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FILE - In this July 6, 2020 file photo, a health care worker administers a COVID-19 test at a site sponsored by Community Heath of South Florida at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center in Homestead, Fla.   A drug company says on Friday, Sept. 18,  that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled minorities.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 studyA drug company says that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Report: Controversial CDC Change Didn't Come From CDCA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention change to COVID testing guidelines that caused consternation last month wasn't the work of CDC scientists and was "dropped" into the agency's website despite their objections, sources tell the New York Times . The controversial guidance, which stated that people without symptoms shouldn't get...
Newser1 hour ago
FILE -- In this file photo taken on April 12, 2006, a road sign announces the town of Corleone, Italy. The Sicilian town of Corleone, made famous by the fictional Mafia clan in “The Godfather,” has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections were tied to a big wedding there last week. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Big wedding in fictional home of 'The Godfather' fuels virusThe Sicilian town of Corleone, made famous by the fictional Mafia clan in “The Godfather,” has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections were tied to a big wedding there last week
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga.,, speaks at a  news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. An Associated Press review of medical records for four detained immigrant women at the detention center and interviews with lawyers have revealed growing allegations that a gynecologist performed surgeries that the women never sought or didn’t fully understand. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)
AP Exclusive: More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgeryAn Associated Press review of medical records for four detained immigrant women and interviews with lawyers have revealed growing allegations that a gynecologist performed surgeries and other procedures that the women never sought or didn’t fully understand
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Aug. 8, 2012, file photo, internally displaced Congolese men and women wait for a World Food Program energy biscuits to be distributed in Kibati, north of Goma, eastern Congo. The World Food Program chief warned Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starvingThe World Food Program chief warns that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A resident stands in her doorway as a member of the "Bora Testar" or Let's Test project, walks through the the Paraisopolis neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. The project plans to test up to 600 people for COVID-19 in the low income neighborhood, and to expand to other vulnerable communities in the country, financed by crowdfunding and donations. (AP Photo/Carla Carniel)
The Latest: Positives from Brazil chief justice inaugurationBrazil’s Supreme Court is suggesting attendees at last week’s inauguration of its chief justice be tested after six others confirmed they have the coronavirus
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus is caught in the sunlight as she walks along a street in Beijing, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: India's coronavirus cases jump by another 96KIndia’s coronavirus cases have jumped by more than 96,000 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling
The Associated Press13 hours ago
President Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak to the White House conference on American History at the National Archives museum, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Gulf between White House's words, Trump's actions on masksThe gulf between President Donald Trump and public health experts over wearing face masks keeps getting wider
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo. Ten fans who attended the Chiefs game last week have been told to quarantine after one fan tested positive for COVID-19, Kansas City health officials announced Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Chiefs fan at season opener tests positive for virusHealth officials are telling 10 fans who attended last week's Kansas City Chiefs game to quarantine after one fan tested positive for COVID-19
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Vice President Mike Pence, center, accompanied by Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma, center left, participates in a meeting on safety and quality for nursing homes in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virusThe Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an independent commission’s report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes
The Associated Press21 hours ago
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is flanked by Italian President Sergio Mattarella after visiting the Duomo gothic cathedral, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Steinmeier is scheduled to meet doctors, medical staff and former patients to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and Germany's support to Italy during his two-day visit. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian virus survivor tells German leader: Germany saved meAn Italian coronavirus survivor from Bergamo has warmly thanked Germany’s visiting president for lifesaving treatment he received in the eastern Germany city of Leipzig
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Moderna CEO: It Might Be a Year Before You Get a VaccineModerna plans to seek emergency approval of its coronavirus vaccine candidate once data shows it to be at least 70% effective—but that's not likely to occur before November and perhaps not until mid-2021. That's according to the company's 135-page plan for analyzing trial data, released Thursday. Moderna has already...
Newser22 hours ago
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