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Experts say experience convinced Midwest of virus dangers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As much of the country experiences spiking virus rates, a reprieve from a devastating surge of the coronavirus in the Upper Midwest has given cautious relief to health officia...

The Latest: UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates’ highest Islamic authority, the UAE Fatwa Council, has ruled that coronavirus vaccines are permissible for Muslims even if they contain pork gela...

COVID-19: Switzerland to track British tourists on ski slopes

Swiss authorities on Tuesday are trying to trace thousands of visitors from Britain, many thought to be headed for the Alpine country's ski slopes, on fears they might import southern England'...

'I couldn't be silent': UN whistleblower on WHO Italy report

ROME (AP) — The U.N. epidemiologist who denounced the World Health Organization’s withdrawal of a report on Italy’s coronavirus response says he is suffering retaliation for having spoken out and is c...

Strained health agencies push do-it-yourself contact tracing

When Eileen Carroll's daughter tested positive for the coronavirus, Rhode Island health officials called with the results, then told her to notify anyone her daughter might have been around. Contact t...

Virus-stricken Macron at presidential retreat with fever

PARIS (AP) — As French President Emmanuel Macron rides out the coronavirus in a presidential retreat at Versailles, French doctors are warning families who are heading for the holidays to remain cauti...

The Latest: S. Korea reports new daily high, mulls new steps

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported another high in daily coronavirus increases as health officials face growing pressure to enforce stricter social distancing to slow the spread in the capi...

A pandemic atlas: Brazil's leader scoffs, and toll rises

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The story of COVID-19 in Brazil is the story of a president who insists the pandemic is no big deal. Jair Bolsonaro condemned the idea of coronavirus quarantine...

American scientist contrasts Taiwan's coronavirus cases with Florida's

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Dec. 14), a prominent Chinese-American scientist posted a tweet showing the stark contrast in Taiwan's coronavirus cases compared to Florida's, despite ...

Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Night began to fall in Rio de Janeiro’s Pedra Branca state park as four Brazilian scientists switched on their flashlights to traipse along a narrow trail of mud through dense ra...

Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Night began to fall in Rio de Janeiro’s Pedra Branca state park as four Brazilian scientists switched on their flashlights to traipse along a narrow trail of mud through dense ra...

Barcelona concert tests use of same-day COVID-19 screening

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Eager for a live music show after months of social distancing, more than 1,000 Barcelona residents gathered Saturday to participate in a medical study to evaluate the effective...

Biden calls for action on virus as he introduces health team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday (Dec. 8) called for urgent action on the coronavirus pandemic as he introduced a health care team that will be tested at every turn while striving to restore ...

Guatemala COVID-19 chief headed back to Colorado medical job

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The man leading Guatemala's effort against the new coronavirus said Tuesday he is leaving that post in order to return to his job at the University of Colorado Denver. ...

'Quite frankly shocking': US virus deaths hit record levels

Deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to more than 2,200 a day on average, matching the frightening peak reached last April, and cases per day have eclipsed 200,000 on average for the first tim...