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Medical personnel prepare to administer a COVID-19 swab at a drive-through testing site in Lawrence, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  U.S. health officials are redefining what it means to have close contact with someone with COVID-19. On Wednesday, the CDC changed it to a total of 15 minutes or more, so briefer but repeated contacts that add up to 15 minutes now count.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encountersU.S. health officials are redefining what it means to have close contact with someone with COVID-19
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Louie looks on as Priscilla Metzeler gets tested by an Ohio National Guard Medic at a Summit County Department of Health COVID-19 testing site at Chapel Hill Mall on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Akron, Ohio. Hospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been reported in states big and small, from Idaho to Ohio. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitalsHospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Woman on Diverted Flight Dies From COVIDA Texas woman with COVID-19 boarded a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Dallas-Fort Worth but didn't make it to her destination alive, authorities say. Officials say the July 24 flight was diverted to Albuquerque after reports of an unresponsive woman. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who disclosed details...
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In this photo provided by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Katelyn Evans, right, a trial participant, speaks to her mother Laurie Evans ahead of receiving an injection in Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center via)
Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kidsThe global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this April 22, 2020 file photo President Donald Trump watches as U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams holds up his face mask as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. Adams who was cited for being in a closed Hawaii park in August while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, appears for a virtual arraignment in a Hawaii court on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon,File)
US surgeon general to plead not guilty in Hawaii virus caseA lawyer for U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that his client will plead not guilty to illegally entering a Hawaii public park that was closed because of the coronavirus
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A woman wearing a protective mask walks in front of a FOPH poster in front of a shopping centre in Fribourg, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Europe is at a “turning point” in the fight against the coronavirus, said Bertrand Levrat, head of Switzerland’s biggest hospital complex, acknowledging growing public fatigue over anti-COVID measures but says people must buckle down as Switzerland grapples with record daily case counts with measures like limiting the size of gatherings and stripping soldiers of weekend leave. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Swiss fear rise in COVID-19 cases could overburden hospitalsThe Swiss health minister says coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations are doubling every week, warning of the prospect of overburdened hospitals as Switzerland has gone from one of least-affected countries in Europe to one of the worst-hit in just three weeks
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Here's How to Get Through a COVID WinterHealth experts are hoping this winter "won't be horrible," but as social distancing fatigue sets in, colder weather forces more people indoors, and families gather for the holidays, they're also concerned that things could get bad if Americans don't remain vigilant. To help mitigate what could be coming, the New...
Newser8 hours ago
A view of hospital beds being assembled at the Linet factory in Slany, Czech Republic, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. A Czech hospital bed maker with a full order book received one more order that was impossible to turn down. The company was approached by Prime Minister Andrej Babis to deliver beds for a military field hospital for 500 COVID-19 patients, to be built this week in Prague. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Czechs impose more restrictions as virus cases surgeThe Czech government has announced further restrictions to fight the coronavirus pandemic, including limits on free movement
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen holds a news conference to announce the results of the global resolution of criminal and civil investigations with an opioid manufacturer at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Pool via AP)
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal chargesThe Justice Department says Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Factors That May Put You at Risk for 'Long COVID'There's COVID and there's "long COVID"—the kind whose symptoms don't go away within four weeks, as they do for most people. The BBC reports researchers with King's College London estimate that 1 in 45 people end up being sick for at least 12 weeks, and they're out with a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima wave from the balcony of royal palace Noordeinde in The Hague, Netherlands, after a ceremony marking the opening of the parliamentary year with a speech by King Willem-Alexander outlining the government's budget plans for the year ahead. The Dutch king issued a video message Wednesday saying "with sorrow in the heart" that he regrets flying to Greece for a family vacation last week, a trip that was quickly broken off amid public uproar back home where people are being urged to stay home as much as possible to battle the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Dutch king expresses regret at Greek family vacation The Dutch king has issued a video message saying that he should not have flown to Greece on vacation last week
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Outbreak Spares No Resident at Kansas Nursing HomeCoronavirus has infected every resident of a Kansas nursing home, with deadly results. Ten of the 62 residents of Andbe Home in Norton have died and one is in hospital, reports NBC News . The Norton County Health Department announced the outbreak at the privately owned facility on Monday, saying an...
Newser11 hours ago
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