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A patient infected with the new coronavirus is transferred from an ambulance onto a stretcher at the National Hospital emergency entrance in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check, in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold. Other countries have seen...

State employees able to telework can do so through December

Aug. 6, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

State employees who can work remotely should expect to do so at least through the end of the year, the Vermont Agency of Administration said Thursday. “Doing our part to help Vermont continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide critical services to Vermonters remains our top...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 5, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 5 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on improving elder care in North Carolina: North Carolina knows about hurricanes and how to prepare for them. That awareness makes it especially disturbing that at least six elder-care facilities in...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks during an event at the White House, in Washington. Missouri voters are set to decide whether to expand Medicaid health care coverage to thousands more low-income adults. A proposal to amend the state Constitution to expand eligibility for Medicaid is on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020s' ballot. Parson, who opposes Medicaid expansion and is up for election this year, in May moved the vote on the proposal up from the Nov. 3 general election to Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Missouri approves Medicaid expansion; Parson, Galloway win

Aug. 5, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Voters on Tuesday made Missouri the 38th state to approve expanding Medicaid health care coverage to thousands more low-income adults. Support for the constitutional amendment means that as many as 250,000 more adults could choose to be covered by government health insurance beginning...

A Tidelands Health medical professional changes latex gloves during a drive-through COVID-19 testing site Friday July 17, 2020 at Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Josh Bell/The Sun News via AP)

SC biz leaders call for protections from virus liability

Aug. 4, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Wary of possible vulnerability to coronavirus-related lawsuits, hundreds of members of South Carolina's business community are calling on the state's federal lawmakers to support liability protections they see as vital for the state's economic recovery. In a letter sent Tuesday to all...

NY rolls back legal immunity for hospitals, nursing homes

Aug. 3, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

Nursing homes and hospitals in New York can once again be held liable in lawsuits and criminal prosecutions for care provided to patients not being treated for COVID-19 under a law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday. Nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities were granted a broad legal shield to...

Cuomo official grilled on virus nursing home deaths, secrecy

Aug. 3, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers grilled New York's top health official Monday about the steep, though ultimately unknown death toll at the state’s nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the Democratic-led Legislature are holding hearings geared at understanding why and how the...

Seats in the gallery overlooking the House chamber are marked off due to the coronavirus pandemic during a House session Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Lee calls special session to address COVID-19 liability

Aug. 3, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Monday announced he's calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to address legislation that would provide health care providers, schools and businesses broad protections against coronavirus lawsuits. Lee said the special legislative session will convene Aug. 10 to...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Manny Sethi speaks during a town hall meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at Music City Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Friday, July 24, 2020. (Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP)

GOP doctor in Tennessee Senate race wants Fauci fired

Aug. 3, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee trauma surgeon running for an open Senate seat is calling for President Donald Trump to fire the nation's leading infectious diseases expert amid a pandemic. Dr. Manny Sethi attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci during a campaign event over the weekend in Knoxville. “This...

Louisiana abortion clinic ends suit against licensing rules

Aug. 1, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Shreveport abortion clinic and two doctors that perform abortions have dropped their lawsuit challenging Louisiana's clinic-licensing regulations, after a federal appeals court questioned the legal approach. The dismissal paperwork was filed in Baton Rouge federal court on...