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The protocols in place in our classrooms and schools appear to be effective," reads her letter. 1"We do not, thus far, have any evidence of positive cases of COVID-19 tracing back to exposure at school or during school hours, and the number of students quarantined as a result of close contacts at school has been minimal up to this point." 1
"Instead of making it about the president's coercive authority under law it should be about whether the president can support a norm that supports public health, which is in people's self interest," said Harold Hongju Koh, a law professor at Yale University and an expert in national security and human rights. 1
Every London borough has now seen the Covid-19 rate go above the key threshold of 100 new cases a week per 100,000, according to official figures. 1
Three boroughs had a rate of more than 200 in the week to October 23, around double the areas least hard hit in the city. 1
The 100/100,000 was one of the trigger indicators used for moving London into Tier 2 restrictions 12 days ago. 1
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Many French doctors are urging a new nationwide lockdown, noting that 58% of the country's intensive care units are now occupied by COVID patients and medical staff are under increasing strain. 1
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Economists warn that a full lockdown could impact Europe more broadly if other European countries hit hard by rising infections then follow France's lead. 1
PRAGUE - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on Friday asked his health minister, Roman Prymula, to resign after the head of the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic was caught violating the strict restrictions he had imposed just days earlier. 1
"We must lead by example. 1Such a mistake cannot be excused," Babiš said. 1
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It is unacceptable." 1
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"If the public wishes it, I will resign," Prymula said. 1
Some doctors who insisted on wearing a mask at work have been reprimanded or even fired. 2
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Stockholm's nursing homes ended up losing 7% of their 14,000 residents to the virus. 2
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The response was swift. 1
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Herd immunity is still not well understood, but scientists estimate that in the case of COVID-19, between 40% and 70% of a population would have to be immune to arrest the spread of the virus. 1
While exact numbers may not be finalized until the pandemic is over, scientists are certain that the death toll is at least close to that figure. 1
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They argue that the other 94 percent of deaths - about 207,000 lives lost - happened due to comorbidities or old age. 1
Italy announced a raft of measures on Sunday after recording its highest daily infection rate, while nine major French cities have been placed under curfew. 1
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From Monday, under new government restrictions designed to tackle the fresh outbreak, residents will only be allowed to see one other person from outside their household and should work from home if possible. 1
But a similar phenomenon is sending off alarms across Europe, where researchers from the World Health Organization estimate that about half of the population is experiencing "pandemic fatigue." 1
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"If anything," he added, "there's a lot of pushback against governments for not doing enough to contain the virus." 1
But many medical workers are demoralized by what they see the ineffective leadership of authorities who have tried to protect public health as well as ailing economies. 1
European countries, and even regions inside countries, are applying drastically contrasting strategies. 1
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Here's a look at key virus topics in Europe: 1
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