Biden says 2nd presidential debate should be cancelled if Trump still has coronavirus

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Tuesday that next week’s scheduled debate with Republican President Donald Trump should not take place if Trump is still infected with COVID-19. Biden said the Oct. 15 debate in Miami should only be staged under strict health guidelines and called the coronavirus outbreak

Mexico downplays high rate of coronavirus infections, deaths among health workers

Mexican officials on Thursday downplayed the country’s rate of coronavirus infections and deaths among medical personnel, appearing to dispute reports this week that Mexico had the highest rate in the world. The Health Department said 1,410 doctors, nurses and other hospital employees had died from COVID-19, while a total of

7 new coronavirus cases, 17 recoveries reported in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan reported seven new cases of COVID-19 and two presumptive cases on Sunday afternoon, bringing the total of reported cases in the province to 298. The presumptive positives are due to more testing machines being added in Saskatchewan. According to health officials, the first 10 positive specimens identified by the

N.Y. nurses lauded for coronavirus efforts find their tires slashed

Some nurses at a New York hospital who had just been lauded for their work during the coronavirus pandemic ended their stress-filled overnight shifts to find their tires had been slashed while they worked. New York state police reported that the tires of 22 vehicles were found slashed Friday morning

Hundreds die in Iran over false belief a poison can kill coronavirus

Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears about the new coronavirus. The boy, now blind after his

Coronavirus: Turkey quarantines thousands of Muslims returning from Saudi pilgrimage

Thousands of Muslims returning to Turkey from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia were being taken into quarantine on Sunday due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Turkish officials said. Television pictures showed buses transporting pilgrims along the highway from Ankara’s airport to the city as part of an

Coronavirus: When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

Medical teams and researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 which has sickened more than 127,000, but health experts say a novel coronavirus vaccine is still 12 to 24 months away. David Kelvin, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Dalhousie University, just received a

Coronavirus: Pope cancels public appearances to avoid crowds amid COVID-19 outbreak

Pope Francis has canceled his regular appearances in public to avoid crowds gathering to see him and will stream them on the internet from inside the Vatican because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. The Vatican said that on Sunday the pontiff will not address crowds from a window overlooking