Day: November 16, 2020

Email: 65 virus cases, with 1 cluster, in WHO Geneva staff

GENEVA — The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including at least one cluster of infections, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press shows, despite the agency’s past assertions that there has been no transmission at the […]

Women crucial to Biden’s win, even as gender gap held steady

Ask Virginia voter Mary Hayes why Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump, and she does not hesitate. “Women won this election!” says Hayes, 56, a mother of three and Biden supporter from Leesburg, Virginia. In particular, she credits two categories of voters that she herself is part of: Black women […]

After Trump, will the presidency recede a bit for Americans?

WASHINGTON — Calvin Coolidge, known by some as “Silent Cal” during his time in the White House, used his autobiography to live up to his nickname. “The words of a president,” he wrote in 1929 after leaving office, “have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately.” The […]

Director SKIMS calls on Lt Governor

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 16: Director SKIMS, Prof. A. G Ahangar today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan. The Lt Governor held a detailed discussion with the Director SKIMS and enquired about functioning of the Institution and healthcare facilities being provided to the patients. He also […]

Hurricane Iota powers up in new threat to Central America

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota, the strongest hurricane yet in this record-smashing season, became very dangerous Category 4 on Monday as it approached the same part of Central America battered by a similarly powerful Hurricane Eta just over a week ago. Hurricane Iota gained 70 mph in […]

Virus quarantine complicates a big week for Boris Johnson

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday he is “fit as a butcher’s dog” and firmly in control of the government, despite having to self-isolate because a contact has tested positive for the coronavirus. Johnson, who is trying to suppress a new surge in U.K. coronavirus […]

Researchers find coronavirus was circulating in Italy earlier than thought

ROME – The new coronavirus was circulating in Italy in September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows, signaling that it might have spread beyond China earlier than thought. The World Health Organization has said the new coronavirus and […]

We can stop COVID-19: Moderna vaccine success gives world more hope

Moderna Inc’s experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday, becoming the second U.S. drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations. Together with Pfizer Inc’s vaccine, which is also more than 90% effective, and […]

‘One heck of a ride’: SpaceX launches astronauts into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, […]

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