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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,...

Opioid crisis in Colorado could get worse amid pandemic

Jun. 28, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic overshadowed a long list of other problems that suddenly seemed less urgent in the wake of a deadly virus and its economic destruction. Included at the top of that list: the opioid epidemic. That crisis is still raging in Colorado and predicted to get even worse...

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,...

Health care workers find rhythm amid pandemic. Can it last?

Jun. 27, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Mid-morning on June 16, Dr. Philip Keith squats by the bedside of one of his severely ill COVID-19 patients and he is pleased with what he sees. Two days earlier, his patient needed a ventilator to breathe. Now, he is sitting upright in a chair, using only half the supply of oxygen...

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...

Seattle psychiatric unit to close after $500M shortfall

Jun. 16, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington Medical Center has announced plans to close its psychiatric facility at its Montlake center in Seattle, lay off employees and reduce the number of available inpatient beds after financial shortfall caused by the coronavirus. “They are going to officially...

Flagstaff hospital's nurses on front lines of COVID-19 fight

Jun. 14, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP) — In the intensive care unit, nurses and doctors are valued for their ability to take quick and decisive action with every patient who needs the highest level of care for their critical condition. However, nurses and doctors, now on the front lines of COVID-19, have had to restructure...