Disease outbreaks

French President Emmanuel Macron talks with social workers and volunteers in charge of assisting the elderly in the area during a visit at a communal center for social action (CCAS) in La Courneuve near Paris, Tuesday April 7, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)
April 08, 2020 - 2:49 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR — WHO leader dodges questions on Trump's criticism. —...
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People buy flowers from a sidewalk flower stand on the first day of Passover, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 08, 2020 - 2:49 pm
Passover and its epic story — how the Jewish people escaped to freedom after plagues struck their oppressors — are uniquely resonant this year, as Jews find ways to honor the holiday amid the outbreak of what feels like a real-life plague. The coronavirus has forced Jewish families to limit the...
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This Sept. 19, 2019, photo provided by Jonathan David Bass shows Dr. Doug Bass. As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass' family begged him to work from home. He refused, pointing to his patients at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol treatment center where he served as medical director. Doug Bass, 64, died suddenly in March 2020 after suffering symptoms commonly caused by coronavirus. (Bass Family Photo via AP)
April 08, 2020 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass' family begged him to work from home. He refused, pointing to his patients at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol treatment center where he served as medical director. “He said he was on the front lines and they needed him,” his...
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A woman leaves Elmhurst Hospital Center after being tested for COVID-19 or coronavirus during the current viral pandemic, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 08, 2020 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New data shows New York City’s death toll from COVID-19 has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities. And deaths continue to rise statewide at a record pace, even as stay-at-home restrictions show signs of working. Here are the latest coronavirus developments...
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In this photo taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Kevin McSpedon, Assistant Chief Electrician, rings the opening bell at the NYSE, recognizing Sandi Vandiver, associate at a Walmart Supercenter in Bentonville, Arkansas, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)
April 08, 2020 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shot to a 3.4% gain on Wall Street Wednesday as investors chose to focus on the optimistic side of data about the coronavirus outbreak’s trajectory. It’s the latest about-face in this brutally volatile stretch for the U.S. stock market, which has flip-flopped from gains to...
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In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020 photo provided by the Center for Pharmaceutical Research, a participant in a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine trial receives an injection in Kansas City, Mo. This early safety study, called a Phase 1 trial, is using a vaccine candidate developed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals. (Center for Pharmaceutical Research via AP)
April 08, 2020 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab. The pinch should feel like a simple skin test, a researcher told the volunteer lying on an exam table in Kansas City, Missouri, on...
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., waits to speak during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 08, 2020 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia said Wednesday that she will liquidate her stock portfolio and move the money to investment funds after coming under scrutiny for transactions she and her husband made just before the coronavirus sent markets reeling. Loeffler and her...
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April 08, 2020 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of business shutdowns from the coronavirus. The number will likely keep increasing, in part because...
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A City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes and sorts absentee ballots for Tuesday's primary election, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
April 08, 2020 - 1:54 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The decision to forge ahead with Wisconsin's election amid a pandemic has stirred fears about a possible spike in the state's coronavirus cases in the face of stay-at-home orders and efforts to limit contact with others. Public health experts, elected officials, poll workers...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020 file photo shows DJ Khaled at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, Melvin Crispell III will perform in a special BET show that will assist people of color deal with the coronavirus. The “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” broadcast special, will air on April 22 at 8 p.m. EST. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 08, 2020 - 1:26 pm
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...
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