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4:32 p.m. March 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Mask up, America!’ Texas abandons COVID-19 mask mandate — health experts say that’s a really, really bad idea One year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go masklessOne year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go maskless.
10:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
2:02 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases top 48 million and U.S. sets record one-day case tally of more than 100,000The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 48 million on Thursday, according to , while the death toll rose above 1.2 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 9.5 million and highest death toll at 233,734, or about a fifth of the global totals. The U.S. counted a record 107,000 cases on Wednesday, the most since the start of the outbreak. Colorado, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota and Nebraska set one-day cords, while cases continued to rise in the Mountain West and Northeast, which is seeing another surge in cases as winter sets in. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 161,106 and is third by cases at 5.6 million. India is second in cases with 8.4 million, and third in deaths at 123,315. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 93,228 and 10th highest case tally at 943,630 The U.K has 47,832 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.1 million cases, or ninth highest in the world.
8:57 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: ‘The pandemic is far from over,’ says NIH director, as Nebraska asks nurses from other states for help ‘Widespread use of face coverings has the potential to protect lives while also minimizing further damage to the economy and American livelihoods,’ says NIH director Francis CollinsThe U.S. tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 9.38 million on Wednesday with infections climbing in 47 states, as hospitalizations set records in seven states and Nebraska was resorting to asking for nurses from other states to come and help address the surge.
2:00 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 47.5 million, 1.2 million deaths and U.S. tops 232,000 fatalitiesThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 47.5 million on Wednesday, according to , while the death toll rose above 1.2 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 9.4 million and highest death toll at 232,634, or about a fifth of the global totals. Infections are rising in all but three states and are climbing at the fastest pace in the Midwest and Southwest, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and New Mexico all reported record high hospitalizations this week. Nebraska's largest hospitals started limiting elective surgeries and looked to bring in nurses from other states to cope with the surge. Hospital officials in Iowa and Missouri warned bed capacity could soon be overwhelmed. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 160,496 and is third by cases at 5.6 million. India is second in cases with 8.3 million, and third in deaths at 123,611. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 92,593 and 10th highest case tally at 938,405. The U.K has 47,340 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.1 million cases, or ninth highest in the world.
2:29 p.m. Oct. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 39 million as trial of promising therapy finds it does not stop patients dying Gilead questions validity of trial conducted by World Health OrganizationThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide climbed above 39 million on Friday, as a clinical trial found one therapy believed to be promising as a treatment to have no effect on mortality in hospitalized patients.
9:56 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 215,000 as Trump resumes campaign rallies even as doctors warn the test providing his negative results is not suited to that purpose ‘[Trump] should be adhering to guidelines, and they are trying to concoct a narrative to justify why he’s out there, and it’s wrong,’ says Dr. Vin GuptaThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 215,000 on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail with a rally in Florida late Monday, at which he again claimed to be “immune” to the virus.
3:44 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
D.C.-area health departments fault contact-tracing efforts amid White House coronavirus outbreak Local health authorities implore White House staff to get tested for coronavirusLocal health authorities implore White House staff to get tested for coronavirus.
5:32 a.m. Oct. 3, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump’s positive coronavirus test puts spotlight on presidential line of succession — here’s a primer An expert also provides a view on whether a presidential candidate could be replaced on the ballot for the Nov. 3 electionWith President Donald Trump testing positive for COVID-19, it’s worth looking at how the presidential line of succession is currently set in U.S. law — and whether Trump could get replaced on the ballot with Election Day just over a month away.
8:49 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Leslie Albrecht
The Giving Pledge turns 10: These billionaires pledged to give away half their wealth, but they soon ran into a problem A group of billionaires including Bill Gates, MacKenzie Scott, Michael Bloomberg, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg set a new standard for ‘public accountability for generosity’A group of billionaires including Bill Gates, MacKenzie Scott, Michael Bloomberg, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg set a new standard for ‘public accountability for generosity.’
8:24 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Mexico No. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder US response Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites as Florida reached a new daily high in deathsMexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, where a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast on Saturday is threatening to complicate efforts to contain the virus.
12:04 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 150,000 as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho set one-day records Earnings season cranks into high gear with numbers coming from Amazon, Apple, Google and FacebookThe U.S. counted more than 1,400 deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, boosting the total to more than 150,000, as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho all recorded record single-day totals, in the latest sign the pandemic is far from contained.
9:10 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.2 million after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 deaths Dr. Deborah Birx says Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia should reimpose lockdowns on bars and gatherings of more than 10 peopleThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 4.2 million on Monday, after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 new infections, as states in the South and West continue to struggle to contain the spread of the deadly illness.
7:02 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. labs buckle amid testing surge, as global coronavirus cases top 15 million Some tests taking weeks to process; such lags pose health and economic risksLaboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are undercutting the pandemic response.
7:59 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By Leslie Albrecht
Treasury Department says Americans’ $450 billion in charitable donations last year shows ‘greater distribution of wealth’ in the U.S. — but the data suggest otherwise Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration’s policies gave ‘hard-working Americans’ a chance to give back to their communitiesTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration’s policies gave ‘hard-working Americans’ a chance to give back to their communities.
8:46 a.m. July 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus CDC director claims ‘our nation failed over decades to effectively invest in public health”The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.
9:00 a.m. June 23, 2020 - Associated Press
Mid-October presidential debate moving to Miami as University of Michigan takes a pass Oct. 15 debate ‘not feasible’ in light of coronavirus concerns, says university’s presidentThe nonpartisan commission that sponsors the formal election year presidential debates announced Tuesday that an October debate that had been set for Michigan will now take place in Florida.
2:15 p.m. May 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll climbs above 353,000; U.S. deaths surpass 100,000 Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s enjoy strong sales bump, while Ralph Lauren’s sales falter with stores closedThe number of deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 353,000 on Wednesday, as the World Health Organization said the Americas are at the center of the pandemic following surges in infections in Brazil, Peru, Chile and others in the past few days.
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.
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.
9:54 a.m. May 3, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
As 30 states prepare to reopen, exercise extra caution in these public spaces Is 6 feet really the ‘magic number’ in public spaces? Is 6 feet really the ‘magic number’ in public spaces?
7:32 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By Grace Birnstengel
The harsh realities of being on a ventilator—Would you want this? Doctors are concerned that Americans don’t have a clear understanding of what it means to be intubated then come off a mechanical ventilatorHere’s a rundown of what being it’s like being on one with COVID-19—and the aftermath.
2:40 p.m. April 22, 2020 - By Liz Lucking
COVID-19 testing and tracing being ramped up across New York Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spearhead ‘tracing army’The state’s target is 40,000 a day—the maximum capacity for all the laboratory machines in the state.
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