Public health

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 15, 2020 - 5:46 am
The nation’s largest health insurer more than doubled its profit in the second quarter, as COVID-19 shutdowns kept patients out of doctor’s offices and off operating tables. UnitedHealth Group Inc. earned $6.64 billion in the three-month window that ended June 30, with adjusted earnings totaling $7...
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Visitors wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a walk at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 15, 2020 - 3:48 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virus restrictions once lifted are being reimposed, shutting businesses and curbing people's social lives as communities try to curb a disease resurgence before it spins out of control. Residents of Australia’s second-largest city were warned on Wednesday to comply with...
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike speaks during a meeting monitoring the new coronavirus situation, at the Metropolitan Government Office Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Tokyo. Experts on Tokyo’s coronavirus task force have raised caution levels for the infections in the Japanese capital to the highest on a scale of four, and urged officials to step up effort to secure more beds, increase testing capacities and raise awareness among the residents about the urgency. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 3:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Renewed restrictions took effect in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with restaurants limited to takeout after 6 p.m., as the Asian financial center battles a resurgence of the coronavirus. Mask-wearing has been made compulsory on public transport for the first time, with fines of up to 5,...
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A civic worker disinfects an area inside a containment zone to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as the number of coronavirus cases surged past 900,000 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
July 15, 2020 - 2:18 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — As India’s coronavirus caseload approaches 1 million, lockdowns are being reimposed in parts of the country as governments try to shield the health system from being overwhelmed. India on Wednesday reported nearly 30,000 new virus cases and 582 more deaths, raising its totals to...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday as investors were encouraged by news that an experimental COVID-19 vaccine under development by Moderna and the U.S. National Institutes of Health revved up people’s immune systems just as desired. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 15, 2020 - 1:40 am
Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday as investors were encouraged by news that an experimental COVID-19 vaccine under development by Moderna and the U.S. National Institutes of Health revved up people’s immune systems just as desired. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 advanced 1.6% to 22,945.50, while...
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Health workers screen people for COVID-19 symptoms at a slum in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as the number of coronavirus cases surged past 900,000 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
July 15, 2020 - 12:45 am
NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload is approaching 1 million with a surge of 29,429 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas in nearly a dozen states. The new confirmed cases took the national total to 936,181. The Health Ministry on Wednesday also...
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This grab taken from video taken on Aug. 21, 2015, shows Jermaine Wright, a NHS pharmacist and referee of the Hackney Marshes grassroots football league, in London. Wright, affectionately known as Mr. Hackney Marshes, served as both an on-field referee and a behind-the-scenes catalyst in the Hackney & Leyton Sunday Football League — as vice chairman, schedule secretary, results secretary, press officer, and head official before he died on April 27, 2020 from COVID-19. (Thomas Wootton via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 12:20 am
LONDON (AP) — The best referees are largely invisible, maintaining order unobtrusively and letting the players decide the game. Their absence — when things can spin out of control — is often more obvious than when they are quietly going about their duties. Hundreds of competitive football players...
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Rachel Berry, in New York City since 2004, from Laurel, Maryland, sits in her living room decorated with her art, Monday, July 6, 2020, in New York. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Berry worked as a bartender and waited tables, jobs that gave her enough time to work on her creative pursuits. But as New York City tries to reopen, there's concern that jobs for the city's creative class are no longer readily available. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 15, 2020 - 12:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been the story for many a starry-eyed creative type looking for a big break in the Big Apple — wait tables to pay the bills while auditioning, performing, singing, painting, dancing, writing, whatever it takes to make the dreams of success come true. But there’s been a plot...
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Sri Lankan auto rickshaw driver Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan officials to nearly half the country's more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, sits in his house in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. For months he’s been anonymous, but now Dinesh is trying to clear his name and shed some of the stigma of a heroin addiction at the root of his ordeal. Referring to him only as “Patient 206,” government officials lambasted Dinesh on TV and social media, blaming him for at least three clusters of cases, including about 900 navy sailors who were infected after an operation in Ja-Ela, a small town about 19 kilometers (12 miles) north of the capital, Colombo. Dinesh, however, says his drug addiction, which is considered a crime in Sri Lanka, makes him a convenient scapegoat. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
July 14, 2020 - 11:36 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — For months he’s been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the country's more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, is trying to clear his name, and shed some of the stigma of a heroin addiction at the root of his ordeal. Under...
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks outside of the Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital during a press conference, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Greenville, Ky. McConnell made the appearance to express his gratitude for Kentucky's front-line healthcare workers and to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators as soon as next week and suggested it will include new funding for school reopenings, some unemployment benefits and money for health care providers. Expected...
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