Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance ‘bizarre’

U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people. The … Read More

U.S. sees spike in COVID-19 deaths, as experts predicted

A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per … Read More

Trump’s ‘strong wall’ to guard against coronavirus outbreak in China had holes: records

U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic — a “strong wall” … 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

‘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 says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he is taking a malaria drug to lessen symptoms should he get the new coronavirus, even though the drug is unproven for fighting … Read More

Reopening U.S. economy too early will cost lives, New York’s Cuomo warns

The angry din of car horns echoed through Virginia’s capital city Wednesday as the debate about America’s path to recovery pitted impatient U.S. workers and business owners against governors and … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. man charged in scheme to sell over $750M in ‘nonexistent’ PPE

A U.S. man has been charged with fraud after being accused of trying to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of “nonexistent” personal protective equipment (PPE) to the federal government … Read More

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for COVID-19 pandemic: former health secretary

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Senate trudges towards vote on $2 trillion aid package

The Senate scrambled to unravel last-minute snags Wednesday night and win passage of an unparalleled US$2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed … Read More

New York testing COVID-19 survivors’ blood as boost for the infected

New York believes they may have found the golden ticket to fighting the novel coronavirus, and it’s in the plasma of recovered patients. The state is hoping to fight the … Read More

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