The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.

Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue money, state and local government health workers on the ground are sometimes paid so little that they qualify for public aid.

They track the coronavirus on paper records shared via fax. Working seven-day weeks for months on end, they fear pay freezes, public backlash and even losing their jobs.

Since 2010, spending for state public health departments has dropped by 16% per capita and spending for local health departments has fallen by 18%, according to a KHN and Associated Press analysis of government spending on public health. At least 38,000 state and local public health jobs have disappeared since the 2008 recession, leaving a skeletal workforce for what was once viewed as one of the world’s top public health systems.

KHN and AP interviewed more than 150 public health workers, policymakers and experts, analyzed spending records from hundreds of state and local health departments, and

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New York is cracking down further on travelers heading to the state from regions where hotspots are seeing steep increases in new Covid-19 cases. Gov. Andrew Cuomo added eight new states to New York’s travel advisory, bringing the total to 16 states from which residents who travel to New York are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The enhanced travel advisory comes as former Food and Drug Administration chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb said he estimates roughly 25% of New York City residents have likely been infected with the virus. 

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  • Global cases: More than 10.4 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 509,516
  • U.S. cases: More than 2.68 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 129,545

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Senate extends small business relief program

10:20 a.m. Singapore time  Senate Democrats successfully drove a temporary extension of a popular relief program for small businesses, the Associated Press reported.

The GOP-controlled chamber unexpectedly approved the extension amid growing pressure. Republicans had delayed consideration of a fifth coronavirus relief bill and are

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MONROVIA, Calif. — Most mornings, like clockwork, you could find Art Ballard pumping iron.

At least five days a week, he drove to Foothill Gym, where he beat on the punching bag, rode a stationary bike and worked his abs. After he joined the gym five years ago, he dropped 20 pounds, improved his balance and made friends.

At 91, he’s still spry and doesn’t take any medication other than an occasional Tylenol for aches and pains.

“Doctors love me,” he said.

But when California enacted a statewide stay-at-home order in mid-March, his near-daily physical exercise and social interactions abruptly ended.

Ballard’s health started to deteriorate: His back hurt, his legs cramped and he started becoming short of breath. As happens too often with older people, he also started to feel isolated and depressed.

“I was deeply concerned for myself because I didn’t have an exercise routine at home,” he said.

Art Ballard is proud that he doesn’t have to rely on several medications at his age. He takes only Tylenol as needed for aches and pains.(Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Art Ballard worked out at Foothill Gym a few weeks before it was officially open to the public. “I’m

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Manufacturing activity in China expands as domestic economy recovers

10:11 a.m. Singapore time — China’s factory activity expanded in June, with both supply and demand for goods starting to pick up as the world’s second-largest economy recovers.

The country said its official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index came in at 50.9 in June — better than the 50.4 forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. Last month, the index was 50.6, said the National Bureau of Statistics.

A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while below signal contraction.

Large-scale lockdowns in China and globally to contain the spread of the coronavirus have hit Chinese manufacturing activity. As economies reopen, experts have warned that a resurgence in cases could force authorities to reinstate some lockdown measures — which has happened in certain parts of China.

The National Health Commission of China on Tuesday reported 19 new coronavirus cases in the mainland. Out of the eight locally transmitted cases, seven were in Beijing, said NHC. The capital city has recently reported an uptick in infections, which led authorities to increase restrictions. —Huileng Tan, Yen Nee Lee

England’s Leicester ordered to return to stricter lockdown

5:08 p.m. ET — Leicester, England, has been

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