BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer of hope amid the outbreak that has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed more than 1,100.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Closing schools to combat the spread of the coronavirus is having a sweeping impact on an annual rite of spring: the standardized tests that are dreaded by millions of students and teachers alike.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana’s coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen, the state’s hospitals and health care workers worry if they’ll have enough people and equipment to meet the ever-growing demands of an epidemic expected to hit its peak in the state over the next two weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced a plan Wednesday to start paying hospitals and doctors who care for uninsured patients with COVID-19, but Democratic lawmakers and health industry groups are likely to press for more.
NEW YORK (AP) — As countries around the world loosen their coronavirus restrictions, people are discovering that the return to normal is anything but — and it’s becoming clear the economic pain and social disruption could be long-lasting.
With capacity stretched thin, U.S. hospitals are rushing to find beds for a coming flood of patients, opening older closed hospitals, turning single rooms into doubles and re-purposing other medical buildings.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters must work in close quarters for weeks at a time.