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In Russia, Health Services Struggle As Exasperation Grows Over Coronavirus Aid Abroad

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| Some Russians are miffed at seeing high-profile deliveries of lifesaving gear to other countries when they know their own health services are under-equipped to handle the COVID-19 outbreak.

'Take This Serious': Bus Driver Dies Of COVID-19 After Calling Out Coughing Rider

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"I feel violated," Jason Hargrove said, in a widely shared video complaining of selfish behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly two weeks later, the Detroit driver is dead of the disease.

1 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19 Economic Fallout

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"Please don't give up on us," the president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association said in a YouTube plea addressed to global buyers. "Kindly do not let go of our hands."

Food Shortages? Nope, Too Much Food In The Wrong Places

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Some Americans, fearing food shortages from COVID-19, have cleaned out supermarket shelves. Yet there's too much food in some places. Farmers are dumping milk and vegetables that they can't sell.

Coronavirus Drives Away Volunteers Just As They're Needed Most

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Many food banks and homeless shelters depend on volunteers. But fewer are showing up at a time when the need for these services is skyrocketing.

Some Undocumented Domestic Workers Slip Through Holes In Coronavirus Safety Net

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The federal relief package won't benefit some taxpaying undocumented people, such as nannies who care for children, the home aides who care for the elderly and the mostly women who clean homes.

Many Who Need Testing For COVID-19 Fail To Get Access

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There's still a serious shortage of testing for COVID-19 across the country. Many people who are sick and showing likely symptoms say they still can't get tested.

Seattle-Area Nursing Home Linked to Dozens Of Coronavirus Deaths Faces $600,000 Fine

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Life Care Center of Kirkland was told by federal authorities it would be assessed fines of $13,585 per day from Feb. 12 through March 27. The nursing home is linked to at least 37 COVID-19 deaths.

In Texas, Oklahoma, Women Turned Away Because of Coronavirus Abortion Bans

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Republican officials in several states are trying to ban abortion during the coronavirus pandemic to preserve medical supplies.