Health

Doctors in hospital discussing coronavirus
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Associated Press
July 20, 2020 - 5:17 am
Las Vegas-area hospitals are adding beds and staff to accommodate an increasing number of COVID-19 patients, officials said.
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Registered nurses Army Capt. Rachel Curtis, right, and Capt. Christa Angelotti, with the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force, sets up a patient board inside a wing at United Memorial Medical Center, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Houston. Soldiers will treat COVID-19 patients in the newly setup hospital wing as Texas receives help from across the country to deal with its coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Associated Press
July 17, 2020 - 8:50 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they're unlikely to return to classrooms full time in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic as death tolls reached new highs. It came as many states — particularly in the Sunbelt — struggled to cope with the...
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An aerial view shows hotel-casinos and other venues downtown (foreground) and on the Las Vegas Strip
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Mitch Kelly
July 17, 2020 - 9:42 am
Coming off a day of record numbers of new COVID-19 cases comes word that that White House has put Nevada and 10 other states in a so-called “red zone” because it had more than 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week and had more than 10 percent of its diagnostic test results come back...
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Nevada Betting On Health Safety As Las Vegas Casinos Reopen
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Associated Press
July 17, 2020 - 5:01 am
At least 123 visitors to Nevada tested positive for the coronavirus while visiting the state in recent weeks or shortly after returning home, according to state health data.
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FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia on Thursday July 16, 2020, of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Associated Press
July 16, 2020 - 9:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Western governments on Thursday accused hackers believed to be part of Russian intelligence of trying to steal valuable private information about a coronavirus vaccine, calling out the Kremlin in an unusually detailed public warning to scientists and medical companies. The alleged...
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FILE - The cruise ship Rotterdam turns as it prepares to dock at Port Everglades, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end September as coronavirus infections rise in most U.S. states, including Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday, July 16, 2020 that it was extending a no-sail order that had been scheduled to expire July 24. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Associated Press
July 16, 2020 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end September as coronavirus infections rise in most U.S. states, including Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that it was extending a no-sail order that had...
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Woman smoking at a poker table
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Associated Press
July 16, 2020 - 5:21 am
Several Las Vegas casinos are limiting smoking as a way to keep patrons from removing the protective face masks they are required to wear.
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FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores. The company said the policy will go into effect on Monday, July 20, 2020 to allow time to inform stores and customers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Associated Press
July 15, 2020 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements. The company said Wednesday that the...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is recognized as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla. Stitt announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020, that he's tested positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home. The first-term Republican governor has backed one of the country's most aggressive reopening plans, has resisted any statewide mandate on masks and rarely wears one himself. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Associated Press
July 15, 2020 - 12:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home, making him the first U.S. governor to report testing positive. Stitt, 48, said he mostly feels fine, although he started feeling “a little achy”...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a COVID-19 briefing on July 6, 2020 in New York City.
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Associated Press
July 14, 2020 - 7:33 am
Travelling to New York City can be an expensive endeavor, but it will be even moreso if Nevadans don't fill out proper paperwork before landing in the Big Apple.
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