas woman with COVID-19 boarded a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Dallas-Fort Worth but didn't make it to her destination alive, authorities say. Officials say the July 24 flight was diverted to Albuquerque after reports of an unresponsive woman. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who disclosed details...
Newser16 hours ago
In this photo provided by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Katelyn Evans, right, a trial participant, speaks to her mother Laurie Evans ahead of receiving an injection in Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center via)
Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kidsThe global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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