Health

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March 16, 2020 - 6:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- For years, health experts said state governments didn’t do enough to bolster their public health offices and services. Now, they are struggling to catch up as COVID-19 spreads through their communities. Most state and local governments put public health on the back burner when it...
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A Caltrans freeway sign reads: "Wash your hands, Stay healthy, Avoid COVID-19" in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for all bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs to close in the nation's most populous state. Also Sunday, he urged seniors and people with chronic health conditions to isolate themselves at home in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Antczak)
The Associated Press
March 15, 2020 - 11:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors and...
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March 15, 2020 - 8:37 am
(NEW YORK) -- Two months ago, reports surfaced out of China that a cluster of pneumonia cases in the central city of Wuhan may be due to a new type of coronavirus. The World Health Organization said at the time it was still assessing the extent of the outbreak, but noted that there were no reports...
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March 14, 2020 - 12:50 pm
(SEATTLE) -- As hospitals brace for the possibility that a crush of coronavirus patients could descend on American hospitals, health officials are attempting to get ahead of a sudden demand for ventilators -- breathing machines that have proven essential in saving lives around the world during the...
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March 14, 2020 - 11:00 am
(NEW YORK) -- There is a lot of information floating around regarding the new coronavirus. While sharing personal advice is often well-meaning, it is important to focus on science to ensure that recommendations are based in fact. Social media is spreading plenty of false rumors about COVID-19,...
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March 14, 2020 - 8:19 am
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- As the novel coronavirus spreads, police departments around the country are continuing to do their job, and police the community. Law enforcement officers come into contact with people on the front lines every day, Chuck Wexler, the executive director of the Police Executive...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Associated Press
March 13, 2020 - 11:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will “most likely” be tested for the novel coronavirus, as questions swirled about why he, his top aides and his family weren't doing more to protect themselves and others after repeated exposure to COVID-19. Trump has now had multiple direct...
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March 13, 2020 - 5:24 pm
(NEW YORK) -- As scientists scramble to understand more about the novel coronavirus, a new government-funded experiment shows that the virus can survive on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for up to three days. Though preliminary, the experiment emphasizes the importance of diligently...
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March 13, 2020 - 3:42 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration is urging healthy individuals to donate blood as American Red Cross blood drives are being canceled nationwide, putting the country’s blood supply at a potential risk as concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic grow. "We need people to start...
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Center for Disease Control
March 13, 2020 - 12:49 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Healthcare providers across the country are asking how they can access strategic stockpiles of critical equipment, bracing for the possibility of a shortage as the influx of patients grows. Personal protection equipment meant to keep nurses and doctors healthy is already in short...
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