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World May 13As Europe reopens, key virus protections are still elusive
Many countries face challenges as they seek to balance economic and health care needs while reassuring terrified citizens with promises that perhaps were overly optimistic.
World May 09New outbreaks in Germany, SKorea underline risk of easing up
Fresh coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses in Germany and new cases reported Saturday in South Korea linked to a man who had visited multiple nightclubs highlighted the challenges authorities face as they seek to open up their economies.
Health May 04WATCH: Louisiana governor gives coronavirus update
In Louisiana, Republican legislators irritated by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to extend the state's stay-at-home order through May 15 were eager to return to work.
Health Apr 26Many failures combined to unleash death on Italy’s Lombardy
As Italy prepares to emerge from the West’s first and most extensive coronavirus lockdown, it is increasingly clear that something went terribly wrong in Lombardy, the hardest-hit region in Europe’s hardest-hit country.
World Apr 12Pope urges solidarity on an Easter of both joy, virus sorrow
Pope Francis called for solidarity the world over to confront the “epochal challenge” posed by the coronavirus pandemic, as Christians celebrated a solitary Easter Sunday, blending the joyful feast day with sorrow over the toll the virus has already taken.
Health Mar 30Hospitals dread the prospect of deciding whom to treat first
U.S. hospitals are bracing for a surge in coronavirus patients who need ventilators and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply.
World Mar 27Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south
Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the south two weeks into the West's most extreme nationwide shutdown.
Health Mar 23Europe eyes smartphone location data to slow virus spread
European governments are evaluating invasive human-tracking tools to pinpoint carriers of the novel coronavirus and determine who they might be infecting, worrying privacy advocates…
Health Mar 20WATCH: New York Gov. Cuomo orders work from home
Cuomo said is he directing all workers in nonessential businesses to stay home and banning gatherings statewide.
World Mar 19Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads
The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtook China’s on Thursday, and infections in the United States climbed past 10,000, in a stark illustration of how the crisis has pivoted toward the West.