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Poland seeks more flu vaccines amid shortage during pandemic

Sep. 22, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government is trying to secure more flu vaccines from international producers amid a national shortage fueled by higher demand during the coronavirus pandemic, Poland's health minister said Tuesday. Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said Poland generally has very low flu...

An honor guard with the American Legion Post 374 of Millard wear face masks against COVID-19 present arms during the graveside service of David Owen Cary at the Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city

Sep. 20, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement Monday after...

More than 40% of Nebraska virus deaths are at nursing homes

Sep. 20, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes, but the overall rate of deaths in the state's nursing homes has remained relatively low compared with national figures. A total of 185 deaths linked to the virus have been confirmed at nursing...

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo employees socially distance due to the coronavirus as they have a drink after work, in Stockholm. Sweden's relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world's attention when the pandemic first hit Europe. Now, as infection numbers surge in much of Europe, Sweden has some of the lowest numbers of new cases and there are only 14 people being treated for the virus in intensive care in the country of 10 million. (Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency via AP, File)

Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain

Sep. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones. Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls — places where face masks are commonly worn in much...

Parson lauds declining rate of deaths from COVID-19

Sep. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases remains high in Missouri, but Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday cited the state's declining death rate as evidence that progress is being made. Parson, speaking at a news conference, noted that in the early days of the pandemic in April and May, more...

A woman carrying a child on her back looks at wigs on sale at the Baragwanath Taxi Rank in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. South African president Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to address the nation later in the day, as case numbers and death from COVID-19 hit the lowest in months. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

South Africa says 12 million 'probably' had coronavirus

Sep. 16, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — About 12 million people in South Africa have “probably” been infected with the coronavirus, but that startlingly high number has not caused a similarly high death rate and might indicate a widespread “level of immunity,” the country's health...

Idaho death by suicide rate lower than 2018 despite COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's death by suicide rate this year is similar to figures from 2019 and less than numbers from 2018 despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Idaho Statesman reported. As of Aug. 31, 248 people in Idaho have died by suicide. By the same time last year, 240 people in the...

FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, a man arrives at Starr County Memorial Hospital in Rio Grande City, Texas. The number of daily U.S. deaths from the coronavirus is declining again after peaking in early August, but scientists are warning that a new bout with the disease this fall could claim more lives. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Daily US virus deaths decline, but trend may reverse in fall

Sep. 11, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

The number of daily U.S. deaths from the coronavirus is declining again after peaking in early August, but scientists warn that a new bout with the disease this fall could claim more lives. The arrival of cooler weather and the likelihood of more indoor gatherings will add to the importance of everyday safety...

Family members look in the coffin that contains the remains of Manuela Chavez who died from symptoms related to the new coronavirus at the age of 88, during a burial service in the Shipibo Indigenous community of Pucallpa, in Peru's Ucayali region, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The Shipibo have tried to prevent COVID-19's entrance by blocking off roads and isolating themselves. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Peru's Indigenous turn to ancestral remedies to fight virus

Sep. 11, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PUCALLPA, Peru (AP) — As COVID-19 spread quickly through Peru’s Amazon, the Indigenous Shipibo community decided to turn to the wisdom of their ancestors. Hospitals were far away, short on doctors and running out of beds. Even if they could get in, many of the ill were too fearful to go, convinced...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020 file photo, paramedic coordinator Oscar Becerril decontaminates fellow paramedic Cesar Avila after going out on a night call to pick up a COVID-19 patient, at their base Troya in Iztapalapa, a Mexico City borough. Amnesty International said in a new report issued Wednesday, Sept. 2, that Mexico has the highest COVID-19 death toll among health workers in the world, with the country's 1,320 confirmed deaths surpassing the United States, the U.K. and Brazil. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico downplays coronavirus cases among medical personnel

Sep. 3, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials on Thursday downplayed the country’s rate of coronavirus infections and deaths among medical personnel, appearing to dispute reports this week that Mexico had the highest rate in the world. The Health Department said 1,410 doctors, nurses and other hospital...