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Virus: Morocco suspending UK, Germany, Netherlands flights

Morocco is suspending until further notice all flights to and from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands amid rising coronavirus infections in those countries
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Serbia introduces evening COVID passes amid infection surge

Serbia has introduced COVID passes for indoor venues in late evening hours following weeks of surging infections and relatively low vaccination rates
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White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school
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FILE - In this June 6, 2021 file photo, a youth receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the central Israeli city of Rishon LeZion. The pharmaceuticals Pfizer and BioNTech say they have requested that their coronavirus vaccine be licensed for children aged 5 to 11 across the European Union. If authorized, it would be the first opportunity for younger children in Europe to be get immunized against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test

Scientists have temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work
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WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week

Britain, Russia and Turkey accounted for the most cases.
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People wear face masks as they sit on a bus, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Many scientists are pressing the British government to re-impose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe's highest, rise once more. The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Oct. 18, the largest number since mid-July. New infections averaged 43,000 a day over the past week, a 15% increase on the week before.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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Putin orders nonwork week as COVID numbers rise in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the country’s workers to stay off work for a week starting later this month amid rising coronavirus infection and death numbers
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Medics wearing a special suit to protect against coronavirus treat a patient with coronavirus at an ICU at the Moscow City Clinical Hospital 52, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Russia hit another daily record of coronavirus deaths Tuesday as rapidly surging infection rates raised pressure on the country's health care system and prompted the government to suggest declaring a nonworking week.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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White House details plan for 28M children to get COVID-19 vaccine in pharmacies, doctors' offices, as soon as next month

White House details plan for 28M children to get COVID-19 vaccine in pharmacies, doctors' offices, as soon as next month
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UK encourages booster jabs, resists new virus restrictions

With coronavirus cases in Britain rising, the government is urging millions of people to get booster vaccine shots
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A man walks past a social distancing sign in the area of Covent Garden, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Many scientists are pressing the British government to re-impose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe's highest, rise once more. The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Oct. 18, the largest number since mid-July. New infections averaged 43,000 a day over the past week, a 15% increase on the week before.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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NYC announces new vaccine mandate

The move comes after certain workers had been required to be vaccinated.
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New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio at the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert at Central Park in N.Y., Sept. 25, 2021.
October 20

Czech Republic hit by rise of infections unseen since April

The Czech Republic has been hit by a steep rise in coronavirus infections that have reached levels unseen since late April
October 20
FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo a young man wearing a face mask walks across an empty Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has been hit by a steep rise in COVID-19 infections that have reached the levels unseen since late April, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday Oct. 20, 2021. The day-to-day increase in new cases reached 3,246 on Tuesday, more than double the cases a week ago when it was 1,507. It was the highest number since April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
October 20

US Labor Department warns 3 GOP states over COVID rules

The Biden administration is threatening to revoke the authority for three Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety regulations because they have refused to adopt rules to protect health care workers from COVID-19
October 20
October 20

San Francisco shuts burger spot for not checking vaccination

In-N-Out shut down indoor dining over not checking customers vaccine status.
October 20
In-N-Out Burger signs fill the skyline on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in Calif. The In-N-Out hamburger chain is sizzling mad after San Francisco shut down its indoor dining for refusing to check customers’ vaccination status. The company's Fisherman’s Wharf location — its only one in San Francisco — was temporarily shut by the Department of Public Health on Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Adam Lau)
October 19

Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan

U.N. agencies say Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have agreed to a nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the first time in three years
October 19
Dr. Hamid Jafari, WHO EMRO Director of Polio Eradication speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. U.N. agencies are gearing up to vaccinate all of Afghanistan’s children under 5 against polio for the first time since 2018, after the Taliban agreed to the campaign, the World Health Organization says. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
October 19

Union Pacific and its unions sue each other over vaccine

Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus
October 19
FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, a Union Pacific train travels through Union, Neb. Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 19

Southwest: We won't put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave

Southwest Airlines is backing away from a plan to put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave
October 19
A Southwest Airlines flight lands at General Mitchell International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Milwaukee. Southwest will let unvaccinated employees keep working past early December instead of putting them on unpaid leave if they apply for an exemption on medical or religious grounds. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 19

Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule

President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day
October 19
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2021, file photo a healthcare worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day. The government is close to publishing the details of a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering more than 80 million Americans at companies with 100 or more workers. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 19

US high court won’t block vaccines for Maine health workers

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block a vaccine requirement for Maine health care workers
October 19
Nurse Kayla Mitchell, left, of Maine Medical Center’s COVID ICU unit in Portland, Maine, becomes the first person in the state to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Dec. 15, 2020.
October 19

Alabama only state to limit media to 1 witness at execution

Alabama will be the third state to carry out a death sentence during the COVID-19 pandemic and is the only one to limit the number of witnesses to a single reporter
October 19
October 19

US Homeland Security secretary tests positive for COVID

The Department of Homeland Security says Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has tested positive for COVID-19
October 19
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 19

Texas nurse convicted of killing 4 men with air injections

A Texas nurse has been convicted of capital murder in the deaths of four patients who died after prosecutors say he injected them with air following heart surgeries
October 19
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South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn’t able to answer
October 19
FILE - In this Friday, April 9, 2021 file photo, vials containing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 are seen at the San Marino State Hospital, in San Marino. The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn't able to answer. In a statement on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 the country's regulator, also known as SAHPRA, said the request for Sputnik V to be authorized could “not be approved at this time,” referring to past failed HIV vaccines that used a similar technology. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
October 19

Vaccinations help protect families: National Institutes of Health

"This is a chance to love your family -- and love your neighbor"
October 19
A nurse gives a boy a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a vaccine clinic in Longwood, Fla., on Sept. 8, 2021, the day before classes begin for the 2021-22 school year.
October 19

Children's mental health crisis a 'national emergency,' pediatric groups declare

There has been a "shocking" rise in urgent mental health help for kids.
October 19
A stuffed bear placed in window to give children a fun and safe activity during the COVID-19 lockdown, April 6, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
October 19

US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week
October 19
October 19

Income test for Medicare dental under debate; gets pushback

For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy with covered benefits the same, no matter if you’re rich, poor, or in-between
October 19
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., takes questions from reporters about the politics surrounding the debt limit vote this week, and about the way forward on on President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 19

Police hesitant to receive COVID vaccine despite toll taken by the disease

The president of the National Fraternal Order of Police discusses vaccine hesitancy amongst police and the effect COVID has had on policing.
October 19
VIDEO: Police hesitant to receive COVID vaccine despite toll taken by the disease
October 19

Chicago's mayor and police officers face off over vaccine mandates

Police officers in Chicago who refuse to disclose their vaccination status face suspension or termination as they stand off against the city’s vaccine mandate.
October 19
VIDEO: Chicago's mayor and police officers face off over vaccine mandates
October 19

As deaths rise, Russian doctors despair at low vaccine rate

Facing a surge of seriously ill COVID-19 patients, the head of an intensive care unit at a Moscow hospital says the situation could easily have been avoided if more Russians were vaccinated
October 19
An employee of the Federal State Center for Special Risk Rescue Operations of Russia Emergency Situations disinfects Leningradsky railway station in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Russia registered another daily record of coronavirus deaths Tuesday as rapidly surging contagion raised pressure on the country's health care system. The daily coronavirus mortality numbers have been surging for weeks and topped 1,000 for the first time over the weekend amid sluggish vaccination rates and the government's reluctance to toughen restrictions. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
October 19

Bulgaria makes virus pass mandatory for indoor venues

Bulgaria is introducing a COVID-19 “Green Certificate” as a mandatory requirement for access to restaurants, theaters, cinemas, concert halls, gyms, clubs and shopping malls as the country faces a surge in coronavirus infections
October 19
October 19

Why breakthrough COVID deaths can be misunderstood

The unvaccinated are 11.3x more likely to die than those who are vaccinated.
October 19
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell listens to a question from a reporter outside the front doors of the State Department in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2003.
October 19

Romania hits record infections, deaths amid vaccination lag

Romania has hit daily records of both coronavirus infections and deaths as the country grapples with an acute virus surge amid alarmingly low vaccination uptake
October 19
Paramedics bring an elderly patient to the emergency room, turned into a CODIV-19 unit due the high number of cases, at the Bagdasar-Arseni hospital in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Romania reported on Tuesday nearly 17,000 new COVID-19 infections and 442 deaths, the highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in a day since the pandemic started, as the nation's health care system struggles to cope with an acute surge of new cases.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 19

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year
October 19
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo workers process chickens at a poultry plant, in Fremont, Neb. Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year. The USDA says the industry has succeeded in reducing the level of salmonella contamination found in poultry plants in recent years, but that hasn’t translated into a significant reduction in the 1.35 million salmonella illnesses reported each year.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 19

US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids

U.S. health officials are laying out plans to let most Americans buy hearing aids without a prescription
October 19
October 19

UK faces calls for ‘Plan B’ with virus cases high and rising

Scientists are pressing the British government to re-impose social restrictions.
October 19
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2021 file photo, people traveling in a tube underground train carriage wear face masks to curb the spread of coronavirus on the Bakerloo Line in London. Many scientists are pressing the British government to re-impose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe’s highest, rise once more. The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, the largest number since mid-July. New infections averaged 43,000 a day over the past week, a 15% increase on the week before. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
October 19

Alabama veterans board wants inquiry into chemical exposure

Alabama’s veterans affairs board is pushing for the creation of a program to aid veterans who have health problems that might stem from exposure to toxic chemicals at a former U.S. Army post
October 19
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Latvia to impose nearly monthlong lockdown as COVID spreads

Latvia will enter into a nearly monthlong lockdown, including curfew, on Thursday due to the worsening coronavirus situation in the Baltic country where the vaccination rate is among the lowest in the European Union
October 19
October 19

Harris argues for Biden climate agenda at sinking Lake Mead

Vice President Kamala Harris is making the case for the Biden administration’s climate change agenda, standing before the record-low water levels of Nevada’s Lake Mead and warning that “this is where we’re headed.”
October 19
Vice President Kamala Harris, smiles at Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., not pictured, at the conclusion of a virtual town hall where they discussed different care policies ranging from at-home medical care to childcare, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 19

New Zealand hits virus high, pushes vaccination as way out

New Zealand counted its most new coronavirus cases of the pandemic as an outbreak in its largest city grew and officials urged vaccinations as a way out of Auckland’s two-month lockdown
October 19
People visit a pop-up vaccination site, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in suburban Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began Tuesday as an outbreak in the largest city of Auckland continued to spread. (Michael Craig/New Zealand Herald via AP)
October 18

Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead

Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by Western drought.
October 18
Vice President Kamala Harris, smiles at Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., not pictured, at the conclusion of a virtual town hall where they discussed different care policies ranging from at-home medical care to childcare, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 18

‘We’re walking down the hill of COVID-19’: Medical expert

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with emergency medicine physician and ABC News contributor Dr. Darien Sutton on the FDA’s plans on mixing and matching vaccines and the importance of booster shots.
October 18
VIDEO: ‘We’re walking down the hill of COVID-19’: Medical expert
October 18

Group decries sentencing of Oklahoma woman for miscarriage

A women's advocacy group is decrying the sentencing of an Oklahoma woman to prison after she suffered a miscarriage while using methamphetamine
October 18
October 18

Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

ABC takes a look back at the life and legacy of former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.
October 18
VIDEO: Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications
October 18

Mexico City lowers pandemic alert to lowest level

Mexico’s capital has returned to the lowest level on its COVID-19 pandemic warning system for the first time since June
October 18
People wear masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic in downtown Mexico City, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Starting Monday, Mexico City lifts some of its virus restrictions, allowing bars, clubs and indoor events to fill up to 50% capacity, and massive outdoor events can fill to capacity but masks will still be required. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
October 18

Russia's virus infections over 8 million; daily deaths high

Russia’s total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million and its daily infection toll has hit a new record
October 18
Medical workers carry a patient suspected of having coronavirus on a stretcher at a hospital in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Russia's daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 18

Powell's age and cancer bout left him vulnerable to COVID

Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer
October 18
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2006 file photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell looks on during a ceremony for the Alexis de Tocqueville prize, a French literary award, in Tocqueville, east of Cherbourg, western France. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
October 18

Why COVID boosters weren't tweaked to better match variants

COVID-19 booster shots are an extra dose of the original vaccine, and some experts wonder why they weren't updated to better match the delta variant
October 18
A healthcare worker receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Oct. 5, 2021.
October 18

Slovenia PM blames rising infections on virus protesters

Slovenia’s populist prime minister has blamed a rise in COVID-19 infections on protests in early October that erupted in clashes between police and thousands of opponents of vaccines and coronavirus restrictions
October 18
A demonstrator stomps on a smoke canister during a protest against vaccinations and coronavirus measures in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. EU leaders are meeting Tuesday evening in nearby Kranj, Slovenia, to discuss increasingly tense relations with China and the security implications of the chaotic U.S.-led exit from Afghanistan, before taking part in a summit with Balkans leaders on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 18

Official: Czech president can't perform duties due to health

A Czech official says health problems are preventing Czech President Milos Zeman from carrying out his duties
October 18
In this picture taken on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman welcomes his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. On Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021 Zeman was released from Prague's military hospital. Zeman was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 14, for what later the office described as a planned examination. It later said CT scans, sonography checks and blood tests carried out by doctors didn't reveal any problems or disease that would threaten his life. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 18

Rights watchdog faults Malta for abortion, journalist safety

A European human rights watchdog is recommending that Malta legalize abortion, improve gender equality and implement reforms to protect journalists
October 18
October 18

Restaurants closed in parts of Slovakia amid COVID-19 surge

Slovakia has reimposed coronavirus restrictions in the hardest-hit parts of the country amid the latest surge of infections
October 18
A mother tests her daughter with a Corona antigen self-test before starting school in Trencianske Stankovce, Slovakia, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Slovakia has reimposed coronavirus restrictions in the parts of the country that is hardest hit by the latest surge of infections. Five counties all located in northern Slovakia are affected by the measures that include the closures of restaurants with people only allowed to buy meals at take-out windows. (Radoslav Stoklasa/TASR via AP)