Greek civil servants hold 24-hour strike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Civil servants in Greece have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike expected to disrupt public transport and services, on a variety of demands, including better workplace protec...

Hospitals can care for Medicare patients at home in pandemic

Hospitals will be allowed to care for Medicare patients in their own homes during the pandemic under a government program announced Wednesday to help hospitals deal with the latest surge. ...

Tokyo asks drinking places to close early to curb virus rise

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's governor on Wednesday asked bars and other places where alcohol is served to close earlier for three weeks to help prevent a resurgence of coronavirus infections from turning expl...

Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroad

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia released new results Tuesday claiming its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective, and promised it would cost less on international markets than vaccines by some of its...

Greece strike to disrupt public transport

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Airlines are rescheduling or canceling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide public sector strike scheduled for Thursday. ...

Coronavirus: Clinics in Naples, Italy, on the brink of collapse

"My father died because the administration of the national health service is so abysmal — the hospital is only 1 kilometer (about half a mile) away from his home but the emergency room has ...

Taiwan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations as early as 1st quarter of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could begin the immunization program against COVID-19 as early as the first quarter of 2021, according to the nation's health authorities. Central Epidemic C...

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers: Labour minister

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation’s healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to tak...

CDC warns Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency advised Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people...

Virus threat 'a new terror' in Syria's scarred Idlib region

IDLIB, Syria (AP) — Nurses hover over a patient to insert a breathing tube as his condition suddenly deteriorates. ICU beds fill up almost overnight. As one patient dies of the coronavirus and is whee...

'We're in trouble': Texas sending record help to hospitals

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is sending medical staff to overworked hospitals by the thousands — more now than at any point during the pandemic — as a worsening surge of cases leaves virus patients wait...

A day in the life of a COVID ward: Just trying to hold on

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — It’s 2 p.m. in the intensive care ward of Marseille’s La Timone hospital, and Dr. Julien Carvelli is phoning families hit by the second wave of the coronavirus with news about...

24 hours in the ICU: Fighting for an open bed in coronavirus

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Four more calls to go, each with careful words, painful silences. It’s 2 p.m. in the intensive care ward of Marseille’s La Timone hospital, and Dr. Julien Ca...

As deaths spiral, South Dakota governor opposes mask rules

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday showed no sign of budging from her hands-off approach to the pandemic, despite finding herself among a dwindling number of Midwest gove...

North Dakota nurses worry about working with sick colleagues

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Like many medical workers around the world, the coronavirus pandemic is a burden that Fargo emergency room nurse Adam Johnston can't escape. The grim reality follows him everywhe...