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Seattle 'Flu' Cases Were COVID, Obscuring the Real SpreadIn early March, the state of Washington had reported just over 100 coronavirus cases. But Seattle alone may have actually had thousands of infections at that point, according to a new study, because so many illnesses were thought to be the flu instead. The findings by researchers at the University...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo, a doctor holds a bag of blood plasma donated by a COVID-19 survivor at at blood bank in La Paz, Bolivia. Mayo Clinic researchers are reporting a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover. But it's not proof, and some experts worry if, amid clamor for the treatment, they'll ever get a clear answer. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Study hints, can't prove, survivor plasma fights COVID-19 Mayo Clinic researchers are reporting a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover
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Face masks hang at a roadside stall for sale in Kolkata, India, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. India's coronavirus death toll overtook Britain's to become the fourth-highest in the world with another single-day record increase in cases Friday. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings, mask ordersNew surges of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak holiday season across much of Europe, where authorities are closing dance clubs, banning fireworks and expanding mandatory mask orders even in chic resort areas
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Michelle Obama: We Need to Talk About the M-WordMichelle Obama was cruising on Marine One when it hit her: a hot flash that felt "like somebody put a furnace in my core and turned it on high. And then everything started melting." In that moment, the first lady, who was about to walk into an event, thought, "Well...
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25% of Young Adults Seriously Considered Suicide in JuneThe pandemic-related mental health crisis experts have been warning about seems to have arrived. A quarter of adults aged 18 to 24 say they've seriously contemplated suicide in the past month, according to a CDC survey of 5,412 people conducted from June 24 to 30. Young adults aren't the...
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Beattyville Mayor Scott Jackson walks past the post office on Main Street in Beattyville, Ky., Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Jackson remembers the fight more than a half-century ago to get clean, running water into the county. Now, he sees the internet as just as important, in order to help create jobs and encourage new businesses to move into the empty storefronts on Beattyville's main street. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
Rural families without internet face tough choice on schoolLee County, deep in the Appalachian Mountains, is one of many rural school districts around the country where the decision over whether to bring students back into classrooms is particularly fraught
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2019 file photo shows singer J Balvin at the 2019 Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York.  In a pre-taped video that aired Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020,  as Balvin accepted an award at Premios Juventud 2020, the performer revealed he contracted COVID-19 and that it impacted him heavily.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
J Balvin says he is recovering from the coronavirusColombian superstar J Balvin says he is recovering after battling the coronavirus
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Popular tourist sites on the Navajo Nation can reopen soonPopular tourist destinations on the Navajo Nation, including Canyon de Chelly, can start welcoming back tourists Monday under the tribe's reopening plan
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California Now Has the Nation's Most COVID CasesThe nation's most populous state now also has the most confirmed coronavirus cases. The OC Register reports that with 9,544 cases reported Thursday, California has become the first state to report more than 600,000 cases. Florida has recorded 557,137 cases, and Texas has reported 527,715, per...
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People queue in line to check-in for the Euro Tunnel train to the U.K. in Coquelles, France, Friday Aug.14, 2020. British holiday makers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
By sea, rail or by air, Brits scramble to get out of France British tourists scurried to get out of France by whatever means possible before a deadline that would require them to quarantine at home for two weeks
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Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of controlNew coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people
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A street sweeper checks his mobile phone as he takes a break near a coronavirus-themed mural in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Indonesia's only vaccine production company has started this week a so-called phase 3 clinical trials to test a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese company. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Indonesia takes part in late-stage China vaccine trialIndonesia's only vaccine production company has injected the first volunteers with Chinese firm Sinovac's vaccine candidate in so-called phase 3 clinical trials
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