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In this July 25, 2020 file photo, people gather outdoors at dusk on a viewpoint in Barcelona, Spain. The average age of a virus patient in Spain has fallen from 63 in the spring to 45 now and "the pressure on the health system is low," said Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa. Since the virus takes a heavier toll on the elderly, younger coronavirus patients means more who have milder symptoms. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Spain's new wave of infections hits the young, middle-agedSpaniards thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them but they are being surprised by a new wave of infections
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Birx to Those Where COVID Is Surging: Wear Masks at HomeAs the US nears 155,000 deaths from COVID-19, the virus has entered a "new phase," Dr. Deborah Birx warned Sunday. The White House's coronavirus task force coordinator, who appeared on CNN's State of the Union , said the disease "is different from March and April" and is now "extraordinarily widespread,...
Newser5 hours ago
Cruise Line's Restart Ends QuicklyA cruise line's attempt to resume operations amid the pandemic is at least temporarily on hold because of a COVID-19 outbreak . Norway's Hurtigruten suspended operations Monday after at least 40 staff and crew from one of its ships tested positive, with hundreds more potentially exposed and awaiting test results, reports...
Newser5 hours ago
A view of the Hurtigruten's vessel MS Roald Amundsen, docked in Tromso, Norway, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Over 30 crew members and an unconfirmed number of passengers have so far tested positive for the coronavirus after two international cruises which resumed operation recently, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. (Terje Pedersen/NTB scanpix via AP)
Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coastA Norwegian cruise ship line has halted all trips and apologized for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew members
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in OctoberClinical trials are not yet complete, but Russia plans to roll out a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in October. Teachers and health care workers will be the first to get the coronavirus vaccine currently being developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, which is reportedly set to begin Phase III trials—the...
Newser9 hours ago
Health workers screen residents for COVID-19 symptoms at Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
The Latest: Italy's tally of new virus cases drops below 200The number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Italy fell below 200 Monday for the first time in a week
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Siblings Paul Adamus, 7, left, and Neva Adamus, 5, put on their backpacks to get ready for their first day of school on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. Neighboring states arrived at differing conclusions on who’s in charge of the reopening of schools. The differences in philosophy underscore some of the difficulties facing states as they grapple with how to proceed amid growing coronavirus infections in numerous states. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surgeParents in some states are getting their first look at a new school year as the coronavirus continues to cause upheaval in school systems around the country
The Associated Press12 hours ago
All the Passengers Got Off. Then Came the COVID-19 TestsBad news for a Norwegian cruise ship: After wrapping up a voyage Friday, it tested the crew for the coronavirus and found 36 positives. Meanwhile, all the passengers had already left. Now the MS Roald Amundsen is docked at the Norwegian city of Tromso with 154 of the original 158...
Newser23 hours ago
Connie Culp, Face Transplant Pioneer, DiesConnie Culp, the first person to receive a face transplant in the US—after being shot by her husband—has died. She was 57, and the cause of her death Thursday was not released, People reports. "Connie was an incredibly brave, vibrant woman and an inspiration to many," said one...
Newser1 day ago
A Top QB Goes on COVID ListIn their first week of training camp, the Detroit Lions went through three rounds of coronavirus tests and, if those were negative, physical exams. By the end, the team had put its eighth player and biggest name on its reserve/COVID-19 list: quarterback Matthew Stafford. The roster move means either that...
Newser1 day ago
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