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

‘Shameful’: U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had … Read More

Here’s a look at Biden’s $1.9T coronavirus stimulus, vaccine plan

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a US$1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with … 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

Incoming U.S. congressman Luke Letlow dies of coronavirus at 41

Luke Letlow, Louisiana’s incoming Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. He was 41. Letlow spokesman … 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. mulls restrictions for U.K. travellers amid new coronavirus strain: reports

The U.S. government is considering requiring that all passengers traveling from the United Kingdom receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure as a condition of entry, airline … Read More

U.S. House passes long-awaited $900B coronavirus relief package

The House easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a … Read More

U.S. Congress passes long-awaited $900B coronavirus relief package

The U.S. Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a … 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. coronavirus deaths top 300,000 as mass vaccination effort begins

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 Monday just as the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots in a monumental campaign to conquer the outbreak. The number of dead rivals the … Read More

Trucks carrying 1st coronavirus vaccines in U.S. officially depart from Michigan plant

The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States pulled out of a Michigan manufacturing facility Sunday, with the shots that are critical to stopping the … Read More

Trucks carrying 1st coronavirus vaccines in U.S. prepare to depart

The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States were set to pull out of a Michigan manufacturing plant Sunday, with the shots that are … Read More

U.S. FDA approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, with shipments to be sent next week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration beat its own timeline and gave the green light to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine late Friday, according to multiple reports, with shipments expected to … 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

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

Canada-U.S. border closure to extend into December as coronavirus cases rise: source

The Canada-U. S. border is set to remain closed well into December. A federal source speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly confirmed … Read More

U.S. FDA approves 1st coronavirus self-testing kit for at-home use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved the first COVID-19 self-testing kit for home use that provides results within 30 minutes. The single-use test, made … 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 outlines plan to ease economic inequity in U.S amid coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday outlined his plans to alleviate economic inequality and boost the U.S. economy but said any structural reforms depend first on reining in the coronavirus … 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

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

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