Elderly welfare

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
March 26, 2020 - 8:16 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the...
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A nurse looks out from a window next to a banner reading in Spanish "Everything is going to be all right" inside of a nursing homes where dead bodies were found at the nursing homes of Usera in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people that authorities suspect have died from the new coronavirus. Prosecutors have launched a judicial probe. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
March 24, 2020 - 3:04 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people suspected of dying from the new coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday. Defense Minister Margarita Robles said the elderly residents were “...
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In this image from video, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
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March 22, 2020 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first case of COVID-19 in the Senate and raising fears about the further transmission of the virus among Republicans at the Capitol. Paul, an eye surgeon, went into quarantine Sunday after...
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An elderly couple walk along the platform at Notting Hill Gate station in London, Saturday, March 21, 2020. For most people the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 21, 2020 - 9:27 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 278,000 people and killed more than 11,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 89,200 people...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, a technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing at a laboratory in New York's Long Island. Wide scale testing is a critical part of tracking and containing infectious diseases. But the U.S. effort has been plagued by a series of missteps, including accuracy problems with the test kits the CDC sent to other labs and bureaucratic hurdles that slowed the entrance of large, private sector labs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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March 20, 2020 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some of the coronavirus tests didn't work. Then there weren't enough to go around. Now, just as the federal government tries to ramp up nationwide screening, laboratory workers are warning of a new roadblock: dire shortages of testing supplies. The shortages are the latest...
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FILE - In this file photo made Nov. 17, 2009, a marquis advertises the Rainbow Room, the Observation Deck, and NBC Studios in New York. NBC News says that one of its technicians has died after testing positive for coronavirus. Larry Edgeworth worked at the network's New York headquarters and died on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
March 20, 2020 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A technician who worked at NBC News' New York headquarters has died after testing positive for coronavirus, the network said on Friday. Larry Edgeworth worked in NBC's fifth-floor equipment room, but for many of his 25 years was an audio technician that traveled on stories around...
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A member of a cleaning crew wheels a cart toward a vehicle at the Life Care Center, where at least 30 coronavirus deaths have been linked to the facility, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Kirkland, Wash. Staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area, federal health officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 18, 2020 - 2:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Staff members who worked while sick at multiple long-term care facilities contributed to the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly in the Seattle area, federal health officials said Wednesday. At least 30 coronavirus deaths have been linked to Life Care Center in Kirkland. A...
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A private security guard walks past the gate of Safdarjung's Tomb, a sandstone and marble mausoleum built in 1754, closed as a precaution against the spreading of new coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
March 17, 2020 - 9:28 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — A British citizen appeared at a public hospital in India's capital with a cough, difficulty breathing and a private clinic's referral for a coronavirus test. She was turned away. Indian authorities said Tuesday they would not widen testing for the virus, as most affected nations...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Vanessa Hudgens attends the Broadway opening night of "West Side Story" in New York. Hudgens is assuring her fans and followers she takes coronavirus seriously after coming under criticism for what many called callous comments about the outbreak. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
March 17, 2020 - 8:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Tuesday it will immediately expand coverage for telemedicine nationwide to help seniors with health problems stay home to avoid the coronavirus. The new option will allow millions of older people to take care of ongoing medical problems as well as new concerns, while...
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