BUIZINGEN, Belgium (AP) — Small, yet so divided, Belgium has been hit hard again by the pandemic, and now presents some of the most worrying statistics in a continent reeling under a coronavirus resurgence.
The race toward a vaccine for COVID-19 continues as multiple clinical trials are in the end stages of testing. While the wait for that vaccine continues, experts are urging people to get vaccinated for another infectious disease: influenza. While there have been questions about whether the f…
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Web-based analytics have demonstrated their value in predicting the spread of infectious disease, and a new study from Mayo Clinic indicates the value of analyzing Google web searches for keywords related to COVID-19.
WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) — Many in West Virginia proudly say they live in the original social distancing state.
SEBRING — After few virus cases for most of the month, the Highlands County School District has had about seven or eight cases in the past 10 days, according to the district's COVID-19 Dashboard.
1. The word “pumpkin” showed up for the first time in the fairy tale Cinderella. A French explorer in 1584 first called them “gros melons,” which was translated into English as “pompions,” according to history. It wasn’t until the 17th century that they were first referred to as pumpkins.
Preslie Paur breaks down in tears when she thinks of her state’s refusal to mandate face masks.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer.
BARCELONA, Spain — Buckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew in hopes of not repeating the near collapse of the country’s hospitals.
ROME (AP) — Italy’s leader imposed at least a month of new restrictions across the country Sunday to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters, putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants and mandating that people keep wearing masks outdoors.
BERLIN — The head of the United Nations said Sunday that “the COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest crisis of our age.”
The daily COVID-19 case count only tells part of the story, as looking at the raw numbers alone won’t give a complete picture. That was evident with the release of Sunday’s numbers by the Florida Department of Health, which showed an increase of roughly 2,400, which is far fewer than the two…
O'FALLON, Mo. — With the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization rising at alarming levels, Missouri and perhaps a handful of other states are unable to post accurate data on COVID-19 dashboards because of a flaw in the federal reporting system.
LONDON (AP) — A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections.
PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday a vast extension of the nightly curfew that is intended to curb the spiraling spread of the coronavirus, saying “the second wave is here.”
PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs had been assured it wouldn’t happen again.
LAKE PLACID — For over 50 years, residents and tourists alike flock to DeVane Park to take in the sights and sounds of the Lake Placid Arts & Crafts Fair every February. This year’s event, like so many other events, has been canceled due to the coronavirus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill are inching forward, but it’s clear the window for action before the Nov. 3 election is closing and the issue will be tossed to a postelection lame-duck session of Congress.
STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh (AP) — People infected with the coronavirus pack into cold basements along with the healthy to hide from artillery fire in Nagorno-Karabakh, while doctors who have tested positive do surgery on those wounded in the shelling. These are the grim realities of the p…
SEBRING — Highlands County is about ready to ask for its Phase 2 allocation for the CARES Act.
SEBRING — There were eight new cases of COVID-19 in Highlands County added in the Wednesday afternoon report from the Florida Department of Health, bringing the total of positive cases in the county to 2,478. Sadly, the county added another two deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in …
SEBRING — After a day of having no new cases of coronavirus infections on Monday, Highlands County added 27 cases to the daily report on Tuesday. The new cases of infections brought the new total of infections to 2,470, including the 12 non-resident cases, per the Florida Department of Healt…
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With the coronavirus lockdown and school out for the summer, 9-year-old Maya Gebler’s social world had shrunk to her immediate family and a few friends.
LONDON (AP) — The British government has given the city of Manchester a noon Tuesday deadline to agree to tighter coronavirus measures, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggles to impose his plan for localized restrictions on restive regions.
USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S. states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world, especially in Europe and the Americas.
LONDON (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.
LONDON (AP) — Wales on Monday became the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swathes of its economy to combat rising coronavirus infections, but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resisting loud calls to do the same throughout England.
JOTOLCHEN, Mexico (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending them to work. Across the developing world, two decades of gains against child labor are eroding.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — There will be no guest lodging at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park this winter due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
LAKE PLACID – Councilman Greg Sapp asked that public use of the town’s facilities during the pandemic be placed on this week’s agenda for discussion during the regular Town Council meeting. Previously, Town Council members gave Town Administrator Phil Williams discretion as to who/when to re…
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Inc. cannot request emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine before the third week of November – and that’s if everything goes well, the company’s CEO announced Friday.
MILAN (AP) — Italy has two weeks to stop the rising rate of transmission of coronavirus or it risks “following in the footsteps” of European neighbors where exponential spreads have ushered back harsh restrictions, a virologist on the front lines says.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company providing another free to students going abroad.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus.