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In this undated photo issued by the University of Oxford, a researcher in a laboratory at the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England, works on the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. (University of Oxford/John Cairns via AP)

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

Nov. 23, 2020 2:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world. The results are based on an interim analysis of trials...

AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were “highly effective’’ in preventing disease

Nov. 23, 2020 2:29 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were “highly effective’’ in preventing disease.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds gives a primetime televised address announcing new efforts to combat COVID-19 in the state, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Iowa PBS, in Johnston, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Some GOP governors shift on mask mandates as hospitals fill

Nov. 18, 2020 6:03 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After Republicans expanded their control of Iowa’s Legislature this month, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the outcome was a validation of her small-government approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic. But as Iowa hospitals rapidly filled up in the days after the election, the GOP...

20 farms fined for not protecting workers from COVID-19

Nov. 13, 2020 3:34 PM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three Mid-Columbia farms are among those receiving the biggest fines in the state from the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries for serious violations of agriculture regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. More than 20 farms have been cited for...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, rehearse in the governor's office as they prepare to make a statewide televised address on COVID-19, which health officials have warned is accelerating rapidly throughout the state, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Gov. Jay Inslee urges public to forego holiday gatherings

Nov. 12, 2020 10:32 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, on Thursday urged people to forego gatherings and holiday travel plans as COVID-19 cases spike across the state, and the governor said further measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be announced in the coming days. The...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, Marine recruits line up at Parris Island Recruit Depot, S.C. A study published on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 found that despite temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks and strict quarantines before they were allowed to start training, new Marine recruits spread the virus to others even though hardly any of them had symptoms. None of the infections that occurred were caught through symptom screening. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)

Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases

Nov. 12, 2020 2:50 PM EST

Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. A study of Marine recruits found that despite these measures and strict quarantines before they started training, the recruits...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, a worker wearing gloves, and other PPE holds a tablet computer as he waits to check people at a King County coronavirus testing site in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases appears to be larger and more widespread than the two previous ones, and it is all but certain to get worse. But experts say there are also reasons to think the nation is better able to deal with the virus than before, with the availability of better treatments, wider testing and perhaps greater political will. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US hits record COVID-19 hospitalizations amid virus surge

Nov. 11, 2020 5:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday and surpassed 1 million new confirmed cases in just the first 10 days of November amid a nationwide surge of infections that shows no signs of slowing. The new wave appears bigger and more widespread than the surges that...

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, left, poses with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for a photo prior to a meeting at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Szijjarto tested positive for the coronavirus after arriving in Thailand for an official visit, Thai and Hungarian officials said Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Pool Photo via AP)

Cambodia bans state-organized events in capital over virus

Nov. 11, 2020 4:50 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Wednesday banned all state-organized events in the capital and a neighboring province for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a number of people connected to a Hungarian official's visit tested positive. The Interior Ministry did not elaborate on...

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is seen at waterfront in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Hong Kong and Singapore say they have agreed to a bilateral air travel bubble, re-establishing travel links as coronavirus infections in both cities decline. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The Latest: Hong Kong, Singapore plan 'air travel bubble'

Nov. 10, 2020 11:51 PM EST

HONG KONG — Hong Kong and Singapore will establish an "air travel bubble" Nov. 22 allowing travelers from the two cities to visit the other without having to serve quarantine in a first step to stimulate tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, tourists from either city must take nucleic acid...

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Do masks with antiviral coating offer more protection?

Nov. 10, 2020 1:09 AM EST

Do masks with antiviral coating offer more protection? It’s an intriguing idea, but there haven’t been enough rigorous independent studies to establish whether antiviral masks are better at protecting wearers or preventing the spread of the virus. Their specifics vary, but many antiviral masks are...