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9:54 AM / Monday November 30, 2020

Coronavirus

‘So frustrating’: Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics

October 16, 2020

By Heather Hollingsworth ASSOCIATED PRESS  MISSION, Kan. — Treating the sick and dying isn’t even the toughest part for nurse Amelia Montgomery as the coronavirus surges in her corner of red America. It’s dealing with patients and relatives who don’t believe the virus is real, refuse to wear masks and demand treatments like hydroxychloroquine, which…

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Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

October 7, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR and AAMER MADHANI WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the deteriorating conditions in the economy. Trump tweeted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

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Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive for COVID19

October 2, 2020

NEW YORK — Amazon says nearly 20,000 of its workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. Amazon says in a corporate blog it examined data from March 1 to Sept. 19 for its 1.37 million workers at Amazon and Whole Foods Market. It said it compared COVID-19 case…

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The eyes don’t have it: Masks upset classroom communication

October 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this September 2, 2020 file photo, preschool teacher Mikki Laugier wears a protective mask as she guides students in a lesson at P.S.15 in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) By Shawn Marsh ASSOCIATED PRESS  Placing an order at a deli counter while…

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Philadelphia moves to 50% indoor dining capacity starting October 2

September 29, 2020

The City of Philadelphia has announced that restaurants can move to 50% capacity for indoor dining starting Friday, October 2. The restaurants will have to certify that they are following the state of Pennaylvania’s guidelines on social distancing. Restaurants must complete the Open and Certified PA online certificate online by Oct. 5 to increase their…

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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A “promotora” (health promoter) from CASA, a Hispanic advocacy group, tries to enroll Latinos as volunteers to test a potential COVID-19 vaccine, at a farmers market in Takoma Park, Maryland on Sept. 9, 2020. Minority enrollment in studies of two shots has inched up in recent weeks, but even more is needed this…

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Pennsylvania launches new virus exposure notification app

September 24, 2020

By MARC LEVY HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s new coronavirus exposure notification app became available in app stores Tuesday and could soon be compatible with those of three neighboring states, including New York. The release of the app, named COVID AlertPa, is part of Pennsylvania’s effort to more quickly break chains of transmission by using…

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Virus America, six months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

September 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, paraprofessional Jaevon Walton, center, reminds a student to wear his face mask in a learning pod of second through seventh graders at Harvest Best Academy in Minneapolis. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File) By Ted Anthony ASSOCIATED PRESS  For years, Erin Whitehead has been…

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