U.S. prepares to ship out its second authorized coronavirus vaccine

Employees at a factory in the Memphis area were boxing up the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health. The much-needed shots are expected to be … Read More

U.S. begins shipping out its 2nd authorized coronavirus vaccine

Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution centre Sunday, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under … Read More

U.S. surpasses 7 million coronavirus cases as Midwest states become latest hotspots

The United States has now recorded over seven million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to date as America continues to lead the world in infections at a steady pace. … Read More

Death rates for people of colour in U.S. skyrocketed amid coronavirus, study finds

As many as 215,000 more people than usual died in the U.S. during the first seven months of 2020, suggesting that the number of lives lost to the coronavirus is … Read More

Coronavirus cases now rising in 40 U.S. states as Texas orders mandatory mask use

Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the infection curve rose in 40 of the 50 states … Read More

Coronavirus cases more than doubled in 10 U.S. states in June

Coronavirus cases more than doubled in at least 10 U.S. states, including Florida and Texas in the month of June, according to a Reuters analysis. Arizona recorded the biggest jump … Read More

Trump, Biden highlight contrasting views on U.S. coronavirus response

LANCASTER, Pa. — Both U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are swinging through key battleground states on Thursday, presenting dueling events that haven’t happened much in … Read More

U.S. coronavirus testing plan criticized by Democrats for putting burden on states

The Trump administration’s new strategy for coronavirus testing puts much of the burden on states while promising to provide supplies such as swabs and material to transport specimens. The plan, … Read More

Whistleblower alleges U.S. failed to prepare for coronavirus, ‘blindly’ sought quick fix

The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a senior government scientist alleged in … Read More

‘I ran out of space’: N.Y. funeral home under fire for storage of coronavirus victims

It started with reports of a strange stench in Brooklyn. Police who investigated found another example of how the coronavirus has overwhelmed the city: A funeral home had resorted to … Read More

Trump says coronavirus testing ‘not going to be a problem’ under new rules

The White House released new guidelines Monday aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on … Read More

Coronavirus has now killed over 50,000 people in the U.S.

The number of people who have died from the novel coronavirus in the United States exceeded 50,000 Friday, marking the latest in a series of morbid milestones for the country … Read More

New records show U.S. COVID-19 deaths up to 3 weeks earlier than first reported

Two people with the coronavirus died in California as much as three weeks before the U.S. reported its first death from the disease in late February — a gap that … Read More

Governors from hard-hit states tell Trump not to re-open as coronavirus deaths hit 40K

Governors in U.S. states hardest hit by the novel coronavirus sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump over his claims they have enough tests and should quickly reopen their economies as … Read More

‘We have it totally under control’: Signs missed in Trump’s coronavirus response

By the time U.S. President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the … Read More

Coronavirus deaths in New York state continue to rise but hospitalizations are down

New York state posted a record-breaking increase in coronavirus deaths for a third consecutive day even as a surge of patients in overwhelmed hospitals slowed, while isolation-weary residents were warned … Read More

Coronavirus: Trump orders General Motors to produce ventilators as U.S. cases climb

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act. Trump said negotiations with General Motors … Read More

U.S. now has more coronavirus cases than any other country

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States reached 81,378 on Thursday, more than any other country, overtaking both Italy and China, a Reuters tally showed. China was second with 81,285 … Read More

Coronavirus: Celebrities face backlash after getting tested while others face delays

Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other … Read More