• U.S. faces double coronavirus surge as omicron variant spreads

    U.S. faces double coronavirus surge as omicron variant spreads

    Dec 15, 2021 07:08 PM EST

    ... said. “If we didn’t have these tools, I would be telling you to be really, really worried,” Fauci said. Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said the U.S. has the tools to fight the virus, including omicron, and “there is no need to lock down.” With ...

  • Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital

    Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital

    Nov 28, 2021 06:43 PM EST

    PRAGUE — Thousands rallied in the Czech capital of Prague on Sunday to protest the government’s restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections. The protesters included members and supporters of a number of fringe political parties and groups that failed to win any parliamentary seats in October ...

  • Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 900 a day for the first time

    Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 900 a day for the first time

    Oct 06, 2021 02:18 PM EST

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's daily coronavirus death toll surpassed 900 on Wednesday for the first time in the pandemic, a record that comes amid the country's low vaccination rate and the government's reluctance to impose tough restrictions to control new cases. Russia's state coronavirus task force reported ...

  • Japan to lift all coronavirus emergency steps nationwide

    Japan to lift all coronavirus emergency steps nationwide

    Sep 28, 2021 01:25 PM EST

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government announced Tuesday that the coronavirus state of emergency will end this week to help rejuvenate the economy as infections slow. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the emergency will end Thursday and virus restrictions will be eased gradually "in order to resume daily lives despite the ...

  • WATCH: Fauci says to expect more children infected with coronavirus

    WATCH: Fauci says to expect more children infected with coronavirus

    Aug 12, 2021 02:42 PM EST

    Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans can expect to see more children infected with the coronavirus as the highly transmissible delta variant extends its hold across the country. Watch the briefing in the player above. "Quantitatively, you will see more children in the hospital," the government's top infectious disease expert ...

  • Stevie Nicks cancels all 2021 performances over coronavirus concerns

    Stevie Nicks cancels all 2021 performances over coronavirus concerns

    Aug 11, 2021 02:18 PM EST

    LOS ANGELES — Stevie Nicks has canceled five forthcoming performances at music festivals, citing coronavirus concerns, she said in a statement Tuesday. Nicks had been scheduled to headline one day each of BottleRock Napa Valley in California and the Jazz Aspen Festival in Colorado in September. In October, she was to ...

  • Tokyo logs its most coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

    Tokyo logs its most coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

    Aug 05, 2021 02:20 PM EST

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 5,042 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, its most since the pandemic began as infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics. Tokyo has been under a state of emergency since mid-July, and four other areas of the country have since been added. But ...

  • Fauci says U.S. headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

    Fauci says U.S. headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

    Jul 25, 2021 08:02 PM EST

    The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday.

  • Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

    Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

    Jul 13, 2021 07:26 PM EST

    ... wouldn't take the older man back to a hospital. "He wants me to take him home. He said, `It's better to die of coronavirus than being burned alive,'" Salman said.The disaster is likely to stoke public discontent toward Iraq's political establishment ahead of October elections, said ...

  • UK health minister resigns after breaching coronavirus rules

    UK health minister resigns after breaching coronavirus rules

    Jun 26, 2021 08:24 PM EST

    LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has led the country’s response to the coronavirus, resigned Saturday, a day after apologizing for breaching social distancing rules with an aide with whom he was allegedly having an affair. Hancock had been under growing pressure since the tabloid Sun newspaper ...