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This image released by Damien Escobar shows Escobar with medical staff at Queens Hospital in the Queens borough of New York. Many people are reaching out to help others during the pandemic, and some say it's helping them regain a sense of control in their lives. Escobar, a contemporary violinist based in New York, has distributed protective equipment to first responders, raising $50,000 from a charity concert. He has pivoted to a new campaign, “Masks for the Masses,” to get masks to the homeless and low-income families. (Damien Escobar via AP)

In virus chaos, some find solace, purpose in helping others

May. 22, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In April, as the coronavirus was ravaging New York, Susan Jones learned her older brother had been diagnosed with a blood cancer. His supervisor at work launched a GoFundMe page to help with costs, and Jones shared it on Facebook. What happened next stunned her. While Jones, who works as...

This combination of photos shows selfies of, Clarence Allen Rainwater and Dawn Burton Rainwater, from left, Robert Onishi and Chris Onishi, Kathryn Ray, Quinten Daulton and Eric Little. As the pandemic has changed the world, it has also revealed surprising traits within ourselves, both dormant and newly discovered. (Clarence Allen Rainwater, Dawn Burton Rainwater/Robert Onishi/Kathryn Ray/Quinten Daulton/Eric Little via AP)

Stuck at home, looking within: self-discovery amid pandemic

May. 19, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Confidence, resilience, passion: As the pandemic has changed the world and pushed people into their homes and out of old routines, it has also, for many, revealed some surprising traits within themselves. But as society slowly reopens, how will these flashes of insight sustain us?...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016 file photo, glasses of beer stand on a serving tray in Bruges, Belgium. A university research survey has found that alcohol consumption in Belgium is remaining mostly stable during the country's coronavirus lockdown. A team of researchers at the University of Louvain said Wednesday, April 29,2020 that only one out of four respondents in their online survey this month reported drinking more while confined at home. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Alcohol consumption slightly down under Belgian lockdown

Apr. 29, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A university research survey has found that alcohol consumption in Belgium is remaining mostly stable during the country's coronavirus lockdown, with only one out of four respondents saying they are drinking more while confined at home. A team of researchers at the University of Louvain...