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A medics inspects makeshift isolation rooms at Patriot Candrabhaga stadium prepared to become a quarantine facility for people showing symptoms of the COVID-19 amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

As Indonesia cases soar, medical workers bear the burden

Sep. 9, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. The...

Teachers, parents voice school concerns; 22 new deaths

Sep. 2, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A statewide coalition of teachers, school nurses, parents and other school employees has released a list of issues it says need to be addressed before Massachusetts schools can safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. The recently formed Coalition to Safely Reopen Schools in a statement...

A medical staffer helps take care of babies who were at the hospital during Hurricane Laura on Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, La.. Nineteen babies from the neonatal intensive care unit at the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women were transferred Wednesday to the main hospital in Lake Charles over concerns that storm surge could swamp the women’s one-story hospital. Medical staffers stayed with the babies through the night as wind and rain battered the building. (Matt Felder via AP)

‘Protect our babies:’ Hospital cares for babies in hurricane

Aug. 29, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

As the wind howled and the rain slammed down, a team of nurses, respiratory therapists and a doctor worked through the night to care for 19 tiny babies as Hurricane Laura slammed southwestern Louisiana. The babies, some on ventilators or eating through a feeding tube, seemed to weather the storm just fine, said...

FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo Medical personnel attend a daily 7 p.m. applause in their honor, during the coronavirus pandemic outside NYU Langone Medical Center in the Manhattan borough of New York. Nurses on the front lines of New York's COVID-19 pandemic are calling for the state to enact minimum staffing standards ahead of another wave of infections. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Nurses on NY's front lines call for minimum staffing ratios

Aug. 29, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nurses on the front lines of New York’s COVID-19 pandemic are calling for the state to enact minimum staffing standards ahead of another wave of infections. Health care industry leaders, though, warn that passing such a law would saddle facilities with billions of dollars in...

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

Aug. 24, 2020 4:04 PM 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...

Romelia Navarro, right, is comforted by nurse Michele Younkin as she weeps while sitting at the bedside of her dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2020. Antonio was Younkin's first COVID-19 patient to pass on her watch. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The home front: Virus stalks nurses after they leave work

Aug. 17, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — There’s red tape running along the floor of the coronavirus unit at St. Jude’s Medical Center. It’s a clear line of demarcation. On one side, the cold zone, where only a surgical mask, scrubs and shoe coverings are necessary. On the other, the warm zone, where...

Dr. Tien Vo goes to leave after talking with a family quarantining after they tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Calexico, Calif. Vo and members of his clinic bring food to patients that test positive and agree to quarantine. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

Aug. 5, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier. The oldest of her four children, a 15-year-old boy, learned he had it that morning. Tilted...

FILE - In this April 17, 2020 file photo hospital personnel stand outside Providence St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif. California will spend $315 million more to buy hundreds of millions of protective masks as the coronavirus continues to ravage the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. A new contract with Chinese manufacturer BYD will provide the state 120 million more tight-fighting N95 respirator masks and 300 million looser-fitting surgical masks. California first signed a $1 billion deal with the company in April and began receiving earlier shipments of masks in June after delays. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)

California buys more masks, but some workers still lack

Jul. 23, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $315 million more to buy hundreds of millions of protective masks as the coronavirus continues to ravage the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday. A new contract with Chinese manufacturer BYD will provide the state 120 million tight-fighting N95...