Biden advisers to meet with coronavirus vaccine firms as Trump stalls transition

Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the … Read More

Fauci calls herd immunity concept for coronavirus ‘total nonsense’

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is criticizing a declaration by a group of scientists that supports the concept of “herd immunity,” which the White House is using to bolster a … Read More

As Trump returns to campaigning, Fauci says U.S. coronavirus cases ‘in a bad place’

As U.S. President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since disclosing he contracted the coronavirus this month, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said the United States faced … Read More

U.S. health officials getting fired, quitting amid coronavirus pandemic

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the … Read More

Drugmakers will have tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses by early 2021: Fauci

By Michael Erman and Jeff Mason Reuters Posted August 5, 2020 4:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Drugmakers will likely … Read More

Trump renews claims unproven anti-malaria drug treats COVID-19, challenges Fauci

WASHINGTON — A week after appearing to project a more serious tone about the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is back to pushing unproven claims that an anti-malaria drug is an … Read More

Determining COVID-19’s lethality muddied by politics

COVID-19’s lethality was always going to be a question for epidemiologists. But six months after the deadly coronavirus first gained international attention, politics has muddied the answer. The two main … Read More

Fauci to testify next week on House investigation into U.S. coronavirus response

Dr. Anthony Fauci and two other top public health officials will testify next week to a House subcommittee that’s been investigating the federal response to a coronavirus pandemic still inflicting … Read More

U.S. coronavirus vaccine test results bring ‘good news,’ wider trials next: Fauci

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 … Read More

Coronavirus: White House turns on Fauci as Trump attempts to minimize COVID-19 spike

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as U.S. President Donald … Read More

Experts slam U.S. for hoarding world’s supply of remdesivir — only licensed COVID-19 drug

Health experts on Wednesday slammed the U.S. decision to hog nearly the entire global supply of remdesivir, the only drug licensed so far to treat the novel coronavirus, warning that … Read More

Fauci to testify to U.S. Congress amid coronavirus surges, misinformation

With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a … Read More

Fauci ‘cautiously optimistic’ coronavirus vaccine will be ready at end of year

The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert told a House committee on Tuesday he believes “it will be when and not if” there will be a COVID-19 vaccine and that … Read More

Fauci warns U.S. states with coronavirus surges should ‘slow down a little’ in reopening

The top U.S. infectious disease official on Friday cautioned that the “blips” of rising coronavirus hospitalizations being reported by some states could get out of control if robust contact tracing … Read More

U.S. faces ‘darkest winter’ if coronavirus rebounds, government whistleblower warns

WASHINGTON — America faces the “darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus, says a government whistleblower who alleges he was ousted … Read More

Trump dismisses Fauci’s coronavirus concerns, urges states to reopen schools

President Donald Trump called on governors across the nation Wednesday to work to reopen schools that were closed because of the coronavirus, pointedly taking issue with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s caution … Read More

Coronavirus: Fauci, other U.S. officials to give Senate testimony by video from quarantine

Nobody planned it this way, but a Senate hearing on reopening workplaces and schools safely is turning into a teaching moment on the fickle nature of the coronavirus outbreak. Senior … Read More

As the White House coronavirus outbreak spreads, Trump encourages states to reopen

As he encouraged the country to “reopen,” President Donald Trump confronted cases of the coronavirus in the White House itself on Monday, spotlighting the challenge he faces in instilling confidence … Read More

Anthony Fauci among 3 key U.S. officials in self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

Three senior officials guiding the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic were in self-quarantine on Saturday after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for the disease, their … Read More

Experts are worried U.S. CDC taking backseat in White House coronavirus response

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly found its suggestions for fighting the coronavirus outbreak taking a backseat to other concerns within the Trump administration. That leaves … Read More

FDA expected to quickly approve experimental coronavirus drug Remdesivir: U.S. official

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 30, 2020 11:24 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The nation’s top infectious diseases … Read More

Coronavirus: Debate over using anti-malaria drug to treat virus heats up in U.S.

Hydroxychloroquine is officially approved for treating malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, but not COVID-19. Small, preliminary studies have suggested it might help prevent the new coronavirus from entering cells and possibly help patients clear the virus sooner. But those have shown mixed results.

Social distancing in the U.S. extended by a month as coronavirus spreads

U.S. President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S. The initial 15-day period of … Read More

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