Health

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus pass by banners showing the menu items of restaurants in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. South Korean officials are considering reducing working hours of restaurants and cafes as the country counted its 15th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 28, 2020 - 10:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea has reported 323 new cases of the coronavirus, marking its 16th consecutive day of triple-digit daily jumps, as health officials prepare to tighten social distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. The numbers released by the Korea Centers for Disease...
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Los Angeles Unified School District students stand in a hallway socially distance during a lunch break at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The LAUSD schools resumed classes with distance learning, but many underprivileged students still struggle, according to Mel Culpepper, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood. The facility is open for children whose parents must leave home to work. There is no charge. Snacks and lunch are provided. "These kids are already behind," said Culpepper. "Our mission is to help the kids and families that need us most and that's what we are doing." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 28, 2020 - 9:03 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With the hope of preventing another virus surge, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new process Friday for reopening businesses that's more gradual than the first attempt that eventually led him to close many businesses soon after they reopened. “Simple, also slow,"...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speaks during a media briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The credibility of two top public health agencies is on the line after controversial decisions that outside experts say suggest political pressure from the Trump administration. Hahn was forced to apologize for using an erroneous, misleading statistic describing the effectiveness of a blood plasma therapy granted emergency use for COVID-19, as Trump twisted the facts and inflated the significance of the move. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 28, 2020 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The credibility of two of the nation’s leading public health agencies was under fire this week after controversial decisions that outside experts said smacked of political pressure from President Donald Trump as he attempts to move past the devastating toll of the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, students wear masks on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. As more and more schools and businesses around the country get the OK to reopen, some college towns are moving in the opposite direction because of too much partying and too many COVID-19 infections among students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 28, 2020 - 8:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As waves of schools and businesses around the country are cleared to reopen, college towns are moving toward renewed shutdowns because of too many parties and too many COVID-19 infections among students. With more than 300 students at the University of Missouri testing positive...
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People make their way along The Strip, the University of Alabama's bar scene, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. More than 20,000 students returned to campus for the first time since spring break, with numerous school and city codes in effect to limit the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 28, 2020 - 7:55 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama reported Friday that an additional 481 students have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to more than 1,000 infections since students returned to campus for the fall. The University of Alabama System released new numbers on its...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, a waitress takes a food order from the kitchen at Slater's 50/50 in Santa Clarita, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new, color-coded process Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, for reopening California businesses amid the coronovirus pandemic that is more gradual than the state's current rules to guard against loosening restrictions too soon. Counties will move through the new, four-tier system based on their number of cases and percentage of positive tests. It will rely on those two metrics to determine a tier: case rates and the percentage of positive tests. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 28, 2020 - 7:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Owners of restaurants, gyms and nail salons criticized California's new rules guiding when businesses can reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the plan will bring financial misery to their industries and further weaken the state's battered economy. The California...
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This photo provided by KCBS-TV/CBSLA shows an aerial view of the backyard home of TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Blake Gray who were criminally charged Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, with defying coronavirus health orders after throwing massive parties at their Hollywood Hills home, prompting Mayor Eric Garcetti to shut off their power. They face up to a year in jail. (KCBS-TV/CBSLA via AP)
August 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — TikTok celebrities Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are facing criminal charges after they hosted recent parties in the Hollywood Hills despite the city's ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Friday. The Los Angeles city attorney's office filed...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, a volunteer is injected with a trial vaccine as part of an Imperial College vaccine trial, at a clinic in London. Britain is preparing to revise its laws to allow the emergency use of any effective coronavirus vaccine before it is fully licensed but only if the shots meet required safety and quality standards, according to a government statement Friday Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 28, 2020 - 9:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is preparing to revise its laws to allow the emergency use of any effective coronavirus vaccine before it is fully licensed — but only if the shots meet required safety and quality standards. In a statement Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government said it...
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A notice of change of business hours and precautions against the coronavirus, right, are seen at a gate of a beauty store in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. South Korean officials are considering reducing working hours of restaurants and cafes as the country counted its 15th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus infections. The signs read: "We temporarily changed business hours to prevent the spread of the COVID-19," left, and "No entry if you are not wearing a mask." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 28, 2020 - 8:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is tightening social distancing restrictions in the greater capital area, requiring restaurants to provide only deliveries and takeouts after 9 p.m. and shutting down gyms and after-school academies. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo announced the steps Friday...
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Team Jumbo - Visma riders pedal during a training session along the beach of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, ahead of upcoming Saturday's start of the race, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Tour de France sets off shrouded in uncertainty and riding in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
August 28, 2020 - 6:39 am
VILLENEUVE-LA-GARENNE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged European neighbors to better coordinate cross-border virus restrictions as infections were on the rebound – and as multiple countries imposed tests or quarantines on visitors from France. Amid worries that France...
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