A technician holds a tray of patient swabs during the testing process for coronavirus infection at a lab in Berlin last week. (Getty Images)
A technician holds a tray of patient swabs during the testing process for coronavirus infection at a lab in Berlin last week. (Getty Images)

European politicians are making big promises about antibody passports. The science is still catching up.

Germany has begun antibody lab tests, but scientists urge caution.

Lockdowns send Venezuelan migrants back to their broken homeland

Years after fleeing the collapsed socialist state, thousands are returning.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
The Taliban and the Afghan government were negotiating the release of more than 100 prisoners, a step intended to pave the way for formal peace talks.
Struggling to breathe, the British prime minister has been receiving “oxygen treatment,” an official said.
Experts warn it may already be too late, with the virus rampant in Tokyo and elsewhere.
The number of new coronavirus cases is starting to decline as the country pursues a policy of elimination rather than containment.
The High Court of Australia acquitted the former Vatican finance chief, who had been serving a six-year sentence, ruling there was sufficient doubt.
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His skepticism over the virus fits into a broader narrative of his far-right nationalist rule.
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general says U.S. hospitals face "severe" and widespread shortages of personal protective equipment, testing supplies, ventilators and staff.
At 600 deaths a day in New York, officials hope they are now seeing the worst of the crisis.
Restrictions would be lifted in stages, starting in mid-April.
Billions of dollars could vanish, disrupting lives across the developing world.
He has deputized Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as a stand-in.
The country has declined to implement strict measures to combat the virus. That may soon change.
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The Qatari government says it has implemented widespread measures to protect immigrant workers from the coronavirus, after a German documentary highlighted that ongoing construction of World Cup infrastructure raised the risk of infections
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Italy’s health ministry says it’s investigating the country’s biggest nursing home where 70 residents died last month
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While tributes to courageous medical personnel putting themselves in the virus’ path circle the globe, Mexico and some other places have seen disturbing aggression born of fear
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Less than three weeks ago, a respected Bosnian epidemiologist was fielding calls from journalists seeking advice on how to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak
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The European Central Bank is swinging into action again to fight the economic downturn from the coronavirus
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