Fauci Warns of COVID ‘Surge Upon a Surge’

The top U.S. infectious disease expert warned Sunday of a possible, upcoming spike of the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaking on “This Week” on ABC-TV, said the infection rate would not “all of a sudden turn around” and in the

Moderna to Seek Quick Approval of Coronavirus Vaccine in US, Europe

  WASHINGTON – Drugmaker Moderna said Monday it is seeking emergency authorization in the United States and Europe to distribute its coronavirus vaccine after tests showed it is 94% effective. The U.S. biotechnology company’s request could mean that health workers

WHO Raises Alarm Over Virus Spread in Brazil, Mexico

The World Health Organization says it is very worried about the rapidly growing surge of coronavirus cases in Brazil and Mexico. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at his regular briefing in Geneva on Monday, “I think Brazil has

Pandemic Calls off Christmas Markets in Europe

BERLIN, GERMANY – The European plazas where people would usually gather at crowded stalls to partake in hot mulled wine, gingerbread, sausages and other delicacies are just empty squares. Christmas markets, a cherished tradition in Germany and neighboring countries, have

Britain’s Johnson Asks Lawmakers to Back a Tougher Lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is asking lawmakers to support new, tiered restrictions to keep the nation’s hospitals from becoming overwhelmed before a vaccine for the coronavirus can be approved and distributed. The new measures would put 99% of the

South Korea Agency Says North Korea Executed People, Shut Capital

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic

British AstraZeneca to Conduct Another Trial Before Widely Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine

British drug maker AstraZeneca is cooperating with government regulators in investigating a manufacturing error of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine. The pharmaceutical company and Oxford University have admitted that a lower dosage of the vaccine performed better than a full dosage,

WHO: More COVID Cases in Past Month Than in First 6 Months of Pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization said Friday that more COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic.In his regular news briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva,

WHO: More COVID Cases in Past Month Than in First 6 Months of Pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization said Friday that more COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic.In his regular news briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva,

Canada’s Trudeau Urges Residents to Stay Home as COVID Cases Spike

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Canadians to stay home, avoid contact with others and follow public health rules to help slow the spread of COVID-19, after health officials warned of a possible explosive surge in virus cases.