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

Some U.S. states press on with reopening, others ease up amid coronavirus surges

Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold amid a spike in coronavirus cases, but there was no turning back Friday in such states as Texas, … Read More

U.S. coronavirus hotspots reopen despite worries of a second wave

Facing budget shortfalls and double-digit unemployment, governors of U.S. states that are COVID-19 hotspots on Thursday pressed ahead with economic reopenings that have raised fears of a second wave of … Read More

U.S. coronavirus cases hit 2 million as some states see surges

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States passed the two-million mark Wednesday, as cases continue to rise across the country amid patchwork reopening measures and widespread protests … Read More

White House scrambles amid fears of coronavirus resurgence during George Floyd protests

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that … Read More

Officials worry George Floyd protests could cause new coronavirus outbreaks

The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you … Read More

More than 100,000 Americans have died due to the coronavirus

More than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus— since the pandemic began two months ago, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins … 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

U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China

The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file … Read More

Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening

Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk … Read More

Obama takes aim at U.S. coronavirus response in online graduation speech

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized some officials overseeing the coronavirus response, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending … Read More

Coronavirus: Freeland won’t say if U.S. wants border deal extended beyond June

Canada and the United States are both “very comfortable” with their mutual ban on non-essential cross-border travel, but Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland won’t say if the Americans want to … Read More

‘Wouldn’t that be nice?’: Trump wants to prepare U.S. stockpile for future pandemics

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the … Read More

U.S. officials release CDC guidance on coronavirus reopening — but not for churches

U.S. health officials on Thursday released some of their long-delayed guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns. The Centers for Disease Control … Read More

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida partially reopens after coronavirus lockdown

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club will partially reopen to members this weekend as South Florida slowly reopens from the coronavirus lockdown. An email sent Thursday to members says the … 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

Trump to name former pharmaceutical exec to lead U.S. coronavirus vaccine push

By ZEKE MILLER The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2020 9:48 pm Updated May 13, 2020 9:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Shelved U.S. CDC guidance on coronavirus reopening includes plans for future outbreaks

Advice from the nation’s top disease control experts on how to safely reopen businesses and institutions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic included detailed instructive guidance and some more … 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

Elon Musk says he’s ready for his arrest as Tesla plant reopens against local order

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Monday said production was resuming at the automaker’s sole U.S. vehicle factory, in California, defying an order to stay closed and saying if … Read More

Top White House officials ordered U.S. CDC coronavirus reopening guide buried, docs show

The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation’s top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House, according … Read More

First at-home saliva test to detect coronavirus authorized by U.S. FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has authorized the first diagnostic test for the new coronavirus that allows patients to collect saliva samples at-home. The decision … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. expected to report worst jobs numbers in over 70 years

The U.S. government on Friday is poised to report the worst set of jobs numbers since record-keeping began in 1948, a snapshot of the devastating damage the coronavirus outbreak has … 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

Trump administration has shelved U.S. health officials’ reopening guide: sources

A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as … Read More

‘Cruel and needless’: U.S. records 1st detained immigrant death from coronavirus

A 57-year-old person in immigration custody died Wednesday from complications related to the coronavirus, authorities said, marking the first reported death from the virus among about 30,000 people in immigration … Read More

Trump says U.S. coronavirus task force to wind down as focus shifts to reopening

The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak, President Donald Trump said on … 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

U.S. researchers predict 135,000 coronavirus deaths by August, citing eased restrictions

A newly revised coronavirus mortality model predicts nearly 135,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 by early August, almost double previous projections, as social-distancing measures for quelling the pandemic are increasingly … Read More

Americans slowly emerge from coronavirus lockdown as states ease restrictions

Americans in about half of U.S. states, led by Texas and Georgia, began emerging on Friday from home confinement while California and New York held fast to business closures and … Read More

U.S. government missed chances to slow down coronavirus spread: top health official

The U.S. government was slow to understand how much coronavirus was spreading from Europe, which helped drive the acceleration of outbreaks across the nation, a top health official said Friday. … Read More

Nearly 100 residents dead at NYC nursing home suffering COVID-19 outbreak

A New York City nursing home on Friday reported the deaths of 98 residents believed to have had the coronavirus — a staggering death toll that shocked public officials. “It’s … Read More

Remdesivir, hailed as potential COVID-19 treatment, gets emergency U.S. FDA green light

Posted May 1, 2020 4:42 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Remdesivir has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. … 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 U.S. looking at screening airline travellers from coronavirus hotspots

President Donald Trump said his administration is considering requiring travelers on certain incoming international flights to undergo temperature and virus checks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. “We’re … Read More

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