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Coronavirus

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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Local healthcare logistics expert says proper safeguards and procedures will keep us safe

June 29, 2020

By Afea Tucker Healthcare logistics expert Dr. Larry Caplin provided recommendations to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 as Philadelphia gets closer to Pennsylvania’s “green phase” of reopening. “Helping employees safely get back to work here at DOCS Health has become my mission,” Caplin, a 30-year decorated health logistics professional and DOCS Health CEO, said. Many…

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US virus cases surge to highest level in 2 months

June 25, 2020

By Nick Perry And Ken Moritsugu ASSOCIATED PRESS  BEIJING — New coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the outbreak. The U.S. on Tuesday reported 34,700 new cases of the virus, according to a tally compiled…

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Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lockdowns

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this May 27, 2020, file photo, visitors to the River Walk pass a restaurant that has reopened in San Antonio. Coronavirus cases are rising in nearly half the U.S. states, as states are rolling back lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK  — States are…

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A dozen new coronavirus cases are traced to beach gatherings

June 11, 2020

ASSOCIATED PRESS  A dozen new coronavirus cases in the Philadelphia area have been traced to someone who attended gatherings at beach houses at the Jersey Shore, according to the health department in suburban Bucks County. The department said 11 cases reported Saturday were linked to a New Jersey resident who was at gatherings in the…

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Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for virus

June 11, 2020

By Seth Borenstein ASSOCIATED PRESS  Officials across the South are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go? The Associated Press surveyed more than 70 counties and states from Texas to Virginia, with more than 60% of coastal counties saying as of late May…

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Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

June 5, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Saturday, May 30, 2020, file photo, shows protesters demonstrating in Salt Lake City. Protests in Salt Lake City that drew several thousand people are a setback for contact tracers already struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus, said Tair Kiphibane, infectious disease bureau manager for the Salt Lake County Health…

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Risks complicate reopenings as WHO warns 1st wave not over

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image provided by the New York Stock Exchange, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, applauds as he rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange with with New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham, right, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in New York. The NYSE allowed a limited number…

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VA says it won’t stop use of unproven drug on vets for now

May 22, 2020

By Hope Yen ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Facing growing criticism, the Department of Veterans Affairs said last Friday that it will not halt use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19 but that fewer of its patients are now taking it. In responses provided to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the…

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