Health

Santa Clara County Public Health Department Director Dr. Sara Cody speaks during a news conference in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
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AP News
February 29, 2020 - 1:24 pm
The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a person died there of COVID-19, marking the first such reported death in the United States. Read more here.
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Constitution Health Plaza
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Pat Loeb
February 27, 2020 - 11:59 am
A controversial plan to make Philadelphia the first city in the country with a medically supervised injection site has been indefinitely delayed, days before it was to open, after protests from neighbors and elected officials prompted the nonprofit that would have operated the site to postpone the...
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 A woman wears a face mask in Milan, Italy, Feb. 26, 2020.
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Mike Dougherty
February 27, 2020 - 9:29 am
Many people are buying face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus outbreak, but health officials say it won't help for people who are well to wear facemasks. Rather, people who have the virus and are showing symptoms are the ones who should wear masks. Read more recommendations here.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.
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AP News
February 26, 2020 - 7:39 pm
President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the U.S. is “very, very ready” for whatever the coronavirus threat brings, and he put his vice president in charge of overseeing the nation's response. Read more here.
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Italy coronavirus
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KYW Staff
February 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Villanova University students who are currently studying abroad in Italy will be brought home amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the university announced. Read more here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Tony Romeo
February 26, 2020 - 4:16 pm
Preparations are underway to battle the spread of the coronavirus from China, according to Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine. Read more here.
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The exterior of the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals office in St. Louis, July 1, 2013
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AP News
February 26, 2020 - 8:43 am
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted "President's Club" award, which could mean vacations to Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico. Read more here.
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Tim Jimenez
February 26, 2020 - 7:22 am
The first U.S. study of a drug to treat the novel coronavirus is underway, the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday, as a federal health official warned that the virus will eventually begin spreading in the U.S. Read more here.
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Insulin.
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Mike Dougherty
February 26, 2020 - 4:00 am
Craigslist is a good place to find a used lawn mower, but if you need insulin for Type 1 diabetes, that's another story. A study from Jefferson University says people are resorting to online classifieds to get the medication they need to survive. Read more here.
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Japan Olympic Museum
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AP News
February 25, 2020 - 3:18 pm
A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it. Read more here.
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