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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Germany, Italy, France suspend AstraZeneca shots amid safety fears, disrupting EU vaccinations

Germany, France and Italy said on Monday they would suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots after several countries reported possible serious side-effects, but the World Health Organization Still, the decision by the...

Biden Directs States to Make Vaccine Available to All Adults by May 1 

U.S. President Joe Biden is directing the 50 states, as well as territories and tribal governments, to make all adults eligible for the coronavirus vaccine by the start of...

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

 Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials. The recommendations also say that...

Alabama extends mask mandate for a month, breaking with Texas, Mississippi

Alabama’s governor said on Thursday she was extending the state’s mask mandate for another month, heeding the advice of health experts and breaking with decisions by neighboring Mississippi and...

Biden says it’s a ‘big mistake’ for states to lift mask mandates

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said decisions to end the required wearing of masks - such as those by governors of Texas and Mississippi - amounted to “Neanderthal...

US coronavirus death toll exceeds 500,000

The U.S. exceeded a tragic milestone as the nation recorded over half a million lives lost to the novel coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone comes just over a...

Fauci cautions against dining out, even when vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., said Monday that Americans who have received their second vaccine jab should still exercise caution and try to resist the...

Vaccine crisis: Shortage leads to closed sites, postponed appointments in LA

 Los Angeles County health officials are encouraged as the number of coronavirus cases continues to trend downward, but concern persists about the shortage of vaccines, which has prompted the...

Biden administration considers mandatory COVID-19 tests for domestic air travel, official says

The Biden administration is considering implementing mandatory coronavirus testing for travelers on U.S. domestic flights. Dr. Marty Cetron, director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told...

Moderna Says Its Vaccine Is Effective Against COVID-19 Variants

U.S. pharmaceutical company Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine appears to produce virus-neutralizing antibodies against new variants of the coronavirus found in Britain and South Africa. In a statement, the...