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As virus hits Italy’s south, some flee troubled health care

An oxygen canister is carried on a stretcher outside the first aid department of the Cardarelli hospital in Naples, Italy, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Outside the ER entrance of Cardarelli, the main health care facility for densely populated Naples, those desperate for oxygen for loved ones lined up in their …

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In India, polluted air spells trouble for virus patients

A security guard stands behind a mesh screen at a construction site enveloped in smog and dust in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. A thick quilt of smog lingered over the Indian capital and its suburbs on Friday, fed by smoke from raging agricultural fires that health experts …

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Short of medics as virus surges, central Europe sounds alarm

Health care worker attends to COVID-19 patients at an intensive care unit (ICU) at a hospital in Kyjov, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. With cases surging in central Europe, some countries are calling in soldiers, firefighters, students and retired doctors to help shore up buckling health care systems. Many …

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Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America

In this July 25, 2020 file photo, wooden crosses mark freshly dug graves at the Flores cemetery where people who died from the coronavirus are buried in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health. (AP Photo/Gustavo …

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As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

Pedestrians in protective masks pass a storefront on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, as restrictions on operations are imposed due to an increase in COVID-19 infections in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York. After shutdowns swept entire nations during the first surge of the coronavirus …

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Lesson not learned: Europe unprepared as 2nd virus wave hits

In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, a medical team treats a patient infected with COVID-19 in one of the intensive care units (ICU) at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started. Intensive …

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3 win Nobel medicine award for discovering hepatitis C virus

In this April 17, 2015, file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal in Bogota, Colombia. The Nobels, with new winners announced starting Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, often concentrate on unheralded, methodical, basic science. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File) Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice, …

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NYC seeks to reinstate virus restrictions in some spots

Two young women walk with children during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in the Borough Park neighborhood of New York. New York City’s mayor says he has asked the state for permission to close schools and reinstate restrictions on nonessential businesses in several neighborhoods because of …

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As India’s virus cases rise, so do questions over death toll

A man wearing personal protective equipment looks at the body of his relative who died of COVID-19 before cremation in Gauhati, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. India is now second in the world with the number of reported coronavirus infections with over 5.1 million cases, behind only the United States. …

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Peru’s Indigenous turn to ancestral remedies to fight virus

Family members look in the coffin that contains the remains of Manuela Chavez who died from symptoms related to the new coronavirus at the age of 88, during a burial service in the Shipibo Indigenous community of Pucallpa, in Peru’s Ucayali region, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The Shipibo have tried …

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Virus pandemic reshaping air travel as carriers struggle

Melaku Gebermariam uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect the inside of a Delta Airplane between flights on July 22, at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. U.S. airlines have scrambled to reassure travelers that planes are safe. They require passengers to wear face masks and are cleaning …

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South Africa’s poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid virus

Sibongile Zulu poses for a portrait inside her home in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Zulu is HIV positive and couldn’t get her full medication for two months due to a lack of stock in government pharmacies. Across Africa and around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted …

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