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

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

Biden calls Trump ‘a fool’ for appearing to mock mask use amid coronavirus pandemic

Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who … Read More

WHO warns 1st wave of coronavirus pandemic not over as countries begin to reopen

The risks of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks are complicating efforts to fend off further misery for the many millions who have lost jobs, with a top health expert warning that the … 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

Coronavirus: U.S. travel ban on Brazil to start Tuesday, 2 days earlier than announced

By Staff Reuters Posted May 25, 2020 9:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The White House on Monday brought forward … Read More

WHO pauses hydroxychloroquine coronavirus trial over safety concerns

By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2020 1:37 pm Updated May 25, 2020 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font … Read More

Reality check: Trump’s claims on coronavirus drug, voting fraud debunked

When U.S. President Donald Trump doesn’t like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give … Read More

Coronavirus: Large Memorial Day crowds trigger warnings in the U.S.

Big crowds turned out for the Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. amid warnings from authorities about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge … Read More

Wuhan lab head says claims coronavirus leaked from facility are ‘pure fabrication’

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication,” the institute’s director … Read More

Coronavirus: China reports zero cases as virus surges in India, Latin America

New coronavirus cases in China fell to zero on Saturday for the first time but surged in India and overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America — both in countries lax about … Read More

Coronavirus: Big study finds Trump-backed malaria drugs not helpful treatment

Malaria drugs pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. calls for immediate start to review of WHO’s handling of pandemic

GENEVA ⁠— The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday to begin work immediately on investigating the source of the novel coronavirus, as well as its … Read More

Coronavirus: More than 40,000 health-care workers taking part in hydroxychloroquine trial

LONDON/BANGKOK — Healthcare workers in Britain and Thailand have started taking part in a trial to determine whether two anti-malarial drugs can prevent COVID-19, including one that U.S. President Donald … Read More

Trump threatens to pull funds from states trying to make voting safer amid coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to hold up federal funds for two election battleground states that are trying to make it easier and safer to vote during the coronavirus pandemic. He … Read More

Trump’s cut to UN Health funding would hit world’s most vulnerable, WHO says

The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that any end to sizable U.S. funding for the U.N. health agency will have a “major implication for delivering … Read More

Trump mulls travel ban for Brazil as country’s coronavirus cases rise to 3rd in world

U.S. President Donald Trump said he’s considering banning travel from Brazil as the country continues to break daily records in reported coronavirus cases and deaths. Speaking to reporters at a … Read More

‘It doesn’t harm you’: Trump defends his hydroxychloroquine use as COVID-19 measure

President Donald Trump emphatically defended himself Tuesday against criticism from medical experts that his announced use of a malaria drug against the coronavirus could spark wide misuse by Americans of … Read More

Trump’s use of malaria drug to prevent COVID-19 will likely be welcomed in India

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s declaration that he was taking an antimalarial drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India. Trump’s previous endorsement … Read More

Trump tells WHO he’ll make funding freeze permanent unless ‘improvements’ are made

U.S. President Donald Trump told the World Health Organization’s leader that he plans to make his temporary funding freeze to the WHO permanent unless “substantive improvements” are made, widening the … Read More

Coronavirus: WHO agrees to independent probe of how it handled pandemic

The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent evaluation of how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which … 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

U.S. House passes new $3T coronavirus aid bill that faces Senate, Trump opposition

Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling … Read More

U.S. Houses passes new $3T coronavirus aid bill that faces Senate, Trump opposition

Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling … Read More

Medical journal criticizes Trump administration handling of coronavirus pandemic

In a rare move, medical journal The Lancet has published a scathing editorial, calling on Americans to vote for a president who can “understand that public health should not be … 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 mulls ending ‘the whole relationship’ with China amid COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. President Donald Trump signalled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the novel coronavirus, saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now … 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

Trump, Republicans launch attack to reframe Russia investigation as ‘deep state’ plot

U.S. President Donald Trump and Republicans are launching a broad election-year attack on the foundation of the Russia investigation, including declassifying intelligence information to try to place senior Obama administration … 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

Trump expels 600 migrant youth in April, cites coronavirus concerns

The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber into the dense brush of Texas. Many are teens who left Central America on their own; others … Read More

Paul Manafort released from jail due to coronavirus concerns, lawyer says

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s onetime presidential campaign chairman who was convicted as part of the special counsel’s Russia investigation, has been released from federal prison to serve the rest of … 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: Countries driving blind as they begin to reopen, expert warns

India‘s trains will start rolling again and millions in the Philippines will be able to leave their homes, even as an expert warns that many countries are driving blind as … 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

Mike Pence not in quarantine after aide tests positive for coronavirus

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is not in quarantine and plans to be at the White House on Monday, a spokesman said on Sunday, despite media reports that Pence was … Read More

Trump’s desire to be ‘king of ventilators’ may result in unexpected glut, experts warn

As requests for ventilators from the national stockpile reached a crescendo in late March, President Donald Trump made what seemed like a bold claim: His administration would provide 100,000 within … Read More

Coronavirus: China, South Korea see spike in new cases of COVID-19

Both China and South Korea reported new spikes in coronavirus cases on Sunday, setting off fresh concerns in countries where local outbreaks had been in dramatic decline. Former U.S. President … Read More

Trump administration limits visas for Chinese reporters as coronavirus tensions flare

The Trump administration is tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in China, as tensions flare between the two nations over the coronavirus. … Read More

Republicans trying to strip Democratic governors of authority on COVID-19 response

Republican-controlled legislatures are increasingly trying to strip Democratic governors of their executive authority to close businesses and schools, a power grab by lawmakers that channels frustration over the economic toll … 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

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

U.S. coronavirus task force will continue, focus on reopening economy: Trump

One day after saying that the COVID-19 task force would be winding down, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it would continue indefinitely, but focus more on rebooting the economy. … 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

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