London shifts into 2nd-highest virus risk tier as cases rise

Britain’s  health  secretary says London has moved to the second highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in casesBy DANICA KIRKA Associated PressOctober 15, 2020, 11:18 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- Britain’s health secretary has shifted London into the second-highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in cases.Health Secretary Matt Hancock...

The Virus, the Earthquake and the Bio-Economy of Tourism

Most of us have seen one of the popular Covid-19 memes that says “Can we reset 2020? It has a virus!” – or something along those lines. Croatia would, indeed, badly need such a reset. The country did not have much luck this year, haunted by several plagues, one after the other. First came the presidency of the Council of the European Union, which Croatia held from January to June. Then...

Brit Hume says White House press corps seem to be covering Trump, not virus, at COVID-19 briefings

Fox News political analyst Brit Hume said Tuesday that the White House press corps appears to be trying to make the presidential coronavirus briefings more about the president and less about the coronavirus.Hume told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that he senses a drastic shift in the conduct of the reporters compared to the years he spent as the White House correspondent for ABC News decades ago.He...

N.Y., U.K. Deaths at Lowest Level Since Late March: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) --Coronavirus deaths slowed the most in more than a month in Spain, Italy and France while fatalities reported in the U.K. and New York were the lowest since the end of March.European governments stepped up planning for the next phase of the fight. France will ease limits on May 11. In Spain, outdoor exercise is approved after May 2.Maryland and Michigan emergency services were...

Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering

The models POLITICO examined could still change. Public health experts can't account for how well people will follow social distancing measures, how many beds and ventilators a governor can acquire — or just plain luck. But the states that many experts are most concerned with are the ones that have been slow to clamp down on travel and nonessential businesses. “That’s alarming and scary...

French doctor quarantined with family says his kids will tire him out before the virus does

TORONTO -- On his ninth day of self-quarantine at home with his family, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19, a French doctor says it will be his four young children who tire him out before the virus does. “We have to keep them entertained with games, with the work of school and stuff like that,” Dr. Jonathan Peterschmitt told CTV News Channel on Wednesday. “It’s important to change...