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In this photo taken Thursday, April 2, 2020 women queue alongside a testing clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the coronavirus outbreak, honed during years battling HIV and tuberculosis: the know-how and infrastructure to conduct mass testing. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

South Africa's TB, HIV history prepares it for virus testing

Apr. 6, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed during years battling HIV and tuberculosis: the know-how and infrastructure to conduct mass testing. Health experts stress...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1918, file photo first lady Edith Wilson, center, and President Woodrow Wilson, left, arrive in New York to take part in the Liberty Day Parade. Woodrow Wilson was more focused on the end of World War I than a flu virus that was making its way around the globe, ultimately sickening hundreds of thousands of Americans, including him. (AP Photo, File)

Poorly prepared New Mexico suffered greatly in 1918 pandemic

Mar. 24, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — “Keep away from the sick,” the newspaper advised, “avoid crowds, wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.” Sound measures for combating the coronavirus pandemic confronting us now. But those instructions appeared in...