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COVID-19 relief: What's on the table as Congress seeks deal

Optimism is finally building in Washington for a COVID-19 aid bill that would offer relief for businesses, the unemployed, schools and health care providers, among others struggling as caseloads are spiking
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President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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High court will hear appeal over Medicaid work requirements

In the midst of a pandemic, the Supreme Court says it will take up the Trump administration’s stalled plan to allow states to require low-income people to work to receive health care under Medicaid
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States submit vaccine orders as coronavirus death toll grows

States are facing a deadline on Friday to place orders for the coronavirus vaccine as many reported record infections, hospitalizations and deaths
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a worker walks through the hallway of a newly opened field hospital operated by Care New England to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients in Cranston, R.I. States faced a deadline on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, to place orders for the coronavirus vaccine as many reported record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while hospitals were pushed to the breaking point — with the worst feared yet to come. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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VIRUS TODAY: States face deadline to place vaccine order

The job market is slowing down as the fall surge in the virus puts severe strain on the economy and health care system
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2020, file photo, shoppers walk in a rainstorm through New York's Times Square. The job market is slowing down as the fall surge in the virus puts severe strain on the economy and health care system. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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The Latest: Alabama health officials ask for mask extension

Alabama health officials have urged the state Friday to extend its statewide mask mandate, set to expire next week
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2020, file photo, a Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurse performs a coronavirus test at the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says the state plans to prioritize front-line health care workers after it receives its first round of a coronavirus vaccine doses. They could arrive as early as mid-December. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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Navajo Nation hospitals at 'breaking point'

Citizens are advised to wear masks at all times, even inside their own homes.
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In this file photo, a nurse dons her protective gown as she prepares to diagnose a patient who may have coronavirus disease, at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital on March 13, 2020 in Gallup, N. M.
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As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

A Vermont hospital network is still recovering from a massive digital disruption in October, signaling the dangers of cyberattacks on the nation's health care system during a surge of COVID-19
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Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine

A spotlight on the COVID-19 vaccine, the safety measures people are taking as airlines prepare to ship it nationwide and as hospitalizations steadily rise.
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VIDEO: Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine
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Data shows Americans couldn't resist Thanksgiving travel

Americans couldn’t resist the urge to gather for Thanksgiving
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2020, file photo, air travelers line up to go through a a security checkpoint at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City. Data from roadways and airports shows millions could not resist the urge to gather on Thanksgiving, even during a pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 04

EU police agency Europol warns of fake coronavirus vaccines

European Union police agency Europol has issued a warning highlighting the risk of organized crime scams linked to COVID-19 vaccines, including the possibility criminals will sell dangerous counterfeit vaccines
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ICU nurse begs community to help 'save lives’

Three intensive care unit nurses share their experiences working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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VIDEO: ICU nurse begs community to help 'save lives’
December 04

Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing

Joe Biden says he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president
December 04
President-elect Joe Biden departs a news conference after introducing his nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 04

Germany readies vaccine centers amid security concerns

Officials in Germany say they are taking the potential for attacks on mass vaccination centers into consideration as they set up sites to be used once European Union regulators approve the first coronavirus vaccines
December 04
The construction of a planned vaccination center is presented by the Berlin authorities during a media event at the 'Arena Berlin' event venue in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Berlin city authorites will set up six vaccine center until the end of the month. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 04

Fauci apologizes for suggesting UK rushed vaccine decision

Fauci said he has “great faith” in the country’s regulators.
December 04
Dr. Fauci appears on "Good Morning America," Nov. 12, 2020.
December 04

Prisons should be COVID-19 vaccine priority: Health experts

"People say they don't deserve it," one expert said. "I don't buy that."
December 04
In this July 9, 2020, file photo, a correctional officer stands at the main gate of San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif.
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Asia Today: S. Korea reports highest daily tally in 9 months

South Korea has recorded 629 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally in about nine months
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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at state transport bus stand in Ahmedabad, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. India is second behind the U.S. in total coronavirus cases. Its recovery rate is nearing 94%. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
December 04

Turkey's president says he'll get vaccination for COVID-19

Turkey’s president says he would get vaccinated against the coronavirus to set an example for his country’s citizens
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People who got Moderna vaccine still had antibodies 3 months later, data shows

The data came from a small number of phase 1 participants.
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In this file photo taken on Aug. 5, 2020, in this image courtesy of the Henry Ford Health System, volunteers are given the Moderna mRNA-1273 Coronavirus Efficacy, in Detroit.
December 04

Q&A: Britain's OK of COVID-19 vaccine sparks speedy debate

The U.K. was the first country to OK a vaccine backed by rigorous science.
December 04
A man is reflected in a window as he walks past a Christmas tree in London, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The European Union on Thursday hit back at a British minister's claim that U.K. vaccine regulators were better than other countries, stressing "this is not a football competition." This came after Britain became the first country in the world to authorize Pfizer's rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 04

Researchers hunt for clues in our blood to discover COVID-19 vaccines of the future

Approval of early vaccines will make researching future ones very difficult.
December 04
In this file photo a lab technician sorts blood samples for COVID-19 vaccination study at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13, 2020.
December 04

County moves to protect health staff after deadly outbreak

A Maryland county health department is taking action after a coronavirus outbreak left a veteran public health worker dead and several colleagues with lasting medical problems
December 04
FILE - In this June 19, 2020, file photo, Roland Mack holds a poster with pictures and messages made by family members in memory of his sister, Chantee Mack, in District Heights, Md., The Prince George's County, Md., public health worker died of COVID-19 after, family and co-workers believe, she and several colleagues contracted the disease in their office. A Maryland health department is taking new steps to protect its workers six months after a COVID-19 outbreak killed a veteran employee who was twice denied permission to work from home. (AP Photo/Federica Narancio, File)
December 04

Vaccines may end the pandemic, but will we take them? Health experts weigh in

Vaccine development was quick, but "safety has not been compromised," one said.
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In this undated file photo, a person gets a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine of BioNTech and Pfizer.
December 04

World War II vet beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

A World War II veteran from Alabama has recovered from COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday
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In this photo provided by Holly Wooten McDonald, World War II veteran and COVID-19 survivor Major Wooten holds a celebratory milkshake on his 104th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Madison, Alabama. Wooten was released from the hospital this week after contracting the illness caused by the new coronavirus before Thanksgiving. (Holly Wooten McDonald via AP)
December 04

California ties new COVID-19 rules to hospital capacity

California is on the brink of a new stay-at-home order that would close businesses and curb travel in regions that could see hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients
December 04
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, diners are served outside by a waiter wearing a mask, face shield and rubber gloves in West Hollywood, Calif. With coronavirus cases surging at a record pace, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, and said if people don't comply the state's hospitals will be overwhelmed with infected patients. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
December 03

The Latest: Birx says Americans must be strict for pandemic

The White House coronavirus response coordinator says Americans must not gather indoors with outsiders or take off their masks at any time when they are outdoors -- even when they are eating and drinking
December 03
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, marks are seen on the face of registered nurse Shelly Girardin as she removes a protective mask after performing rounds in a COVID-19 unit at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. Across the U.S., the surge has swamped hospitals with patients and left nurses and other health care workers shorthanded and burned out. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 03

California gloom: Virus cases spiral, new closures imminent

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says most of the state will likely be under a new stay-at-home order within a day or two
December 03
People walk near the Versace boutique on Rodeo Drive, decorated for the holidays amid the coronavirus pandemic, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The three-week "safer at home" order began on Monday. Indoor retail businesses, which make much of their profits during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, are allowed to remain open but with just 20% of capacity, including nail salons and other personal care services. (AP Photo/Pamela Hassell)
December 03

States plan for vaccines as daily US virus deaths top 3,100

States are drafting plans for who gets the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available this month, as the nation’s death toll from the pandemic surpassed 3,100 in a single day for the first time
December 03
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, medical personnel prone a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. Across the U.S., the surge has swamped hospitals with patients and left nurses and other health care workers shorthanded and burned out. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 03

Vaccine Watch: Battling vaccine misinformation

With weeks to go before vaccine delivery, misinformation and conspiracy theories are flooding social media. Facebook says they’re fighting back, but experts say the problem is bigger.
December 03
VIDEO: Vaccine Watch: Battling vaccine misinformation
December 03

By the Numbers: Surging medical school applications

Despite the pandemic’s toll on health care workers, medical school applications are spiking in what some are calling the "Fauci Effect."
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VIDEO: By the Numbers: Surging medical school applications
December 03

California church sees victory in order from high court

Lawyers for a church with more than 160 congregations across California say they will seek an immediate court order allowing indoor worship after the Supreme Court told a lower federal court to reexamine state coronavirus restrictions on church services
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Police: Couple flew to Hawaii despite positive virus tests

Authorities say a couple were arrested at a Hawaii airport after traveling on a flight from the U.S. mainland despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19
December 03
This photo provided by the Kauai Police Department shows Wesley Moribe in Lihue, Hawaii, on Nov. 29, 2020. Authorities say a couple was arrested at a Hawaii airport after traveling on a flight from the U.S. mainland despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19. The Kauai Police Department says Wesley Moribe and Courtney Peterson were arrested on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangering. (Kauai Police Department via AP)
December 03

Head of Houston COVID unit: Health care workers are 'so exhausted'

Dr. Joseph Varon, who was seen in a viral image hugging his COVID-19 patient, describes the isolation of the sick and the compassion of their exhausted health care workers.
December 03
VIDEO: Head of Houston COVID unit: Health care workers are 'so exhausted'
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Front-line doctor dies of COVID-19 complications, family says

Dr. Carlos Araujo-Preza, a pulmonologist, was 51 years old.
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Dr. Carlos Araujo-Preza, critical care medical director at HCA Houston Hospital in Tomball is pictured in an undated Facebook profile picture.
December 03

Next for Biden: Getting the right health team as virus rages

Up soon for President-elect Joe Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages
December 03
In this Dec. 1, 2020, photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens at left, during an event to introduce their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Up soon for Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It’s hard to imagine more consequential picks. Biden is expected to announce his choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services next week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 03

UN chief: Vaccine can't undo damage from global pandemic

The U_N_ chief is warning that the social and economic impact of COVID-19 “is enormous and growing.”
December 03
In this image made from UNTV video, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the U.N. General Assembly's special session to discuss the response to COVID-19 and the best path to recovery from the pandemic, Thursday, Dec. 3,2020, at U.N. headquarters, in New York. (UNTV via AP)
December 03

Ex-presidents would get vaccine publicly to boost confidence

Three former presidents say they’d be willing to publicly take a coronavirus vaccine, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated against a disease that has already killed more than 275,000 people nationwide
December 03
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama, center, walks out of the Oval Office of the White House with former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right, to deliver remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. Three former presidents say they'd be willing to take a coronavirus vaccine publicly, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated against a disease that has already killed more than 273,000 people nationwide. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 03

COVID-19 emergency facing medical workers

Hospitals are under pressure ahead of a possibly dark winter.
December 03
VIDEO: COVID-19 emergency facing medical workers
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Elected officials slammed for hypocrisy for not following own COVID-19 advice

Officials across the country have apologized for not heeding rules or guidance.
December 03
In this Oct. 30, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 testing facility in Valencia, Calif.
December 03

VIRUS TODAY: State action on vaccine, virus relief package

States are crafting plans that decide who should be at the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine and where the doses should be shipped once the federal government provides emergency authorization, as early as next week
December 03
Gilero employee Anne-Marie Dutch assembles a face shield in Pittsboro, N.C., as Gov. Roy Cooper tours the facility Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The medical device manufacturer began producing face shields when the pandemic started and also produces swabs for rapid tests in addition to self contained oxygenated negative pressure environments. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 03

Vaccine rollout could ease crisis, but who gets it first?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the right people could change the course of the pandemic in the United States
December 03
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
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LA officials stream annual ceremony honoring unknown dead

Los Angeles religious leaders have managed to conduct their annual ceremony honoring those who died with no one to claim their bodies by streaming it live on Facebook this year
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Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort that used targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information associated with a U.N. initiative for distributing coronavirus vaccine to developing countries
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Portugal unveils its national vaccination plan for COVID-19

Portugal is aiming to vaccinate almost 1 million people against the coronavirus between January and April at the latest, and perhaps by the end of February, depending on the pace of vaccine deliveries
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Buenos Aires' cafe culture fighing to survive amid pandemic

Buenos Aires has long had a thriving cafe scene and its many historic cafes and bars are officially recognized as “cafes notables” for their contribution to the capital’s culture
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Answering your questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine

Addressing the grim record-breaking COVID-19 numbers as well as questions and concerns related to the upcoming vaccine.
December 03
VIDEO: Answering your questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine
December 03

Greek city to use Christmas money for more ICU beds

A city in northern Greece hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic says it will scrap plans to set up Christmas decorations and a nativity scene this year to donate the money to the local hospital's intensive care ward
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Belgium looks to launch limited vaccine campaign in January

Belgium is planning to launch a COVID-19 vaccination campaign on a limited scale starting in early January
December 03
December 03

Belgium looks to launch limited vaccine campaign in January

Belgium is planning to launch a COVID-19 vaccination campaign on a limited scale starting in early January
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Survivors remember Pearl Harbor at home this year amid virus

The coronavirus pandemic is preventing Pearl Harbor survivors from attending an annual ceremony to remember those killed in the 1941 attack
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US virus deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time

The U.S. has recorded over 3,100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring
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