Public health

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia on Thursday July 16, 2020, of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 16, 2020 - 11:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russian hackers on Thursday of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a coronavirus vaccine, warning scientists and pharmaceutical companies to be alert for suspicious activity. Intelligence agencies in the three nations...
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Tourists wearing face masks wait to cross a road in downtown Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, July 16, 2020. With Europe's summer vacation season kicking into high gear for millions weary of months of lockdown, scenes of drunken British and German tourists on Spain's Mallorca island ignoring social distancing rules and reports of American visitors flouting quarantine measures in Ireland are raising fears of a resurgence of infections in countries that have battled for months to flatten the COVID-19 curve. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
July 16, 2020 - 11:49 am
MADRID (AP) — From the palm-fringed beaches of southern India to the bar-lined streets of a Spanish island and the rolling hills of Ireland, restaurants, pubs and clubs are emerging as frontlines in efforts to prevent the re-emergence of the coronavirus. With Europe’s summer vacation season kicking...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 19, 2020, a view of a field hospital under construction at a sports complex in Khayelitsha in Cape Town South Africa, With dramatically increased community transmission, Cape Town has become the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa and the entire continent. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
July 16, 2020 - 11:36 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Health officials in South Africa decided Thursday to reduce the capacity of a COVID-19 field hospital in Cape Town, a sign that the situation may be improving in the city that was Africa's first coronavirus epicenter. Declining numbers of patients prompted the...
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Dutch King Willem-Alexander tours the "Contagious!" exhibit at Rijksmuseum Boerhave in Leiden, Netherlands, Thursday, July 16, 2020. The museum finally opened an exhibition Thursday on contagious diseases through the ages after a long delay caused by the disease currently sweeping the world, COVID-19. (Robin van Lonkhuijsen, Pool via AP)
July 16, 2020 - 10:32 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch government aims to introduce a coronavirus tracking app nationwide on Sept. 1 to help rein in the spread of the virus. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge says the app will roll out across the country once final security tests are completed and only if the country’s...
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July 16, 2020 - 10:11 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus. The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on...
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A gravedigger works in the COVID-19 section of the Maitland Cemetary in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 as a burial takes place in the background. South Africa has surpassed the UK in its number of confirmed coronavirus cases and now has the world's eighth-highest number of confirmed cases at 298,292, which is nearly half of all the confirmed cases on the African continent. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
July 16, 2020 - 9:34 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Central African Republic’s health minister is blasting the “big inequality crisis” in coronavirus testing as he sees rich countries like Britain conduct scores of thousands of tests daily while his own struggles to obtain supplies for a couple hundred at most. Pierre Somse told...
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July 16, 2020 - 8:09 am
Johnson & Johnson had a surprisingly strong second quarter and bumped up its 2020 forecast even after COVID-19 contributed to a 40% drop in U.S. medical device sales. Growing pharmaceutical sales, also in the U.S., helped the world’s biggest health products maker counter damage from the...
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Former Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women inmate Stephanie Parris sits in Market Square on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Roanoke, Va. Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard she’d be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 16, 2020 - 8:02 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Stephanie Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard she’d be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. It made her feel bad to leave when she had so few days left at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. She said she...
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July 16, 2020 - 4:22 am
Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus in the womb, and evidence has been growing that the coronavirus sometimes can too...
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In this April 11, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a staff member tests samples of a potential COVID-19 vaccine at a production plant of SinoPharm in Beijing. In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, the state-owned Chinese company is boasting that it gave its employees, including top executives, experimental shots even before the government OK'd testing in people. (Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via AP)
July 16, 2020 - 1:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, a state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees, including top executives, received experimental shots even before the government approved testing in people. “Giving a helping hand in forging the sword of victory,” reads...
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