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As Florida test numbers rise, the NBA prepares for Disney

The rate of positive coronavirus tests in the Orlando, Florida, area has been soaring in recent days. The NBA hopes that doesn’t matter.After spending weeks putting together an incredibly elaborate series of health and safety protocols — the word “testing” appears 282 times in the document — the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association…

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Donations to fight virus, injustice could sustain charities

SEATTLE (AP) — A recession is expected to curtail Americans’ generosity following a record year for charitable donations, but the recent wave of money dedicated to fighting the coronavirus and racial inequality in the U.S. is offering a beacon of hope for nonprofits in 2020.The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, estimates nearly $450 billion was…

Utah budget uncertainty pauses algal bloom testing at lake
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Utah budget uncertainty pauses algal bloom testing at lake

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah health and water quality officials will temporarily stop monitoring a lake for toxic algal blooms as a result of state funding uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The state Division of Water Quality and Utah County Health Department will postpone the testing f

Coronavirus News U.S. authorities mobilize to combat a torrent of cyber crime related to the coronavirus
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Coronavirus News U.S. authorities mobilize to combat a torrent of cyber crime related to the coronavirus

Cyber criminal networks and individual opportunists have leveraged the coronavirus crisis to ramp up schemes to defraud businesses, credulous consumers and governments at all levels.The big picture: This new wave of cyber crime, documented in a series of indictments, public disclosures and statements from U.S. officials, illustrates why the U.S. government sometimes refers to the…

Coronavirus News Dexamethasone is creating optimism for treating coronavirus patients
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Coronavirus News Dexamethasone is creating optimism for treating coronavirus patients

The new best hope for treating seriously ill coronavirus patients may come from a synthetic steroid that has been around for roughly 60 years.Why it matters: Because it’s an old, inexpensive drug, dexamethasone may have a leg up on remdesivir and other new, potentially costly treatments — especially if they don’t work as well.Driving the…

Coronavirus News Coronavirus racial disparities are worse than we thought
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Coronavirus News Coronavirus racial disparities are worse than we thought

Black and Hispanic/Latino Americans have coronavirus mortality rates as much as 10x higher than white Americans’ when age is taken into account, according to a new analysis by the Brookings Institution. Why it matters: We’ve known that minorities are being hit harder by the coronavirus, but we didn’t know it was this bad. Between the…

Coronavirus News For some, suspense will linger past Kentucky election
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Coronavirus News For some, suspense will linger past Kentucky election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Results from Kentucky’s unprecedented primary election, with widespread mail-in absentee voting amid a global pandemic, are expected to drag out for days after voting ends next Tuesday, keeping some candidates and their supporters in suspense.With requests for absentee ballots running well ahead of actual turnout for Kentucky’s last two presidential election-year…

Coronavirus News ABC’s fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing
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Coronavirus News ABC’s fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC’s fall schedule released Wednesday optimistically details its plans, including a new thriller from the creator of “Big Little Lies.” But there’s a key element missing — the debut dates made uncertain by the coronavirus pandemic.“I am hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October,” said…

More than 1 out of 3 tested federal inmates were positive for coronavirus
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More than 1 out of 3 tested federal inmates were positive for coronavirus

More than 35% of federal inmates who have tested for coronavirus were positive, according to data from The Bureau of Prisons. The agency says that of its 16,839 tested inmates, 6,060 have tested positive. In total, the BOP has tested more than 18,000 of its 163,441 federal inmates, with results pending in more than 2,300…

Experts now predict over 200,000 deaths from coronavirus by October
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Experts now predict over 200,000 deaths from coronavirus by October

The Institute for Health Metrics and Eval