Glimmers of hope for world economy, but dangers lurk
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts that the world economy will bounce back to its pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

76 Franciscan nuns test positive at monastery in Germany
Church authorities say 76 Catholic nuns have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak of coronavirus at a Franciscan convent in northwestern Germany (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

European regulator could OK 1st COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 29
European regulators say they may approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech within four weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK leader touts local virus rules but pubs are in distress
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is urging lawmakers to vote Tuesday for a new set of coronavirus restrictions in England, saying the country must “hold our nerve” until vaccines are approved and distributed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Madrid to open hospital for coronavirus patients
Madrid officials held a ceremony to open part of a 1,000-bed hospital for emergencies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Without patients or staff, Madrid opens new $119M hospital
Authorities in Spain's capital have held a ceremony to open part of a 1,000-bed emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Vietnam reports 1st local infection in 89 days
Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after discovering the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

At tiny rural hospitals, weary doctors treat friends, family
The coronavirus pandemic is devastating rural hospitals, including the tiny 25-bed facility in Memphis, Missouri (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CORRECTS: BioNTech and Pfizer ask European regulator for expedited approval of their COVID-19 vaccine
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EU medicines regulator says first coronavirus vaccine could be approved by Dec. 29
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong leader urges people to stay home as cases rise
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is urging residents to stay home as the city grapples with a resurgence of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 600 people in the last week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN: Pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021
The U.N. humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Non-essential shops reopen in Belgium as virus numbers drop
Non-essential shops in Belgium are reopening on Tuesday in the wake of encouraging figures about declining daily coronavirus infection rates and hospital admissions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As the virus resurges, mental health woes batter France
The lockdowns that France has used to fight the spread of coronavirus have come at considerable cost to residents' mental health (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the coronavirus pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days
Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Third Georgia congressman tests positive for COVID-19
U.S. Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia has tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump science adviser Scott Atlas leaving White House job
Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP source: Trump science adviser Scott Atlas, skeptic of measures to control coronavirus, leaves White House post
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving
Americans returning from Thanksgiving break are facing strict new coronavirus measures around the country as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: California may see tripling of hospitalizations
Officials say California could see a tripling of hospitalizations by Christmas and is considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to head off concerns that severe coronavirus cases could overwhelm intensive care beds (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

VIRUS TODAY: Vaccine gains momentum, NFL season in chaos
The rush to develop a vaccine gained steam with the news from Moderna Inc. that it would ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philip Green's retail empire Arcadia calls in administrators
British retail empire Arcadia Group, which owns well-known fashion chains including Topshop, has gone into bankruptcy protection, putting 13,000 jobs at risk (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN: Skiing may not spread coronavirus but slopes still risky
As several European countries have suspended access to the ski slopes to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said the risk of catching COVID-19 while skiing is likely minimal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Turkey toughens curfew measures amid coronavirus surge
Turkey’s president has announced the most widespread lockdown so far amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, extending curfews to weeknights and putting full lockdowns in place over the weekends (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greece: Critics warn virus test price caps may slash testing
Greece’s largest medical association has criticized a decision by the country’s center-right government to impose price caps on coronavirus tests at private labs, warning that the measure could disrupt testing during a spike in infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer's goes on sale
A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: 8 dead in pandemic unrest at Sri Lanka prison
Inmates unhappy about the coronavirus threat at an overcrowded prison near Sri Lanka’s capital have clashed with guards who opened fire, leaving eight prisoners dead and 59 others injured (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sri Lankan prison riot leaves 8 inmates dead, 59 injured
Sri Lankan officials say eight inmates were killed and 59 others were injured when guards opened fire to control a riot at a prison on the outskirts of the capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong closes government offices in new anti-virus curbs
Hong Kong has imposed sweeping curbs to stop a fresh spike in coronavirus infections, closing government offices and swimming pools and limiting public gatherings to two people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots
Moderna Inc. says it will ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Moderna says new results show its COVID-19 vaccine works well, and it will seek emergency regulatory OK in U.S., Europe
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval
The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by Americans longing for a path back to normal life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved
Congress is returning to Washington for one last attempt at deal-making this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to watch out for scams as a coronavirus vaccine nears
Federal investigators have some tips to help people avoid being scammed in the coronavirus pandemic once a vaccine arrives and as treatments grow (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Germany's word of the year is 'corona pandemic'
Germany’s word of the year is -- what else (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: 6 dead in pandemic unrest at Sri Lanka prison
Inmates unhappy about the coronavirus threat at an overcrowded prison near Sri Lanka’s capital have clashed with guards who opened fire, leaving six prisoners dead and 35 others injured (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sri Lankan prison riot leaves 6 inmates dead, 35 injured
Sri Lankan officials say six inmates were killed and 35 others were injured when guards opened fire to control a riot at a prison on the outskirts of the capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Source: Pa. lawmaker gets a positive test at Trump meeting
A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Virus hospitalizations hit record in California
More than 7,400 people are hospitalized for coronavirus in California, the state’s highest number yet (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fauci: US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead
The nation’s top infectious disease expert says that the U.S. may see a “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: California tightens restrictions as virus surges
Counties across California will begin stricter COVID-19 restrictions on Monday as cases surge statewide and Thanksgiving travelers return home (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NYC to reopen schools, even as virus spread intensifies
New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning and increase the number of days a week many children attend class even as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the city (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Federal judges uphold Kentucky governor's virus school order
A federal appeals panel has upheld Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s order to stop in-person classes at religious schools during the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

1 inmate dead, 3 wounded in Sri Lanka prison riot
Officials say at least one inmate has been killed and three others injured when inmates clashed with prison officers Sunday at a facility on the outskirt of the capital Colombo (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK stocks up on vaccines, hopes to start virus shots in days
Britain says it has secured 2 million more doses of a promising coronavirus vaccine as the country aims to launch an inoculation program within days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

VIRUS TODAY: Black Friday shoppers stay home
Black Friday crowds are thin at shopping malls and stores across the U.S. as a national surge in coronavirus cases moves shoppers online and keeps them at home (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Court orders France to rethink 30-person limit on worship
France’s highest administrative court has ordered a rethink of a 30-person attendance limit for religious services put in place by the government to slow down the spread of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news