Latest Pandemics News

Seth Meyers is in his comfort era as 'Late Night' turns 10

Feb. 23, 2024 12:34 PM EST

Time flies when you're hosting a late-night show four times a week. But Seth Meyers admits it took a while to feel comfortable as host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” which is marking its 10th anniversary. “It's a journey everyone takes when you get a show like this,” he...

Alaska's chief medical officer, a public face of the state's pandemic response, is resigning

Feb. 19, 2024 15:29 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dr. Anne Zink, who was a public face of Alaska's pandemic response, is resigning as the state's chief medical officer. Zink plans to continue working full-time in the role until early April, the Anchorage Daily News reported. An email...

Dubai International Airport had 86.9 million passengers last year in a post-pandemic surge

Feb. 19, 2024 03:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The number of passengers flying through Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, surged last year beyond its total for 2019 — just before the coronavirus pandemic grounded global aviation. While still shy of its...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 14, 2024 07:31 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 10, 2024. Editorial: Set modest goals for legislative session After four years of major policy changes — and big spending — here’s hoping for a return to normalcy in even-year work at the State Capitol. After...

California may have to pay $300M for COVID-19 homeless hotel program after FEMA caps reimbursement

Feb. 13, 2024 21:30 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California cities and counties still don't know how much they'll have to pay for Gov. Gavin Newsom's pandemic program to house homeless people in hotel rooms after the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in October that it was limiting the number of days eligible for...

Schools are trying to get more students therapy. Not all parents are on board

Feb. 12, 2024 17:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Derry Oliver was in fifth grade when she first talked to her mom about seeing a therapist. She was living in Georgia with her uncle and grandparents while her mom was in New York scoping out jobs and apartments ahead of moving the family. It was a rough year apart....

Virginia's Youngkin aims to bolster mental health care, part of national focus after the pandemic

Feb. 12, 2024 00:11 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — John Clair, the police chief of a small Appalachian town in southwest Virginia, spends his days consumed by a growing problem: the frequency with which his officers are tapped to detain, transport and wait in hospitals with people in the throes of a mental health crisis. ...

Cough? Sore throat? More schools suggest mildly sick kids attend anyway

Feb. 07, 2024 08:14 AM EST

Trenace Dorsey-Hollins’ 5-year-old daughter was sick a lot last year. Dorsey-Hollins followed school guidelines and kept her home when she had a cough or a sore throat — or worse — until she was completely better. Near the end of the year, the school in Fort Worth, Texas,...

Book Review: New collaborative novel ‘Fourteen Days’ proves the pandemic couldn’t curb creativity

Feb. 06, 2024 15:05 PM EST

Almost four years since COVID-19 became a household term, a new work of fiction proves that even a global pandemic can’t curb creativity. “Fourteen Days” is billed as a “collaborative novel.” Edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston, the book was written by 36 American...

Money sent home by Mexicans working abroad rose by 7.6% in 2023, to reach a record $63 billion

Feb. 01, 2024 19:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The money that Mexican migrants send home to their relatives grew by 7.6% in 2023, to reach a record $63.3 billion for the year, Mexico’s central bank said Thursday. The money transfers, known as remittances, have been booming since the coronavirus pandemic,...