Andrew Lloyd Webber Puts His Money Where His Mouth IsAndrew Lloyd Webber is anxious to get audiences back to the theater, which is why he's now taking part in a coronavirus vaccine trial from Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. "I am excited that tomorrow I am going to be vaccinated for the Oxford Covid 19 trial," the composer...
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Claudia Guzman poses for a photo inside the medical clinic where she works July 22, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. When Guzman suspected she had caught the coronavirus, her friends and family were full of advice: Don’t quarantine. Don’t get tested. A homemade tea will help cure you. Among Latinos in the U.S., misinformation around the coronavirus has found fertile ground because many in their communities have higher levels of distrust in government, less access to medical care and may need to be reached by Spanish-language public health resources. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
Distrust of authority fuels virus misinformation for LatinosFalse claims and conspiracy theories, ranging from bogus cures to the idea that the coronavirus is a hoax, have dogged efforts to control the pandemic from the beginning
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Imported Chicken Wings Test Positive for COVID-19If you're in Shenzhen, China, think twice about buying imported chicken wings—which might just contain the coronavirus, CNN reports. That's according to a municipal statement that a surface sample of frozen wings from Brazil tested positive Wednesday during a screening in the city's Longgang district. Health officials say they...
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People wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, sit on chairs whilst queuing to be screened and tested for COVID-19 in Eldorado Park outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Africa begins continent-wide study of COVID-19 antibodiesThe Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an Africa-wide study of antibodies to the coronavirus has begun, while evidence from a smaller study indicates that many more people have been infected than official numbers show
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FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, a price sign is displayed at a retail store as a store employee wears a mask while working in Niles, Ill. The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago, yet still remains at a high level. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago, yet still remains at a high level
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Wednesday Was Our Deadliest COVID Day in MonthsThe US recorded almost 1,500 coronavirus deaths Wednesday, making it the pandemic's deadliest day since mid-May, according to the Washington Post . The figures include 105 deaths in Georgia, 342 in Texas, and 45 in North Carolina, tying the single-day death record the state set on July 29. The US...
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Spanish NGO Open Arms volunteer,  Julia Martin, 38, plays with 4-month old Biel, as his father takes a COVID-19 PCR test, at Vilafranca del Penedes in the Barcelona province, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Spain is facing another surge in coronavirus infections not even two months after beating back the first wave. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Experts warn Spain is losing the 2nd round in virus fightSpain is facing another surge in coronavirus infections not even two months after beating back the first wave
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Melanie Huml, Health Minister of the German state of Bavaria, left, and Bavaria's governor Markus Soeder, right, arrive for a joint press conference in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
Coronavirus positive? Thousands in Germany left wonderingOfficials in Germany's Bavaria state have acknowledged that tens of thousands of travelers tested for the coronavirus upon entering the country over the past two weeks are still waiting to find out whether they were infected
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People talk during a meeting organized by the health activism group called Banlieues Sante in Bondy, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 6, 2020. Festering beneath France's promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines – differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis. (AP Photo/Arno Pedram)
Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health careThe COVID-19 crisis has laid bare deep disparities across economic and racial lines in France's health care system
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LGBT activist and human rights defender Marsha Beya Rubyn, 55, arrives for a movie showing at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico's film archive, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. After being closed for nearly five months amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters in the capital reopened Wednesday at 30% capacity. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
The Latest: NYC mayor still plans to reopen schools on timeNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held firm to plans to reopen the nation’s largest public school system within a month, despite pleas from teachers and principals to delay the return of students to classrooms
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Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Puzzling New Zealand virus outbreak grows to 17 casesA puzzling new outbreak of the coronavirus in New Zealand’s largest city has grown to 17 cases, with officials saying the number will likely increase further
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden joined by his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., replaces his face mask after speaking at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden calls for nationwide mask mandateJoe Biden is calling for a nationwide mask mandate, citing health experts’ predictions that it could save 40,000 lives over the next three months
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