Tag Archives: Public health

Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

Mexico has posted new highs for the pandemic, with 22,339 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 1,803 deaths related to COVID-19 recorded in the previous 24 hours ByThe Associated Press January 22, 2021, 2:38 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — Mexico posted new one-day highs for the […]

Venezuela’s Maduro sends oxygen to Brazil amid virus spike

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its South American neighbor treat people sickened in another coronavirus wave ByThe Associated Press January 18, 2021, 6:34 PM • 3 min read CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its […]

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

China reports its economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease outbreaks By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer January 18, 2021, 2:27 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China’s economy grew 2.3% […]

Gunmen kill policeman escorting polio workers in Pakistan

Pakistani police say two gunmen riding on a motorcycle killed a policeman escorting a team of polio workers ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 8:14 AM • 2 min read PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot and killed a policeman in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday as he escorted a team of polio […]

Israelis protest Netanyahu amid 3rd virus lockdown

Thousands of Israelis are renewing their weekly demonstrations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ByThe Associated Press January 10, 2021, 5:10 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Thousands of Israelis on Saturday renewed weekly demonstrations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for the long-serving leader to resign over […]

London mayor seeks help as UK sees record new virus deaths

London’s mayor has declared the capital’s COVID-19 situation to be critical, reflecting deteriorating conditions for beleaguered hospitals, as the country recorded its highest daily death toll in the pandemic By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press January 8, 2021, 5:27 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — […]

Netanyahu reelection hopes hinge on vaccination campaign

JERUSALEM — For media-obsessed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the coronavirus vaccine has arrived just in time. With elections approaching in March, Netanyahu has placed his world-leading vaccination drive at the center of his reelection campaign — launching an aggressive media blitz portraying him as almost singlehandedly leading the country out of the pandemic. He appears […]

Mexico’s point-man on coronavirus seen vacationing, maskless

The Mexican government official heading up efforts to deal with the pandemic has been spotted at a Pacific coast beach, apparently sitting at sea-side restaurant without a face mask on ByThe Associated Press January 4, 2021, 10:30 PM • 2 min read MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government official in charge of efforts to deal […]

In Somalia, COVID-19 vaccines are distant as virus spreads

As richer countries race to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Somalia remains the rare place where much of the population hasn’t taken the coronavirus seriously By HASSAN BARISE Associated Press January 3, 2021, 8:44 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MOGADISHU, Somalia — As richer countries race to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, […]

France’s giant curfew-busting party is over after two nights

France’s interior minister says a judicial investigation has been opened to identify and prosecute organizers of an underground party that drew at least 2,500 people in western France despite a curfew amid the coronavirus pandemic ByThe Associated Press January 2, 2021, 10:40 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PARIS […]