Public health

In this Jan. 28, 2020, photo a Mobil sign is affixed to an Exxon Mobil fuel pump in Marlborough, Mass. Exxon Mobil Corp. reports financial results Friday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
January 31, 2020 - 11:38 am
Exxon Mobil's profit slid more than 5% in the fourth quarter of 2019, as the oil giant dealt with low natural gas prices and weak margins in its chemical and retail fuel operations. The country's largest oil producer posted $5.69 billion in profits, or $1.33 per share, for the quarter. But those...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, a Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla. Facebook says it's working to help limit the spread of misinformation and harmful content about the coronavirus and will focus on providing helpful information to people. Kang-Xing Jin, Facebook's head of health, said in a post, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, that the social media platform's third-party fact-checkers are reviewing content and debunking false claims related to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 31, 2020 - 10:45 am
Facebook says it's working to limit the spread of misinformation and potentially harmful content about the coronavirus as bogus claims about the ongoing outbreak circulate online. Kang-Xing Jin, Facebook's head of health, announced that the social media platform will begin removing posts that...
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Travelers wearing face masks line up near the Japan Airlines check-in counters at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 31, 2020 - 10:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese Foreign Ministry on Friday urged its citizens not to travel to China because of the possibility of the further spread of a new virus. Japan had previously warned people not to travel in Hubei province, where most of the thousands of cases have occurred. In expanding the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2020 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street amid ongoing uncertainty about the economic impact of the virus outbreak that originated in China. The S&P 500 index fell 0.5% to 3,266 and could be headed for its first two-week losing streak since early October. Energy and technology...
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Jarred Evans speaks with The Associated Press via video, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, from March Air Reserve Base in Southern California. Evans, a professional football player in China, is one of the Americans evacuated from a Chinese city at the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patricio Espinoza)
January 31, 2020 - 9:40 am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jarred Evans, a professional football player in China, is used to wearing safety gear: a helmet and shoulder pads. But in the wake of a deadly viral outbreak, he's switched to a mask and medical gloves. “When you're dealing with life and death, it's a whole different ball...
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A girl wearing a face mask stands in the entrance to a shop in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj)
January 31, 2020 - 9:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — Carrying permits demanding “fast passage,” truck drivers rushed a 560-ton shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 million people at the center of a vast effort to contain a new viral disease. Outside the metropolis in central China, the cargo...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a woman with a young boy takes a selfie with the Olympic rings, in Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this summer's games might be cancelled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 31, 2020 - 8:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this year's 2020 Games might be canceled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. Japan has so far reported no deaths from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200 people in China. Japanese organizers have...
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A clerk wearing a face mask and a plastic bag stands in a pharmacy in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj)
January 31, 2020 - 8:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. The virus has infected almost 10,000 people globally in just two months, a worrying...
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In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, photo, American citizen James Dickey sits on a train on his way back to his home in Changsha, China. Dickey, a kindergarten teacher in the central city of Changsha, outside the locked-down area, said he was “really scared” and trying to arrange for his daughter and ex-wife to leave Wuhan for the United States. The State Department said Americans "should consider departing” as the death toll rose in an advisory Friday. (James Dickey via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 7:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — Some Americans plan to leave China after the U.S. government advised about a spreading virus outbreak, but many others are staying. The State Department issued a travel advisory Friday saying Americans in China “should consider departing.” That followed the evacuation earlier this...
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A clerk wearing a face mask and a plastic bag stands in a pharmacy in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj)
January 31, 2020 - 7:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. The virus has infected almost 10,000 people globally in just two months, a worrying...
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