Health

A man and a girl on a scooter are backdropped by a Lombardy region campaign advertising reading in Italian ' Coronavirus let's stop it together ', at the Porta Nuova business district in Milan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Italy is mulling even tighter restrictions on daily life and has announced billions in financial relief to cushion economic shocks from the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 11, 2020 - 5:35 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: The death toll from the new coronavirus has risen to at least 37 deaths. Seattle's King County reported four new deaths Wednesday. Three were residents of Life Care Center in suburban Kirkland, where most of Washington state's deaths have...
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 9, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
March 11, 2020 - 5:14 pm
The new coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic. So what does that mean? “Pandemic” has nothing to do with how serious the illness is. It just means a disease is spreading widely. The head of the World Health Organization, which made the declaration Wednesday, said the U.N. health agency is deeply...
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In this Feb. 7, 2019 photo provided by the Fred Hutch News Service, Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, poses at the center in Seattle. Bedford is among a group of scientists who are contributing data to the decision-making in Washington state with regards to containing the new coronavirus outbreak. (Robert Hood/Fred Hutch News Service via AP)
March 11, 2020 - 5:12 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. scientist is helping public health authorities understand and track the coronavirus, turning up clues about how it arrived and spread through Washington state and beyond, including potentially seeding an outbreak on the Grand Princess cruise ship. Washington's governor banned...
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A man walks outside the Biogen Inc., headquarters, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Seventy of Massachusetts' first 92 confirmed coronavirus cases have been linked to a meeting of Biogen executives that was held at the Marriott Long Wharf hotel in Boston in late February 2020. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 11, 2020 - 5:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A biotech meeting at a hotel in downtown Boston appears to be the source of a cluster of the coronavirus in the U.S. — and a warning for employers who are still holding big gatherings as the outbreak spreads. Seventy-seven of the 95 confirmed cases in Massachusetts have been linked to...
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A man and a girl on a scooter are backdropped by a Lombardy region campaign advertising reading in Italian ' Coronavirus let's stop it together ', at the Porta Nuova business district in Milan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Italy is mulling even tighter restrictions on daily life and has announced billions in financial relief to cushion economic shocks from the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 11, 2020 - 5:04 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: Italy’s premier says all stores except pharmacies and grocery stores are being closed nationwide in response to the country’s coronavirus outbreak. Premier Giuseppe Conte thanked the public for cooperating with the already unprecedented...
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A notice hangs near the cash register at a bagel shop, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in New Rochelle, N.Y. With business slowed since a cluster of coronavirus cases hit the New York City suburb, the shop will be closed beginning Thursday for the two weeks when the state enforces a containment area shuttering several schools and houses of worship and sending in the National Guard to help with what appears to be the nation's biggest cluster of coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 11, 2020 - 5:03 pm
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — At the center of one of the nation's biggest clusters of coronavirus cases, restaurant owner Joshua Berkowitz has adopted what he calls a “drop and dash” method of delivering food to customers — including many in quarantine. “I'm afraid for their safety, and they’re afraid...
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Judie Shape, center, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blows a kiss to her son-in-law, Michael Spencer, left, as Shape's daughter, Lori Spencer, right, looks on, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as they visit on the phone and look at each other through a window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 11, 2020 - 4:54 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities closed Seattle's schools and banned large gatherings Wednesday across the hard-hit metropolitan area and in San Francisco, undertaking the most sweeping efforts yet to contain the nation's coronavirus outbreak. In a state where at least 25 victims have died — 19 of them...
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Police officers wearing masks patrol an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Pope Francis held his weekly general audience in the privacy of his library as the Vatican implemented Italy’s drastic coronavirus lockdown measures, barring the general public from St. Peter’s Square and taking precautions to limit the spread of infections in the tiny city state.For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 11, 2020 - 4:52 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic as U.S. stocks plunged into bear market territory and several American cities joined European counterparts in banning large gatherings. By reversing course and using the charged word...
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 9, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
March 11, 2020 - 4:35 pm
The new coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic. So what does that mean? “Pandemic” has nothing to do with how serious the illness is. It just means a disease is spreading widely. The head of the World Health Organization, which made the declaration Wednesday, said the U.N. health agency is deeply...
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Cherell Harrington, center, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, March 11, 2020, naming Allegheny County and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as defendants, talks with her attorney Margaret S Coleman, left, in a law office in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Harrington gave birth to her third child at UPMC's Magee-Women's Hospital in November 2017. She says medical staff collected her urine without her consent and tested her for drugs. A second mother named in the suit, Deserae Cook listens at right. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 11, 2020 - 4:33 pm
A mother sued a Pittsburgh hospital Wednesday, saying it collected and tested her urine for drugs without her consent while she was in labor and reported a false positive result to protective services that resulted in a child abuse investigation. It is the second such lawsuit filed against the...
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