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Francona back managing Guardians following COVID-19 outbreak

Francona back managing Guardians following COVID-19 outbreak

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians manager Terry Francona missed so much time over the past two seasons that even a four-game absence was difficult. “This was forced retirement,” he said. “It wasn’t very fun.
Ashley Biden positive for COVID-19, skips Latin America trip

Ashley Biden positive for COVID-19, skips Latin America trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, has COVID-19 and is no longer accompanying her mother on a trip through Latin America , the White House said Wednesday.
A third of US should be considering masks, officials say

A third of US should be considering masks, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States — and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking.
Canada's COVID-19 infections among adults tripled in early 2022 due to Omicron: study

Canada's COVID-19 infections among adults tripled in early 2022 due to Omicron: study

TORONTO — The number of Canadian adults infected with COVID-19 tripled during the fifth wave of the pandemic compared with the total number of adults infected in the previous four waves, according to a new study led by Toronto researchers.
US health secretary tests positive for COVID on Germany trip

US health secretary tests positive for COVID on Germany trip

BERLIN — President Joe Biden’s top health official tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the latest member of his Cabinet to be infected with the virus. U.S.
Davos returns from pandemic with Ukraine, climate in mind

Davos returns from pandemic with Ukraine, climate in mind

GENEVA (AP) — After a nearly 2-1/2-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Swiss town of Davos is set to again host global elites from business, government and activist groups for the World Economic Forum.

Eric Clapton cancels shows after testing positive for COVID

Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs.
Germany OKs more COVID-19 vaccine spending for this fall

Germany OKs more COVID-19 vaccine spending for this fall

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to spend another 830 million euros ($872 million) to buy new coronavirus vaccines that will allow the country to deal with a series of possible variants this fall, the health minister said Wednesday.
North Korea boasts recovery as WHO worries over missing data

North Korea boasts recovery as WHO worries over missing data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday added hundreds of thousands of infections to its growing pandemic caseload but also said that a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak,
N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During more than a decade as North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin, shunning international help and striving instead for domestic strategies to fix his battered economy.