U.S. moving in ‘wrong direction’ says Fauci, as COVID-19 Delta variant rages on

The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fuelled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re … Read More

COVID-19 pandemic in U.S. ‘is among the unvaccinated’, Biden says

Two weeks after celebrating America’s near “independence” from the coronavirus, President Joe Biden is confronting the worrying reality of rising cases and deaths _ and the limitations of his ability … Read More

Over a dozen U.S. states to open up vaccines to all adults amid new COVID-19 surge

More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome … Read More

Trump urges supporters to get coronavirus vaccine, but adds ‘we have our freedoms’

Former U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday publicly urged his supporters to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — even those who “don’t want to get it.” Yet in the same phone … Read More

Biden marks anniversary of coronavirus pandemic by promising light at end of tunnel

Marking a year of loss and disruption, U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the … Read More

Biden to address U.S. on coronavirus anniversary after signing $1.9T relief bill

Marking a year of loss and disruption, U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the … Read More

Biden aims for U.S. to hold July 4 gatherings as COVID-19 vaccination plan unveiled

One year after the nation was brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus, U.S. President Joe Biden used his first prime-time address Thursday night to announce his plan to make … Read More

California now has more COVID-19 deaths than any U.S. state, surpassing New York

California surpassed New York on Tuesday as the U.S. state with the most coronavirus deaths, a grim reminder of the pandemic’s toll even as the vaccine rollout and a sharp … Read More

Black Americans behind as racial disparity widens in U.S. COVID-19 vaccine drive: analysis

A racial gap has opened up in the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, with Black Americans in many places lagging behind whites in receiving shots, an Associated Press analysis shows. An … Read More

Wisconsin pharmacist to plead guilty to intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

A Wisconsin pharmacist has agreed to plead guilty to purposely trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to render them ineffective, the U.S. Justice … Read More

Masks, testing, distancing: Coronavirus measures now the rule in Biden’s White House

Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus … Read More

New York, Florida to punish hospitals not dispensing coronavirus vaccines quickly enough

More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the United States have so far gone unused, U.S. health officials said on Monday, as the governors of New … Read More

As U.S. hits 20 million coronavirus cases, lawmakers call for action on vaccine plan

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on Friday urged the U.S. government to immediately enlist veterinarians, combat medics and others in an all-out national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccinations and slow a … Read More

Fauci predicts U.S. will gain control of coronavirus pandemic by next autumn

The leading U.S. infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Wednesday he foresees America achieving enough collective COVID-19 immunity through vaccinations to regain “some semblance of normality” by autumn … Read More

Wisconsin health worker fired after ‘intentionally’ spoiling COVID-19 vaccine doses

A Wisconsin health-care worker has been fired after admitting they intentionally removed dozens of vials of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine from a pharmacy refrigerator, forcing more than 500 doses to be … Read More

1st known U.S. case of U.K. coronavirus variant detected in Colorado

Colorado has discovered a case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom, Colorado Governor Jared Polis said on Tuesday, the first known case in the United States. … Read More

Over 1 million Americans receive coronavirus vaccine as millions more doses sit on ice

Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting unused in U.S. hospitals and elsewhere a week into the massive inoculation campaign, putting the government’s target for 20 million vaccinations this month in … Read More

Coronavirus pushes 2020 U.S. death toll past 3 million, highest in history

This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for … Read More

U.S. gets 2nd coronavirus vaccine after FDA gives Moderna green light

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light for emergency use of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Friday, giving the country hardest hit by the pandemic two shots for inoculations … Read More

As coronavirus vaccines roll out across U.S., Trump stays out of the spotlight

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration helped deliver vaccinations against the coronavirus earlier than even some in his administration thought possible, but the president has been largely absent from the effort … Read More

U.S. FDA plans to quickly approve Moderna coronavirus vaccine after panel endorsement

The head of the Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that his agency will move to quickly authorize the second COVID-19 vaccine to fight the pandemic, hours after the … Read More

U.S. could see more coronavirus deaths per day than 9/11 for months, CDC chief warns

The United States could see more people die from the novel coronavirus per day than in the September 11 terrorist attacks for the next two to three months, a top … Read More

U.S. could see more coronavirus deaths per day than 9/11, CDC director warns

The United States could see more people die from the novel coronavirus per day than in the September 11 terrorist attacks for the next two to three months, a top … Read More

U.S. faces final step in race to give Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine the green light

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle as it races to become the first shot greenlighted in the U.S.: a panel of experts who will scrutinize the company’s data for … Read More

Coronavirus restrictions in U.S. spark escalating protests, threats against officials

Arguments over mask requirements and other restrictions have turned ugly in recent days as the deadly coronavirus surge across the U.S. engulfs small and medium-size cities that once seemed safely … Read More

U.S. reports over 3,000 new coronavirus deaths for 1st time as vaccine approval looms

The United States on Wednesday crossed an ominous new threshold of 3,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a single day while public health officials stepped up preparations for a vaccine … Read More

Trump set to sign ‘America First’ executive order for U.S. coronavirus vaccines: reports

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to ensure that priority access for COVID-19 vaccines procured by the U.S. government is given to the American people before assisting … Read More

Biden to immediately ask Americans for 100 days of wearing masks after swearing-in

Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president, stopping just short of the … Read More

U.S. CDC shortens recommended coronavirus quarantine length from 14 to 10 days

The recommended quarantine time for close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case is being reduced by up to a week in the United States, but while some of Canada’s health … Read More

U.S. CDC set to shorten recommended length of coronavirus quarantine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to shorten the recommended length of quarantine after exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19, as the virus rages … Read More

As vaccine rollout plans are finalized, U.S. prepares for worsening coronavirus surge

Top U.S. health officials announced plans on Tuesday to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus as early as mid-December, as nationwide deaths hit the highest number for a single day in six … Read More

Trump coronavirus advisor who advocated ‘herd immunity’ leaves White House post

Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post. A White House … Read More

U.S. coronavirus vaccine plans take shape as hospitalizations set new records

U.S. health authorities will hold an emergency meeting next week to recommend that a coronavirus vaccine awaiting approval be given first to healthcare professionals and people in long-term care facilities. The meeting, … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Supreme Court rules against New York limits on houses of worship

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The court on a 5-4 … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Supreme Court rules against New York limits on religious services

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The court on a 5-4 … Read More

Top Pentagon official test positive for coronavirus, several contacts await results

A Pentagon official installed in a top policy job last week has tested positive for COVID-19, the Pentagon said Thursday, just days after he met with the Lithuanian defence minister, … Read More

Over a quarter million people have died from coronavirus in the United States

The United States surpassed 250,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus Wednesday — an alarming reminder of the toll the virus has had on the world’s most heavily-infected country. The milestone … Read More

Pfizer launches pilot delivery program for potential coronavirus vaccine in 4 states

Pfizer has launched a pilot delivery program for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states, as the U.S. drugmaker seeks to address distribution challenges facing its ultra-cold storage requirements. … Read More

More states move to curb coronavirus surges with new restrictions, mask mandates

Several U.S. governors, from the coastal states of New Jersey and California to the heartland of Iowa and Ohio, acted on Monday to restrict gatherings and boost face-coverings in confronting … Read More

Biden faces critical question of national lockdown as U.S. coronavirus cases soar

Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming U.S. president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging coronavirus pandemic. For now, it’s a question … Read More

Few states willing to impose new restrictions as coronavirus surge overtakes U.S.

The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as … Read More

U.S. has seen over 1 million new coronavirus cases in first 10 days of November

The U.S. has surpassed 1 million new confirmed coronavirus cases in just the first 10 days of November, with more than 100,000 infections each day becoming the norm in a … Read More

What Joe Biden’s election means for the U.S. coronavirus crisis

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden says the coronavirus pandemic is his top priority as he prepares to enter the White House against the backdrop of an unprecedented health crisis that has … Read More

U.S. allows emergency use of 1st antibody drug for coronavirus

U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental approach against the virus that has killed more than … Read More

Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive for coronavirus

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for coronavirus, according to multiple U.S. media reports Friday night. Meadows, who is one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s top … Read More

U.S. continues to shatter records for daily coronavirus cases amid election drama

Coronavirus cases in the United States surged by at least 120,276 on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, the second consecutive daily record rise as the outbreak spreads in every … Read More

U.S. posts over 100K new coronavirus cases for 1st time as election takes attention

The United States set another record for daily confirmed coronavirus cases as states around the country posted all-time highs, underscoring the vexing issue that confronts the winner of the presidential … Read More

Health workers slam Trump’s ‘malicious’ claim doctors profiting from coronavirus deaths

U.S. President Donald Trump’s repeated false claim that American doctors and hospitals are profiting from coronavirus deaths is being called “malicious” and “baseless” by top medical associations. Trump has made … Read More

Record surge of coronavirus cases overtakes U.S. with election 4 days away

A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States is pushing hospitals to the brink of capacity and killing up to 1,000 people a day, the latest figures showed, … Read More

Trump splits with top health officials amid latest U.S. coronavirus surge

A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between U.S. President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public … Read More