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Coronavirus

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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800-plus new cases in Pennsylvania, 500 in Philly

July 27, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported more than 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, as fresh concerns about it spreading prompted the cancellation of Monday night’s Major League Baseball game in Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, as of Monday there were 500 new cases and 2 persons have died in the city bringing the total to 1,678…

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Pennsylvania sees another day of more than 1,000 infections

July 24, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania produced another day of more than 1,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, fueled by positive tests in Philadelphia and the Pittsburgh area as the state fights to tamp down rising case counts. The Department of Health reported more than 1,213 additional confirmed virus cases — the most in a single-day…

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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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Wolf administration: Hazard pay grants now available for front-line workers in life-sustaining industries

July 24, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors across Pennsylvania. “In the fight against COVID-19, our front-line workers have put themselves at…

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Gov. Wolf Signs First Responders Bill, Other Legislation

July 23, 2020

From Office of Governor Wolf: Governor Tom Wolf signed several bills into law today including HB 1459, which establishes a mental wellness and stress management program for emergency responders who experience post-traumatic stress injuries or traumatic brain injuries on the job. The legislature passed the bill unanimously. “This COVID-19 emergency has been another reminder of…

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DC mayor orders mandatory masks as infections rise again

July 23, 2020

By ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order Wednesday making face masks mandatory outside homes — an unprecedented step in the nation’s capital. Bowser said the order would include “enforcement language” detailing possible fines for violations. After saying they had successfully blunted the infection curve in…

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Bahamas bans US travelers starting Wednesday

July 21, 2020

HAVANA (AP) — The Bahamas is banning travelers from the United States starting Wednesday after a surge in coronavirus infections followed the islands’ reopening to international tourism. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Sunday that the country had seen 49 new coronavirus infections since it opened on July 1, nearly a third of the total of…

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