Tag: Disease outbreaks

Fauci hopeful COVID vaccines get full OK by FDA within weeks

The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says he’s hopeful that the Food and Drug Administration will give full approval to the...

Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban

Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faces a new legal challenge and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as the state’s coronavirus cases continue...

Hotels become hospitals as Cuba battles soaring COVID cases

Cuba’s hot spot for COVID-19 infections has shifted to the central province of Ciego de Avila, where officials are converting hotels into hospitals By ANDREA...

More than 110M COVID vaccines sent to 60 countries, US says

The White House says the U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan...

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

Tokyo has reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases, setting an all-time high and exceeding 3,000 for the first time days after the start of the Olympics...

With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

WASHINGTON — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns...

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

A snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19 By Associated Press July 25, 2021, 7:29 AM • 2 min read Share to...

Officials in Michigan county used virus money for bonuses

Elected officials in a Michigan county gave themselves bonuses with federal relief money related to the coronavirus pandemic ByThe Associated Press July 22, 2021, 8:11...

‘Superbug’ fungus spread in 2 cities, health officials say

U.S. health officials say they now have evidence that an untreatable “superbug” fungus has spread in two hospitals and a nursing home By MIKE STOBBE...

Researchers: Virus surge a ‘raging forest fire’ in Arkansas

Public health researchers are calling the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Arkansas a raging forest fire, and the state’s top health official says he...

Cases surge to 6-month high in Tokyo a week before Olympics

New daily coronavirus cases have surged above 1,300 in Tokyo, a six-month high, as fears rise of a possible dramatic increase that could flood hospitals...

Pastor seeks revival of suit challenging virus restrictions

Abut 100 people gathered and prayed outside of a federal appeals court in New Orleans to show support for Louisiana minister Tony Spell By KEVIN...

Vaccinated or not, California workers may keep masks on

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Major California businesses expressed frustration Thursday with proposed rules by state workplace regulators that would only allow workers to go maskless if...