Volunteerism

Cameron County Health Department Immunizations Specialist Esperanza Quintana refills each station's supply of pre-measured syringes of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at the COVID-19 vaccine clinic inside Casa Del Sol in Harlingen, Texas. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP)
January 09, 2021 - 6:48 pm
AUSTIN, Texas -- Health officials in Austin say they will open space in the Austin Convention Center for COVID-19 patients because they expect that the area's health care system will soon be overwhelmed. The state health department reported a record number of hospitalizations for the 13th...
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Dr. Charles Moore poses for a photo at his home in El Dorado Hills, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Moore, who is retired, volunteered for Gov. Gavin Newsom's California's Health Corp and worked last spring at Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena that was outfitted to handle as nearly 400 COVID-19 patients spilling over from area hospitals. But after the facility handled only nine patients over 10 weeks, Moore and others were no longer needed. Now the state has reopened the arena and other facilities but is using little more than a handful of Corps volunteers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 09, 2021 - 5:34 pm
Here’s what’s happening Saturday with the pandemic in the U.S.: — California desperately needs more medical workers at facilities swamped by coronavirus patients, and almost no help is coming from a volunteer program that Gov. Gavin Newsom created at the start of the pandemic. An army of 95,000...
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FILE — In this April 18, 2020 file photo partitions are installed between beds as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus, in Sacramento, Calif. The state has reopened the arena and other facilities to help handle a new surge of coronavirus patients, but is using little more than a handful of volunteers from Gov. Gavin Newsom's California Health Corps who originally helped staff the facility. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 09, 2021 - 11:59 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California desperately needs more medical workers at facilities swamped by coronavirus patients, but almost no help is coming from a volunteer program that Gov. Gavin Newsom created at the start of the pandemic. An army of 95,000 initially raised their hands, and just 14...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller, left, the first shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Tens of thousands of Americans have volunteered to test COVID-19 vaccines, but only about half of them got the real thing. Now, with the first vaccine rollouts and a surge in coronavirus infections, experts are debating what to do about the half that got a dummy shot. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 01, 2021 - 8:42 am
Tens of thousands of Americans have volunteered to test COVID-19 vaccines, but only about half of them got the real thing during trials. Now, with the first vaccine rollouts and a surge in coronavirus infections, experts are debating what to do about the half that got a dummy shot. Should everyone...
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December 28, 2020 - 7:19 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was hit with several lawsuits Monday for allegedly covering up decades of sexual abuse among Boy Scout troops in Arizona, marking the latest litigation before the state's end-of-year deadline for adult victims to sue. The church “must...
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Ellie Basham, Executive Director at Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., being vaccinated by Kristine Kim, a pharmacist for CVS outside the Center in Kirkland, Wash., Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)
December 28, 2020 - 4:38 pm
A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to a nation anxiously awaiting relief from the catastrophic outbreak. Public health experts say more options in addition to the two vaccines now being...
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Election Defender volunteers hand out knitted hats to voters, including one at right, during early voting for the Senate runoff election at Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Powder Springs, Ga. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
December 24, 2020 - 1:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — In the first week of early voting for Georgia’s Senate runoff election, Casie Yoder parked at a polling location in Cobb County and loaded miniature hand sanitizer bottles, knitted hats, hand warmers and face masks into a collapsible wagon cart. Her goal: to help voters stay in line...
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A grocery shopper readies a bill to drop in the red collection kettle as Salvation Army bell ringer Michael Cronin, right, looks on, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Linden, Wash. Despite record amounts of charitable donations this year, nonprofits across the country are being suffocated by the effects of the pandemic. Organizations face soaring costs and demands for help, yet are largely without their own support systems, including volunteers and in-person fundraising events. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 13, 2020 - 11:40 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The American spirit of generosity this holiday season may be no match for the coronavirus. Despite record amounts of charitable donations this year, the effects of the pandemic are suffocating nonprofits across the country as organizations face soaring costs and demand for help, yet...
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A volunteer undergoes a screening for the coronavirus to see if he can join a pool of around 500 people allowed into a concert in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Around 1,000 music fans participate in an experiment organised by a Barcelona-based medical foundation to study the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus antigen screening to safely hold cultural and sports events. Five-hundred volunteers of those whose quick tests result negative will be allowed into a concert. Inside the concert hall, face masks are obligatory but there is not social distancing. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
December 12, 2020 - 12:52 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Eager for a live music show after months of social distancing, more than 1,000 Barcelona residents gathered Saturday to participate in a medical study to evaluate the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening to safely hold cultural events. After passing an antigen...
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Vadim Kostenko opens the car door for Dr. Veronica Arzhadeyeva in Irkutsk, Russia, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, as she leave the car to visit a patient. As the resurgence of the coronavirus outbreak hit Russia this fall, one of the most common complaints from people with virus symptoms who are self-isolating at home and are supposed to call a visiting doctor service has been waiting days for anyone to arrive. A group of volunteers came to the rescue, offering a simple service of driving medical workers to their house visits. Vadim Kostenko, a 37-year-old entrepreneur came up with the initiative. (AP Photo/Alexander Novikov)
December 09, 2020 - 5:00 am
IRKUTSK, Russia (AP) — As coronavirus resurged across Russia this fall, one of the most common complaints from people with symptoms who were self-isolating at home was that they had to wait hours or sometimes days before a visiting doctor would arrive to check on them. Record-breaking numbers of...
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