Infectious diseases

FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron listens to a researcher as he visits an industrial development laboratory at French drugmaker's vaccine unit Sanofi Pasteur plant in Marcy-l'Etoile, near Lyon, central France. As the race for a vaccine against the new coronavirus intensifies, many rich countries are rushing to the front of the line by placing advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens are immunized first. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, Pool)
July 31, 2020 - 11:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they will supply 100 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States as governments buy up supplies in hopes of securing a candidate that works. The United States will pay up to $2.1 billion “for...
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Chicago Cubs fans wait for a ball outside of Wrigley Field before the Opening Day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers in Chicago, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Chicago. In a normal year, that would mean a sellout crowd at Wrigley Field and jammed bars surrounding the famed ballpark. But in a pandemic-shortened season, it figures to be a different atmosphere. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 31, 2020 - 11:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Standing on a corner on Waveland Avenue, Moe Mullins has seen them come and go. Sosa and McGwire. The Sandberg Game. Pujols. Young and old men alike. Summers full of blue skies, and a neighborhood changed forever. “You know, life is a big circle,” Mullins says. Like a baseball. While...
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FILE- This May 1, 2018, file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. The pandemic increased sales of Merck medicines during the first quarter of 2020, as households around the world stocked up, but the drugmaker expects a significant hit this quarter as the full force of the outbreak lands. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 31, 2020 - 10:04 am
FAIRLESS HILLS, PA (AP) — Surging sales of cancer medicines and reduced spending across the board helped Merck overcome a big hit from the coronavirus pandemic and pushed second quarter profits up by 12%. The drugmaker blew past Wall Street projections and boosted its financial forecast for the...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2020 file photo, a sign advertises a sale at an H&M store along Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach, Fla. U.S. consumer confidence had a sharp drop in July to a reading of 92.6 as coronavirus cases in many parts of the country began rising again. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File
July 31, 2020 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending in June by a solid 5.6%, helping regain some of record plunge that occurred after the coronavirus struck hard in March and paralyzed the economy. But the virus' resurgence in much of the country could impede further gains. Last month’s...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA logo is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler overcame coronavirus-related factory shutdowns to post losses that were not as bad as feared, and the company predicted improvement for the remainder of 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
July 31, 2020 - 8:50 am
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler overcame coronavirus-related factory shutdowns to post losses that were not as bad as feared, and the company predicted improving conditions for the remainder of 2020. The Italian-American automaker lost just over $1.2 billion, (1.05 billion euros) but still made $46.2...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, people wait in line at a walk-up testing site for COVID-19 during the new coronavirus pandemic, in Miami Beach, Fla. As coronavirus cases surge in hard-hit Florida, so do the turnaround times for test results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 31, 2020 - 8:50 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Settles was swabbed for COVID-19 in mid-June at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and it took him eight days to get the results. “They originally told him that it would be five days,” said Jenna Settles, his wife. “Then when he went to log in, it...
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Fans are seen sitting apart in the stands during the friendly cricket match at the Oval, London, Monday, July 27, 2020. Spectators have been allowed into a sporting event in England for the first time since March when coronavirus prevention measures were tested at a cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval ahead of a planned wider reopening of stadiums in October. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 8:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Spectators will no longer be allowed to attend sporting events in England after concerns about a rise in coronavirus infections forced the government to delay the partial reopening of venues until at least Aug. 15. Small groups of fans were due to attend horse racing, cricket and...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, waiters prepare the terrace of a restaurant in order to respect distancing measures in Paris as France gradually lifts its lockdown due to the coronavirus. France's economy shrank by nearly 14% in the second quarter when the country was in coronavirus lockdown, a third consecutive quarter of negative growth in a worsening recession, the national statistics agency said Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 31, 2020 - 7:32 am
PARIS (AP) — The economy of the 19-country eurozone shrank by a devastating 12.1% in the April-June period from the quarter before - the largest drop on record - as coronavirus lockdowns shut businesses and hampered consumer spending. Economists say the worst of the downturn is past as many...
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A Muslim man uses hand sanitizer at the Bradford Grand Mosque as Muslims gathered for Eid al-Adha prayers, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, Friday July 31, 2020. Britain’s health secretary has defended a decision to reimpose restrictions on social life in a swath of northern England, saying it was important to keep ahead of the spread of COVID-19. The affected region has a large Muslim population, and the restrictions come prior to the Eid al-Adha holiday starting on Friday. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is postponing some planned measures to ease the lockdown because the number of new coronavirus cases in the country is on the rise. Johnson says statistics show that the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community is likely rising for the first...
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A sign announces that the field is closed at Vernon Hills Athletic Complex in Vernon Hills, Ill., Thursday, July 30, 2020. Governor J.B Pritzker introduced new restrictions for recreational sports leagues in Illinois Wednesday, as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the state. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 31, 2020 - 6:28 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Britain has reversed course and now says spectators will not be able to attend sporting events in England because the coronavirus infection rate is rising. Fans were due to attend horse racing, cricket and snooker...
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