Masks and social distancing work, new analysis finds

Masks and social distancing can help control the coronavirus but hand washing and other measures are still needed, a new analysis finds. Researchers concluded single-layer cloth ma...

Massive protests raise fears of new waves of virus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests after the police killing of a black man, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last...

Face mask rules grow but enforcement proves a challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are requiring drivers and passengers to wear masks while using their services, joining a growing list of transportation companies hoping to mitigate t...

Can’t find what you need on Amazon? Try these ways to shop

NEW YORK (AP) — Slow shipping times and sold out items have plagued Amazon since the coronavirus pandemic caused a rush of orders from home-bound people. But the world's largest online retailer isn't ...

US choir outbreak called 'superspreader event' in report

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — Disease trackers are calling a choir practice in Washington state a superspreader event that illustrates how easily the coronavirus can pass from person to person. ...

Face masks make a political statement in era of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decision to wear a mask in public is becoming a political statement — a moment to pick sides in a brewing culture war over containing the coronavirus. While no...

France's Macron makes mask-wearing an act of national pride

PARIS (AP) — With a face mask 100% made in France, President Emmanuel Macron showed the famously fashionable French people Tuesday that civic responsibility and style are not mutually exclusive. ...

2 guards at ICE jail die after contracting coronavirus

HOUSTON (AP) — Two guards at an immigration detention center in Louisiana have died after contracting the coronavirus, raising new questions about whether the U.S. government is adequately protecting ...

CDC compiles new guidelines to help organizations reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses should close break rooms. Restaurants should consider disposable menus and plates. Schools should have students eat lunch in their classrooms. These are ...

Chinese counterfeits of 'Made in Taiwan' masks sprout up in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Made-in-China surgical masks claimed to have been manufactured in Taiwan have surfaced in Japan, sparking warnings that the fakes offer no protection against the coronavir...

Big unknowns about virus complicate getting back to normal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reopening the U.S. economy is complicated by some troubling scientific questions about the new coronavirus that go beyond the logistics of whether enough tests are available. ...

Asia Today: Fewer sick in S. Korea, infections rise in Japan

South Korea on Sunday (April 19) reported eight more cases of the coronavirus, the first time a daily increase has dropped to a single digit in about two months. The Korea Centers for Disease Contr...

Hawaii embraces aloha print masks while fighting coronavirus

HONOLULU (AP) — Face masks made with the same colorful prints used for aloha shirts — known as “Hawaiian shirts” elsewhere in the United States — are the latest fashion trend in Hawaii as islanders tr...

Volunteers sew masks for health workers facing shortages

CHICAGO (AP) — Bill Purdue waterproofs basements for a living, but he has spent the past few days in his buddy's Washington, Indiana, auto trim and upholstery shop cutting rectangles of cotton fabric ...

Taiwan relaxes ban on face mask exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning Thursday (March 12), the export of cloth face masks will be allowed, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). The ban on mask exports has been se...