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FILE - In this Monday, April 20, 2020 file photo, emergency room doctors and nurses wear personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study which found hospital emergency room visits from chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring, further confirming experts' fears that U.S. coronavirus outbreaks scared away many heart patients from going to ERs who should have gone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Heart patients avoided ERs as coronavirus hit, US study saysA study found the number of emergency room visits for chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring in the U.S. The results support fears that the coronavirus outbreaks scared away many heart patients from going to the hospital
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately” and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words.” But behind the scenes, there were significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over the lack of outbreak data, The Associated Press has found. (Naohiko Hatta/Pool Photo via AP, File)
AP report raises concerns about China and WHO; China deniesAt least two U.S. senators have said China hid data from the World Health Organization that could have altered the course of the coronavirus outbreak
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FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump tells reporters that he is taking zinc and hydroxychloroquine during a meeting with restaurant industry executives about the coronavirus response, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Results published Wednesday, June 3, 2020, by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the COVID-19 coronavirus. The drug did not seem to cause serious harm, though - about 40% on it had side effects, mostly mild stomach problems. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous studyResearchers say that a malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in health workers and others closely exposed to people with the disease
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People walk along popular Tunali Hilmi Street, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, days after the government lifted a series of restrictions imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. People crowded popular streets and parks while restaurants and cafes welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as part of Turkey's broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkey, Russia cooperate on virus vaccineTurkey’s health minister says Turkey and Russia have agreed to cooperate in the development of a coronavirus vaccine and plan to carry out joint clinical trials
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Here's How Much a Mask Reduces Coronavirus TransmissionA first-of-its-kind study using data from 16 countries on six continents offers some of the first evidence that face masks and physical distancing really do prevent the spread of COVID-19. The findings published in the Lancet —based on studies of 25,000 patients with COVID-19 or the coronaviruses SARS and...
Newser3 hours ago
It Was a Major COVID Study. Now, Something Fishy?The US-based company Surgisphere touts that it aggregates and analyzes health records from hospitals around the world—including, apparently, significant amounts of coronavirus-related data. This though it apparently has "a science fiction writer and an adult-content model" on its small roster of employees. So reports the Guardian , which dug into...
Newser5 hours ago
The Ponte Vecchio Old Bridge is seen through a window of the Uffizi Gallery museum, in Florence, Italy, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Italy opened regional and international borders Wednesday in the final phase of easing its long coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at re-opened museumsThe most-visited museum in Italy, the Uffizi Galleries, is open again after three months of COVID-19 lockdown
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Cars line up at the border between Italy and Switzerland, in Ponte Chiasso, Italy, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Italy opened regional and international borders on Wednesday in the final phase of easing its long coronavirus lockdown, (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, still eyed warily Italy has officially ended its long coronavirus lockdown but still finds itself alone after reopening its borders to boost summer tourism
The Associated Press10 hours ago
State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Agency of Sweden gives a daily update on the coronavirus COVID-19 situation, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday June 3, 2020. Tagnell has shown some contrition as criticism has grown over the country’s approach of not locking down the country has resulted in one of the highest death rates per capita in the world.  Tegnell told Swedish radio on Wednesday that “I think there is potential for improvement in what we have done in Sweden, quite clearly.”  (Anders Wiklund / TT via AP)
Scientist defends Sweden's hotly debated virus strategySweden’s chief epidemiologist is defending the country's pandemic strategy
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this May 15, 2020 file photo, people line up for medical workers to take swabs for the coronavirus test at a large factory in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The Chinese city of Wuhan has tested nearly 10-million people for the new coronavirus in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city. (Chinatopix Via AP)
Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Bartholomeus Spanger's "Body of Christ Supported by Angels" oil on copper painting, which went on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, June 1, 2020. The cultural institution received the gift of the major painting to underscore support for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic and the crisis that museums face world wide. 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)
In COVID-19 darkness, gift of a `Moment of Light' to museumIf it hadn’t been for the pandemic, the Rijksmuseum would likely always have to do without a classic Dutch 16th century painting it so badly craved
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this May 22, 2020, photo, people wait in line as they stand between social distancing signs in front of Cotton On, at City Creek Center, in Salt Lake City. Utah is seeing a spike in new COVID-19 cases about a month after many businesses were allowed to reopen, leading state health officials to issue renewed pleas for people to maintain social distancing. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
The Latest: Tennessee's Dollywood parks to open in mid-JuneThe Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park in East Tennessee are preparing to open June 15 and June 16 for season pass guests and June 17 for the general public
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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