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North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19 at a national meeting where his sister, in an especially combative speech, said Kim had suffered a fever himself and laid dubious blame against South Korea while vowing deadly retaliation
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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with a health official in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Kim has declared victory over COVID-19 and ordered an easing of preventive measures. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
August 11

Experts see Canada’s euthanasia laws as threat to disabled

Canada arguably has the world’s most permissive euthanasia rules, but human rights advocates say those regulations devalue the lives of disabled people
August 11
August 10

EXPLAINER: Online privacy in a post-Roe world

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance
August 10
FILE - A person is silhouetted against a wall as they look down at their cell phone outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on July 29, 2021, in Los Angeles. With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that vacuum up personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data troves against people seeking ways to end unwanted pregnancies. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
August 10

Judge: Walgreens contributed to San Francisco opioid crisis

A federal judge has ruled that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco’s opioid crisis for over-dispensing opioids for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law
August 10
FILE - Window shoppers look at a Walgreens storefront in San Francisco on June 26, 2006. A federal judge ruled Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, that the pharmacy chain Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco's opioid crisis for over-dispensing opioids for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 10

A Harvard doctor on a new study about impact of climate change on infectious diseases

58% of infectious diseases will aggravated by climate change, a new study found.
August 10
Malarial Parasite is seen magnified.
August 10

EXPLAINER: Can the spread of monkeypox be stopped?

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox
August 10
FILE - Monkeypox vaccines are shown at the Salt Lake County Health Department Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Monkeypox spread typically requires skin-to-skin or skin-to-mouth contact with an infected patient’s lesions. People can also be infected through contact with the clothing or bedsheets of someone who has monkeypox lesions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 10

Abortion to remain legal in Wyoming while lawsuit proceeds

A judge is keeping abortion legal in Wyoming amid a lawsuit that contests a ban on the procedure
August 10
August 10

Ex-Miss America Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run

Former Miss America Cara Mund says her concern about the erosion of abortion rights prompted her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state of North Dakota
August 10
FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2017, photo, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund reacts after being named Miss America during the Miss America 2018 pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. The Former Miss America Mund said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, that her concern about abortion rights prompted her to launch her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state. Mund would face an uphill battle in deeply conservative North Dakota, but told The Associated Press that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn a constitutional right to abortion was "just a moment where I knew we need more women in office." (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
August 10

FDA to ‘stretch’ monkeypox vaccine doses

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel breaks down federal health officials’ plans to expand the U.S. supply of monkeypox vaccines.
August 10
VIDEO: FDA to ‘stretch’ monkeypox vaccine doses
August 10

Rep. Judy Chu weighs in on Women's Health Protection Act

Democrats have introduced two bills to protect reproductive rights.
August 10
Rep. Judy Chu attends ceremony at the U.S. Capitol June 7, 2022.
August 10

Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion

A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter have an abortion
August 10
August 10

Hundreds of Americans still dying of COVID each day despite recent declines

On average, nearly 400 American deaths to COVID-19 are reported each day.
August 10
A medical worker administers tests at a Covid-19 testing site in Brooklyn, New York, April 18, 2022.
August 10

FDA stretches doses of monkeypox vaccine to increase eligibility

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses the FDA expanding monkeypox vaccine access by dividing doses and what that means for Americans.
August 10
VIDEO: FDA stretches doses of monkeypox vaccine to increase eligibility
August 10

London kids to be offered polio shot after more virus found

British health authorities say they will offer a polio booster dose to London children age 1 to 9 after finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple regions of the city
August 10
FILE - A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan, May 23, 2022. British health authorities on Wednesday, Aug. 10 say they will offer a polio booster dose to children aged 1 to 9 in London, after finding evidence the virus has been spreading in multiple regions of the capital, despite not confirming any cases of the paralytic disease in people. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, file)
August 10

FDA expands monkeypox vaccine access by dividing doses

ABC News medical contributor and emergency physician Dr. Darien Sutton discusses the latest on the monkeypox vaccine shortage in the United States.
August 10
VIDEO: FDA expands monkeypox vaccine access by dividing doses
August 10

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable
August 10
Residents wearing face masks wait in line to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Chinese authorities have closed Tibet's famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
August 10

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable
August 10
Residents wearing face masks wait in line to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Chinese authorities have closed Tibet's famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
August 10

Monkeypox patient speaks about battle with disease, wants to raise awareness

Jeffrey Todd is one of about 8,900 Americans to date diagnosed with monkeypox.
August 10
Jeffrey Todd, 43, of Hollywood, Calif., before he was diagnosed with monkeypox.
August 09

US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

U.S. health officials have authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose
August 09
FILE - A man holds a sign urging increased access to the monkeypox vaccine during a protest in San Francisco, July 18, 2022. U.S. health officials on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, authorized a new monkeypox vaccination strategy designed to stretch limited supplies by allowing health professionals to vaccinate up to five people — instead of one — with each vial. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
August 09

Justice Department asks judge to pause Idaho abortion ban

Idaho instituted a near-total abortion ban.
August 09
FILE - Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during an event in Washington, Aug. 2, 2022. The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to bar Idaho from enforcing its near-total abortion ban while a lawsuit pitting federal health care law against state anti-abortion legislation is underway. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool Photo via AP,File)
August 09

Governor will not call special session to discuss abortion ban due to lack of support

An abortion ban didn't have support of enough senators to overcome a filibuster.
August 09
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks during a news conference, Sept. 30, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb.
August 09

Fewer than 1 in 3 insured hepatitis C patients getting cure

A new government study found that fewer than 1 in 3 people infected with hepatitis C are getting the treatments that can cure them
August 09
This photo provided by Gilead Sciences, Inc. shows the drug Epclusa for treatment of hepatitis C. According to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, fewer than 1 in 3 people infected with hepatitis C are getting the expensive treatments that can cure them. (Gilead Sciences via AP)
August 09

New monkeypox vaccine strategy underway to increase availability

Health officials called it a "game changer."
August 09
A registered nurse prepares a dose of a monkeypox vaccine at the Salt Lake County Health Department Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Salt Lake City.
August 09

China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

Chinese authorities have closed Tibet's famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 in the Himalayan region
August 09
A woman rubs her nose as she rides on an electric bike, crossing an intersection in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
August 09

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19
August 09
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the press before signing the final piece of a $76 billion state budget into law, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Detroit. Whitmer largely backed the plan she signed off on Wednesday but nixed money that Republicans had funneled toward anti-abortion causes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 09

How to prevent and treat monkeypox post-infection scarring

Monkeypox lesions should be covered in their active phase.
August 09
A vial of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine sits on a table at a pop-up vaccination clinic opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library, Aug. 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, Calif.
August 09

Nagasaki marks A-bombing anniversary amid nuclear war fears

Nagasaki is paying tribute to the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing.
August 09
Doves fly over the Peace Statue during a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing at the Peace Park in Nagasaki, southern Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
August 08

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe.
August 08
August 08

How to support transgender youth

Advocates say transgender people are at a higher risk of suicide than cisgender people, but that family support can make a positive impact on their mental health and possibly lower that risk.
August 08
VIDEO: How to support transgender youth
August 08

CDC sends team to this state to probe polio after a case was found last month

The case was detected in an unvaccinated 20-year-old man.
August 08
A sign marks the entrance for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., August 6, 2022.
August 08

CDC issues new guidance as monkeypox cases reaches over 7,500 in US

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses the latest on the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. as the CDC issues new guidance on safer sex and social gatherings.
August 08
VIDEO: CDC issues new guidance as monkeypox cases reaches over 7,500 in US
August 08

Hearing delayed for vegan mom in starvation death of son

She was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges.
August 08
August 08

BioNTech reports strong first half, expects demand to grow

BioNTech, which teamed with Pfizer to develop a powerful COVID-19 vaccine, has reported higher revenue and net profit in the first half of the year
August 08
FILE - The headquarters of the German biotechnology company "BioNTech" is pictured in Mainz, Germany, March 30, 2022. BioNTech, which teamed with Pfizer to develop the first widely used COVID-19 vaccine, has reported higher revenue and net profit in the first half of the year. The German pharmaceutical company said Monday Aug. 8, 2022, that it expects demand to grow as it releases updated vaccines to target new omicron strains. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
August 08

Hong Kong cuts COVID hotel quarantine to 3 days for arrivals

Hong Kong will reduce the mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to three days from a week
August 08
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Lee said Monday that the length of mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals will be reduced to three days from a week. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 08

China's Hainan beach resort expands COVID-19 lockdowns

The capital of China’s Hainan province has locked down its residents for 13 hours as a COVID-19 outbreak grows on the tropical island during the summer school holidays
August 08
A resident gets his routine throat swabs at a COVID-19 testing site in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
August 07

Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

The Senate has approved Democrats' big election-year economic package
August 07
FILE - President Joe Biden walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on his way to his Rehoboth Beach, Del., home, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a compromise less ambitious than Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 07

Report: Dozens got sick after visiting Kansas splash park

A new federal study said dozens of people got sick after visiting a splash park near Wichita, Kansas, last summer
August 07
August 07

Senate Democrats push Biden's health, climate bill to passage in stunning election-year turnaround; House to vote next

Senate Democrats push Biden's health, climate bill to passage in stunning election-year turnaround; House to vote next
August 07
August 07

Biden leaves White House for 1st time since getting COVID-19

The president was headed to a reunion with first lady Jill Biden in Delaware.
August 07
President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
August 07

Dems rally around abortion. Are they reaching Black voters?

Democratic hopefuls in Wisconsin see abortion as the issue that will carry them to election wins in November, but efforts to reach Black voters on the topic are sparse
August 07
Valeri Langston is seen at a rally for Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes at John Marshall High School Friday, July 15, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 07

Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle

A divided Senate has voted to start debating Democrats’ election-year economic bill
August 07
FILE - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during a news conference Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate parliamentarian narrowed Democrats' plan for curbing drug prices but left it largely unscathed Saturday, Democrats said, as party leaders prepared to start moving their sprawling economic bill through the chamber. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
August 06

Adult at Illinois day care tests positive for monkeypox

Several children may have been exposed to the virus, according to health officials in Illinois.
August 06
Several children may have been exposed to the virus, according to health officials in Illinois.
August 06

Biden team, Eli Lilly condemn new Indiana abortion ban

Eli Lilly and Co. and the administration of President Joe Biden have condemned Indiana’s new ban on abortions
August 06
Abortion-rights protesters fill Indiana Statehouse corridors and cheer outside legislative chambers, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, as lawmakers vote to concur on a near-total abortion ban, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers)
August 06

Biden tests negative for COVID, isolating until 2nd negative

President Joe Biden's doctor says the 79-year-old president has tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue to isolate at the White House until a second negative test
August 06
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the White House in Washington. Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday morning but will continue to isolate until a second negative test, his doctor said. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool, File)
August 06

Indiana governor signs bill banning nearly all abortions into law

The bill replaces the current 22-week ban in the state.
August 06
Demonstrators shout outside the Senate chambers before the start of special session at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, July 30, 2022.
August 06

Thousands stranded in China resort city amid COVID lockdown

Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a COVID-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown
August 06
A woman has her throat swabbed for a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 06

What went right -- and wrong -- in the US public health response to monkeypox

Experts say the U.S. should have rapidly distributed tests and vaccines.
August 06
People line up at a monkeypox vaccination site, July 28, 2022, in Encino, Calif.
August 06

Some South Carolina Republicans pause at abortion ban brink

Some South Carolina lawmakers who oppose abortion are being cautious when it comes to tightening the state's already restrictive laws even further
August 06
August 06

The monkeypox vaccination technique that could save doses

Intradermal vaccination can save supplies and protect more people.
August 06
A registered nurse prepares a dose of a Monkeypox vaccine at the Salt Lake County Health Department, July 28, 2022, in Salt Lake City.
August 06

Ukraine grain shipments offer hope, not fix to food crisis

A ship bringing corn to Lebanon is offering hope after becoming the first to depart a Ukrainian Black Sea port since Russia invaded
August 06
FILE - Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. officials arrive to the cargo ship Razoni for inspection while it is anchored at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, loaded up with 26,000 tons of corn, is the first cargo ship to leave Ukraine since the Russian invasion, and set sail from Odesa Monday, August 1, 2022. Its final destination is Lebanon, with estimated arrival date on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)