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COVID-19 response complicated by inequities in health insurance, sick leave

Mar 6, 2020
More than 27 million Americans are uninsured, and millions more are underinsured, hampering public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on Monday about the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York.
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"State of emergency" isn't as alarming as it sounds

Mar 6, 2020
They're legal tools to help cut through red tape in a disaster, like the COVID-19 outbreak.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks about COVID-19 at the California Department of Public Health on Feb. 27, 2020 in Sacramento, California.
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Businesses step up cleaning to keep new coronavirus at bay

Mar 6, 2020
"Deep cleaning" companies are in demand.
A utility service worker for King County Metro deep cleans a metro bus on March 3, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
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What the new coronavirus means for America's busiest port complex

Mar 5, 2020
"We've had 41 vessel cancellations from the middle of February through April 1," said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
The Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, in November 2019.
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In COVID-19 outbreak, IMF urges coordinated action

Mar 5, 2020
The IMF had a call with 189 member countries Tuesday to discuss a coordinated response to COVID-19.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank Group President David Malpass bump elbows instead of shaking hands at a press briefing on COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2020.
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Los Angeles businesses feel sting of COVID-19 travel restrictions

Mar 5, 2020
The city welcomed more than 1 million visitors from China in 2019.
A woman wears a face mask at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on March 2, 2020.
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OPEC, Russia discuss large oil supply cuts in "demand emergency"

Mar 4, 2020
There was talk that OPEC and Russia might together cut the world's supply of oil by one million barrels a day.
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Airlines are bracing for more coronavirus disruption

Mar 4, 2020
IATA, which speaks for airlines, wants them to be released from minimum airport usage requirements.
Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 as they arrive at LAX airport on Feb. 29.
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COVID-19 makes life for migrant Chinese workers even more difficult

Mar 4, 2020
The nearly 170 million Chinese who travel a long way to work are having a tough time returning to their jobs because of quarantine areas.
Migrant workers wearing masks walk to their buses in Jiangxian County, in China's Guizhou province, before departing to return to their jobs in Guangxi region.
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For America's uninsured, COVID-19 will present extra challenges

Mar 4, 2020
Americans without insurance are less likely to seek medical care.
A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Feb. 28, 2020 in Nutley, N.J.
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