World hits 500,000 confirmed deaths amid fears of worst to come

ROME — The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday — 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases — and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could be yet to come. “COVID-19 has taken a very swift and very dangerous turn in Texas over just […]

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Paris without its cafes? Virus shutdown hits France’s core

What’s it like in France after government orders restaurants and bistros to close to contain the spreading coronavirus? Eerily quiet. No one drinking coffee in sidewalk cafes. A punch in the gut to France’s well-known joie de vivre. Paris is “like a horse without a rider,” said Mohamed Fatnassi, the man in charge of evening service at the famed Closerie […]

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Get the flu jab before winter hits, health officials urge

Get the flu jab before winter hits, health officials urge as they confirm delays to children’s nasal spray are now over Delays of the nasal-spray flu vaccine for schoolchildren has now been resolved Sessions at primary schools will go ahead ‘as soon as possible’ But those at risk should see their GP urgently, Public Health England said  Health officials have […]

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US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids

U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children. Health officials say 465 measles cases have been reported this year, as of last week. That’s up from 387 the week before. The numbers are preliminary. The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported. The most before that was […]

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