U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 450,000

Coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines. Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a p...
2021-02-05 18:52:51 +0000

UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000

LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to ...
2021-01-26 17:47:02 +0000

Life in Wuhan Return to Normal as World Still Battling to Defeat Coronavirus

WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and practicing tai chi in a f...
2021-01-25 22:19:44 +0000

Joe Biden Unveiled a $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue...
2021-01-15 02:52:41 +0000

US Lawmakers Close to A Coronavirus Stimulus Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday, teeing up expectations for a successful burst of legislative action to reverse months of frustratio...
2020-12-04 19:51:13 +0000

Poll Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

Despite painstaking efforts to keep election sites safe, some poll workers who came in contact with voters on Election Day have tested positive for the coronavirus, including more than two dozen in Missouri and cases in New York, Iowa, Indiana and Virginia.The infections cannot be tied definitive...
2020-11-16 17:26:15 +0000

Rose Garden - The Coronavirus Event

WASHINGTON — The Sept. 26 U.S. President Donald Trump's Rose Garden ceremony for Judge Barrett was most likely a “super-spreader” event, and ironically, it could sink Mr Trump's SCOTUS nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. So far, people attending the event who have test...
2020-10-03 19:47:21 +0000

Coronavirus: Trump Admitted to Hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday. Trump was to depart the White House by helicopter late Friday for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a White House official said. The off...
2020-10-02 21:36:03 +0000

Biden and his wife test negative for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for the coronavirus (all times EDT): 12:30 p.m. Joe Biden has tested negative for the coronavirus, his primary care doctor confirmed on Friday. The Democratic presidential nominee and his...
2020-10-02 21:35:38 +0000

Pelosi Has "No Confidence in WH Coronavirus Task Force"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump. “I think the president has been spreading disin...
2020-08-12 22:24:40 +0000

U.S. Coronavirus Efforts Are a Disorganized Mess

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia. “I’m just so disappointed. I just don’t know how -- with the resources and the people we have and the money...
2020-07-08 19:41:01 +0000

Corruption in Washington: Federal Coronavirus Aid Was Awarded to Major Donors to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. Many were among the first to be approv...
2020-07-07 21:30:37 +0000

Coronavirus Could Be Spread by Tiny Particles in the Air

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report that suggested its advice on the novel coronavirus needs updating, after some scientists told the New York Times there was evidence the virus could be spread by tiny particles in the air. The WHO says the COVID-19 dis...
2020-07-06 19:27:19 +0000

Mexico Coronavirus Outbreak Might Have Originated in U.S.

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both sides of the border, until he got the coronavirus. On weekends the 37-year-old truck driver would stay at his parents’ home in Tijuana. Thanks to his U.S. green card, he lived in his own place in San Diego during the week, deliverin...
2020-05-26 18:07:33 +0000

Trump and Bolsonaro Are Leading World's Coronavirus Hot Spots

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil became the world No. 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases on Friday, second only to the United States, after it confirmed that 330,890 people had been infected by the virus, overtaking Russia, the Health Ministry said. Brazil registered 1,001 daily coronavirus dea...
2020-05-23 01:33:38 +0000

A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys

REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...
2020-05-06 21:33:19 +0000

UK Coronavirus Death Toll Is the Second-Highest Worldwide Behind U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, figures released on Tuesday showed. The high death toll could increase political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who waited longer than o...
2020-05-05 19:11:55 +0000

Coronavirus May Turn Overcrowded Prisons Into Inferno

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening to turn them into an inferno. The Puente Alto prison in downtown Santiago, Chile, had the largest of Latin America’s largest prison virus outbreak...
2020-04-27 18:57:42 +0000

Only 23% of Americans Trust Trump's Coronavirus Briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made himself the daily spokesman for the nation’s coronavirus response. Yet few Americans regularly look to or trust Trump as a source of information on the pandemic, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Re...
2020-04-23 22:58:15 +0000

US Now Has More Active Coronavirus Cases Than European Countries Combined

<p>U.S. is now No. 1 in confirmed active coronavirus cases.&nbsp;</p><p>China, where the novel coronavirus originated, was the previous leader. The country reported 82,788 cases as of Thursday near 6 pm on the <a href="https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b4...
2020-04-22 22:36:17 +0000

Coronavirus: Wild Animals Move Into Cities and Air Cleans Up

<p>An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.</p><p>As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India&rsquo;s getting views of si...
2020-04-22 06:47:38 +0000

UK to Adapt Apple, Google's Coronavirus Tracking Tool

(Reuters) - The technology arm of the National Health Service has been working on a mobile phone app with Alphabet Inc’s Google and iPhone maker Apple that the government hopes will help in ending the coronavirus lockdown, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The system will use Bluetooth tec...
2020-04-12 07:06:43 +0000

More Than Half of Coronavirus Patients Improved After Receiving Experimental Drug

<p>More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there&rsquo;s no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug because there was no comparison group, doctors reported Friday.</p><p>The <a href="https://w...
2020-04-11 07:11:46 +0000

Silicon Valley: Google, Apple to Create Tracing Tools to Slow Coronavirus Spread

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into a system that catalogs other phones they have been near. The two Sil...
2020-04-10 18:00:20 +0000

Chinese Firm Develops a Vaccine for Coronavirus: 500 Volunteers Needed for Second Phase Trial

BEIJING — Chinese biopharma firm CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500 volunteers for the second phase of a clinical trial of a vaccine that is the country’s biggest hope for preventing a new coronavirus epidemic. <ul><li data-v-e4bae94c=""><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&bull; Tianjin-b...
2020-04-29 21:09:12 +0000