Volunteerism

In this screen grab from video issued by Britain's Oxford University, a volunteer is injected with either an experimental COVID-19 vaccine or a comparison shot as part of the first human trials in the U.K. to test a potential vaccine, led by Oxford University in England on April 25, 2020. About 100 research groups around the world are pursuing vaccines against the coronavirus, with nearly a dozen in early stages of human trials or poised to start. (University of Oxford via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 1:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are...
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Textile artist Brooke Dennis, who is originally from New Zealand, makes scrubs for NHS (National Health Service) staff to wear during the coronavirus outbreak, at her textiles and craft studio called Make Town, in east London, Thursday, April 23, 2020, as part of the Scrub Hub network of voluntary community groups. The Scrub Hub just wanted to help, but they created a movement with some 70 hubs employing the skills of more than 2,200 volunteers all over the nation responding to the coronavirus pandemic, with a template for PPE, a pattern that so far has made more than 3,800 sets of scrubs for healthcare workers. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 03, 2020 - 4:09 am
LONDON (AP) — They just wanted to help. But they created a movement. Four women from London's Hackney Wick neighborhood responded to the coronavirus pandemic by organizing volunteers who so far have churned out more than 3,800 sets of scrubs for health care workers after Britain’s National Health...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, security guards surround Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with protective gear as an unidentified drone interrupts his speech in Caracas, Venezuela. An exiled Venezuelan national guardsman accused of partaking in this drone attack on Maduro is among voluntary combatants in three safe houses of former soldiers plotting a military incursion from neighboring Colombia, according to an Associated Press investigation. (Xinhua via AP, File)
May 01, 2020 - 10:50 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple, but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in the socialist country and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolás Maduro’s...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 24, 2020 - 5:51 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cape Cod League, the top summer competition for college baseball players, canceled its 2020 season. The 10-team league said Friday its executive committee made the decision in a unanimous vote “based on the...
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Screen grab taken from video issued by Britain's Oxford University, showing microbiologist Elisa Granato, being injected as part of the first human trials in the UK for a potential coronavirus vaccine, untaken by Oxford University, England, Thursday April 23, 2020. The first vaccine trial for COVID-19 Coronavirus have begun Thursday. (Oxford University Pool via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 5:28 pm
Testing of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine began in healthy volunteers in Britain Thursday, the latest in a cluster of early-stage studies in search of protection against the coronavirus. University of Oxford researchers gave injections to volunteers in a study that eventually aims to include...
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In this April 1, 2020 photo provided by The Valerie Fun, cancer patient Sophie Chhowalla, 8, reads an uplifting note from stranger Sarah Schneider while resting at her home in Berkeley, N.J. Schneider began writing encouraging emails and sharing riddles with children undergoing treatment for dire illnesses after people and organizations began quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I wanted them to know they're not alone," said Schneider. (Courtesy of The Valerie Fund via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 11:02 am
What kind of tree can you carry in your hand? Which letter of the alphabet has the most water? Sarah Schneider’s grandmother, Estelle Slon, is full of riddles, and she shares them in emails to sick children forced into isolation as they undergo treatment for cancer, blood disorders and other dire...
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A smartphone belonging to Drew Grande, 40, of Cranston, R.I., shows notes he made for contact tracing Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Grande began keeping a log on his phone at the beginning of April, after he heard Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo urge residents to start out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 16, 2020 - 11:55 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Before stay-at-home orders are lifted, the nation's public health agencies want to be ready to douse any new sparks of coronavirus infection — a task they say could require tens of thousands more investigators to call people who test positive, track down their contacts and get them...
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Jennifer Haller, the first patient to receive a vaccine shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, poses for a portrait before going into the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute to get her second dose of the vaccine, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Seattle. Three potential COVID-19 vaccines are making fast progress in early-stage testing in volunteers in China and the U.S., but it’s still a long road to prove if they'll really work. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 14, 2020 - 10:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three potential COVID-19 vaccines are making fast progress in early-stage testing in volunteers in China and the U.S., but it’s still a long road to prove if they'll really work. China’s CanSino Biologics has begun the second phase of testing its vaccine candidate, China's...
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In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, photo, staff from the Pashupatinath Development Trust feed pigeons at Pashupatinath temple, the country's most revered Hindu temple, during the lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal. Guards, staff and volunteers are making sure animals and birds on the temple grounds don't starve during the country's lockdown, which halted temple visits and stopped the crowds that used to line up to feed the animals. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
April 13, 2020 - 9:39 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — When COVID-19 came to Nepal, attention turned to an unlikely group of victims: hundreds of monkeys, cows and pigeons. Normally, the animals are fed by thousands of devotees at the country’s most revered Hindu temple, Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu. But last month Nepal’s...
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In this March 29, 2020, photo, volunteers India Blocker-Ford, center, D.J. Wood, left, and Regina Summers, right, sort donated bags of hot meals while children wait for the food to be distributed in southeast Washington. Neighborhood deliveries are part of a new Martha's Table initiative, along with community partners, to get needed food directly to the neighborhoods they serve. Local volunteers are the tip of the spear for a grassroots community effort to keep Washington's most vulnerable neighborhoods fed during the unprecedented coronavirus crisis which has nearly shut down the American economy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 09, 2020 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A line begins forming as a van pulls into the parking lot of a senior living center in Southeast Washington. By the time the half-dozen masked volunteers set up the folding table and start pulling out plastic bags filled with fruits, vegetables and canned goods, about 15 people...
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