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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...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

World shares mixed as Asia tracks Wall St, Europe rebounds

Sep. 22, 2020 5:02 AM EDT

European shares bounced back Tuesday, while Asian benchmarks extended their slide. Germany's DAX rose 1.1% to 12,679.53 and the CAC 40 in Paris picked up 0.5% to 4,816.09. Britain's FTSE edged 0.1% higher to 5,807.31. U.S. futures were little changed, with the contract for the S&P 500 unchanged and the...

A man shows the contact tracing app Stayaway Covid on his cellphone, in Lisbon, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The smartphone app uses Bluetooth technology to help discover whether people have been in close proximity to someone infected with COVID-19. Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

Sep. 22, 2020 4:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, London, Monday Sept. 21, 2020. Britain’s chief medical officers have raised the nation’s official COVID-19 alert level, meaning the virus is in general circulation and the transmission is high. Boris Johnson is expected to announce further curbs Tuesday to slow the spread of the virus. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

UK to impose tougher COVID-19 measures amid case spike

Sep. 22, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to announce new restrictions on social interactions Tuesday as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove told Sky News that pubs and restaurants across England will be...

A civic staff in protective suit disinfects the parking area of an apartment where one of the residents tested positive for COVID-19 in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the coronavirus pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

The Latest: British PM to announce new social restrictions

Sep. 22, 2020 4:04 AM EDT

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce new restrictions on social interaction Tuesday as the government tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus before it spirals out of control. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove told Sky News that pubs and restaurants across England will be...

John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poses for a portrait at the organization's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships, but as Africa's top public health official, Nkengasong has helped to steer the continent's 54 countries into an alliance that has won praise as responding better than some richer nations. (Mulugeta Ayene via AP)

As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praised

Sep. 22, 2020 3:16 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent." Then he quoted Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems,...

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Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?

Sep. 22, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children? It appears the virus can spread among children and teens, but how easily may vary by age. Research is still underway, but children under age 10 seem to be less likely than older kids to transmit the virus to other children and adults. Children generally...

Tampa Bay Rays' Peter Fairbanks delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

LEADING OFF: Rays, Indians try to clinch; Cole, Gray on hill

Sep. 22, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ONE AND DONE Tampa Bay can clinch its first AL East crown since 2010 with a win at the New York Mets or a Yankees loss to Toronto. Blake Snell (4-1, 3.05 ERA), the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, gets the ball as the Rays look to become the second team...

FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, is presented with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President's trophy by AOC president John Coates at the AOC annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia. The only thing more difficult than staging next year's Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their billions on board in the midst of economic turbulence and skepticism. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Tokyo needs to convince sponsors Olympics will really happen

Sep. 22, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The only thing more difficult than staging next year's Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their billions of dollars on board in the midst of economic turbulence and skepticism. To make the point this week, IOC President Thomas Bach will join a number of Japanese...

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio walks the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Unmasked: NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

Sep. 22, 2020 2:27 AM EDT

NFL coaches thumbed their collective -- and exposed -- noses at the NFL’s mask mandate in Week 2. The league responded with hefty fines of $100,000 per coach and $250,000 per club. The first three to get fined were Denver’s Vic Fangio, San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan and Seattle’s Pete...