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Vaccine nationalism: Experts warn countries against taking 'me-first' approach

By DR. LAITH ALEXANDER and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the race for a novel coronavirus vaccine continues, there's growing concern from scientists and economic experts that wealthy nations are prioritizing getting doses for their own citizens at the cost of poorer nations and thus failing to control…... Read More

How experts would clean up our COVID nightmare if they were in charge

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With no end in sight for the United States' coronavirus outbreak, which has now topped five million infections and 162,000 virus deaths -- accounting for roughly a quarter of the world's fatalities -- many Americans are wondering if anything could help turn the…... Read More

New study finds 1 in 9 women reported drinking alcohol while pregnant

By DR. MOLLY STOUT, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- It has long been known that alcohol and pregnancy can be a dangerous combination. Now, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds one in nine women reported drinking while pregnant.Drinking patterns were broken down by trimester of pregnancy,…... Read More

This couple lost 80 pounds combined during quarantine

By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE and KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Living through a pandemic and quarantining can be a drag, but many are using this time to re-start their lives and prioritize their health.With pre-existing conditions a contributing factor to contracting the novel coronavirus, 30-year-old Romelle Morris from New…... Read More

Public health experts, scientists confident in vaccine process, despite criticism of 'Warp Speed'

By STEPHANIE EBBS and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Public health experts and scientists closest to the process of developing and testing vaccines for COVID-19 said they're confident the process is based in solid science, despite the perception that the Trump administration's "Operation Warp Speed" would rush the process…... Read More

Five former CDC directors on where US went wrong in its COVID-19 response

By ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Five former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who came together to speak about the coronavirus on Thursday said repeatedly that the United States is still struggling to deal with the pandemic because of one thing: mixed messages from leadership."This…... Read More

Why stopping COVID at schools may not be as easy as taking temperatures

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- What are schools going to look like when they reopen this year?It's a complicated question with few answers at this point: for some, there might be plastic guards on desks, hand sanitizer stations in every classroom, masks on students and staff and physically…... Read More

COVID-19 continues resurgence across US through July as mask mandates begin

By IVAN PEREIRA, JANET WEINSTEIN and JP KEENAN(NEW YORK) -- July turned out to be another deadly month for the U.S. as hundreds of thousands of people contracted the novel coronavirus.There were 1,882,692 new cases diagnosed throughout the month and 25,259 new COVID-19 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins…... Read More

Parents of AFM survivors share five things parents should know as CDC warns of outbreak

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Rachel Scott's son Braden was 5 years old when he was diagnosed in 2016 with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a rare, rapid-onset neurological disease affecting the spinal cord leading to paralysis.Josh and Gretchen Trimble's youngest daughter, Opal, was just 4 months old…... Read More

Doctors warn cancers are going undiagnosed amid COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you can do to decrease the risk.

BY: DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON, EDEN DAVID, and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors are concerned that the prolonged shutdowns and stay-at-home orders critical in combating the novel coronavirus may have had dire consequences on early cancer diagnosis and treatment.Now, a new study finds that…... Read More

Doctor delivers baby 25 years after delivering his mom

BY: NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas) -- A doctor who delivered a baby girl 25 years ago has now delivered her newborn son.Dr. Bryan Cox of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, delivered Lauren Cortez on March 23, 1995. Cortez's mom, Isabel Luna, has been his patient for over…... Read More

School buses adapt to keep kids safe during COVID-19 crisis

By the GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- One expert says the risk of spread on school busies is low if the right precautions are taken, and that ventilation is key.School is back in session in some parts of the country, raising major questions about how to transport kids safely…... Read More

Clorox wipes and wireless mics: Teachers' back-to-school wish lists amid COVID-19

By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With all the uncertainty surrounding going back to school, shopping for supplies seems like a quaint idea from another time.But school, in one form or another, will resume in the coming weeks, and supplies, whether for remote learning or in-person, will…... Read More

Students at school touted by Pence for reopening must quarantine due to COVID-19

By ELLA TORRES, ABC News(WAKE FOREST, N.C.) -- Fourth graders at a school in North Carolina have been asked to quarantine for 14 days after a student there tested positive for COVID-19.The school, a Thales Academy in Wake Forest, said it was notified on Monday that the student became infected…... Read More