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As Palmetto State health authorities are trying to get more people tested for COVID-19 to maintain accurate data about the virus' spread, leaders are working to expand self-administered tests already used in Columbia.


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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies.

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More than 3,000 Horry County Schools in the full-time HCS Virtual program have requested to transfer back into brick-and-mortar instruction — an option the district reopened for five days last week. There are 266 students who have also requested to transfer from brick-and-mortar instruction to HCS Virtual.

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What began as a trickle of cases has morphed into a way of way of life in South Carolina as the coronavirus continues its relentless attack on the state, infecting rural pockets and urban centers with ruthless efficiency.

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Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global death toll approaching 1 million.

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Nearly half of Horry County Schools’ high schools have positive COVID-19 cases after the second week of hybrid learning — among other schools — the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Friday.

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Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin. Scientists say a diverse group of test subjects is vital to determining whether a vaccine is safe and effective for everyone and instilling broad public confidence in the shots once they become available.

The expanded outreach by vaccine researchers and health officials is getting a late start in communities that, because of a history of scientific exploitation and racism, may be the most reluctant to roll up their sleeves.

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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S.

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Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democratic leader, told CNN that Barr's remarks were "the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful things I've ever heard" because they wrongly equated human bondage with a measure aimed at saving lives.

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Among the 50 large U.S. counties with the highest percentages of student residents, 20 have consistently reported higher rates of new virus cases than their states have since Sept. 1, according to an Associated Press analysis.

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