Latest Pandemics News

Clean, repeat: At Tokyo Games, virus is Olympians' chief foe

Aug. 02, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Holding each other tighter than lovers, the wrestlers smear each other with sweat, spittle and — when they inadvertently cut each other — sometimes blood. Lungs heaving, mouths agape, they huff and puff into each others' flushed faces. On their glistening bodies, it's...

Court declines to hear church's attack on COVID restrictions

Aug. 02, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a lawsuit by a Maine church that sought to take a preemptive strike against future restrictions associated with a variant of the virus that’s spreading across the country. Calvary Chapel in Orrington...

Children stopped at border likely hit record-high in July

Aug. 02, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S. immigration authorities likely hit an all-time high in July, and the number of people who came in families likely reached its second-highest total on record, a U.S. official said Monday,...

Olympic volunteers strive to share stories of 3/11 disaster

Aug. 02, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsushi Muramatsu's handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. “Welcome to Miyagi Stadium," one reads. "The gymnasium next door was the largest morgue for tsunami victims.” Over a decade after the massive...

Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow

Aug. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds. Despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections fueled by the delta variant, the U.S. set another recent high mark for air...

The Latest: Famed Minneapolis club requiring vaccination

Aug. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS — The First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis that was made famous in Prince’s movie “Purple Rain” is requiring that all concertgoers provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or show a negative virus test. The venue said Monday that the...

Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

Aug. 02, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor public settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant. The new mandate applies to everyone,...

NFL Alumni, CDC fight COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy

Aug. 02, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

Marshall Faulk's high school football coach died of COVID-19 early on in the pandemic. The coronavirus hit home for Rod Woodson when he and his family got sick and his daughter's boyfriend lost his father. They are two of 15 Hall of Famers among 40 current and former...

Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic

Aug. 02, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country's single-day record so far in the pandemic, state media reported. State TV said health workers registered 37,189 new COVID-19 cases since Sunday — surpassing the...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 02, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Dyersville built it, and yes, they’re coming The Major League Baseball game that is 12 days away and right here in Dubuque County feels a bit like the movie lore from which the Field of Dreams was...