Disease outbreaks

A woman crosses an street that's empty due to a tight lockdown in Guatemala City, early Friday, May 15, 2020. The government decreed a three-day, nationwide lockdown starting Friday to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
May 21, 2020 - 12:15 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's president questioned his country's relationship with the United States, revealing frustration over the U.S. continuing to send deportees infected with COVID-19 to a country struggling to manage the crisis. “This of allies with the United States isn't true,”...
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A new AP-NORC poll finds a small decline in the positive views of how federal and state governments are handling the coronavirus outbreak, as opposition to measures such as stay-at-home orders has increased. Approval of leaders in Congress also has recently declined.;
May 21, 2020 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Views of how government at all levels is handling the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. have deteriorated somewhat over the past month, as a growing minority of Americans prefer that states lift restrictions on social and economic life. Still, Americans remain more likely to...
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Empty graves are seen at the Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 21, 2020. With dramatically increased community transmissions, Cape Town has become the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa and the entire continent. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
May 21, 2020 - 10:00 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cape Town has become the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa and one of Africa's hot spots. The popular tourist destination at the southern tip of Africa had more than 12,000 confirmed cases as of Thursday, representing 63% of South Africa's 19,000 cases and about 10...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a view of the AstraZeneca logo, on a building, in South San Francisco, Calif. Drug maker AstraZeneca secured its first agreements Thursday, May 21, 2020 for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 21, 2020 - 9:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Drug maker AstraZeneca said Thursday it had secured its first agreements for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine it is testing, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. The Anglo-Swedish company reported it had received more than $1 billion from the U.S. Biomedical...
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People cheer for medical workers at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 21, 2020 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Summer school in New York will be conducted remotely, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, citing the risks of returning children to the classroom. The governor said it’s too early to make a decision about the fall semester. School buildings in New York have been closed since March. “...
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\In this Nov. 8, 2019 photo,Tabatha Rosproy, 2020 National Teacher of the Year, is shown with her pre-school students in Winfield, Kansas. The pre-school is housed at Cumbernauld Village, a retirement community and nursing home, and provides daily interaction between students and residents, who serve as "grandparent" volunteers in Rosproy's class. (photo courtesy Tabatha Rosproy via AP)
May 21, 2020 - 9:41 am
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Teacher Tabatha Rosproy's preschool class met inside a nursing and retirement home in rural Kansas, forming a bond with residents that continued even when social distancing requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic forced her classroom to close down. After a school year of...
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A Sikh volunteer cook lights a flame as another pours water for cooking rice in the kitchen hall of the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara has remained open through wars and plagues, serving thousands of people simple vegetarian food. During India's ongoing coronavirus lockdown about four dozen men have kept the temple's kitchen open, cooking up to 100,000 meals a day that the New Delhi government distributes at shelters and drop-off points throughout the city. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 21, 2020 - 8:46 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — At first, the kitchen at the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara cooked 40,000 meals each day for the hungry who live on the streets of India’s capital city, or who have lost their livelihoods to the coronavirus lockdown. But the need was greater than that. So workers at the golden-domed temple...
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Jack Campise talks with his mother, Beverly Kearns, through her apartment window at the Kimberly Hall North nursing home, Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Windsor, Conn. The coronavirus has had no regard for health care quality or ratings as it has swept through nursing homes around the world, killing efficiently even in highly rated care centers. Preliminary research indicates the numbers of nursing home residents testing positive for the coronavirus and dying from COVID-19 are linked to location and population density — not care quality ratings. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann
May 21, 2020 - 8:06 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Abbott Terrace Health Center in Waterbury, where 41 residents have died from the coronavirus, has been cited by regulators for infection control violations and fined three times by the state and federal governments over the last several years. It has the lowest nursing...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, workers leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind. Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees' lives at risk. Major meatpackers JBS, Smithfield and Tyson have said worker safety is their highest priority. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 21, 2020 - 6:37 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees' lives at risk. Extensive guidance issued last...
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This May 13, 2020, photo taken with a fisheye lens shows a list of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Salt Lake County early in the coronavirus pandemic at the Salt Lake County Health Department, in Salt Lake City. Health officials later moved to tracking the cases in an online database, but the white board remains in the office as a reminder of how quickly the coronavirus spread. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 21, 2020 - 5:46 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She’s trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he’s been and who he’s been around for the past seven days...
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