Health care industry

FILE - In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, file photo, protesters for women's rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed the previous week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, in Montgomery, Ala. An Alabama-based abortion rights group used a flood of donations that poured in from across the country after the abortion ban to purchase the state’s busiest abortion clinic to ensure it stays open, the Yellowhammer Fund announced Friday, May 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
May 16, 2020 - 9:00 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in Alabama last year tried to enact the nation's most stringent abortion ban, but the attempt to outlaw the procedure may have had one ironic twist. An Alabama-based abortion rights group used a flood of donations that poured in from across the country...
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Jose Vargas stokes a carbon stove to heat tamales, as part of the street side breakfast stand he has operated for 15 years, with the help of his wife and sons, in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Friday, May 15, 2020. Vargas said they respected the stay at home recommendation for two weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, before running out of food. "We'll either die of hunger, or of sickness," Vargas said. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
May 15, 2020 - 8:36 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listens at left. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 15, 2020 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to use “every plane, truck and soldier” to distribute COVID-19 vaccines he hopes will be ready by year's end — even as the country's top scientists gear up for a master experiment to rapidly tell if any really work. Trump on Friday declared the vaccine...
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A medical worker takes a swab from a resident for the coronavirus test during home visits in Wuhan the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak in central China's Hubei province, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Some residential compounds in Wuhan have begun testing inhabitants for the coronavirus as a program to test everyone in the Chinese city of 11 million people in 10 days got underway. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 15, 2020 - 2:01 am
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: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...
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President Donald Trump speaks after exiting Air Force One at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 15, 2020 - 12:04 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the U.S. His comments came the same day a whistleblower told Congress the Trump administration...
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Theresa Haag, sister of Harris County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski, bends down to kiss her brother's casket during funeral services for the deputy at Humble First Assembly of God in Humble, Texas, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Sgt. Scholwinski, 70, died May 6 after falling ill from COVID-19. He was a 39-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 14, 2020 - 10:56 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — From a hospital on the edge of the Navajo Nation to the suburbs of the nation’s capital, front-line medical workers in coronavirus hot spots are struggling to keep up with a crushing load of patients while lockdown restrictions are lifting in many other parts of the U.S...
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President Donald Trump speaks after exiting Air Force One at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 14, 2020 - 8:57 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the U.S. His comments came the same day a whistleblower told Congress the Trump...
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A registered nurse draws blood from Harlem resident Saundra Maynard during a COVID-19 antibody test drive at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in the Harlem neighborhood of the Manhattan. Churches in low income communities across New York are offering COVID-19 testing to residents in conjunction with Northwell Health and New York State. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 14, 2020 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As calls grow nationwide for mandatory coronavirus testing in nursing homes, New York facilities are sounding alarms about the state's ambitious new demand to test roughly 185,000 workers twice a week. Administrators worry there won't be enough kits for an estimated 370,000 tests a...
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Richard Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, arrives for a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing to discuss protecting scientific integrity in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Thursday, May 14, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
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May 14, 2020 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite White House claims, the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus in critical areas including masks, testing, treatments and vaccines, whistleblower Rick Bright warned Thursday in testimony before a House committee. “Our window of opportunity is...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 the logo of French drug maker Sanofi is pictured at the company's headquarters, in Paris. French pharmaceutical group Sanofi ensured that it will make its COVID-19 vaccine, when ready, available in all countries, hours after the company's CEO said the United States will get first access. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 14, 2020 - 10:18 am
PARIS (AP) — French pharmaceutical group Sanofi promised Thursday that it would make its COVID-19 vaccine, when ready, available in all countries, hours after the company's CEO said the United States will get first access. Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson's comments that a vaccine would go first to the U.S...
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