Public health

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday May 27, 2020, Sweden's state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Agency of Sweden speaks during a coronavirus news conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Sweden's chief epidemiologist has shown some contrition as criticism has grown over the country’s hotly debated approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Tegnell told Swedish radio Wednesday June 3, 2020, that “I think there is potential for improvement in what we have done in Sweden, quite clearly.” (Pontus Lundahl / TT FILE via AP)
June 03, 2020 - 8:24 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's chief epidemiologist showed contrition Wednesday as criticism mounted over the Scandinavian country's hotly debated method of fighting the coronavirus, which has resulted in one of the highest death rates per capita in the world. Sweden has stood out among European nations...
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People stand in a queue to book bus tickets to travel to places outside the state in Kolkata, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown began despite an upward trend in new infections. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
June 03, 2020 - 7:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a weekslong resurgence of the virus as the government defended its decision to reopen schools despite health risks. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...
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Rijksmuseum director Taco Dibbits, standing in front of Bartholomeus Spanger's "Body of Christ Supported by Angels" oil on copper painting, left, discusses the gift of the major painting the cultural institution received to underscore support for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic and the crisis that museums face world wide, which went on display in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, June 1, 2020. The Dutch government took a major step to relax the coronavirus lockdown, with bars, restaurants, cinemas and museums reopening under strict conditions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
June 03, 2020 - 3:34 am
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — If not for the pandemic, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum would have missed out on a classic Dutch 16th century painting it so badly craved. Instead, the work now graces a central hall of one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions -- all because a wealthy dealer in...
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Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 03, 2020 - 12:02 am
The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
June 02, 2020 - 10:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the...
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People wearing protective gear disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a wedding hall in Suwon, South Korea, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Kim Jong-taik/Newsis via AP)
June 02, 2020 - 10:21 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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. ___ SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 49 new cases of COVID-19,...
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June 02, 2020 - 7:13 pm
The company that administers the SAT college entrance exam is scrapping plans to provide a home version of the test this year, saying it can't guarantee all students would have access to the needed technology. The College Board announced Tuesday that it's pausing plans for the remote exam but still...
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Brian Miller who is nominated to be Department of the Treasury Special Inspector General for Pandemic, testifies before a hearing of Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Alex Wong/Pool via AP)
June 02, 2020 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a new inspector general to oversee money distributed as part of the $2 trillion economic rescue law, putting at least one watchdog in place as oversight of the money has lagged. The Senate confirmed Brian Miller, a lawyer in the White House counsel’s...
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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2019, file photo shows the PAC-12 logo at Sun Devil Stadium during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
June 02, 2020 - 5:31 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Called out, Bowling Green has saved its baseball program, which had been cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic department spokesman Jason Knavel said that baseball is back immediately after “our passionate...
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Lucia and her dog Jujuba sit at Arpoador beach, amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Rio, the city with the second-most cases after Sao Paulo, is beginning to gradually relax restrictions on Tuesday, only allowing people to exercise on the beachfront sidewalk and practice individual activities in the sea. No one is allowed on the sand. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
June 02, 2020 - 4:50 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro, one of the cities worst hit by COVID-19 in Brazil, slowly started to reopen on Tuesday, more than two months after non-essential businesses were forced to shut down in order to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. As of June 1, Rio had more than 30,000...
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