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Coronavirus

BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Demonstrators, including one carrying a Black Lives Matter flag, march past Independence Hall to urge that all votes be counted in Philadelphia, following the election. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which grew out of the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement, is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund…

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Enrollment at US community colleges plummets amid pandemic

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Peniella Irakoze poses for a photo on campus during a break from her part-time job at Phoenix College Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Phoenix. Irakoze is working through a list of more than 1,000 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this semester, calling to check how they’re doing during the coronavirus…

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CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Lear Preston, 4, who attends Scott Joplin Elementary School, participates in her virtual classes as her mother, Brittany Preston, background, assists at their residence in Chicago’s South Side. Amid mounting tensions about reopening schools, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned to release long-awaited guidance Friday, Feb. 12, on what measures are…

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Viral Questions: Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine?

February 12, 2021

By Marilynn Marchione ASSOCIATED PRESS  Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine? It’s best to avoid them, unless you routinely take them for a medical condition. Although the evidence is limited, some painkillers might interfere with the very thing the vaccine is trying to do: generate a strong immune system response. Vaccines…

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South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccine drive

February 12, 2021

By Andrew Meldrum And Sylvia Hui ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has suspended plans to inoculate its front-line health care workers with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after a small clinical trial suggested that it isn’t effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country. South Africa received its first 1…

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AP Analysis: Racial disparity seen in US vaccination drive

February 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People wait in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J. A racial gap has opened up in the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, with Black Americans in many places lagging behind whites in receiving shots, an Associated Press analysis shows. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By Carla K. Johnson, Angeliki Kastanis and Kat Stafford…

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A year after Wuhan lockdown, a world still deep in crisis

January 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Workers move stock near lanterns on sale for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Life appears to be back to normal on the eve of the anniversary of the 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first…

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Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the Mississippi Air and Army National Guard Guard receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Flowood, Miss. The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but some states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) By Sudhin…

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Pennsylvania makes more people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Quamea Richards, left, and Tawanna Thomas of AMI Health, prepare for a long line of patients at a drive-up COVID-19 testing facility at the Georgian Place in Somerset, Pa., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (John Rucosky/Tribune-Democrat via AP) By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  Last Friday, Pennsylvania released an updated coronavirus vaccine plan that makes…

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China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Chinese paramilitary police wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus stand guard near the portrait of Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. COVID vaccine shots will be free in China, where more than 9 million doses have been give…

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