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US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

Tags: Sign up for our NewslettersTags: NEW YORK – The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data.Death certificates are still coming in and the count could rise. But officials expect a substantial decline will endure, despite worries that COVID-19 could lead to more suicides.It is hard to say exactly why suicide deaths dropped so much, but one factor may be a phenomenon seen in the early stages of wars and national disasters, some experts suggested.“There's a...

Apr 8
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US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/pandemics-suicide-prevention-coronavirus-pandemic-d8d9168403baa6660e5125c040b2ae81Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/pandemics-suicide-prevention-coronavirus-pandemic-d8d9168403baa6660e5125c040b2ae81Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data.Death certificates are still coming in and the count could rise. But officials expect a substantial decline will endure,...

Apr 8
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CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/cdc-changes-school-guidelines-allow-desks-closer-72584a00c039546f02eceb3715063e35Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/cdc-changes-school-guidelines-allow-desks-closer-72584a00c039546f02eceb3715063e35Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies, lunch or chorus practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.The...

Mar 19
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CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-72584a00c039546f02eceb3715063e35Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-72584a00c039546f02eceb3715063e35Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies, lunch or chorus practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.The revised recommendations represent a turn away from the...

Mar 19
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Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK -- Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, .The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way - in a single household - with people considered at low-risk for severe disease, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the guidance Monday.The guidance is designed to address a growing demand, as more...

Mar 8
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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/flu-has-disappeared-us-pandemic-2145d999319b53d8a32a829a324f398dClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/flu-has-disappeared-us-pandemic-2145d999319b53d8a32a829a324f398dClick to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus — mask wearing, social...

Feb 25
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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/flu-has-disappeared-us-pandemic-2145d999319b53d8a32a829a324f398dClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/flu-has-disappeared-us-pandemic-2145d999319b53d8a32a829a324f398dClick to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus — mask wearing, social...

Feb 25
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US rushes to catch up in the race to detect mutant viruses

US rushes to catch up in the race to detect mutant viruses

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/us-catch-up-coronavirus-variants-4290ca14029d97cdf01446cb32a96e3aClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/us-catch-up-coronavirus-variants-4290ca14029d97cdf01446cb32a96e3aClick to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — Despite its world-class medical system and its vaunted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. fell behind in the race to detect dangerous coronavirus mutations. And it’s only now beginning to catch up. The problem has not been a shortage of technology or expertise. Rather, scientists say, it’s an absence of national...

Feb 4
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2020 is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths topping 3 million

2020 is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths topping 3 million

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | The Associated PressNEW YORK — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic.Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019.U.S. deaths increase most years, so some annual rise in fatalities is expected. But the 2020 numbers amount to a jump of about...

Dec 22
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US deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far most ever counted

US deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far most ever counted

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/us-coronavirus-deaths-top-3-million-e2bc856b6ec45563b84ee2e87ae8d5e7Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/us-coronavirus-deaths-top-3-million-e2bc856b6ec45563b84ee2e87ae8d5e7Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic.Final mortality data for this year will not be available for months. But preliminary numbers suggest that the United States is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at...

Dec 21
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