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States Retreat as Confirmed Virus Cases Hit All-Time High

Texas and Florida reversed course and clamped down on bars again Friday in the nation's biggest ...
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US Virus Cases Near an All-Time High as Governors Backtrack

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus crisis deepened in Arizona on Thursday, and the governor of ...
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Jobless Claims and Depressed Economy Show Damage From Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely fell last week, ...
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Virus Cases Surging Among the Young, Endangering the Elderly

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Coronavirus cases are climbing rapidly among young adults in a number ...
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‘Coming Back and Biting Us’: US Sees Virus Make a Comeback

HOUSTON (AP) — Hospital administrators and health care experts warned desperately Wednesday that parts of the ...
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Planning for Summer Beach Days? Docs Share Virus Safety Tips

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Americans have never been more ready to get out of the ...
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Trump Turns Virus Conversation Into ‘US vs. THEM’ Debate

President Donald Trump's push to resume big rallies despite concern he's putting the public's health at ...
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US Coronavirus Outbreaks Spur Debate Over Personal Freedoms

PHOENIX (AP) — When the coronavirus flared in China this week, the country canceled flights, suspended ...
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Cheap Drug is First Shown to Improve COVID-19 Survival

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: ...
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A Drug Offers Hope Amid Spikes in Coronavirus Infections

ATLANTA (AP) — As nations grapple with new outbreaks and spiking death tolls from the coronavirus, ...
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US Revokes Emergency Use of Drugs Touted by Trump vs. Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President ...
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Harrowing Blame Game Over COVID-19 Toll in Nursing Homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grim blame game with partisan overtones is breaking out over COVID-19 deaths ...
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Face Masks with Windows Mean More Than Smiles to Deaf People

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Michael Conley felt especially isolated these past few months: A deaf man, ...
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Some States Hit Pause, Others Press on Amid Spike in Virus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold ...
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CDC Posts Long-Awaited Tips for Minimizing Everyday Risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Take the stairs, not the elevator, down from your hotel room. Encourage ...
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Alarming Rise in Virus Cases as States Roll Back Lockdowns

NEW YORK (AP) — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn't done with the ...
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Surviving in America’s Black Belt Amid Pandemic and Job Loss

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Life can be tough even on a good day in the Black ...
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Alarming Rise in Virus Cases as States Roll Back Lockdowns

NEW YORK (AP) — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn't done with the ...
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What is Herd Immunity and Could it Work with COVID-19?

What is herd immunity and could it work with COVID-19? ...
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A US Recession Began in February in the Face of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy entered a recession in February as the coronavirus struck the ...
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‘All Eyes’ on New York: Reopening Tests City Torn by Crises

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarred by the deadliest coronavirus outbreak in the nation, New York City ...
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Can Tear Gas and Pepper Spray Increase Virus Spread?

Police departments have used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters in recent weeks, raising concern ...
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UK Vaccine Summit Calls for Freely Available Virus Vaccine

LONDON (AP) — A vaccine summit hosted by Britain on Thursday raised billions of dollars to ...
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Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home COVID-19 Deaths Reported to Feds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities have received reports of nearly 26,000 nursing home residents dying ...
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FDA Finds Contamination in Several Brands of Diabetes Drug

U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes ...
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What You Need to Know About the Virus Outbreak

Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign companies are still ...
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American Virus Deaths at 100,000: What Does a Number Mean?

The fraught, freighted number of this particular American moment is a round one brimming with zeroes: ...
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AP-NORC poll: Half of Americans Would Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously ...
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How Should I Clean and Store my Face Mask?

Cloth face masks worn during the coronavirus pandemic should be washed regularly, according to the U.S ...
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As Memorial Day Tempts People Outdoors, Virus Rebound Feared

Millions of Americans are set to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and take tentative steps outdoors to ...
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Big Study Casts More Doubt on Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus

Malaria drugs pushed by President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and ...
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‘Invisible Demon’: Virus Hits Even Top-rated Nursing Homes

The coronavirus has had no regard for health care quality or ratings as it has swept ...
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The Absence of Service Dogs During a Critical Period 

Today, Michele Ostrander, President and CEO of Freedom Service Dogs, describes the challenges the organization is ...
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Pandemic Threatens to Deepen Crisis in Mental Health Care

Even before COVID-19, access to mental health services in the U.S. could be difficult, including for ...
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Hospitals, Health Care Sector Reel From COVID-19 Damage

The global coronavirus pandemic has created a huge need for health care in the U.S., but ...
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Moderna: Early Coronavirus Vaccine Results Are Encouraging

An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune ...
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INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
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New Coronavirus Test is Imperfect Step Toward Mass Screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new type of coronavirus test offers a cheaper, quicker way to screen ...
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White House Recommends Tests for All Nursing Home Residents

NEW YORK (AP) — A top world health official Monday warned that countries are essentially driving ...
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As Countries Restart, WHO Warns About Lack of Virus Tracing

NEW YORK (AP) — A top world health official Monday warned that countries are essentially driving ...