“Public” in the news

Example collocations

general public
public health
public school
public schools
public service

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Washington Post
· Roger Stone and Jeff Sessions are meeting two very different fates  
So perhaps what we should want is politicians who don’t value loyalty, who ask from their staff only hard work, competence, commitment to the public interest, and principle.
The Verge
· Shoppers are suing over mandatory mask rules, but doctors don’t buy it  
With coronavirus cases spiking across the US, public health officials are urging the population to wear masks in all public areas, a simple measure that could limit the spread of the disease.
· IPO Launch: ALX Oncology Proposes $128 Million IPO  
ALXO is seeking public capital market funding to advance its pipeline of blood and solid tumor cancer treatment candidates.
Liverpool Echo
· Travellers leave Merseyrail station car park and set up caravans on field next to school  
Dozens of caravans are believed to have arrived at the car park on Friday afternoon and were reported by a member of the public.
· Remainer coaltion: Lib Dems' Ed Davey vows to plot with Keir Starmer to oust Boris Johnson  
The pollsters interviewed the public then calculated a score based on their response and the figures are an embarrassment for Mr Johnson as they show the Labour leader with a score of 28 for political competence compared to the Prime Minister's score of -4.
The Guardian
· 'I feel there’s hope now': readers on 100 days of Keir Starmer's leadership  
I just felt [Jeremy] Corbyn wasn’t realistic, and wasn’t for the general public.
· WHO warns pandemic will get ‘worse and worse and worse’ unless countries follow Covid precautions  
Trump, who wore a protective face mask for the first time in public at the weekend, has himself been accused by political opponents of not taking the coronavirus seriously enough, something he denies.
The New York Times
· Los Angeles Apparel Factory Shut Down After More Than 300 Coronavirus Cases  
But on July 10, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ordered Mr. Charney’s manufacturing facility to close: An investigation found over 300 confirmed infections among the garment workers, and four deaths.
The Economist
· Classical music: A new album brings Mozart and Cuban music into conversation  
When Ms Willis returned to Havana for the festival in the autumn of 2017 she drew attention to this cultural tradition in “Sarah’s Music”, a weekly television programme produced with Deutsche Welle, a German public broadcaster, which she hosts.
· 'Too many countries are headed in the wrong direction,' WHO warns  
“Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from the U.N. agency’s headquarters in Geneva.