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Elon Musk: I Won't Get Coronavirus VaccineElon Musk, who's made it quite clear he's a bit of a coronavirus skeptic , told Kara Swisher in an interview for a New York Times podcast that he won't be getting a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available. "I'm not at risk for COVID, nor are my kids," the Tesla...
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Rev. Mario Carminati talks with a woman before celebrating Mass inside the Santissima Redentore church in Seriate, near Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. If there is anything the Rev. Carminati and the traumatized residents of Italy’s Bergamo province remember about the worst days of the coronavirus outbreak, it’s the wail of ambulance sirens piercing the silence of lockdown.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
At virus milestone, Italian priest reflects on loss, lessonsAs the world counts more than 1 million COVID-19 victims, the quiet of everyday life and hum of industry has returned to Italy's Bergamo province, which along with the surrounding Lombardy region was the onetime epicenter of the outbreak in Europe
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes speaks during a press conference following the National Security Council meeting on the COVID-19 outbreak, in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Belgium's prime minister announced Wednesday a relaxation of social-distancing rules as part of a less stringent long-term coronavirus strategy, despite the steady rise of COVID-19 cases in a country already hard-hit by the virus. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)
7 parties agree on Belgian coalition governmentAlmost 500 days after Belgian parliamentary elections, seven parties from both sides of the linguistic aisle have agreed on forming a fully functioning majority government that will center on dealing with the pandemic and its devastating economic impact
The Associated Press4 hours ago
An election committee member, wearing a protective suit, holds a ballot box for a man to vote in regional and senate elections at a drive-in polling station in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Czechs are casting ballots from their cars for the first time, a measure forced by the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 156 drive-in temporary ballot stations have been established by the armed forces across the country for those quarantined due to COVID-19. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
The Latest: Quarantined Czechs can vote in drive-in stationsCzechs are casting ballot from their cars for the first time, a measure forced by the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. About 2.5 million more working-age Americans were uninsured last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck. That's according to a study issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (AP Photo/ Ron Harris, File)
Even before pandemic struck, more US adults were uninsuredAbout 2.5 million more working-age Americans were uninsured last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck
The Associated Press5 hours ago
NYC Is Going to Fine People Not Wearing MasksNew York City is tightening some restrictions amid a rise in coronavirus cases—but it is also proceeding with reopening plans. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city's coronavirus test positivity rate had risen to 3.25%, lower than in many parts of the US but the highest...
Newser11 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, students keep social distance as they walk to their classroom in Highwood, Ill. The coronavirus is infecting a rising number of American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopenAfter preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is infecting a rising number of American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Tevita Uhatafe takes a step as he talks about his job and family, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Grapevine, Texas. Uhatafe was working 60 hours a week before the pandemic struck, hauling baggage and maintaining airplanes as a fleet service clerk for American Airlines at DFW Airport. With the federal funds that helped support the airline industry through the pandemic scheduled to run out, tens of thousands of airline workers like Uhatafe are facing furloughs or layoffs. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffsAbout 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday unless Congress comes up with another aid package
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Swedes indict surgeon for stem-cell windpipe transplantsA Swedish prosecutor has indicted on charges of aggravated assault a surgeon believed to be the one who made headlines in 2011 for the world’s carrying out the first synthetic trachea transplants, saying three people had the implants at Sweden’s leading hospital
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Report: Birx, Others Pressured CDC on Sending Kids to SchoolTop White House officials, including the coordinator of the coronavirus task force, pressured leaders at the CDC to downplay the risks of sending children back to school in the midst of a pandemic, the New York Times is reporting. The report cites current and former government officials, including a former...
Newser18 hours ago
A woman wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 looks out of the Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship as it is docked at Piraeus port, near Athens on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Greek authorities say 12 crew members on a Maltese-flagged cruise ship carrying more than 1,500 people on a Greek islands tour have tested positive for coronavirus and have been isolated on board. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Greece: Cruise ship cleared to go after COVID scare Health inspectors in Greece say an emergency docking order for a cruise ship near Athens can now be lifted after crew members suspected of having been infected with COVID-19 tested negative
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Empty seats at center court Philippe Chatrier are lit by the sun as Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and Egor Gerasimov of Belarus are seen on a screen during their break in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Clipped wings: Virus turns tennis pros' flights into ordealsContinuing to globe-trot and stay healthy in the era of COVID-19 has become a real headache for tennis pros
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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