Latest 2019-2020 Coronavirus pandemic News

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

Dec. 1, 2020 12:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s workers and government efforts to address economic inequality. Janet Yellen,...

Study: Students falling behind in math during pandemic

Dec. 1, 2020 12:04 AM EST

A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic’s effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday. Overall, NWEA's fall...

Dressed in protective gear to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, military surgeon, Coronel Oscar Benavides Aguilar talks to a patient who is speaking to her daughter via a tablet, at a military hospital set up to take care of COVID-19 patients in Mexico City, Monday, November 30, 2020. As of last Friday, Mexico reported a record daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases, with Mexico City reporting the biggest portion of the surge in cases. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

WHO chief: Mexico in 'bad shape' with coronavirus pandemic

Dec. 1, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said that "Mexico is in bad shape” with the pandemic and urged its leaders be serious about the coronavirus and set examples for its citizens. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's comments came Monday as Mexico's death toll...

UN: Pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021

Dec. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021. This comes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and global challenges including conflicts,...

A student walks around the University of New South Wales campus in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Australia has welcomed its first group of international students to arrive since the coronavirus pandemic began, with a charter flight carrying 63 students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia landed Monday in the northern city of Darwin. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Australia hosts first group of overseas students since virus

Nov. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EST

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Australia has welcomed its first group of international students to arrive since the coronavirus pandemic began, with more due to follow. A charter flight carrying 63 students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia landed Monday in the northern city of Darwin....

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Drew Lock could end up paying biggest price for QB quagmire

Nov. 30, 2020 11:51 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Their quarantined quarterback quartet sure left the Denver Broncos in, shall we say, quite the quagmire. The NFL made the Broncos play without any QBs Sunday, and their 31-3 loss to the Saints serves as an embarrassing example for other teams not to violate the NFL’s COVID-19...

Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data

Nov. 30, 2020 11:50 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index...

Dr. Shane Wilson kneels at the bedside of a patient suffering from COVID-19 inside Scotland County Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Memphis, Mo. Wilson grew up in the area and personally knows many of the patients he is treating.

At tiny rural hospitals, weary doctors treat friends, family

Nov. 30, 2020 11:48 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Mo. (AP) — As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, many of his movements are familiar in an age of coronavirus. Masks and gloves. Zippered plastic walls between hallways. Hand sanitizer as he enters and exits each room. But one thing is...

Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a pedestrian bridge in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Asia Today: Vietnam reports 1st local infection in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:21 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after discovering the country's first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after...