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Vermont VA hospital latest to begin resumption of services

May. 28, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

The Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction is the latest Vermont health care facility to announce plans to resume providing some services as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in the state. The Vermont VA hospital says it will begin reintroducing some face-to-face services on Monday, June...

Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

May. 28, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Requiring patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill is needlessly risking their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of physicians allege in a lawsuit that seeks to suspend the federal rule. The federal lawsuit, which the American Civil...

Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 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: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

A medical worker wearing protective gear as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, rests his head against an ambulance at the saturated emergency area of the San Jose hospital in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Chile's hospital ICUs near full capacity as pandemic rages

May. 26, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Intensive care units in Chile's hospitals are nearly at capacity amid a flood of coronavirus patients, authorities said Tuesday, and doctors are having to make wrenching choices over which patients should get available beds. Health officials said 95% of the country's 2,400 ICU beds...

4 Chicago hospitals scrap tentative $1.1B merger plan

May. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four financially challenged hospitals on Chicago’s South Side announced Tuesday they have scrapped plans to merge into a single health care system because Illinois lawmakers failed to set aside funding for the project. The $1.1 billion plan announced in March called for the merger of...

Vin Norton, of Wellesley, Mass., left, gets his hair cut by barber Cristian Lopez, of Sherborn, Mass., at Barber Walter's barbershop, as they both wear masks out of concern for the coronavirus, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Wellesley. Hair salons and barbershops were allowed to open, Monday, May 25 in Massachusetts after being closed for about two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Field hospital suspends admissions; New COVID-19 cases fall

May. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In another sign of progress in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Massachsuetts, a field hospital set up inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is suspending the admission of new patients. The field hospital, dubbed “Boston Hope,” was one a handful...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Executive Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer announced that people who leave their home for work or those who have coronavirus symptoms can be tested without needing a doctor's note. It was the state's latest move to expand COVID-19 testing, which is seen as a critical to slowing the virus particularly as the governor loosens stay-at-home restrictions. (Michigan Executive Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer: People can get virus test without doctor's note

May. 26, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday said people who leave their home for work or those who have coronavirus symptoms can be tested without a doctor's note, expediting testing that is seen as critical to slowing the spread of the virus. Several tribal casinos, meanwhile, announced they...

Omaha-area hospitals see another uptick in virus patients

May. 26, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha-area hospitals have reported another uptick in coronavirus patients but local health officials are still managing the caseload without any issues, the state's top doctor said Tuesday. Nebraska Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gary Anthone, said Douglas County's hospitals are treating...

In this image from video, acting Health and Human Services acting inspector general Christi Grimm testifies during a remote hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (House Television via AP)

Watchdog who found hospital shortages unfazed by Trump barbs

May. 26, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The author of a federal report that found U.S. hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies says she is not intimidated by criticism from President Donald Trump, even after he moved to replace her as chief watchdog of the Department of Health and Human Services. Christi...

A public tv screen shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking at a press conference Monday, May 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe announced the lift of a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining prefectures. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

May. 25, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus as people increase their public activities. Health Ministry official Yoon Taeho on Monday said masks...