Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment

The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions of others may survive.

At UN, India vows to help produce virus vaccine for world

UNITED NATIONS — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to help the world produce and deliver potential coronavirus vaccines while making no mention Saturday of the heavy toll the pandemic has taken on his own country, where the enormous population has suffered among the highest numbers of cases and deaths in the world.

Prince Charles warns virus may devastate students’ futures

LONDON — Prince Charles has warned that up to 1 million young people in Britain may need “urgent help” to protect their futures from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, as politicians debated whether to keep British university students from returning home for Christmas.

Military suicides up as much as 20% in COVID era

WASHINGTON — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.

Lockdowns are fading, but GOP outrage isn’t in campaigns

AUSTIN, Texas — When the coronavirus pandemic slammed the U.S. economy this spring, Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther became an overnight symbol of rebellion against lockdown measures, spending two days in a Texas jail for refusing to close her doors.

Can Kaua‘i businesses recover from COVID-19? If so … HOW?

Like I said last month … Full disclosure: I have looked very deeply into my crystal ball and I can’t see a (bleeping) thing in it. In other words, I don’t know. Nobody knows. My only real reaction to these questions is: I have confidence in Kaua‘i businesspeople. In us. We made it through ‘Iniki. We can, and will, do it again.

State takes over Hilo veterans home

HONOLULU — A state-owned health-care organization in Hawai‘i will take over a veterans care home in Hilo on Hawai‘i Island where 26 residents have died of the coronavirus.

Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem

NEW YORK — At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. Sometimes they cough.

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease.

London police, protesters clash at COVID-19 demonstration

LONDON — London police clashed with demonstrators on Saturday as they broke up a protest in Trafalgar Square against COVID-19 restrictions amid rising tensions over limits on everyday life as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in infections.