Vaccination

Spanish judge orders elderly woman to get virus jab

A Spanish judge has ordered a resident of a retirement home to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus despite her daughter's objections, according to a court ruling made public Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US facing 'critical' coronavirus surge

Coronavirus infections are surging across large parts of the United States, the top US infectious disease expert has warned, as the death toll in Latin America passed 100,000.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Massachusetts deaths top 5,000 as governor weighs reopening

With states across the country beginning to reopen businesses, Massachusetts' governor is facing mounting pressure to follow suit even as coronavirus deaths reached another grim milestone.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

4 new cases in South Korea, China show work on containment

China and South Korea, which had early, intense outbreaks of the coronavirus, together reported only four new infections Tuesday and were slowly resuming public events after months of containment efforts.

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Judge

A judge, or arbiter of justice, is a lead official who presides over a court of law, either alone or as part of a panel of judges. The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. The judge is like an umpire in a game and conducts the trial impartially and in an open court. The judge hears all the witnesses and any other evidence presented by the parties of the case, assesses the credibility of the parties, and then issues a ruling on the matter at hand based on his or her interpretation of the law and his or her own personal judgement. In some jurisdictions, the judge's powers may be shared with a jury, although this practice is starting to be phased put in some regions.

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