Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Health

College Student Dies Of Flu Before 911 Rescuers Can Find Him

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TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A college student was found dead in his home of the flu after a garbled 911 call left rescuers with no means of locating him, authorities said. Police and fire...

Hong Kong Volunteers Make Homemade Masks To Combat Virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping fight the new virus, sewing reusable protective face masks for those who ca...

2 Former Cruise Ship Passengers With Virus Die In Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thu...

Claws Of Health? Lobster Blood Could Play Role In New Drugs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing the...

Passengers Leave Ship Docked Off Japan After Quarantine Ends

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YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — About 500 passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess on Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine aboard the vessel that failed to ...

WATCH: UK Patient Plays Violin During Unusual Brain Surgery

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LONDON (AP) — Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London removed a brain tumor from a woman who played the violin during the procedure. Doctors for violinist Dagmar Turner, 5...

China Turns to Internet for Food Supplies Amid Virus Fears

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked. Demand for onl...

US Tells Remaining Cruise Passengers: Stay Out For 2 Weeks

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TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. government made good on its warning to Americans who chose to remain on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, telling them they cannot return home for at ...

Is The New Virus More ‘Deadly’ Than Flu? Not Exactly

WASHINGTON (AP) - What's more deadly — the flu, SARS or the new coronavirus discovered in China? There are different ways to look at it and even knowledgeable folks sometimes sa...

Russia To Ban Entry Of Chinese Nationals To Halt Virus

BERLIN (AP) — Russia will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country due to the virus outbreak centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people worldwid...

Misguided Virus Fears Hitting Asian American Businesses

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NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaura...

UN Chief: New Virus Outbreak Is ‘A Very Dangerous Situation’

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The U.N. secretary general said Tuesday that the virus outbreak that began in China poses “a very dangerous situation” for the world, but “is not out of con...

China Reports 1,886 New Virus Cases, Death Toll Up By 98

BEIJING (AP) — Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild, pro...

Rabbi Gathers At Western Wall To Pray For Coronavirus Victims Around The World

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JERUSALEM (JTA) - A prominent rabbi in Israel called for a mass prayer on Sunday evening at the Western Wall to pray for those infected by the coronavirus. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu,...

Questions Complicate Efforts To Contain New Virus From China

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports one day suggest the respiratory outbreak in China might be slowing, the next brings word of thousands more cases. Even the experts have whiplash in trying...

Feds To Track How Private Medicare Info Gets To Marketers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog plans to launch a nationwide probe into how telemarketers may be getting hold of seniors’ personal Medicare information, a red flag for pote...

China’s Virus Crackdown Leaves Millions Working At Home

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BEIJING (AP) — In the middle of a phone call with a customer, an important visitor knocks on Michael Xiong's door: his 3-year-old son. Xiong, a salesman in Chibi, a city near th...

Japan Refuses Israel’s Request To Allow Quarantined Israelis Off Ship

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s foreign minister asked his Japanese counterpart to allow Israeli passengers on a cruise liner docked in Tokyo Bay in quarantine due to the deadly coronav...

China Reports 254 New Deaths And A Spike In Virus Cases Of 15,152

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BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broa...

Doctor: “Way Too Early” To Talk About Ending China Outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it's way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak ...