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L+M health care workers to demonstrate as COVID-19 cases among employees mount

Co-workers, general public urged to participate in event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday outside hospital


Norwich schools return to hybrid model next week; city COVID-19 cases drop slightly

City public schools and Norwich Free Academy will return to the hybrid learning model starting Monday, but Integrated Day Charter School continues remote sessions.


COVID-19 case connected to Quaker Hill Elementary reported Thursday

The Waterford school district said Thursday evening that a person connected to Quaker Hill Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.


H.S. roundup: Wheeler girls beat Grasso Tech for first soccer victory

Sophomore Eva Comeau scored a pair of goals as Wheeler won its first game with a 6-0 girls' soccer victory over Grasso Tech on Thursday.


OPINION

Tell it like it is

Dr. Fauci should no longer feel any compunction to get White House clearances before media appearances or to paper over differences.

Help for the sea harvest

Fisheries and aquaculture, like dairy and produce farming in Connecticut, tend to be small business operations with a few commercial fishing boats or a few farmed underwater acres, but as a part of the food chain their products affect jobs in restaurants, wholesale markets and retail stores.

Online learning does not have all the answers

There will be a time when the pandemic is behind us, when the true impact of the pandemic on our children’s education becomes fully understood. That is the day school officials must prepare for now.

Stimulus more urgent than Barrett vote

Without further federal stimulus relief support, the economy will founder, creating further misery for American families and businesses.

Subduing pandemic takes leadership

For all who are running this year on state and national tickets, one issue should crowd out all others: the president's failure to lead the country back to public health.

Connecticut COVID-19 Numbers

Data sourced from the Office of Governor Ned Lamont. Check here for the latest data.



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Rhode Island hit new highs in daily virus cases this week

The two highest single-day totals of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Rhode Island since the pandemic began have occurred this week, but they come as the state is conducting more tests than ever


Army-Navy game in December moves from Philly to West Point

The Army-Navy football game in December has been moved from Philadelphia to West Point because of attendance limits placed on outdoor events in Pennsylvania


Connecticut has 19 communities with 'red alert' virus levels

There are now 19 cities and towns in Connecticut that are considered “red alert towns" after their daily rates of new COVID-19 infections grew


Mass. governor announces stimulus package as virus cases rise

Gov. Charlie Baker has announced a $774 million plan that he said will help stabilize the state’s economy as Massachusetts continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic


COVID-19 case leads to closure of New London High School for two days

A positive case of COVID-19 has led to closure of the New London High School Multi-Magnet Campus for two days.


Groton placed on COVID-19 "red alert," cancels many activities

The state classified Groton, Waterford and Salem this week as the new "red" alert communities for COVID-19.


COVID cases force Montville to revert to remote learning for two weeks

Montville Superintendent Laurie Pallin announced Thursday that all district schools will be closed for two weeks, reopening Nov. 9.


UPDATED: Backus Hospital nurses ratify new, four-year contract

Deal improves personal protective equipment policies and empowers nurses to address staffing issues, according to the 415-member nurses' union.


Multiple Montville firefighters test positive for COVID-19

The town mayor and fire marshal say coverage has not suffered despite the temporary hit to staffing.


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Column: Neutral-site World Series hopefully a one-and-done

Fans watch during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

In the midst of a pandemic, one can’t be too picky

Media report pope met COVID-19 infected bishop at Vatican

Australian media report Pope Francis has been warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Vatican diplomat was infected

U.S. regulators seek advice on thorny issues as vaccines near

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting to discuss the process of approving COVID-19 vaccines.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

The U.S. regulators who will decide the fate of COVID-19 vaccines are asking outside scientists if their standards are high enough

Santa Claus won't be coming to Macy's this year

FILE - Santa Claus waves during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. However, Macy's said the jolly old man will still appear at the end of the televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

Macy’s said Santa Claus won’t be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago

Eagles score two late TDs to overtake Giants 22-21

Eagles players celebrate after a touchdown by Boston Scott during the final seconds of Thursday's 22-21 win over the New York Giants in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Carson Wentz threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Boston Scott with 40 seconds remaining and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame an 11-point deficit in the final seven minutes to beat the New York Giants 22-21 on Thursday night

Rays are confident following the lead of Charlie Morton in Game 3

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday in San Diego. He will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Charlie Morton has quietly become one of the most dominant postseason pitchers ever

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

FILE - In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, rubber stoppers are placed onto filled vials of the investigational drug remdesivir at a Gilead manufacturing site in the United States. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given through an IV for patients needing hospitalization. The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days on average in a large study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. (Gilead Sciences via AP)

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to treat COVID-19

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

Medical personnel prepare to administer a COVID-19 swab at a drive-through testing site in Lawrence, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  U.S. health officials are redefining what it means to have close contact with someone with COVID-19. On Wednesday, the CDC changed it to a total of 15 minutes or more, so briefer but repeated contacts that add up to 15 minutes now count.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

U.S. health officials are redefining what it means to have close contact with someone with COVID-19

Lowe homers twice, Rays beat 6-4 Dodgers to even series

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe, right, celebrates his a two-run home run against the Dodgers with Willy Adames during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas. Lowe hit two home runs in Tampa Bay's 6-4 win. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

That big commitment to Mookie Betts is already paying off for the Los Angeles Dodgers this postseason

Le'Veon Bell ready to roll with Chiefs

Then-Jets running back Le'Veon Bell watches from the sideline near the end of a Sept. 22 game against New England at Gillette Stadium. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

Le’Veon Bell once carried the ball a league-leading 321 times in a single season for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Jets QB Darnold returns to practice

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold throws a pass during the first half of a Sept. 13 game against Buffalo in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP Photo)

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold practiced for the first time since spraining his throwing shoulder and could have a chance to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills

Patriots focus on offensive adjustments

New England head coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline in the second half of Sunday's game against Denver at Gillette Stadium. Denver won 18-12. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

The Patriots had their worst offensive performance of the season during last week’s loss to Denver

Despite one win each, Eagles, Giants have first place in sight

The Giants' Dexter Lawrence (97) and Blake Martinez (54) rush Washington quarterback Kyle Allen (8) during the second half of the Giants' 20-19 win on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. New York visits the Eagles on Thursday night in Philadelphia. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

It’s Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants each have one win and both teams are right in the mix for first place

Rocky start to Dolphins' QB transition to Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) smiles on the sidelines before playing for the first time against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he regrets that his players found out about the team's switch to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa through social media rather than from him. And Flores says the decision to bench popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick was difficult.(AP Photo/Doug Murray)

The Miami Dolphins’ transition to Tua Tagovailoa hasn't started the way coach Brian Flores intended

Six Coast Guard football players test positive for COVID-19

Six Coast Guard Academy football players are in isolation on campus after testing positive for COVID-19.

Positive COVID-19 case reported at Groton Middle School

Groton Middle School will shift to distance learning on Thursday.

UConn's Aaliyah Edwards relies on Canadian connection

When Aaliyah Edwards was looking for advice on how to make an immediate impact with the UConn women's basketball team upon her arrival in Storrs, she could not have found a better source than Kia Nurse.

This is their quest: Stage stars sing and dance in virtual gala to raise funds for Goodspeed Musicals

Actor Nicholas Ward performs “The Impossible Dream” on the balcony of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, overlooking the Connecticut River. The performance was filmed for “Shakin’ the Blues Away: A Virtual Gala Concert for Goodspeed,” which the public can see online on Oct. 29. (Courtesy Goodspeed Opera House)

“Right now, I feel like music is therapy for the soul … It’s a really, really beautiful thing that they’re doing (at Goodspeed).”

Local health districts get federal funding for COVID-19 response

Ledge Light, Uncas districts among first 21 in state approved for portion of $20 million to be disbursed over three years.

Coronavirus pandemic has caused nearly 300,000 more deaths than expected in a typical year

The coronavirus pandemic has left about 299,000 more people dead in the United States than would be expected in a typical year, two-thirds of them of covid-19 and the rest from other causes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

White House, Democrats inch toward coronavirus stimulus package, including more checks

After months of discussion and negotiation, Democrats and the White House inched closer to agreeing on a massive coronavirus spending package Tuesday.

Kershaw pitches Dodgers to Game 1 win

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tyler Glasnow couldn't make it through the fifth inning in his matchup with postseason veteran Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the World Series

Connecticut's infection rate climbs to highest since June

Cars line the COVID-19 drive-thru testing line at MidState Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Meriden, Conn. Hartford HealthCare, the parent company of MidState, has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 testing demand across all its properties, according to a Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Connecticut’s coronavirus infection rate has climbed to its highest level since June

Friedman's Series: Built Rays, then left to build Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman celebrate with the trophy after winning Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

As the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations since October 2014, Andrew Friedman helped build Los Angeles into a power that reached the World Series for the third time in four seasons

Column: Limited in play, Tiger returns to a course he ruled

FILE  - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the Zozo Championship golf tournament at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. Woods is the defending champion at a course where he has won five times. The Zozo Championship is the second Asia-based event to move to the United States this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

There was a time when Tiger Woods once played six tournaments in six weeks

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

The Indiana Pacers have hired Nate Bjorkgren as their new coach

Local roundup: Gustavsen leads Bacon past Stonington

Skylar Gustavsen scored twice as Bacon Academy beat Stonington 2-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' soccer game on Tuesday.

Mitchell College's new turf field is a game-changer

Mitchell College baseball coach Travis Beausoleil hits infield during a practice on Tuesday on the school's new field in New London. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

The athletic complex, which only needs a few finishing touches, is a significant upgrade for Mitchell and replaces the school's heavily used grass fields.

AP source: Tagovailoa replaces Fitzpatrick as Miami starter

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

A person familiar with the decision says Tua Tagovailoa will make his first NFL start next week for the Miami Dolphins, who are turning to him to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback

Rookie LB Crowder placed on IR days after scoring winning TD

Two days after scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes, rookie linebacker Tae Crowder was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury by the New York Giants

Man United wins again at PSG as Champions League play opens

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford leaps over a challenge by PSG's Presnel Kimpembe during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Marcus Rashford sprinted toward the corner flag inside an empty Parc des Princes and slid on his knees in celebration just like two seasons ago

Groton nursing home struggling with COVID-19 outbreak

Since mid-September, the 120-bed Fairview Rehabiliation and Skilled Nursing Care Center has seen 52 residents and 17 staff members test positive for COVID-19. Two residents have died.

Free COVID-19 testing in North Stonington Sunday

The Ledge Light Health District will host free COVID-19 testing at the Wheeler Middle School Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Making the playoffs was an added touch for Blue Jays, Walker

In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker talks to starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez after Sanchez worked the first inning of a game against the Houston Astros in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

"(Making the playoffs) meant a lot, to be honest with you," said Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach and Waterford resident Pete Walker of the 2020 season. "For what we went through and not really having a home, it was special in a crazy year."

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps

Connecticut's 'unenforceable' out-of-state quarantine rule to be adjusted

Gov. Ned Lamont said Connecticut is planning to revamp its benchmarks for when people entering the state from locations with large COVID-19 rates will need to quarantine

The end result of 'virtual' meet between Waterford, Ledyard? Undecided

Waterford's Viv Martinez, competing earlier in the season, swam the 200-meter medley relay, the 100 butterfly, the 200 free relay and the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet against Ledyard. Because the meet was held at two different pools, the results of the

Walking up the stairs to the pool at Waterford High School on Monday afternoon, the first audible thing was the voice of Brett Arnold, coach of the Lancers' girls' swimming and diving team, speaking into a microphone.

State to provide COVID aid to nonprofit arts groups

A pedestrian pauses to read the marquee at the Garde Arts Center in New London on Monday, October 19, 2020. Governor Ned Lamont announced Monday the state will be providing up to $9 million in grants to nonprofit arts organizations in COVID-19 relief. Some will come in the form of matching grants. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced the state will be providing up to $9 million in grants to certain nonprofit arts groups.

Chiefs run past Bills

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, right, runs the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire showed new teammate Le’Veon Bell and the rest of the NFL how dominant the Kansas City Chiefs’ running attack is already

Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson gets ready to climb into his car to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR on Monday, Oct. 29, 2020, cleared Larson to return in 2021, ending his long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video racing game.  Larson was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

NASCAR has cleared Kyle Larson to return in 2021, ending his long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video racing game

Waterford boys' soccer returns from hiatus, beats Bacon 1-0

The Waterford High School boys' soccer team played their first game in nine days on Monday and beat Bacon Academy, 1-0, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference game.

Local roundup: Conway leads Wheeler boys' XC to victory

Wheeler freshman Cameron Conway won the race and depth carried the Lions to a 27-31 win over St. Bernard in an Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' cross country meet on Monday.

Hooping on the hardcourt

A group of young men play basketball at the city basketball court on Washington Street in Norwich Monday, October 19, 2020.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A crowd of young men play basketball on the Washington Street basketball court in Norwich on Monday.

Ledyard to host Farmers to Families food distribution Wednesday

Boxes will be available from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or until supplies run out.

New London elementary school shifts to remote learning for two days

Students at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School have shifted to remote learning for the first two days of this week because of a recent COVID-19 case.

High-risk Connecticut municipalities deciding what to do about schools

Schools in several municipalities that have been put on high alert by the state because of rising coronavirus numbers have paused in-person learning, but others have decided to keep their schools open

Poll: 1 in 4 US workers have weighed quitting

In this July 2, 2020 file photo, a service technician  wears a protective suit while using  an electrostatic gun to clean a surface area during the coronavirus pandemic in Tyler, Texas.  The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed and stretched thin, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.  (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP, File)

The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work

World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million

A woman wearing a face mask walks in Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Britain’s government says discussions about implementing stricter restrictions in Greater Manchester must be completed Monday because the public health threat caused by rising COVID-19 infections is serious and getting worse. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

The world's number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 40 million

Twitter deletes Trump health adviser's claim that masks don't work

White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas departs after a television interview at the White House, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Twitter blocked a tweet from a contrarian medical adviser to President Donald Trump that said that wearing masks doesn't help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

A call to arms: 110,000 Californians have bought a gun since the coronavirus arrived

In the first five months of the COVID-19, thousands of Californians bought new guns and changed the way they stored their firearms in a bid to counter the unrest, government crackdowns and societal disintegration they feared would be unleashed by...

Judge strikes down Trump plan to slash food stamps to 700,000 unemployed

President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A federal judge on Sunday formally struck down a Trump administration attempt to end food stamp benefits for nearly 700,000 unemployed people, blocking as "arbitrary and capricious" the first of three such planned measures to restrict the federal...

As coronavirus cases rise, GOP governors resist measures to slow spread, preach 'personal responsibility'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference where he provided an update to Texas' response to COVID-19, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

With cases surging to new highs and hospital capacity running low, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum teared up describing a state "caught in the middle of a COVID storm."

A new kind of choral performance at Saint Bernard

Emma Lemire leads her peers at St. Bernard High School in American Sign Language during their performance. (Courtesy of Astor Place Inc.)

Limitations on music education brought about a sign language project for the school choir.Limitations on music education brought about a sign language project for the school choir.

Giants give Judge his first NFL win

New York Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (97) and Blake Martinez (54) rush Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen (8) during a point after try in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. The point after try was unsuccessful. The Giants won 20-19. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Joe Judge and the New York Giants have finally won, and they have rookie Tae Crowder and a risky gamble by Washington coach Ron Rivera for making them relevant again

Jason Kokrak wins CJ Cup to get PGA Tour title in 233rd try

Jason Kokrak makes his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the CJ Cup golf tournament at Shadow Creek Golf Course Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in North Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Jason Kokrak can finally call himself a PGA Tour winner

Winter energy costs to be higher but New England oil users may get break

Home heating costs are expected to grow this winter because of projections of colder weather and people continuing to shelter at home

Another Maine church grappling with virus outbreak

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed an outbreak in a church in the town of Brooks

Broncos top Pats in COVID-delayed game

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, rear, fumbles in the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Denver kicker Brandon McManus had six field goals and linebacker Malik Reed came up with a big sack late to help the Broncos hold on for an 18-12 win over the New England Patriots in a game twice delayed following positive coronavirus tests for both...

Mickelson wins Champions event

Winner Phil Mickelson walks up 18th green during final round play in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Mickelson finished 3 strokes ahead of Canada's Mike Weir.  (Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Phil Mickelson became the third player and second this year to win his first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions, slamming the door on Mike Weir with a back-nine surge Sunday in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic

Fenway Park becomes voting venue amid pandemic

People wait in line for early voting to open at Fenway Park, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Voter are lining up under Boston Red Sox banners at Fenway Park for another of the nation’s pastimes — voting

Cuomo opens N.Y. movie theaters as coronavirus hot spots cool off

This May 13, 2020, file photo shows AMC Empire 25 theatre in Times Square in New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced limited reopening of theaters outside the city area, allowing 25 percent capacity, or a max of 50 people per screen beginning Oct. 23. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the green light for movie theaters to open outside of New York City on Saturday as he all but declared victory over the coronavirus hot spots that had threatened to spread into a wider flare up.

Why is coronavirus killing more men than women?

Arizona Army National Guard Pvt. Ronald Aguilar, right, takes the temperature of a man at a drive-thru COVID-19 saliva test on the main campus at Arizona Western College, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. The testing, organized by the Yuma County Public Health Services District, lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and saw 671 tests administered, according to county spokesperson Kevin Tunnell. The purpose of the testing, according to Yuma County, was to capitalize on the recent development of a saliva test for COVID-19 by Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

Early in the coronavirus outbreak, hospital data from China revealed a startling disparity: COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, was killing far more men than women.

New virus restrictions put in place across Europe

Medical staff takes a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus test center in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The city exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. More and more German cities become official high risk corona hotspots with travel restrictions within Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new cases Saturday

Suddenly retired? Here’s what to do next

Business closings and health risks related to the pandemic are pushing many people to stop working sooner than they had planned