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Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, walks down a hallway of the department’s offices in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier in the year, the county’s department was so short-staffed that her duties included overseeing campground and pool inspections, rodent control and sewage programs, while also supervising outbreak preparedness for a community of more than 425,000 people. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Jul. 1, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue...

Bottled Blonde, one of the many restaurant bars closed for the next 30 days due to the surge in coronavirus cases, is padlocked shut Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona faces new closures as hospitals prep for virus surge

Jun. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona hospitals are hiring out-of-state nurses, squeezing in more beds and preparing for the possibility of making life-and-death decisions about how to ration care as they get ready for an expected surge of coronavirus patients in one of the nation's worst hot spots. Parents, teachers,...

Caroline Maloney stands outside HonorHealth's Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center at the end of her overnight shift early Friday, June 26, 2020 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Arizona nurses and doctors find themselves on the frontline as the coronavirus rips through the state, making it one of the world's hot spots.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona

Jun. 27, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They saw the ominous photos: Crowded hospitals, exhausted nurses, bodies piling up in morgues. It was far away, in New York, northern Italy and other distant places. Now, after three months of anxiously waiting and preparing, Arizona nurses and doctors are on the front lines as the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper arrives for a news briefing on the coronavirus at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. With reported coronavirus cases rising rapidly in many states, governors are getting lots of advice on how to respond. Cooper announced a statewide mask rule and three-week pause on further reopenings, moves that were supported by a nurses association. But Cooper has faced pushback from Republican lawmakers and small businesses that are still shuttered, including bars, gyms and bowling alleys, which have tried to overturn the governor’s orders through legal action or legislation. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File)

Governors face competing voices as reported virus cases rise

Jun. 27, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Nevada prepared to start reopening parts of its economy last month, a team of medical experts recommended to Gov. Steve Sisolak that he require people wear masks in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The governor promoted masks but resisted making them a requirement,...

ICU physician Dr. Ismael Yussuf, enters an isolated room designed for COVID-19 patients while wearing aa full suit of PPE while making his daily rounds at the Fort Washington Medical Center on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Fort Washington, Md. Clinical staff on the frontlines say the coronavirus pandemic is far from over and are urging the public to still follow safety precautions to limit the spread of the disease. (AP Photo/Nathan Ellgren)

Maryland ICU workers urge caution as states begin to reopen

Jun. 22, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Respiratory therapist Kevin Cole and his colleagues at a Maryland intensive care center have watched COVID-19 patients die and consoled their families. They’ve celebrated as some patients recovered enough to leave. But as soon as beds become available, they begin to fill...

Pope Francis adresses doctors and nurses from the coronavirus-ravaged Lombardy region, at the Vatican,  Saturday, June 20, 2020. Francis told the delegation on Saturday that their example of professional competence and compassion would help Italy forge a new future of solidarity. The northern region of Lombardy, Italy’s financial and industrial capital, was the hardest-hit region in the onetime European epicenter of the pandemic. (Vatican News via AP)

Pope hails Italy virus doctors, nurses as heroes at Vatican

Jun. 20, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis welcomed doctors and nurses from the coronavirus-ravaged region of Lombardy to the Vatican on Saturday to thank them for their selfless work and “heroic” sacrifice. Francis dedicated one of his first post-lockdown audiences to Italy's front-line medical and civil...

In this May 22, 2020, photo, nurse Megan Palmer, left, and care partner Anna Henderson, who both work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, appear during a songwriting session at Henderson's home in Ashland City, Tenn. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their role as caregivers has become even more important as hospital visits from family and friends were limited or prohibited to prevent the spread of the virus. Music and songwriting has helped them express the complexity of emotions that comes with caregiving, especially in the time of a pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nurses' musical voices give comfort in midst of pandemic

Jun. 11, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Providing palliative care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center can be taxing for nurses trying to extend and improve the lives of seriously ill patients, especially amid the pandemic. Sometimes a song helps. Anna Henderson, one of the unit’s care partners, recalled a...

An Indian security personnel wearing protective gear stands by the entrance of a sweet shop in Hyderabad, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. The more than two-month-old lockdown is now largely being enforced only in high-risk areas, known as containment zones. The government has partially restored train service and domestic flights and allowed the reopening of shops and manufacturing. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

New Delhi nurses protest as cracks show in Indian healthcare

Jun. 5, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nurses at a top hospital in India's capital which treats coronavirus patients threatened Friday to stage a one-day walkout next week if working conditions don't improve. The nurses at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a leader in treatment of COVID-19 cases, have been protesting...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen

May. 29, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN urgently appeals for $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope...

A young visitor to the Franklin Park Zoo wears a mask out of concern for the coronavirus while walking near a male ostrich named

COVID-19-related deaths top 6,600; jobless claims still high

May. 28, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The overall number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic climbed to 6,640 on Thursday as another 93 deaths were reported. The number of individuals in Massachusetts diagnosed with confirmed cases of COVID-19 closed in on 95,000 with 675 new cases...