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NCAA teams hit by COVID pauses take hope from antibodies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew could sympathize with Kansas counterpart Bill Self when the Jayhawks had a positive COVID-19 test during the Big 12 Tournament, forcing them to withdraw and...

Will the coronavirus ever go away?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Will the coronavirus ever go away? No one knows for sure. Scientists think the virus that causes COVID-19 may be with us for decades or longer, but that doesn’t mea...

Minnesota case marks 1st detection of Brazil variant in US

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has made its first known appearance in the United States in a person who recently returned to Minnesota after traveling to Brazil, state h...

Beleaguered Armenian PM stays away from church on Christmas

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s prime minister, who is under harsh criticism from the country’s dominant Orthodox Christian church in connection with the recent war with Azerbaijan, stayed away from...

Studies find having COVID-19 may protect against reinfection

Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less ...

Trump ready for 1st rally since contracting coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week after his release from the hospital, President Donald Trump is returning to the campaign trail Monday for the first time since contracting the coronavirus as he tries to ...

UN warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization warned against the idea that herd immunity might be a realistic strategy to stop the pandemic, dismissing such proposals as “simply unethical." ...

Am I immune to the coronavirus if I’ve already had it?

Am I immune to the coronavirus if I’ve already had it? You have some immunity, but how much and for how long are big unanswered questions. There’s evidence that rei...

Bold hopes for virus antibody tests still unfulfilled

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of the coronavirus lockdown, President Donald Trump and his top health advisers trumpeted a new test that would help Americans reclaim their lives — one that would tell...

Can I get the coronavirus twice?

Can I get the coronavirus twice? It seems possible, though how often it happens isn’t known. Researchers in Hong Kong recently reported evidence...

Taiwan health minister says coronavirus will likely become ‘endemic'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Tuesday (Aug. 25) that it is highly likely that the coronavirus will neve...

As world grapples with pandemic, schools are the epicenter

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The world is settling into a new normal for everyday life amid the coronavirus pandemic: online school classes, intermittent Zoom outages, museums that will only allow about a qu...

Scientists say Hong Kong man got coronavirus a second time

University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Genetic tests revealed that a 33-year-old man ret...

Can you get the coronavirus twice?

Can you get the coronavirus twice? Scientists don’t know for sure yet, but they believe it’s unlikely. Health experts think people who had COVID-19 will have some i...

How it spreads, infects: Coronavirus impact comes into focus

The medical impact of the new coronavirus is coming into sharper focus as it continues its spread in what is now officially recognized as a pandemic. Its true fatality rate isn’t yet known, b...