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Children play next to a man holding a banner showing children in a concentration camp and a paraphrase from a statement by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis that reads "Children get used to unpleasant things easily" during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Several hundred Romanians, including many families with young children, held a protest in the country's capital against measures meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, especially social distancing and the mandatory use of masks in schools. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikesHundreds of demonstrators gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square while protesters in Tel Aviv waved signs on beaches as Israel entered a new lockdown Saturday
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Member state flags fly outside the United Nations headquarters, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York.  With the COVID-19 pandemic still circling the globe, world leaders are skipping their annual gathering in New York and will make pre-recorded speeches this week on the state of a deeply divided world turned topsy-turvy. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Pandemic retools diplomacy as world leaders gather virtuallyWith the pandemic still in force, world leaders are skipping the annual U.N. General Assembly gathering in New York
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A woman holds a cross and a mobile phone during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Several hundred Romanians, including many families with young children, held a protest in the country's capital against measures meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, especially social distancing and the mandatory use of masks in schools. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Romanian families protest mandatory use of masks in schoolSeveral hundred Romanians, including many families with young children, have protested in the Bucharest against measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, especially social distancing and the mandatory use of masks in schools
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, speaks next to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., during a news conference about COVID-19, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democrats face quandary on vaccine support as election nearsPresident Donald Trump is escalating his promise for a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day
The Associated Press9 hours ago
People sit outside on a street closed to traffic to try to reduce the spread of coronavirus so bars, cafes and restaurants can continue to stay open, in the Chinatown area of central London, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government targeted more areas Friday in an attempt to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Police, protesters clash as London eyes tighter virus rulesPolice in London have clashed with protesters at a rally against coronavirus restrictions
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Travelers wearing face masks crowd at Haneda airport in Tokyo Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, on the first day of the 4-day holiday. (Kyodo News via AP)
The Latest: On holiday weekend, travel surges in JapanTrain stations and airports in Japan were filled with people over this “Silver Week” holiday weekend running through Tuesday, in a sign of recovering local travel amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press21 hours ago
CDC Reverses Advice That Riled ExpertsAfter health officials objected to changes in government guidance about whether people without coronavirus symptoms should be tested, the advice has been changed again. As of Friday, Politico reports, the CDC straightforwardly states that if you've spent at least 15 minutes within six feet of a person who has contracted...
Newser1 day ago
Parents Sent Teen to School Knowing He Had COVIDHigh school students in Attleboro, Mass., returned to school this week with the usual precautions in place for the pandemic. But already, about 30 students have been forced to quarantine for two weeks, though it's not because of a lapse in school protocol. Instead, it's because of what the mayor...
Newser1 day ago
Dutch bars to close early to rein in spread of coronavirusThe Dutch government says that bars and cafes in the most densely populated regions of the Netherlands will have to close their doors earlier from Sunday as the country begins reimposing restrictions to battle sharply rising coronavirus infection rates, particularly among students and people in their 20s
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 file photo, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield pauses while speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a "Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the CDC dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. The CDC essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people who didn't feel sick didn't need to get tested. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlashU.S. health officials are dropping a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and telling all those who have been in close contact with infected people to get tested
The Associated Press1 day ago
In Race for Vaccine, a Cold Truth"Do we have enough freezers?" That's a question many may not be pondering now, but it's an important one when it comes to a COVID-19 vaccine, per the Wall Street Journal . That's because the inoculation samples that may soon emerge might need to be stored at incredibly cold temperatures, and...
Newser1 day ago
'I Am a Normal, Un-Brave Person.' And Patient 1133"I am a normal, un-brave person. I am also a part of history now," writes Molly Jong-Fast, an editor-at-large for the Daily Beast and "Patient 1133" in Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine trial. In a New York Times op-ed, Jong-Fast describes the pride she felt (well, after the anxiety attack) at receiving...
Newser1 day ago
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