Tag: Epidemics

White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools

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Facing criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools, the White House on Thursday said it’s aiming for a...

White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools

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Facing criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools, the White House on Thursday said it’s aiming for a...

Pandemic takes a toll on exhausted UK funeral directors

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LONDON — Funeral director Hasina Zaman recently helped a family say goodbye to a young man in his 30s who had died from COVID-19,...

Spain: Catalan vote to test pandemic’s impact on separatism

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BARCELONA, Spain — Over 5 million voters will be called to the polls on Sunday in Spain’s northeast Catalonia for an election that will...

EXPLAINER: Japan’s latest Olympic controversy

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TOKYO — Japan's latest Olympic controversy — the reluctant resignation of Japanese organizing committee head Yoshiro Mori over sexist comments — comes as its...

Virus may never go away but could change into mild annoyance

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NEW DELHI — What if COVID-19 never goes away? Experts say...

Marriage & divorce amid pandemic: Couples’ challenges abound

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For many U.S. couples yearning to be married, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on their wedding plans while bolstering their teamwork and resilience. For...

Italy won’t open its ski slopes due to virus fears

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ROME — The Italian government on Sunday abruptly delayed opening Italy's beloved ski season because a coronavirus variant was detected in a good portion...