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Virus surge in Brazil brings coffin shortage, morgue chaos

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - In Brazil's bustling Amazon city of Manaus, so many people have died within days in the coronavirus pandemic that coffins had to be stacked on top of each other in long, hastily dug trenches in a city cemetery. Some despairing … more

Pandemic brings fortunes to Amazon - and headaches, too

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Workers risk COVID-19 infection or losing unemployment benefits

ATLANTA (AP) - Some of the millions of American workers laid off because of the coronavirus are beginning to face a tough choice - return to work and risk infection, or stay home and risk losing unemployment payments. The decision is most … more

Immigrants deliver food, hope to workers affected by pandemic

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Many field hospitals went largely unused, will be shut down

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A coronavirus drug seems to work. What's next in making it available?

News that an experimental drug seems to be the first effective treatment for the new coronavirus has unleashed a flurry of interest - and a clamor to know how soon it might be available. Talk turned Thursday to how quickly the federal Food and … more

Trump harshly blames China for pandemic; a lab 'mistake'?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday speculated that China could have unleashed the coronavirus on the world due to some kind of horrible "mistake," and his intelligence … more

Company says drug proved effective against coronavirus in U.S. study

A biotech company said Wednesday its experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major U.S. government study that put it to a strict test. Gilead Sciences' remdesivir would be the first treatment to pass such a test … more

Medicare applications raise anxiety for seniors in pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - At greater risk from COVID-19, some seniors now face added anxiety because of delays obtaining Medicare coverage. Advocates for older people say the main problem involves certain applications for Medicare's "Part B" coverage for … more

U.S. Navy to widen probe into carrier commander

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy will conduct a wider investigation of circumstances surrounding the spread of the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, a move that effectively delays a decision on whether to reinstate the ship's … more

S.C. governor faces different pressure to reopen state

COLUMBIA - Three of the most conservative members of the South Carolina House sent a letter Wednesday to the House speaker, asking him to call lawmakers back to the Statehouse and end the governor's emergency orders over the coronavirus. The goal … more

Economists agree: No quick rebound from recession is likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — Devastated by the coronavirus, the U.S. economy is sinking. And the plunge is accelerating.Now, as some businesses in a few states start to trickle back to work, hopes are … more

Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

WASHINGTON - On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an unappealing choice. He could wear contacts and clearly see the justices but … more

Traumatic childhood increases risk for heart disease

American Heart Association News Exposure to trauma and other adverse experiences during childhood increases lifelong risk for cardiovascular disease and death, regardless of a person's health during young adulthood, new research shows. The … more

Russian doctors, nurses face more risks as virus cases grow

MOSCOW (AP) - A patient who had routine surgery at a hospital in St. Petersburg suddenly developed a fever after an operation. Doctors insisted on testing him for coronavirus, and results showed that he had it. And so did the Russian doctors, … more

U.S. and Europe grapple with when to reopen schools

PARIS - The question of when to reopen schools looms large as European countries and U.S. states draw up plans to restart their battered economies. Despite alarm among some teachers, parents and mayors, France detailed plans Tuesday to start … more

South Korea maintains rumors of Kim Jong Un's health are untrue

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's government has dismissed rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in fragile condition, as speculation about his health intensifies amid the North's silence on his whereabouts. There are concerns, … more

As fewer people fly, rate of guns found in bags by TSA jumps

With far fewer people flying because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, airport security screeners are naturally finding fewer guns in carry-on baggage. But the ratio of guns to passengers seeking to board airplanes has … more

FDA says there is no indication COVID-19 is spread through food

By The Associated Press Is it safe to order food via take-out or delivery? Unlike some germs, there's no indication the coronavirus can spread through food, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "This is a respiratory virus, … more

European doctors warn rare kids' syndrome may have virus tie

LONDON (AP) - Doctors in Britain, Italy and Spain have been warned to look out for a rare inflammatory condition in children that is possibly linked to the new coronavirus. Earlier this week, Britain's Paediatric Intensive Care Society issued an … more
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