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07/15/2020 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people's immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday—as the shots are poised to begin key final testing.

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07/15/2020 - Charleston Gazette-Mail by: Joe Severino
CLARKSBURG, WV - A former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges stemming from a string of deaths at the hospital from July 2017 to June 2018.

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07/15/2020 - The Washington Post by: Lena H. Sun and Amy Goldstein
WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration is asking governors to consider sending the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about novel-coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity, according to a letter, internal emails and officials familiar with the plans.

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07/14/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Steven Ross Johnson
WASHINGTON, DC - More than half of COVID-19 patients showed some form of heart damage in scans after their illness, according to a recent study that adds to mounting evidence showing the virus may cause cardiac injury.

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07/14/2020 - MetroNews by: Brad McElhinny
CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia’s new public health director told lawmakers she wants a sustained outreach campaign to persuade more state residents that wearing a face covering is good for everyone during the coronavirus pandemic.

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07/14/2020 - MetroNews by: Jeff Jenkins
CHARLESTON, WV - The state Department of Health and Human Resources added 52 positive cases to the state’s numbers between Sunday morning’s and Monday morning’s report.

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07/14/2020 - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON, WV - Sixty-four positions at Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center are being eliminated in response to unforeseen losses sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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