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9:37 PM / Wednesday September 30, 2020

Coronavirus

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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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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HHS canceling ventilator contracts, says stockpile is full

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A ventilator is assembled at the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. The Trump administration is cancelling some of its remaining orders for ventilators, after rushing to sign nearly $3 billion in emergency contracts as the COVID-19 pandemic surged in the Spring. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) By Michael Biesecker ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON …

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Katrina to COVID: New Orleans’ Black community pounded again

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary and Barrett Duplessis pose for a portrait in their home in New Orleans, Wednesday, August 19,2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Rebecca Santana ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW ORLEANS — Levee breaches from Hurricane Katrina dumped six feet of water into the New Orleans home of Mary Duplessis and her husband in 2005. The house…

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US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

August 14, 2020

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released last Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher…

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US agency vows steps to address COVID-19 inequalities

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Healthcare worker Rahaana Smith instructs passengers how to use a nasal swab, Friday, July 24, 2020, at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Miami, Florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — If Black, Hispanic and Native Americans are hospitalized and killed by the…

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How does COVID-19 affect kids? Science has answers and gaps

July 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, amid concerns of spread of COVID-19, teachers check students before a summer STEM camp at WylieHigh School in Wylie, Texas. (AP Photo/ LM Otero)  By Lindsey Tanner ASSOCIATED PRESS  What role children play in the coronavirus pandemic is the hot-button question of the summer as…

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COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp

July 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FDNY firefighters gather to applaud medical workers as attending physician Mollie Williams, left, wears personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. Essential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes. But in most states nurses, first responders and frontline workers who get COVID-19…

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Virus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being

July 10, 2020

Terrence Nichols, 44, in Chicago after a COVID-19 infection. Nichols has recovered physically from a relatively mild case of COVID-19, diagnosed in March. But as a Black man in Chicago, knowing its impact in his community has left Nichols feeling fearful, vulnerable and angry over the president’s push to reopen. (Terrence Nichols via AP) By…

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US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cars are lined up at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients….

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