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COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are pursuing vaccines with nearly a dozen in…

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Police Investigate Miami Shipping Company for 15,000 Missing N95 Respirator Masks for First Responders

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Hospitals, healthcare professionals, state and local governments in Florida are scrambling to locate and purchase thousands or even millions of N95 respirator masks needed to protect healthcare workers and first responders from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.   N95 Respirator Masks a Global Hot Commodity The Miami Herald reported that the…

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Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care Tuesday fighting the coronavirus, while authorities in New York and elsewhere in Europe hoped that an apparent plateau of deaths and new hospitalizations signaled that key epicenters in the global pandemic had turned a corner. The 55-year-old Johnson, the world’s first known head…

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The Latest: WHO urges caution in relaxation of lockdown

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — World Health Organization urges caution in relaxation of lockdown strategies — Ontario’s Ford: 500,000 masks…

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Virus rebels from France to Florida flout lockdown practices

PARIS (AP) — Young German adults hold “corona parties” and cough toward older people. A Spanish man leashes a goat to go for a walk to skirt confinement orders. From France to Florida to Australia, kitesurfers, college students and others crowd the beaches. Their defiance of lockdown mandates and scientific advice to fight the coronavirus pandemic has…

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Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found. President Donald Trump assured Americans early this month that the COVID-19 test…

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Provides 5th Update on COVID-19

ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer joined Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and local officials Wednesday evening at the Orange County Board of County Commissioner Chambers to provide an update on efforts to ensure a coordinated response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 within the community. “Each day, and seemingly every hour, we’re making difficult decisions…

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