World breaks record of daily coronavirus cases several times as 2nd surge grows

Just two days after posting a new record number of daily coronavirus infections, the world shattered it again this week — inching ever closer to half a million new cases … Read More

World has broken records for daily coronavirus cases several times this week alone

Just two days after posting a new record number of daily coronavirus infections, the world shattered it again this week — inching ever closer to half a million new cases … Read More

Coronavirus surge pushes Czech Republic into 2nd lockdown, breaking gov’t pledges

Czechs had been assured it wouldn’t happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that’s threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on … Read More

Growing deaths in South Korea spark fears over safety of flu vaccine program

South Korean officials refused to suspend the country’s seasonal flu inoculation program on Thursday, despite growing calls to do so following the deaths of at least 13 people who were … Read More

Puerto Rico closes 911 call centres after employees test positive for coronavirus

All of Puerto Rico’s 911 call centres were shut down Wednesday night after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus, officials announced. Public Safety Secretary Pedro Janer said people should … Read More

CDC redefines what counts as close contact for coronavirus, adds short encounters

U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters. For months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said … Read More

WestJet to start refunding flights cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet will be offering refunds to WestJet and Swoop passengers whose flights were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WestJet is the first Canadian airline to provide cash … Read More

Melania Trump cancels campaign trip due to ‘lingering cough’ from coronavirus

Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait. The first lady has decided against accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump to a campaign rally Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania, because … Read More

Argentina becomes 5th country to surpass 1 million coronavirus cases

At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far … Read More

EU launches system that will link national coronavirus tracing apps together

The European Commission on Monday launched an EU-wide system devised to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together in its latest effort to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. Following testing in … Read More

Global coronavirus cases pass 40 million as nations struggle with 2nd wave

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true … Read More

The U.S. is conducting millions more rapid coronavirus tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a … Read More

‘Difficult months are ahead’: Merkel urges Germany to come together to slow coronavirus

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new … Read More

Remdesivir doesn’t help COVID-19 patients recover, WHO study says

GENEVA — A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine: Pfizer may ask for emergency approval in late November

Pfizer said on Friday it may file for authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with German partner BioNTech in late November, making it unlikely a vaccine will be … Read More

Chris Christie says ‘I was wrong’ not to wear mask at White House amid coronavirus

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that he was wrong not to wear a mask at the White House, after he and U.S. President Donald Trump both came … Read More

Australia allows flights from New Zealand without quarantine as coronavirus cases fall

Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the … Read More

Fauci calls herd immunity concept for coronavirus ‘total nonsense’

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is criticizing a declaration by a group of scientists that supports the concept of “herd immunity,” which the White House is using to bolster a … Read More

India’s coronavirus cases are surging, but holidays expected to make it worse

Already on track to overtake the United States with the world’s most novel coronavirus infections, India is bracing for a surge of cases in coming weeks as it heads into … Read More

China fires 2 health officials after new coronavirus outbreak in northern city

A hospital president and the director of the health commission in the northern Chinese city of Qingdao have been fired after China’s latest coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday. A brief … Read More

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

Macron orders curfew for a 3rd of France to beat back coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France’s population be put under nightly curfew on Wednesday to tackle a surging second wave of the coronavirus, saying now was not … Read More

Barron Trump also tested positive for coronavirus, Melania Trump reveals

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s youngest son, Barron Trump, tested positive for the novel coronavirus after both of his parents announced they had contracted the virus. First Lady Melania Trump revealed … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine may not be initially recommended for kids, U.S. CDC says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccines may not be initially recommended for children, when they become available. Children, who rarely have … Read More

Eli Lilly to resume some coronavirus antibody-drug trials after safety concerns

Eli Lilly & Co on Wednesday said that other trials of its experimental COVID-19 antibody-drug will continue apace after it paused one ongoing trial of the drug, citing safety concerns. … Read More

World Bank approves $12 billion to fund coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments

The World Bank has approved $12 billion in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments, aiming to support the vaccination of up to 1 … 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

Trump’s new claims on coronavirus immunity are ‘extremely dangerous,’ experts say

After recovering from a virus that has killed more than 215,000 Americans, U.S. President Donald Trump is now pushing a new message: that he’s become immune to the novel coronavirus, … Read More

Wife of U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia tests positive for coronavirus

The wife of U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the department says. In a news release issued Tuesday, the U.S. Labor Department said … Read More

Cases of coronavirus reinfection raise concerns over immunity

The case of a man in the United States infected twice with COVID-19 shows there is much yet to learn about immune responses and also raises questions over vaccination, scientists … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine trials: Pfizer to include participants as young as 12

Pfizer Inc will enroll participants as young as 12 in its large, late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial to understand how it works in a wider age group. Read more: White House blocks new … 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

Herd immunity as coronavirus solution ‘simply unethical’: WHO

LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization warned against the idea that herd immunity might be a realistic strategy to stop the coronavirus pandemic, dismissing such proposals as … Read More

New coronavirus shut downs, restrictions prompt backlash in U.K.

LONDON — The British government is set to announce new restrictions Monday on business and socializing in major northern England cities with high infection rates. But pubs, restaurants and other … Read More

‘We must act now’: U.K. unveils controversial coronavirus lockdown plan

LONDON — The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent coronavirus outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool … Read More

Boris Johnson to unveil new UK coronavirus measures amid growing cases, criticism

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out new measures to try to contain a growing coronavirus crisis on Monday, outlining three new alert levels … Read More

Coronavirus can survive up to 28 days on some surfaces — but heat makes a difference: study

The novel coronavirus can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and banknotes, an Australian government research agency has found. The study said … Read More

Iran records highest day death toll from coronavirus; currency plunges to lowest ever

Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the … Read More

Democrats, several Republicans voice opposition to Trump’s coronavirus stimulus package

A new $1.8 trillion economic stimulus proposal from the Trump administration drew criticism from congressional Democrats and Republicans on Saturday, diminishing hopes for a coronavirus relief deal before the Nov. … Read More

Chris Christie says he’s out of the hospital after coronavirus diagnosis

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday he has been discharged from a New Jersey hospital where he spent a week, following his announcement that he had contracted the … Read More

Front-line nurses suffering psychological distress, burn-out amid COVID-19: association

Many nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are suffering burn-out or psychological distress, and many have faced abuse or discrimination outside of work, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said. Supplies of personal protective equipment … Read More

U.S. election: Trump to restart campaign with White House, Florida events

Looking to shove his campaign back on track, U.S. President Donald Trump and his team laid out an aggressive return to political activities, including a big White House event on … Read More

U.S. election: Trump restarts campaign with 1st live address since COVID-19 diagnosis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus. The White House has refused to declare … Read More

Europe scrambles as second coronavirus wave overwhelms several countries

Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, … Read More

Canada adds over 2,500 new coronavirus cases, breaking previous day’s record

Canada reported 2,554 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, setting another record high for daily reported infections. Friday’s total — only surpassed by the case count on May 3 … Read More

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize as hunger soars amid pandemic

NIAMEY, Niger — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger in regions facing conflict and hardship and at a time … Read More

Trump says he may be tested for coronavirus Friday, refuses to confirm he’s negative

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he will “probably” get tested for the novel coronavirus on Friday, while refusing to confirm if he’s tested negative since returning to the White … Read More

Regeneron: What we know about the experimental coronavirus drug Trump took

As part of his treatment for the novel coronavirus, U.S. President Donald Trump was given an experimental antibody drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. The drug, which is currently being studied for … Read More