Elder care

Zheng Zhongwei, an official with China's National Health Commission, holds a chart showing different priority groups for a coronavirus vaccine as he speaks during a press conference held to discuss COVID-19 vaccine-related issues at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for COVID-19 vaccines will top 1-billion next year, following an aggressive government support program for new factories. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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September 25, 2020 - 7:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories. Capacity is expected to reach 610 million doses by...
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September 24, 2020 - 3:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health inspectors found safety shortcomings at 77 New York nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, including basic infection-control violations like failing to have staff wear masks or wash their hands, according to records and state officials. State and federal...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, talks to a resident at the 'La Bonne Eure' nursing home in Bracieux, central France, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. For the first time in months, virus infections and deaths in French nursing homes are on the rise again. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)
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September 22, 2020 - 10:59 am
PARIS (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths are rising again in France's nursing homes for the first time in months. French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited a nursing home in the town of Bracieux in central France on Tuesday, tweeted shortly after his arrival that “our elders, more...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2020 file photo, Adm. Brett Giroir, U.S. assistant secretary for health, speaks during a House Select Subcommittee hearing on the coronavirus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal officials will begin shipping tens of millions of rapid coronavirus tests to state governors this month for use in reopening schools. Giroir, the Trump administration’s top testing official, laid out plans Tuesday, Sept. 1 to distribute some of the 150 million tests ordered from test maker Abbott Laboratories. The federal purchase was first announced last week. (Erin Scott/Pool via AP, File)
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September 01, 2020 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal official said Tuesday the government plans to ship rapid coronavirus tests to assisted living facilities, moving to fill a testing gap for older adults who don’t need the constant attention of a nursing home. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Adm...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2020, file photo, emergency medical workers arrive at Cobble Hill Health Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, to an Associated Press report that his state's coronavirus death toll in nursing homes could be a major undercount, saying it makes sense to include only those residents who died on the home's property. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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August 26, 2020 - 3:34 pm
The Justice Department is seeking data about “orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents,” sending letters Wednesday to the governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Officials say Wednesday that the Justice Department’s civil...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Training Center, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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July 21, 2020 - 4:23 pm
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden offered a massive plan on Tuesday to create 3 million jobs and improve care for children and the elderly as he accused President Donald Trump of having “quit” on the country during a deadly pandemic. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee promised to spend...
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A passenger has her temperature checked to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as some routes for the Traditional Jeepney buses were opened to help public transportation while the government slowly eases lockdown in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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July 05, 2020 - 11:15 pm
SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that close their...
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A car stands vertically on a muddy road after being washed away by flood, in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Heavy rain in the Kumamoto region triggered flooding and mudslides Saturday and left dozens still being stranded at their homes and other facilities. (Kyodo News via AP)
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July 05, 2020 - 7:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen died and scores were still stranded. Helicopters and...
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Teisha Roberts, center, a nursing director, is greeted by her family as she prepares to leave Park Springs elder care facility in Stone Mountain, Ga., Saturday, June 13, 2020. Workers who agreed to live at Park Springs to keep its residents safe from the coronavirus are back with their loved ones for the first time in nearly three months. (AP Photo/Sudhin S. Thanawala)
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June 13, 2020 - 8:45 pm
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Nadia Williams shrieked with surprise and emotion Saturday as she embraced her mother for the first time since agreeing nearly three months ago to live at the elder-care facility where she works. Park Springs just outside Atlanta took the unusual approach of having...
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This November 1943 photo provided by his family shows Robert Fleury in his military uniform. Fleury served in World War II and parlayed the skills he learned in the war into a decades-long career with the National Weather Service. He died of complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus at a veteran's home in Scarborough in his longtime home state of Maine at the age of 94 on April 21, 2020. (Family photo via AP)
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June 13, 2020 - 1:16 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Robert Fleury knew he wanted to serve his country when he was a teenager, so he signed up for one of the most remote assignments in World War II — tracking the weather for the U.S. Navy in the frigid Aleutian Islands off Alaska. He would later parlay the skills he learned in...
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