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Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 24, 2020 - 6:05 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. It’s not going to happen. A review by The Associated Press found that at least half of the states are not going to meet...
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May 22, 2020 - 11:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Friday that cyber crime is on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the COVID-19 pandemic. Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council that the coronavirus crisis is moving the world toward...
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May 22, 2020 - 3:52 pm
EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that the state is building a “field medical station" with up to 125 beds to aid a farming region along the Mexican border that has witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases. As many parts of the state eased restrictions, Newsom said...
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A tent sits in front of the El Centro Regional Medical Center to help process patients with symptoms related to the new coronavirus Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in El Centro, Calif. As much of California inches toward businesses reopening, this farming region on the state's border with Mexico is grappling with a spike in hospitalizations from the coronavirus that could inflict more pain on its perpetually struggling economy. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 21, 2020 - 2:03 pm
EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — As much of California begins allowing businesses to reopen amid improved coronavirus conditions, a farming region bordering Mexico is experiencing a spike in hospitalizations that some believe is driven by American citizens who live in Mexico coming to the U.S. for care...
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Jack Campise talks with his mother, Beverly Kearns, through her apartment window at the Kimberly Hall North nursing home, Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Windsor, Conn. The coronavirus has had no regard for health care quality or ratings as it has swept through nursing homes around the world, killing efficiently even in highly rated care centers. Preliminary research indicates the numbers of nursing home residents testing positive for the coronavirus and dying from COVID-19 are linked to location and population density — not care quality ratings. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann
May 21, 2020 - 7:48 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Abbott Terrace Health Center in Waterbury, where 41 residents have died from the coronavirus, has been cited by regulators for infection control violations and fined three times by the state and federal governments over the last several years. It has the lowest nursing...
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In this photo taken May 8, 2020, medical staff from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital including Chief Medical Officer Val Wangler, center, hold a protest over working conditions and depleted staff in Gallup, N.M. Many nurses and doctors say staffing at the hospital was inadequate because of hospital CEO David Conejo's move to cut back on nurses in the first week of March to offset declining hospital revenues after elective surgeries were suspended. They voiced their discontent at the recent protest calling for his resignation. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
May 19, 2020 - 3:42 pm
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — On the eve of New Mexico's shutdown of bars and restaurants to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the city of Gallup came alive for one last night of revelry. Before the night was out in the desert oasis on the fringes of the Navajo Nation, 98 people were detained for public...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2020 file photo Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma speaks about protecting seniors, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Federal authorities aren’t setting any hard dates for when nursing homes can allow family members to visit again. “We’re urging governors to proceed with extreme caution because these are the most vulnerable citizens. We know that nursing homes have struggled,” said Seema Verma, head of CMS, in a phone interview, Monday, May 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
May 18, 2020 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are urging governors to use “extreme caution” in deciding when to resume visits at nursing homes, saying it shouldn't come before all residents and staff have tested negative for the coronavirus for at least 28 days. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
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Dermatologist Dr. Seemal Desai poses for a photo in an examination room in his office in Plano, Texas, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Desai uses the privacy of an examination room and a tablet computer to virtually visit with some of his patients. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 18, 2020 - 6:45 am
The global coronavirus pandemic has created a huge need for health care in the U.S., but it also is delivering a devastating financial blow to that sector. COVID-19 worries have kept patients away from doctors' offices and forced the postponement and cancellation of non-urgent surgeries. The...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, file photo, protesters for women's rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed the previous week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, in Montgomery, Ala. An Alabama-based abortion rights group used a flood of donations that poured in from across the country after the abortion ban to purchase the state’s busiest abortion clinic to ensure it stays open, the Yellowhammer Fund announced Friday, May 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
May 16, 2020 - 6:00 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in Alabama last year tried to enact the nation's most stringent abortion ban, but the attempt to outlaw the procedure may have had one ironic twist. An Alabama-based abortion rights group used a flood of donations that poured in from across the country...
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Jose Vargas stokes a carbon stove to heat tamales, as part of the street side breakfast stand he has operated for 15 years, with the help of his wife and sons, in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Friday, May 15, 2020. Vargas said they respected the stay at home recommendation for two weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, before running out of food. "We'll either die of hunger, or of sickness," Vargas said. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
May 15, 2020 - 5:36 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is...
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