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Dermatologist Dr. Seemal Desai poses for a photo in an examination room in his office in Plano, Texas, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Desai uses the privacy of an examination room and a tablet computer to virtually visit with some of his patients. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Hospitals, health care sector reel from COVID-19 damage

May. 18, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

The global coronavirus pandemic has created a huge need for health care in the U.S., but it also is delivering a devastating financial blow to that sector. COVID-19 worries have kept patients away from doctors' offices and forced the postponement and cancellation of non-urgent surgeries. The pandemic also has...

In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo traffic moves along Interstate 10 near downtown Houston. Like in other cities, the coronavirus has shut down much of Houston's economic activity, slashing thousands of jobs, while at the same time, the price of oil plunged below zero recently as demand plummeted due to the worldwide lockdown to stop the spread of the virus. This one-two punch from COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices will make it much harder for Houston to recover from a looming recession, according to economists. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston confronts one-two punch of COVID-19 and oil bust

May. 6, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When you’re known as the energy capital of the world, oil busts are nothing new. But Houston now finds itself in uncharted territory — grappling with an oil downturn in the middle of a pandemic. Like in other cities, the coronavirus has shut down much of Houston’s...

Brandy Oveal, with the Houston Independent School District Nutrition Services, prepares to help distribute bags of food Monday, April 6, 2020, in Houston. HISD relaunched their food distribution efforts throughout the district Monday, with a streamlined process that will implement increased safety measures. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Schools struggle to safely get free meals to needy students

Apr. 9, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When schools started closing across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic, they scrambled to keep feeding millions of students from poor families who depend on free and reduced-price meals every day. Cities big and small quickly ran into problems: food workers, teachers and...