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High school students and staff wait in line to receive the coronavirus tests at a makeshift clinic set up on a playground of a school in Sejong, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. South Korea's daily virus tally hovered above 500 for the second straight day, as the country's prime minister urged the public to stay home this weekend to contain a viral resurgence. (Kim Ju-hyung/Yonhap via AP)
Asia Today: South Korea cases stay above 500 for 2nd daySouth Korea’s daily virus tally is hovering above 500 for the second straight day, and the country’s prime minister is urging the public to stay home this weekend to contain a viral resurgence
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Passengers at Fiumicino Rome airport show their quick COVID-19 test reports upon boarding a flight to Milan, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. In a trial that started Wednesday on the route between Rome and Milan, all passengers  go through a quick test before being allowed to board their flight. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
Rome airport poised to try 'COVID tested" flights from US Rome's main airport says Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with so-called “COVID tested” flights from three U.S. airports with the aim of eliminating the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
Thanksgiving travelers try to reach destinations, miss virusThanksgiving travel is especially dicey this year as people fearful of rising coronavirus cases and deaths in some parts of the U.S. attempt to social distance while navigating crowds
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, July 18, 2020 file photo a general view of AstraZeneca offices and the corporate logo in Cambridge, England. AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were "highly effective'' in preventing disease. A vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford prevented 70% of people from developing the coronavirus in late-stage trials, the team reported Monday Nov. 23, 2020.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
UK asks regulator to assess AZ-Oxford vaccine amid questionsThe British government has formally asked the country’s medicines regulator to assess whether a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University should be authorized for use
The Associated Press11 hours ago
People attempt to take photos as the last floats that are part of the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade move away in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Due to the pandemic, crowds of onlookers were not allowed to attend the annual parade. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
VIRUS TODAY: Americans celebrate Thanksgiving differentlyAmericans are celebrating their first Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season amid the coronavirus
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Jessica Franz sets up a Zoom call with family members while her husband, John, helps prepare Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Olathe, Kan. The family was having a quiet scaled-back Thanksgiving with just their household due to concerns about the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes ThanksgivingAmericans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has upended traditions at dinner tables all around the country
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this November 2020 photo, provided by Eugene "Geno" Thomas, Thomas, superintendent of the Lowellville, Ohio, School District, works in his office. Contact tracing and isolation protocols meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus are sidelining school employees and frustrating efforts to continue in-person learning.  “It boils down to the staff,”  Thomas said. “If you can’t staff a school, you have to bring it to remote.” (Courtesy of Eugene Thomas via AP)
Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staffContact tracing and isolation protocols meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus are sidelining school employees and frustrating efforts to continue in-person learning
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Sitting for turkey? WHO reminds all to get more activeThe World Health Organization says people need to get more active, insisting that up to 5 million deaths worldwide could be avoided each year if people would run, walk and simply move more
The Associated Press19 hours ago
After AstraZeneca's Big Vaccine Claim, QuestionsInitial results regarding the AstraZeneca and University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine had the industry buzzing Monday—but that enthusiasm is beginning to erode. The vaccine was said to be up to 90% effective , quite cheap at $3 to $5 per dose , and able to be stored for months in a...
Newser19 hours ago
Doctor Has 'Chilling' Warning in Viral COVID VideoA doctor in full PPE hovering over you—that's the last thing you might see before you die, if you contract COVID-19. And, in a viral video that CBS News calls "chilling," that's exactly the scene a Missouri doctor recreates in an attempt to warn people to take safety guidelines...
Newser19 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, recently filled graves are seen in the Olifantsveil Cemetery outside Johannesburg, South Africa. The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as health officials warn of infections starting to creep up again into a second surge. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay/File)
Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021Africa's top public health official says vaccinations against COVID-19 on the continent might not start until the second quarter of next year
The Associated Press21 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about German government's policies to combat the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease at the parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Merkel and the country's 16 state governors have agreed to extend a partial shutdown well into December in an effort to further reduce the rate of coronavirus infections ahead of the Christmas period. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Merkel urges patience as German virus restrictions extendedChancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying that with promising vaccines on the way, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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