Epidemics

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses a press conference about the update on COVID-19 at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The European Union is calling for an independent evaluation of the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, “to review experience gained and lessons learned.” (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
May 22, 2020 - 1:57 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The United States says it wants the World Health Organization to start work “now” on a planned independent review of its coordinated international response to the COVID-19 outbreak, at a time the Trump administration has repeatedly criticized the agency and is threatening to cut off U...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, a health official administers a polio vaccine to children at a camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children at risk, according to a new analysis on Friday May 22, 2020, from the World Health Organization and partners. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
May 22, 2020 - 1:53 pm
LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 at risk, according to a new analysis from the World Health Organization and partners. In a new report...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump has been lashing out at scientists whose conclusions about the coronavirus are at odds with his own beliefs or are conclusions that he doesn’t like. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 22, 2020 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — "A Trump enemy statement,” he said of one study. “A political hit job,” he said of another. As President Donald Trump pushes to reopen the country despite warnings from doctors about the consequences of moving too quickly during the coronavirus crisis, he has been lashing out at...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 12, 2020 file photo, relatives grieve for Benedict Somi Vilakasi, a Soweto coffee shop manager who died of a COVID-19 infection in a Johannesburg hospital, at his burial ceremony at the Nasrec Memorial Park outside Johannesburg, South Africa Thursday, April 16, 2020. Africa's coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, May 22, 2020 as the continent with many fragile health systems has not yet seen the high numbers of other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
May 22, 2020 - 11:03 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa's coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, as the continent with many fragile health systems has not yet seen the high numbers of other parts of the world. More than 3,100 people have died from COVID-19...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on education via teleconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 21, 2020. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
May 22, 2020 - 10:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Friday the coronavirus outbreak in Russia has begun to abate, creating a positive environment for easing restrictions, as officials defended the country's data on deaths against claims they were being under-reported. Speaking during a video conference...
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In this May 21, 2020, photo, the Larson sisters wash their hands inside the gate at their home in Dakar, Senegal. The girls were adopted from Sierra Leone after their father and other relatives died of Ebola. (AP Photo/Krista Larson)
May 22, 2020 - 9:17 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — “Are you going to die?” my 8-year-old daughter asked me the other day. “They said on the radio that adults are getting sick and dying.” "Maybe you should stay inside." Instantly I was flooded with the anguish so many parents around the world are carrying right now because we...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2020, people use a hand-washing station installed for members of the public entering a market in Dodoma, Tanzania. As of late May 2020, the country’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases hasn’t changed for three weeks, and the international community is openly worrying that Tanzania’s government is hiding the true scale of the pandemic. (AP Photo)
May 22, 2020 - 8:36 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — On just one day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the coronavirus after crossing into neighboring Kenya. Back home, their president insists that Tanzania has defeated the disease through prayer. All the while, President John Magufuli has led a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox baseball team chairman Tom Werner attends a news conference at Fenway Park, in Boston. The Premier League trophy should have been in Tom Werner’s hands by now. This week should have featured a victory parade through the streets of Liverpool. Instead, Liverpool’s chairman is analysing the health procedures required just to ensure it is safe for his team to train together again during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 22, 2020 - 7:00 am
The Premier League trophy should have been in Tom Werner’s hands by now. This week should have featured a victory parade through the streets of Liverpool. But the wait to end the 30-year title drought continues. Instead, Liverpool’s chairman is analyzing the health procedures required just to...
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A villager clears tree branches fallen in front of his house after Cyclone Amphan hit the region, at Baguranjalpai village in East Midnapore district in West Bengal state, India, Friday, May 22, 2020. People forgot about social distancing and crammed themselves into government shelters, minutes before Cyclone Amphan crashed in West Bengal. The cyclone killed dozens of people and the coronavirus nine in this region, one of India’s poorer states. Even before the cyclone, its pandemic response was lagging; the state has one of the highest fatality rates from COVID-19 in India. With an economy crippled by India’s eight-week lockdown, and health care systems sapped by the virus, authorities must tackle both COVID-19 and the cyclone’s aftermath.(Debasis Shyamal via AP)
May 22, 2020 - 6:29 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — In the middle of a pandemic, if a cyclone comes hurtling toward you, what should you do? Debasis Shyamal, a fisherman, forgot about social distancing. He crammed himself into a government shelter, minutes before Cyclone Amphan crashed into his coastal village in West Bengal on...
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Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, May 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
May 22, 2020 - 5:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s No. 2 leader on Friday promised higher spending to revive its pandemic-stricken economy and curb surging job losses but avoided launching a massive stimulus on the scale of the United States or Japan. Premier Li Keqiang told lawmakers Beijing would set no economic growth...
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