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The Latest: China orders mass coronavirus testing for Wuhan

Chinese authorities have announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019
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A jogger runs past the Sydney Opera House at dawn in Sydney, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Australia’s largest city Sydney will remain in lockdown for another four weeks due to a growing COVID-19 cluster. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
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China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads

An unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city.
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FILE - In this July 5, 2021, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker collects a swab sample for nucleic acid test in Ruili City of southwest China's Yunnan Province. Everyone in a county in China's southwest near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections, the government announced Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Wang Guansen/Xinhua via AP, File)
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Tennessee won't incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows

The state paid thousands to farmers who have vaccinated their cattle.
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A cow is pictured grazing on a hill with a cloud in the background in an undated stock photo.
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Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends

Tenants are turning up at housing courts hoping for last-minute reprieves from looming evictions after the federal eviction ban ended over the weekend
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Chelsea Rivera, 27, stands outside Franklin County evictions court in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, August 2, 2021 as she awaits a hearing on an eviction notice filed against her last month. The single mom is behind $2,988 in rent and late fees for the one bed-room apartment she rented for herself and her three young sons. "We just need help," Rivera pleaded. Housing advocates fear the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions on Saturday July 31, could eventually result in millions of people being evicted. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
August 03

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

The White House is moving to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend
August 03
Supporters of Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., camp with her outside the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, as anger and frustration has mounted in Congress after a nationwide eviction moratorium expired at midnight Saturday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 03

Rapid virus spread through Indonesia taxes health workers

As coronavirus cases skyrocket and deaths climb in Indonesia, health care workers are being depleted as the virus spares nobody
August 03
Health workers prepare to treat a COVID-19 patient at the Dr. Suyoto General Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 29, 2021. As coronavirus cases skyrocket and deaths climb in Indonesia, health care workers are being depleted as the virus spares nobody. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 02

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

The White House is moving to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend
August 02
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 02

US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

The U.S. finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot in the arms of 70% of American adults
August 02
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, Juan Avellan, center, and others wear masks while working out in an indoor class at a Hit Fit SF gym amid the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor setting as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 02

Medical expert on healthy nutrition: ‘Protect the liver and feed the gut’

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with childhood obesity and diabetes specialist Dr. Robert Lustig about his new book "Metabolical: The Lure and Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine."
August 02
VIDEO: Medical expert on healthy nutrition: ‘Protect the liver and feed the gut’
August 02

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

Sen. Lindsey Graham has tested positive for the coronavirus
August 02
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks about the United States-Mexico border during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 02

Appeals court upholds Indiana University’s vaccine mandate

A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana University can proceed with its plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19
August 02
FILE - In this June 16, 2020 file photo shows Jordan Hall on the Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. A federal appeals court ruling Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, will allow Indiana University to go ahead with its plan for requiring its roughly 90,000 students and 40,000 employees to get COVID-19 vaccination shots.(Stephen Crane/The Herald-Times via AP File)
August 02

The Latest: Famed Minneapolis club requiring vaccination

The First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis made famous in Prince’s movie “Purple Rain” is requiring that all concertgoers provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or show a negative virus test
August 02
People wait in line at a vaccination center to register for a shot of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
August 02

Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties have announced that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge
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FILE — In this March 4, 2021 file photo Gen Til wears a protective face mask while working out at Planet Granite climbing gym in San Francisco. Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 02

Evictions expected to spike as federal moratorium ends

Housing courts around the country are expected to get busy starting Monday.
August 02
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 02

Masks encouraged in New York, but no city or state mandate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors
August 02
FILE — In this April 18, 2020 file photo, a subway conductor wears a face mask as the train is in a station, in the Bronx borough of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have scheduled competing news conferences Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, amid rising COVID-19 case counts attributed to the highly contagious delta variant of the virus. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 02

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns things will get worse amid delta variant surge

The U.S. is seeing more than 100,000 new cases a day for the first time since February.
August 02
VIDEO: Dr. Anthony Fauci warns things will get worse amid delta variant surge
August 02

Florida hospitals taking steps to battle record COVID surge

Florida’s largest hospital systems are expanding their COVID units, limiting visitors and fearing staffing shortages as they deal with the statewide surge in cases
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Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate, including in schools, as COVID-19 surges and restrictions increase across US

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate, including in schools, as COVID-19 surges and restrictions increase across US
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August 02

Agreement shows Ohio utility paid regulator for future help

The Ohio Consumers' Counsel has made public a consulting agreement that resulted in a $4.3 million payment by FirstEnergy Corp. to an energy attorney and lobbyist shortly before he was appointed Ohio's top utility regulator
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White House says CDC was 'unable' to find authority to revive expired eviction moratorium, calls on states to act

White House says CDC was 'unable' to find authority to revive expired eviction moratorium, calls on states to act
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San Francisco, other Bay Area counties reinstate mask mandate for indoor settings as COVID delta variant surges

San Francisco, other Bay Area counties reinstate mask mandate for indoor settings as COVID delta variant surges
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US employers ratchet up the pressure on the unvaccinated

Employers are increasingly losing patience with unvaccinated workers
August 02
A proof of vaccination sign is posted at a bar in San Francisco on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Until now, many employers had taken a passive approach to their unvaccinated workers, relying outreach and incentives. But that has been shifting, with vaccine mandates gaining momentum. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
August 02

Germany to offer COVID-19 shots for all kids over 12

Germany will start offering coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older
August 02
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 15, 2021, empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine lie in a box during a vaccine campaign at the Vaccine Village in Ebersberg near Munich, Germany. Germany will start offering Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older, as pressure mounts to vaccinate more young people as schools return from summer vacations. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, FILE)
August 02

German government condemns violence at Berlin COVID protests

The German government has condemned an outburst of violence at protests in Berlin against the country’s anti-coronavirus measures
August 02
Demonstrators walk along Bismarckstrasse in Berlin, Sunday Aug. 1, 2021, during a protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)
August 02

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

Britain has opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union
August 02
Susan Handfield, left, meets her baby granddaughter Charlotta for the first time, held by her mother Eva as they arrive from a Berlin flight at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Travelers fully vaccinated against coronavirus from the United States and much of Europe were able to enter Britain without quarantining starting today, a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 02

Rome governor pledges vaccinations go on despite hacking

The governor of the region including Italy's capital, Rome, is pledging that a powerful hacking intrusion, into its second day, won't interrupt COVID-19 vaccinations
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Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic

Iran is reporting more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country’s single-day record so far in the pandemic
August 02
FILE - In this July 20, 2021 file photo, a woman wearing a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks on a sidewalk in southern Tehran, Iran. On Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, Iranian state media reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country's single-day record so far in the pandemic. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 02

Official in Michigan county gives up post in COVID aid flap

An official has resigned as chairman of a county board in Michigan in the latest fallout from his decision to give himself a $25,000 bonus with federal COVID-19 relief money and reward others in the community
August 02
In this undated file photo, the Michigan state capitol building is shown.
August 02

Pakistani police say polio team attacked, policeman killed

Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in the country's northwest
August 02
A health worker collects data while another writes numbers on the wall of a house after administrating a polio vaccine to children in a neighborhood of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. The government launched polio vaccination drives across Pakistan in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of the year. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)
August 02

The Latest: Arizona reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day
August 02
Young people line up for receiving shot of the Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine at the Phnom Penh Thmey Health Center, during a campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Cambodia on Sunday began its inoculation campaign against the COVID-19 virus to the young people aged 12-17. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
August 02

Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

The previous record was July 2020, more than a half-year before vaccinations.
August 02
Raquel Heres gets a COVID-19 rapid test to be able to travel overseas, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. Federal health officials say Florida has reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory mask mandates and vaccine. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
August 02

The Latest: Australia city extends lockdown as clusters grow

A lockdown of Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane was extended until Sunday because of a growing COVID-19 outbreak
August 02
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, second right, chairs a virtual APEC Leaders meeting from Wellington, New Zealand, Friday, July 16, 2021. Leaders of Asian Pacific nations agreed on Friday to step up COVID-19 vaccination sharing as China said it has pledged $3 billion in international aid to support coronavirus response efforts in developing countries. (Jeff Tollan/APEC2021 via AP)
August 02

Refugees pushed to back of the line amid vaccine shortages

Millions of refugees living in crowded camps are waiting for their jab.
August 02
A young Rohingya refugee boy stands outside a tent at a refugee camp alongside the banks of the Yamuna River in the southeastern borders of New Delhi, sprawling Indian capital, July 1, 2021. Millions of refugees living in crowded camps are waiting for their COVID-19 vaccines. For months, the World Health Organization urged countries to prioritize immunizing refugees, placing them in the second priority group for at-risk people, alongside those with serious health conditions. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 01

Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

Millions face being forced from their homes now that a moratorium expired.
August 01
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 01

2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19

Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19
August 01
In this photo released by Jakarta Province Government, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan visits one of the two Sumatran tigers that contracting COVID-19 at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 31, 2021. Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19. (Dadang Kusuma WS/Jakarta province Government via AP)
August 01

Pandemic eviction crisis leads to greater tenant protections

The threat of widespread evictions during the coronavirus pandemic has inspired reforms to a U.S. system that has in the past offered few protections for tenants
August 01
Regina Howard poses for a photo in Southfield, Mich., Friday, July 30, 2021. Lakeshore Legal Aid successfully helped Howard receive $24,550 in federal funds to pay for 15 months of rent. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
August 01

Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained

Hundreds turned out to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures
August 01
Demonstrators walk along Bismarckstrasse in Berlin, Sunday Aug. 1, 2021, during a protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)
August 01

Fauci: More 'pain and suffering' ahead as COVID cases rise

The nation’s top infectious disease expert is warning that more “pain and suffering” is ahead as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get inoculated
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August 01

Europe's vaccine passes reveal some pockets of resistance

Italy and France are introducing Europe's toughest vaccine pass regimes for normal social activities like dining indoors at restaurants, visiting museums and attending sporting events
August 01
FILE - In this Saturday, July 24, 2021 file photo, people stage a protest against the "green pass" in Milan, Italy. Protesters in Italy and in France have been wearing yellow Stars of David, like the ones Nazis required Jews to wear to identify themselves during the Holocaust. Some carry signs likening vaccine passes to dictatorships. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
August 01

Pizza for shots: UK targets young with vaccine incentives

Restaurants, ride-hailing apps and food delivery services are backing Britain’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, offering discounts and even free slices of pizza to persuade young people to roll up their sleeves and get the shot
August 01
FILE - This Tuesday, July 11, 2017 file photo, shows a deliveroo logo on a bicycle in London. Pizzerias, ride-hailing apps and food delivery services are backing Britain’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, offering discounts and even free slices of pizza to persuade young people to roll up their sleeves and get the shot. The program was announced Sunday Aug. 1, 2021 by the Department of Health and Social Care. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
July 31

The Latest: Navajo nation reports rise in virus cases

The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 25 additional COVID-19 cases as officials said some tribal members are foregoing needed precautions to ward off spread of the coronavirus
July 31
People, some with face masks and some without, walk on a main shopping street in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 31

CDC: Florida reports 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic

CDC: Florida reports 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic
July 31
July 31

Mask guidance divides parents heading into new school year

Parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate when schools reopen
July 31
Joann Marcus of Fort Lauderdale, left, cheers as she listens to the Broward School Board's emergency meeting, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A small but vocal group spoke vehemently against masks, saying their personal rights were being eroded and their children were suffering socially. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
July 31

Tenants prepare for unknown as eviction moratorium ends

Tenants who are months behind on rent now face the end to a federal eviction moratorium Saturday
July 31
Roxanne Schaefer holds a photograph in the living room of her apartment, in West Warwick, R.I., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Schaefer, who is months behind on rent, is bracing for the end to a CDC federal moratorium Saturday, July 31, 2021, a move that could result in millions of people being evicted just as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 31

Bring in the kids: Estonian city targets youths for jabs

Estonian city targets kids for vaccine jabs.
July 31
A medical worker, right, administers a shot of a coronavirus vaccine to Gloria Raudjarv, 13-year-old girl, at a vaccination center inside a sports hall in Estonia's second largest city, Tartu, 164 km. south-east from Tallinn, Estonia, Thursday, July 29, 2021. Estonia's second largest city Tartu is making rapid progress in vaccinating children aged 12-17 ahead of the school year in September. Around half of the town's teenagers have already received their first vaccine, and local health officials are confident they will hit 70% in the coming 30 days. (AP Photo/Raul Mee)
July 31

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Thousands of people in France have turned out to protest a special virus pass by marching through Paris and other French cities
July 31
A protestor holds a sign which reads in French, "freedom" and "no to the Covid passport" as she attends a demonstration in Paris, France, Saturday, July 31, 2021. Demonstrators gathered in several cities in France on Saturday to protest against the COVID-19 pass, which grants vaccinated individuals greater ease of access to venues. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 31

Air pollution remained higher in minority communities during pandemic

Overall, the pandemic took an uneven toll on minority communities.
July 31
Smoke fills the sky over a heavily trafficked highway in Detroit in an undated stock image.
July 31

California learns costly pandemic lesson about hospitals

California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state's worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter
July 31
FILE — In this April 18, 2020 file photo sheeting is placed on partitions installed between beds as work is performed to turn the Sleep Train Arena into a 400 bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus , in Sacramento, Calif. California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state’s worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter, forcing exhausted hospital workers to treat patients in tents and cafeterias. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 31

Malaysian PM postpones Parliament, avoids no-confidence vote

Malaysia’s embattled prime minister has postponed a critical parliamentary session set for Monday, citing COVID-19 infections and allowing him to avoid a no-confidence vote amid growing calls for him to resign
July 31
A protester holds a placard during a demonstration demanding the prime minister step down near the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Saturday, July 31, 2021. Hundreds of black-clad Malaysian youths have rallied in the city center, demanding Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resign for mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic that has worsened. (AP Photo/FL Wong)
July 31

Biden's infrastructure win overshadowed by new virus surge

President Joe Biden this week took a huge step toward achieving a hallmark legislative accomplishment
July 31
President Joe Biden holds a face mask as he announces from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, that millions of federal workers must show proof they've received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel restrictions in an order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)