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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.
NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'
SEATTLE (AP) — A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.
Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on new jobs, airport virus tests
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus, President Donald Trump falsely asserted that travelers at U.S.
VIRUS DIARY: In Beijing, finally, a tentative spring blooms
BEIJING (AP) — The coronavirus came first in the depths of winter. As with so many places afterward, the change seeped in gradually.
Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company said Monday that it's started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, despite calls from tribal leaders and environmentalists to delay the $8 billion project amid the coronavirus pandemic.
White House pushes unproven drug for virus, but doctors wary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration are promoting an anti-malaria drug not officially approved for fighting the new coronavirus, even though scientists say more testing is needed before it’s proven safe and effective against COVID-19.
Mideastern burial traditions clash with fears of contagion
BAGHDAD (AP) — Mohammed al-Dulfi's 67-year-old father died on March 21 after a brief struggle against the new coronavirus, but it would take nine days for his body to find a final resting place in the Shiite holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq.
AP PHOTOS: Virus haunts the destitute living on the margins
In a housing complex in the Moroccan city of Sale, over 900 people live in crowded rooms without running water or an income to support them.
Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse
NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated.
What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment
Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many scientists saying the evidence is too thin to recommend it now.
California lends 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam as the nation faces a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations.
What you need to know today about the virus outbreak
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday.
White House: States need to better calibrate supply requests
The White House said Monday that some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, pushing back against criticism that the distribution of vital equipment has been chaotic.
Coronavirus patients rush to join studies of Gilead drug
The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes about life support while wheeling him into Massachusetts General’s intensive care unit.
Virus is mostly mild and rarely fatal for US kids, data show
The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment.
Hugs and kisses, deferred: Pandemic cuts physical contact
To the lengthy, sorrowful list of losses from the pandemic, add these: hugs unexchanged, visits unmade, hands unheld. Just when many feel they need it the most, the comfort of physical closeness is being denied.
Lives Lost: A man loved by many, a death at 80 alone in Rome
ROME (AP) — Nothing in the way Enrico Giacomoni lived during his 80-plus years in Rome corresponded to the way he died: alone. He was a good person, Giacomoni’s son says, a man who took his responsibilities seriously but didn’t let the pressures of life make him unkind.
South Africa's TB, HIV history prepares it for virus testing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed during years battling HIV and tuberculosis: the know-how and infrastructure to conduct mass testing.
US company poised to start COVID-19 vaccine safety test
A second U.S. company is poised to begin a small safety test of a vaccine against the new coronavirus. Inovio Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it has Food and Drug Administration permission for the study in 40 healthy volunteers in Philadelphia and Kansas City, Missouri.
AP-NORC poll: Pandemic impact varies by age, income level
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are increasingly taking preventative measures, including staying away from large crowds and avoiding touching their hands to their faces, to confront the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
AP-NORC poll: Americans increasing effort to avoid infection
CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in overwhelming numbers are actively avoiding others as much as possible and taking additional steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus, according to a survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows how concerns about infection have grown sharply in the past six weeks.
From Iran's hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virus
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mahdi Noori, a young Afghan refugee in Iran, was left jobless when the factory where he’d worked cutting stone was shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic
PHOENIX (AP) — Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can't buy groceries online with her food stamps — even though each trip to the store is now a risky endeavor.