Coronavirus and the Classroom

  Mother upset after a Lauderdale County School only sends home one of two daughters to self-quarantine

A Lauderdale County mother is upset after one of her daughters was told to leave school in order to self-quarantine, but not the other.

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  Huntsville parents talk about return to five day a week in-person learning

More than 70% of Huntsville City School students are now back in classrooms, five days a week across the system.

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Kroger pharmacies to offer $25 rapid COVID-19 antibody tests

  Europe and US facing new round of shutdowns amid virus surge

  CVS expands COVID-19 testing services

  Virus pushes twin cities El Paso and Juarez to the brink

The average number of new cases per day in the U.S. has soared more than 40% over the past two weeks, from around 49,000 to about 70,000.
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  ‘Difficult winter’: Europe divided on lockdowns; cases soar

Germany’s disease control agency said local health authorities reported 16,774 new positive tests for COVID-19 in the past day, pushing the country’s total since the start of the outbreak close to the half million-mark.
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Kroger pharmacies to offer $25 rapid COVID-19 antibody tests

The FDA-authorized tests will be available at all Kroger locations by the end of November.
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  Europe and US facing new round of shutdowns amid virus surge

The World Health Organization said more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases were reported last week — the shortest time ever for such an exponential increase.
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Cullman County Schools moving to a hybrid schedule because of rising COVID-19 cases

The schedule will affect 6th-12th grades, except 6th grade at Cold Springs, Parkside, Harmony, and all K-5 students who will remain on our current four-day traditional schedule. Wednesdays will continue to be virtual learning for all students.
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  CVS expands COVID-19 testing services

The pharmacy chain wants to add rapid-result testing at nearly 1,000 locations by the end of the year.
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  What goes into making a vaccine?

Right now, there's no FDA-approved vaccine for COVID-19, but researchers are racing to create one.
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  Virus pushes twin cities El Paso and Juarez to the brink

The average number of new cases per day in the U.S. has soared more than 40% over the past two weeks, from around 49,000 to about 70,000.
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  Helen Keller Hospital prepared if there is another COVID-19 wave

Helen Keller Hospital is preparing for the possibility of another COVID-19 wave
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Store guard stabbed 27 times for asking women to wear masks

The alleged attack late Sunday by 21-year-old Jessica Hill and 18-year-old Jayla Hill left the 32-year-old victim hospitalized in critical condition.
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  ‘We’re working on it:’ Pope’s COVID advisers and the mask

At age 83 and with part of his lung removed after an illness in his youth, Pope Francis would be at high risk for complications if he were to become infected with COVID-19.
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Governor bans indoor dining in Chicago amid virus surge

Surging COVID-19 cases in Chicago prompted Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday to ban indoor dining and bar services and limit the number of people gathering in one place.
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  Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine

The administration official said Medicare’s announcement will try to resolve several legal technicalities that could conceivably get in the way of delivering free vaccines to millions of seniors, a high-risk group for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
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  Still hampered by virus, US casinos want aid in recovering

The U.S. casino industry is seeking tax and regulatory relief from the government as it tries to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, which cost states more than $2 billion in lost tax revenue while casinos were shut down for four months this year.
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  New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

All of Europe is grappling with how to halt a fall resurgence of the virus before its hospitals become overwhelmed again.
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  Study: Heart scans uncover COVID-19 damage in some patients

Researchers have found that ultrasounds give a better indication of which COVID-19 patients have a higher risk of dying.
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  Masks could save more than 100K lives in US through February, study suggests

A new study estimates that if most Americans wore masks in public, more than 100,000 lives could be saved from COVID-19 between now and the end of February.
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  Husband in world’s longest-lived couple dies at 110 after pandemic brings depression

The couple had received the Guinness record for the world’s longest-lived marriage on August 25, with a combined age of 214 years and 358 days.
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  Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared

Health experts had warned that it was only a matter of time before deaths turned upward, given the record-breaking surge in cases engulfing the country.
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  French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’ of virus

Europe’s confirmed death toll has surpassed 250,000 according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, which puts the global toll at more than 1.1 million.
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  Dekalb and Jackson counties see spikes in cases, as statewide hospitalizations trend upward

Statewide, hospitalizations are at 922, with 97 hospitals reporting, this is the highest number we have seen since Sept. 2.