In this July 25, 2020 file photo, people gather outdoors at dusk on a viewpoint in Barcelona, Spain. The average age of a virus patient in Spain has fallen from 63 in the spring to 45 now and "the pressure on the health system is low," said Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa. Since the virus takes a heavier toll on the elderly, younger coronavirus patients means more who have milder symptoms. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Spain's new wave of infections hits the young, middle-agedSpaniards thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them but they are being surprised by a new wave of infections
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Birx to Those Where COVID Is Surging: Wear Masks at HomeAs the US nears 155,000 deaths from COVID-19, the virus has entered a "new phase," Dr. Deborah Birx warned Sunday. The White House's coronavirus task force coordinator, who appeared on CNN's State of the Union , said the disease "is different from March and April" and is now "extraordinarily widespread,...
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Cruise Line's Restart Ends QuicklyA cruise line's attempt to resume operations amid the pandemic is at least temporarily on hold because of a COVID-19 outbreak . Norway's Hurtigruten suspended operations Monday after at least 40 staff and crew from one of its ships tested positive, with hundreds more potentially exposed and awaiting test results, reports...
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A view of the Hurtigruten's vessel MS Roald Amundsen, docked in Tromso, Norway, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Over 30 crew members and an unconfirmed number of passengers have so far tested positive for the coronavirus after two international cruises which resumed operation recently, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. (Terje Pedersen/NTB scanpix via AP)
Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coastA Norwegian cruise ship line has halted all trips and apologized for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew members
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Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in OctoberClinical trials are not yet complete, but Russia plans to roll out a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in October. Teachers and health care workers will be the first to get the coronavirus vaccine currently being developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, which is reportedly set to begin Phase III trials—the...
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Health workers screen residents for COVID-19 symptoms at Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
The Latest: Tahiti cruise ship hit with coronavirusThe commissariat for French Polynesia said Sunday some 340 passengers and crew are confined on a cruise ship in Tahiti after one traveler  tested positive for the virus
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Paul Adamus, 7, climbs the stairs of a bus before the fist day of school on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. Adamus is among tens of thousands of students in Georgia and across the nation who were set to resume in-person school Monday for the first time since March. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surgeParents in some states are getting their first look at a new school year as the coronavirus continues to cause upheaval in school systems around the country
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All the Passengers Got Off. Then Came the COVID-19 TestsBad news for a Norwegian cruise ship: After wrapping up a voyage Friday, it tested the crew for the coronavirus and found 36 positives. Meanwhile, all the passengers had already left. Now the MS Roald Amundsen is docked at the Norwegian city of Tromso with 154 of the original 158...
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Connie Culp, Face Transplant Pioneer, DiesConnie Culp, the first person to receive a face transplant in the US—after being shot by her husband—has died. She was 57, and the cause of her death Thursday was not released, People reports. "Connie was an incredibly brave, vibrant woman and an inspiration to many," said one...
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A Top QB Goes on COVID ListIn their first week of training camp, the Detroit Lions went through three rounds of coronavirus tests and, if those were negative, physical exams. By the end, the team had put its eighth player and biggest name on its reserve/COVID-19 list: quarterback Matthew Stafford. The roster move means either that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A dangerous stigma has sprung up around the coronavirus in Africa — fueled, in part, by severe quarantine rules in some countries as well as insufficient information about the virus. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
South Africa hits 500,000 infections but president hopefulSouth Africa has exceeded a half-million confirmed cases of COVID-19 but President Cyril Ramaphosa says he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases has stabilized and that the country’s strained health system is managing to cope
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Thousands of Germans Protest 'Masks That Make Us Slaves'Thousands of demonstrators gathered at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate on Saturday to protest Germany's pandemic restrictions—as police pleaded with them to wear masks and socially distance. When the warnings were ignored, police eventually ordered the crowd at the sit-in to leave, the BBC reports. Organizers had billed the event as...
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