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8:15 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
White House: U.S. to open COVID-19 vaccination site in Detroit, launch call center for vaccine appointmentsWhite House officials said Friday that the Biden administration plans to open a new vaccination site at Ford Field in Detroit, similar to ones , among other locations. The vaccination center will be managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the ability to provide approximately 6,000 shots per day. The announcement follows President Joe Biden's speech on Thursday, in which he said [l:all American adults will be eligible|https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-covid-death-toll-tops-530-000-as-biden-pledges-vaccines-for-all-by-may-1-11615563921%7CNEW] to get a vaccine by May 1. During Friday's White House briefing, officials also said the federal government plans to launch a national website to identify vaccine sites as well as a call center for people who do not have internet access or are less comfortable booking appointments online to ensure they can still sign up for a shot.
7:16 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
U.S. to open new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Atlanta and ClevelandThe Biden administration said Friday that it is opening two new COVID-19 vaccination centers, this time in Atlanta and Cleveland. Both sites will be managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will each have the capacity to administer 6,000 shots per day, according to comments made by Andy Slavitt, the White House's senior advisor for the COVID-19 response during a White House press briefing on Friday. The addition of the two new sites means that there will be eight FEMA-supported vaccination sites in the U.S. About 82 million shots have been administered in the U.S., and nearly 28 million people have received both doses of the first two authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
10:55 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. suffers its worst week of cases, deaths and hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic CDC head warns U.S. will see more deaths every day for next few months than died on Sept. 11, 2001, or in the attack on Pearl HarborThe U.S. suffered its worst week for cases, deaths and hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration said it would grant emergency use authorization to the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its Germany partner BioNTech SE.
1:12 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
From jobs to child care: How this second surge in COVID-19 can damage your finances — as well as your health More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlierMore people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.
7:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. continues to set new case records as Trump remains insistent that U.S. has ‘rounded the corner’ New COVID-19 cases are rising in 47 states, and 27 states recorded 1,000 or more new diagnoses in the last 24 hoursThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 228,000 on Thursday and more than 81,000 new infections were recorded in a single day, pushing the seven-day tally to record highs.
10:34 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: WHO warns of record single-day rise in global COVID-19 cases, while northeastern U.S. states heat up again Clusters emerge in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and New York City is seeing more than 500 cases a dayThe World Health Organization on Friday reported a record rise in global cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, in the latest sign that the illness is far from contained.
11:32 a.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Lawmakers rush to express hope Trump’s positive coronavirus test will change views of the illness and improve compliance with safety measures ‘This is a reminder that all of us are vulnerable to this dangerous virus and should follow public health guidelines about mask wearing, social distancing, and more,’ says Sen. Chris CoonsThe number of confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. rose to 7.3 million on Friday and now includes President Donald Trump and first lady Melania, spurring lawmakers to hope that the news will change Americans’ view of the crisis and improve compliance with safety measures.
11:21 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally above 34 million — with U.S. accounting for a fifth — as Dr. Fauci hits back at Trump’s mask claim White House has been encouraging states to enforce face-mask mandates, report says, even as Trump and Pence appear without themThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide rose above 34 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for about a fifth of that total, as Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at claims made by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s presidential debate on face masks.
9:14 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 19 million; U.S. death toll moves above 160,000 after 11 straight days with 1,000-plus fatalities Uber sees more revenue from food delivery than ride-hailing for the first timeThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 19 million on Friday, the death toll rose above 715,000 and the U.S. death toll topped 160,000, after an 11th straight day in which more than 1,000 deaths were counted.
12:26 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father worked in a hospital and died from COVID-19. We can’t afford his burial or funeral expenses — what can we do? ‘Can we file for any death benefits or claim funeral expenses from the hospital where he worked?’‘Can we file for any death benefits or claim funeral expenses from the hospital where he worked?’
2:10 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases climb to 13.6 million after record one-day tally of 230,400 new infections Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat earnings estimates despite pandemic, while Domino’s gets boost from at-home dinersThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose to 13.6 million on Thursday, after a record of about 230,400 new infections were counted on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
4:11 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband died from COVID-19. Will the IRS allow me to use his $1,200 stimulus check for funeral and medical expenses? ‘I am sure there are other senior citizens who have the same issues as me’‘I am sure there are other senior citizens who have the same issues as me.’
9:06 a.m. June 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll passes 412,000, as Dr. Fauci warns that COVID-19 is far from over Starbucks expects to be profitable again by the fourth quarter, and Best Buy is letting customers back into its storesThe coronavirus pandemic that has cost more than 412,000 lives globally took just one month to span the globe and is still far from over, even as countries around the world move to lift quarantines, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on movement.
10:06 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 6.6 million and California reports a rise in infections amid protests and reopening Amazon is adding to its fleet of cargo jets at a time when aircraft values are depressed; Michaels Cos. earnings fall way shortThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose past 6.6 million on Thursday, and California reported a rise in infections after weeks of slowing, raising concerns that the protests at the death of George Floyd, and the reopening of certain counties, are helping spread the illness.
2:43 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 4.31 million as Russia sees spike in cases, Brazil and Mexico suffer deadliest day yet Tesla may be permitted to open California plant by next week — although Elon Musk has already reopened itThe number of global cases of COVID-19 rose above 4.31 million on Wednesday, as Russia counted another 10,000 infections and Brazil and Mexico suffered their deadliest day since the start of the pandemic.
7:47 p.m. May 12, 2020 - Associated Press
FEMA cancels $55.5 million contract for masks with company that has no history of selling masks Panthera failed to provide 10 million N95 face masks by deadlineThe federal government said it canceled a $55.5 million contract for respiratory masks, signed last month with a small Virginia firm with no history in the mask business and a parent company in bankruptcy.
12:08 p.m. May 10, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
New estimates on coronavirus fatalities make for chilling reading as U.S. states ease restrictions on social distancing ‘I don’t want to be Mr. Doom and Gloom,’ President Trump said‘I don’t want to be Mr. Doom and Gloom,’ President Trump said.
7:42 a.m. May 9, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Infectious-disease doctors ask government to explain how it decides who gets Gilead’s remdesivir Emergency-use authorization for remdesivir states that distribution of the drug will be controlled by the U.S. government, and several organizations have raised questions about access to the drugWithin a week of the Food and Drug Administration authorization of remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment, clinicians are pushing the Trump administration to clarify how it is selecting which hospitals get access to the drug.
7:36 a.m. May 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. economy sheds record-setting 20.5 million jobs and New York child dies of condition linked to virus Uber posts almost $3 billion loss in latest quarter and Roku says it saw a spike in ad cancellations The U.S. Labor Department said the pandemic cost 20.5 million jobs in April, pushing the unemployment rate to a post–World War II high and deepening the economic crisis, while in New York, a child died of a rare condition linked to the virus.
3:19 a.m. May 6, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Will some people be affected badly? Yes.’ As Trump says U.S. must reopen soon, question hangs in the air: Can the economy be saved without sacrificing lives? ‘What government does today will literally determine how many people live and how many people die,’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said ‘What government does today will literally determine how many people live and how many people die,’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
10:34 a.m. May 5, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Death tally tops 250,000; reports say internal projections show government expects surge in COVID-19 cases Starbucks expects to open 85% of U.S. stores this week and L Brand scraps Victoria’s Secret stake saleThe number of deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, rose above 250,000 on Tuesday, amid news reports that internal projections used by White House officials were forecasting a jump in U.S. cases to come, even as President Donald Trump urges states to reopen.
7:51 a.m. May 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: More than a million people have recovered; Trump pushes China conspiracy theory Exxon Mobil posts first quarterly loss in decades, and Clorox produces a blowout report thanks to demand for disinfecting productsThe number of patients that have recovered from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to more than a million on Friday, offering a rare piece of good news in the pandemic that has caused more than 230,000 deaths and tanked economies around the world.
1:27 p.m. April 30, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
FEMA will send protective equipment to nursing homes, Trump announces President says administration creating nursing-home safety commissionPresident Donald Trump on Thursday said the Federal Emergency Management Agency will send supplemental shipments of personal protective equipment to more than 15,000 Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes.
12:53 p.m. April 30, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump announces FEMA will send protective equipment to nursing homesPresident Donald Trump on Thursday said the Federal Emergency Management Agency will send supplemental shipments of personal protective equipment to more than 15,000 Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes. Speaking at the White House, Trump also announced the creation of a commission on nursing-home safety that he said will convene in May. Nursing homes have been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, and Trump said the administration is "not happy" about how they have suffered during the pandemic.
10:47 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Nursing home residents and staff could be in great danger if states open too soon ‘This virus is so infectious and so insidious — it will make its way into long-term care facilities’ ‘This virus is so infectious and so insidious — it will make its way into long-term care facilities’
10:36 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. deaths to COVID-19 exceed Vietnam War toll, and Pence slammed for not wearing face mask Boeing and GE earnings fall short of expectations; Gilead reports positive data in early trial of remdesivir as treatmentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has surpassed the number of lives lost in the Vietnam War as more than 1 million Americans are confirmed to have had the deadly illness.
11:23 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Maker of Lysol warns against injecting it and Russia sees major spike in virus cases overnight Google is halving its marketing budget and Boeing’s 737 Max fleet is expected to see further delay in resuming flightsThe manufacturer of Lysol and Dettol, health experts, and even the Environmental Protection Agency rushed to warn consumers Friday that President Donald Trump’s suggestion to inject disinfectant or use ultraviolet light to treat COVID-19 could prove lethal.
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