White House staff infected with coronavirus begin returning to work, spurning masks

Two weeks after the coronavirus spread through the White House, staffers have begun trickling back to the West Wing, saying they only had mild symptoms and again spurning the use … Read More

Idaho university ‘deeply troubled’ by students contracting COVID-19 to sell plasma

An Idaho university has issued a warning about reports that students have “intentionally exposed themselves or others” to the novel coronavirus in order to make money by selling their plasma … 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

3 Minnesota congressmen under fire for flying commercial after flight with Trump

Three Minnesota congressmen are facing backlash over taking a commercial flight home from Washington, D.C., on Friday night just two days after they shared Air Force One with President Donald … Read More

Trump starts ‘quarantine process’ after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he and first lady Melania Trump are beginning a “quarantine process” as they await coronavirus test results after a top aide he spent substantial … Read More

Trump aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus after attending rally: sources

Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s closest aides, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Hicks, who serves as counsellor to the president and travelled with him to a Wednesday rally, … Read More

Trump awaiting results of coronavirus test after aide Hope Hicks tests positive

President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are awaiting their own test results after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week tested positive for … Read More

Donald Trump, Melania Trump test positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week tested positive … 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

How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how … Read More

U.S. budget deficit set to hit record $3.3 trillion due to coronavirus measures

The United States budget deficit is projected to hit a record $3.3 trillion as huge government expenditures to fight the coronavirus and to prop up the economy have added more … 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

Closing universities amid coronavirus outbreak ‘could cost lives,’ Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted universities that have cancelled in-person classes amid coronavirus outbreaks, saying the move could ultimately cost lives rather than saving them. Raising the issue … Read More

925 students, staff quarantined after coronavirus outbreak in Georgia

A total of 925 students and staff members have been told to quarantine after a school district in Georgia reopened amid the novel coronavirus pandemic last week. In a statement … Read More

New York’s true coronavirus death toll remains a mystery as officials hold data

Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed … 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

Coronavirus cases in U.S. top 5 million as infections rise in nearly 20 states

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached 5 million Sunday, by far the highest in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. However, … Read More

Over 25,000 Americans died from coronavirus in July, as cases rose by 1.87M

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of … Read More

Mask debate reaches peak in U.S. Congress after member tests positive for coronavirus

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often … Read More

U.S. sees over 1,000 coronavirus deaths for 4th straight day, but officials optimistic

The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 for the fourth straight day on Friday but a top White House advisor on the pandemic said she saw signs … Read More

3 of 4 Americans want masks to be mandatory amid coronavirus pandemic: poll

Three out of four Americans, including a majority of Republicans, favor requiring people to wear face coverings while outside their homes, a new poll finds, reflecting fresh alarm over spiking … Read More

As U.S. hits 4 million coronavirus cases in record time, deaths are also surging

Coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 4 million on Thursday, a milestone that was reached at an accelerated pace as cases — and now deaths — surge across the … Read More

Only 1 in 10 Americans want schools to reopen without coronavirus restrictions: poll

Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans. Only about … Read More

Next round of U.S. coronavirus aid could cost well over $1 trillion as demands rise

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House officials negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small … Read More

Next round of U.S. coronavirus aid could cost well over $1 trillion as talks stall

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House officials negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small … Read More

California reports nearly 12,000 coronavirus cases in 1 day, setting new record

California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools … Read More

U.S. Republicans propose plan to shield businesses, schools from coronavirus lawsuits

A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads as Congress … Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia governor sues Atlanta mayor, council over mandatory mask rule

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta’s mayor and city council to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to … Read More

U.S. extends cruise ship ban to end of September as coronavirus cases spike

Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of September as coronavirus infections rise in most U.S. states, including Florida. The Centers for Disease … Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia governor voids mandatory mask orders for 15 cities, counties

Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp is explicitly banning Georgia’s cities and counties from ordering people to wear masks in public places. He voided orders on Wednesday that at least 15 local … Read More

Experts warn U.S. overdose deaths will surpass 2019 levels due to coronavirus

Nearly 71,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, a new record that predates the COVID-19 crisis, which the White House and many experts believe will drive such deaths even … Read More

Canada pushes back on U.S. Congress members’ call to reopen border amid coronavirus

The federal government is softly pushing back against an effort from U.S. Congress members to reopen the border with Canada amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, saying any decision will be … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. schools can only reopen if bars, gyms stay closed, experts say

President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread … Read More

Coronavirus: Britain to lift travel quarantine rule for ‘lower risk’ countries

The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and … Read More

Gap in unemployment rates for Black, white Americans hits 5-year high

The gap between the U.S. unemployment rates for Black people and white people widened further in June, to its largest in five years, underscoring the uneven nature of the nascent … Read More

U.S. sees more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in single day, setting a new record

BERLIN — The United States and South Africa have both reported record new daily coronavirus infections, with U.S. figures surpassing 50,000 cases a day for the first time, underlining the … Read More

Reality check: 20% of Americans live in new coronavirus hot spots

It’s been a frequent Trump administration talking point on the recent spike in COVID-19 infections: Don’t worry, only a small sliver of U.S. counties is at greater risk. In offering … Read More

‘Irresponsible’ to rely on hospital capacity data amid U.S. coronavirus resurgence: experts

U.S. governors in places seeing huge spikes in coronavirus infections often cite statewide data to assure the public they have plenty of hospital capacity to survive the onslaught, even as … Read More

Whistleblower who slammed U.S. coronavirus response says he’s been punished further

A government whistleblower ousted from a leading role in battling COVID-19 alleged Thursday that the Trump administration has intensified its campaign to punish him for revealing shortcomings in the U.S. … Read More

White House backs new effort to end Obamacare despite coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s latest high court filing came … Read More

Actual U.S. coronavirus cases may be 20 million, officials suggest

U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that the vast majority of the population remains … 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

In reversal, U.S. Navy won’t rehire ship captain who oversaw coronavirus outbreak

The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn’t “do enough, soon enough,” to stem the outbreak, the top U.S. Navy officer said Friday, a stunning reversal that upheld … Read More

As coronavirus cases surge in U.S., deaths are falling. Experts say it may not last

The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. has fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for … Read More

Over half of Americans aren’t buying White House coronavirus messaging: poll

Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic is “a cause for celebration,” but a new poll finds more than half of Americans calling it fair … Read More

‘Overblown’: White House ramps up effort to downplay U.S. coronavirus resurgence

President Donald Trump has long been fond of crafting his own version of the facts. But when he said “if we stop testing right now we’d have very few cases” … Read More

‘Raise the bar’: Medical experts call for studies into accuracy of U.S. coronavirus tests

How accurate are the coronavirus tests used in the U.S.? Months into the outbreak, no one really knows how well many of the screening tests work, and experts at top … 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

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