Elderly welfare

People line up to buy face masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus outside Nonghyup Hanaro Mart in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The number of infections of the COVID-19 disease spread around the globe. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 05, 2020 - 9:45 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out “all the stops” to slow the epidemic, as it drained color from India's spring festivals, closed Bethlehem's Nativity Church and blocked Italians from visiting...
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CORRECTS FROM COAST GUARD TO NATIONAL GUARD HELICOPTER- In this photo provided by Michele Smith, a National Guard helicopter delivering virus testing kits hovers above the Grand Princess cruise ship Thursday, March 5, 2020, off the California coast. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with about 3,500 people aboard to hold off the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew could be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died and at least one other became infected. Princess Cruises says fewer than 100 of those aboard have been identified for testing. (Michele Smith via AP)
March 05, 2020 - 8:55 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 8:40 a.m. China's outbreak of the new coronavirus is holding steady. Health officials on Friday reported 143 new cases of infection and 30 new deaths, almost all in the epicenter of Wuhan and the surrounding province of Hubei where...
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A young girl walk with her elderly grandparent along a tree lined avenue in Rome, Italy, Thursday March 5, 2020, after the Italian government closed all schools to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Some of the most vulnerable people, grandparents, have been forced to face possible virus infection as they look after young family members in playgrounds and parks in the city.(AP Photo)
March 05, 2020 - 2:56 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian grandparents — “nonni” as they are called — were pulled in two contradictory directions on Thursday — and as usual the grandchildren won out. In a decree that took effect Thursday, the Italian government urged the elderly and infirm to stay at home and restricted visits to...
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People walk past the St. Louis of the French church in Rome, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The French community church in Rome, St. Louis of the French, closed its doors to the public on Sunday, reportedly after a priest was infected with a new virus. The church in the historic center of Rome is famous for three paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio, and is a tourist draw. A sign on the door Sunday noted in French that the church had been closed as a precaution by the French Embassy for both Masses and touristic visits until further notice. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 01, 2020 - 2:35 pm
MILAN (AP) — Coronavirus infections in Italy rose 50% Sunday and the U.S. government issued its strongest travel warning yet, advising Americans against any travel to two regions in northern Italy that have been hard hit by the virus that first emerged in China in December. Authorities said the...
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February 21, 2020 - 4:00 pm
SAN SABA, Texas (AP) — A man fatally stabbed three people, including a 13-year-old girl, in a small central Texas city early Friday before leading officers on a car chase and eventually being arrested, police said. Sheriff's deputies in San Saba, a community of about 3,000 people 100 miles (160...
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Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel meets students and staff working on 'carbon capture' at Imperial College London in South Kensington, London, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. Britain has announced a new post-Brexit “points-based immigration system” said Patel, that will assess prospective immigrants on a range of skills, qualifications, salaries or professions, starting next year. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
February 19, 2020 - 10:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year. Farms, food factories and care...
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Flower shop owner Iris Leung wears her protective face mask as she delivers flowers with masks to customers on Valentine's Day in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. China has reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 14, 2020 - 9:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a new virus that originated in China (all times local): 8 p.m. Hong Kong’s leader unveiled a 25 billion Hong Kong dollar ($3.2 billion) fund on Friday to bolster efforts to fight the virus outbreak, as the city announced three new cases, bringing its total to 56. The...
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A man burn joss sticks as he prays at the Wong Tai Sin Temple, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Hong Kong, to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. China is expanding its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushing to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest and most festive holiday. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
January 24, 2020 - 5:48 pm
China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region. Experts say it’s too soon to know how disruptive the crisis will prove. But it’s already having an impact. McDonald’s has shuttered...
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Ann Kayrish, Medicare expert for the National Council on Aging (NCOA) works in her office on President Trump's administration's new and highly touted online tool for seniors to find Medicare prescription drug plans, in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The online tool has problems providing key information. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 21, 2019 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most commonly...
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This photo shows the Holiday Inn in Fenton, Mo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. An elderly woman who feared she was developing dementia removed her mentally disabled adult daughter from a care facility, then fatally stabbed her in a suburban St. Louis hotel before attempting to kill herself, police and relatives say. Marjorie Theleman, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her daughter, Sharon Theleman, after police were summoned to a hotel in Fenton because the pair had not checked out. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
November 20, 2019 - 5:16 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An elderly woman who feared she was developing dementia removed her mentally disabled adult daughter from a care facility, then fatally stabbed her in a suburban St. Louis hotel before attempting to kill herself, police and relatives say. Marjorie Theleman, 78, was charged Tuesday...
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