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July 17, 2020 - 5:59 am
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- If 2020 nominates anything as an accessory of the year, it will probably come in the form of a face mask. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the CDC continues to advise everyone to wear face masks to help stop the spread of the disease. While many have...
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July 16, 2020 - 5:28 pm
BY: CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS (CHARLESTON, W.V.) — A church in Charleston, West Virginia, has moved their in-person service online after at least 24 congregants tested positive for the novel coronavirus . The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department announced on Wednesday that it has tracked the two...
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July 16, 2020 - 1:23 pm
(NEW YORK) -- BY: KATIE KINDELAN The United States soon will have a three-digit number for people to call to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. The Federal Communications Commission voted anonymously Thursday to make 988 the number people can call to be connected...
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July 16, 2020 - 1:16 pm
(NEW YORK) -- BY: KATIE KINDELAN As many as two-thirds of pediatricians in the United States do not follow the newest guidelines about how to introduce peanuts to children for allergy prevention, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
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July 16, 2020 - 10:20 am
(MIAMI) -- BY: LUKE BARR As Florida has become the new COVID-19 hotspot, federal prisons in South Florida are feeling the brunt of COVID-19. Union officials at Federal Correctional Complex Coleman and Federal Correctional Institution Miami sounded the alarm on just how bad the conditions are inside...
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July 16, 2020 - 8:01 am
By BECKY WORLEY, ANTHONY KANE, ROBYN WEIL and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As more states make wearing face coverings in public mandatory, many wonder if masks with filters are more effective. "Any cloth mask is going to protect others from whatever secretions you might...
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July 16, 2020 - 6:51 am
By DR. SHANTUM MISRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise in many states around the country, new data provides some encouraging details. A recent study suggests that for people admitted to intensive care units for severe COVID-19 infection, the rate of death...
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ABC News' Kaylee Hartung embedded with Cal Fire Station 71 in Riverside County, Calif., on the front lines of the battle with coronavirus. - (ABC News)
July 16, 2020 - 6:16 am
By KAYLEE HARTUNG, JENNIFER METZ, KELLY MCCARTHY and JENNA HARRISON, ABC News (RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif.) -- For firefighters and paramedics at Cal Fire Station 71 in Riverside County, California, it feels nonstop: rushing off to the next call and preparing for a coronavirus-related emergency. ABC...
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Jill Mraidi, a mother to four boys from Orlando, Florida, poses in an undated photo with her 3-year-old son, Qasim. - (Courtesy of Jill Mraidi)
July 16, 2020 - 6:09 am
By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A photo of a baby's swollen toes is igniting conversations about a little-known syndrome that can be caused by a single strand of hair. Jill Mraidi of Orlando, Florida, snapped a picture of her son Qasim's foot after discovering a hair wrapped...
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July 15, 2020 - 11:43 am
BY: BENJAMIN SIEGEL AND JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Dr. Sandra Fryhofer had so much trouble finding surgical gowns and masks for her Atlanta office several weeks ago that she said she was forced to rely on her patients for help. "One of my patients had a friend who lives in China, so early...
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