Pandemics

People gesture to each other as they walk outside public housing towers that are a hotspot for COVID-19 in Melbourne in Melbourne, Friday, July 10, 2020. Australia's Victoria state reported the new daily record of coronavirus cases. (Daniel Pockett/AAP Image via AP)
July 10, 2020 - 3:08 am
BRUSSELS — Wearing a face mask will become mandatory from Saturday in Belgian shops, cinemas, entertainment venues and other indoor spaces. The Belgian government said the decision was made following a meeting of politicians and experts in charge of the lockdown exit strategy who decided to follow...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2020, file photo, doctors and nurses work at a COVID-19 isolation center in Mumbai, India. In just three weeks, India's confirmed cases shot up from the world’s sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
July 10, 2020 - 3:07 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — In just three weeks, India went from the world’s sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Dr. Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in China, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the WHO's offices in Beijing. A pair of World Health Organization experts will visit China over the weekend to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
July 10, 2020 - 3:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — Two World Health Organization experts will spend the next two days in the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. An animal health expert and an epidemiologist will meet Chinese counterparts in Beijing on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Turf manager Jared Hertzel touches up the newly-painted Big Ten conference logo on the football field at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday, July 9, 2020 it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jacob Hannah/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
July 09, 2020 - 10:02 pm
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that...
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Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks about the latest coronavirus update in Arizona at a news conference Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)
July 09, 2020 - 8:46 pm
PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering restaurants to work at half of their capacity, but he has declined to shut them down entirely as authorities seek to control a strong coronavirus outbreak that has doubled the daily case count in two weeks. The governor also said Thursday the state will...
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Coronavirus
Chris Miller
July 09, 2020 - 12:32 pm
After a slight drop, the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Louisiana today is up 20 at 1,042. It is the highest it has been since Friday, May 15 when the state reported 1,091 in the hospital.
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 file photo, a pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries with hundreds during a food pantry sponsored by Healthy Waltham for those in need due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, at St. Mary's Church in Waltham, Mass. A small study in Italy strengthens evidence that pregnant women infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to a fetus before birth. Research was released on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 09, 2020 - 12:05 pm
A small study strengthens evidence that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus. Researchers from Italy said Thursday that they studied 31 women with COVID-19 who delivered babies in March and April. They found signs of the virus in several samples of...
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A member of the Bangladeshi immigrant community, right, has a swab being taken to test for COVID-19 outside a healthcare center in Rome, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Italy, the onetime European epicenter of the outbreak, went on alert about possible infections in the Bangladeshi immigrant community after a cluster of about a dozen cases was traced to a recently returning Bangladeshi worker in Rome. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)
July 09, 2020 - 10:21 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Asian and European officials pleaded with their citizens Thursday to respect modest precautions as several countries saw coronavirus outbreaks accelerate or sought to prevent new flare-ups, while the virus showed no signs of slowing its initial advance in Africa and the...
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A worker walks past a freshly-dug graves at the Honingnestkrans Cemetery, North of Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, July 9, 2020. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus pandemic on the continent is reaching "full speed" after cases surpassed a half-million and a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5 million grave. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)
July 09, 2020 - 9:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is reaching “full speed,” the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief said Thursday, while a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5 million graves. Just a day after confirmed coronavirus cases across Africa...
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Illustration by Peter Hamlin.;
July 09, 2020 - 2:32 am
Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus. You'll likely notice changes as soon as you enter the office. Many dentists have removed magazines from waiting rooms, for...
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