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11:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global deaths from COVID-19 top 2 million as U.S. suffers most weekly fatalities since start of the pandemic Weekly deaths exceed CDC’s estimate for flu-related deaths for entire 2019-2020 season The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll climbed above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities.
10:21 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sees record one-day death toll and experts worry new variant may make activities like plane travel more risky Vaccine program must speed up to avoid reaching 640,000 deaths by spring, equal to lives lost in the 1918 flu pandemicThe U.S. set another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, when more than 4,400 COVID-19 patients died, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak, and experts said that with cases continuing to accelerate, the worst is still to come.
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.
11:10 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. is ‘in the middle of the Fight of the Century,’ says former CDC head as cases rise in 45 states, hospitalizations set record U.S. has averaged 173,147 cases a day in the past week, and more than 85,000 COVID-19 patients are in a hospitalThe U.S. case tally from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 12.84 million on Tuesday and hospitalizations again reached record levels, with 45 states reporting rising infections.
3:27 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic sets record case numbers across the U.S. as White House suggests the crisis is over U.S. has counted a record 500,000 new cases in the past week, and hospitals in isolated areas of the Midwest are rapidly fillingThe coronavirus pandemic continued to set records across the U.S. on Wednesday, even as the administration of President Donald Trump touted its first-term accomplishments in a news release that suggested it had ended the crisis that has cost more than 226,000 American lives and shows no signs of abating.
2:17 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 8.7 million and marks seven-day record, with more than 20 states seeing most new cases since start of the outbreak Dr. Birx says North Dakotans’ failure to wear face masks is ‘deeply unfortunate’ as the Dakotas suffer worst case numbers measured per capitaThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 8.7 million on Tuesday, with more than 20 states counting record numbers of new infections, as more business curfews were announced to combat the spread.
10:40 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 225,000 and Trump’s chief of staff says U.S. is ‘not going to control the pandemic’ In the past week, the U.S. has averaged 69,804 cases a day, up 32% from the average two weeks ago, a New York Times tracker showsThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 225,000 on Monday, with more than 20 states reaching record levels of new infections, and President Donald Trump’s chief of staff said the U.S. is ‘not going to control the pandemic.’
11:18 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 40 million; White House task force reported to be hive of infighting over new adviser White House Task Force beset by internal strife over adviser who is spreading misinformation, says Washington PostThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 40 million on Monday, as new infections continued to rise in Europe and the U.S. and experts warned the pandemic could worsen during the cold winter months.
10:45 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 216,000 as Midwest and Mountain West cases start to stretch hospital capacity In the last seven days, 16 states have added more new cases than at any other time since the beginning of the pandemic The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 216,000 on Wednesday, driven by a spike in new cases in the Midwest and Mountain West that are starting to fill hospital beds and squeeze health-care systems.
11:05 a.m. Oct. 8, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: New England Journal of Medicine says Trump should be voted out over pandemic management as U.S. death toll tops 212,000 ‘When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent,’ say editors of prestigious medical journalThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 moved above 212,000 on Thursday, as the editors of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine sharply criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic.
9:20 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Group of ex-FDA commissioners slam political interference at FDA and CDC; U.S. death toll tops 206,000 Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania see record one-day case tallies and New York will fine people who refuse to wear masksThe global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed to 1.009 million on Wednesday, while the U.S. death toll rose above 206,000, and the first presidential debate found President Donald Trump again blaming China for the outbreak, while opponent Democrat Joe Biden slammed Trump’s handling of the crisis.
11:05 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases near 30 million; Trump contradicts CDC head on vaccine timetable and again derides face masks WHO official says it’s important to have ‘consistent messaging’ on pandemic from all public officials The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide continued to head toward 30 million on Thursday, and the U.S. case tally climbed above 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump contradicted the head of the main U.S. public health agency to insist a vaccine would be ready in weeks.
9:31 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: WHO says record number of new cases — 307,930 — counted worldwide on Sunday President Trump slammed for holding indoor rally in Nevada; Israel becomes first country to reimpose national lockdownThe World Health Organization said a record number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were recorded on Sunday around the world for a total of 307,930 in a 24-hour period, the highest number recorded since the start of the outbreak.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 6 million and FDA head says he won’t be pressured to rush out a vaccine ‘This is going to be a science, medicine, data decision. This is not going to be a political decision,’ says Dr. Stephen HahnThe number of confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged above 6 million on Monday, and the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said he would not be pressured to rush out a vaccine by President Donald Trump before the November presidential election.
7:54 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets rise, spurred by hopes for COVID-19 treatment Stocks jump in Tokyo, SeoulAsian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as investors hung onto hopes the coronavirus pandemic may come under control as treatments get developed.
8:33 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases edge close to 21 million; U.S. counts more than 1,000 deaths to extend a 2-week streak Trump bashes Joe Biden plan to mandate face masksThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide edged closer to 21 million on Friday, and the U.S. counted more than 50,000 new cases for a second day and counted more than 1,000 deaths, continuing a more than two-week streak.
11:37 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally at 4.74 million as New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut see infections climb again Cinemark’s revenue falls 99% as theaters remain closed, and Mallinckrodt says it is looking at possible bankruptcyThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose by fewer than 50,000 on Monday for a second straight day, data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University showed, although cases were rising in some states that had seemed to get the spread under control earlier this year.
6:59 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Dr. Osterholm: Americans will be living with the coronavirus for decades Dr. Michael Osterholm, epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, recognized the coronavirus would become a pandemic as early as JanuaryOn Jan. 20, just nine days after Chinese health authorities published the DNA sequence for a new coronavirus that was causing concern in China, Dr. Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, wrote in an email: “I’m certain this will cause our next pandemic.”
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.
2:05 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million, U.S. cases pass 4 million, and California has more cases than New York Tesla surprises investors with an adjusted profit even after it was beset by pandemic-related stoppages at California plantThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 15 million on Thursday and the U.S. case tally passed 4 million, as California’s case tally rose above early U.S. hot spot New York following a surge in new infections in recent weeks.
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.
1:01 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Now we’re seeing the consequence of community spread’: Fauci says Americans must do 3 things to beat COVID-19 ‘What we saw were a lot of people who maybe felt that because they think they are invulnerable,’ says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases‘What we saw were a lot of people who maybe felt that because they think they are invulnerable,’ says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
7:57 a.m. July 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
5 critical mistakes that created the biggest public-health crisis in a generation Don’t wear a mask! Everyone should wear masks!100 days of the COVID-19 pandemic: Don’t wear a mask! Everyone should wear masks!
6:45 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
A new virus emerging in Chinese pig farms has the ‘essential hallmarks’ for a pandemic Fauci says the emergent flu is not ‘an immediate threat,’ but ‘it’s something we need to keep our eye on’An emergent strain of flu in China is attracting the attention of scientist just as the world is wrestling with the worst pandemic since the 1918 Spanish flu.
7:55 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. sets another record for new cases and some states scramble to revisit their reopening plans Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, South Carolina and Utah record their highest single-day case numbersThe number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 set another fresh record in the U.S. on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, sending state officials scrambling to revisit reopening plans.
10:32 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. sets record for new cases in a single day, as Texas becomes first state to reimpose restrictions Nike shares slide after company swings to loss and sales slide almost 40% in latest quarterThe number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 set a fresh record in the U.S. on Thursday of almost 40,000, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, amid a rise in hospitalizations and deaths in states in the South and West after reopening for business.
7:10 a.m. June 21, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Trump was being ‘tongue in cheek’ when he said the U.S. should ‘slow the testing down,’ White House adviser Peter Navarro says The U.S. has tested more than 26 million people for the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19The U.S. has tested more than 26 million people for the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19.
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.
10:51 a.m. May 21, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally passes 5 million; U.S. scientist says don’t rely on a vaccine, job losses continue Macy’s issues a sales warning for the first quarter, but Best Buy profit and sale fall less than expected and BJ’s beats estimatesThe global case tally for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 passed 5 million on Thursday after the biggest one-day increase since the start of the outbreak, as a top U.S. scientist cautioned that people should not rely on a vaccine and the labor market continued to show massive job losses.
1:44 p.m. May 18, 2020 - Associated Press
WHO agrees to independent investigation into its coronavirus response Trump again accuses health organization of working with ChinaThe World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which has been clouded by finger-pointing between the U.S. and China over a pandemic that has killed over 300,000 people and leveled the global economy.
2:00 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Peter Morici
The coronavirus won’t kill globalization China may end up with fewer deaths, less economic damage than the U.S. or EuropeThe coronavirus lays bare the terrible dangers of globalization without adequate safeguards, but it hardly summons its demise.
10:50 a.m. May 6, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
These 23 companies are working on coronavirus treatments or vaccines — here’s where things stand The list includes Gilead Sciences and Moderna, alongside smaller biotech companiesA mix of legacy drugmakers and small startups have stepped forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments that target the infection caused by the novel coronavirus.
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?
2:07 a.m. May 1, 2020 - By Jurica Dujmovic
How China used robots, drones and artificial intelligence to control the spread of the coronavirus It’s true that China instituted harsh restrictive measures. Left out of the story has been Chinese-designed technologyIt’s true that China instituted harsh restrictive measures. Left out of the story has been Chinese-designed technology.
4:51 a.m. April 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I didn’t feel well last month and asked my housekeeper to stay home. I am nervous about having her come back. She asked for ‘unpaid wages.’ What should I do? ‘I would like to help her, but I thought she was self-employed and, therefore, knew her income would fluctuate’‘I would like to help her, but I thought she was self-employed and, therefore, knew her income would fluctuate.’
11:58 a.m. April 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Hong Kong study says China’s true case tally is likely four times as high as officially reported numbers Gap has stopped paying rent totaling about $115 million in North America, and Domino’s Pizza beats sales and profit views in latest quarterChina’s constantly shifting methodology for counting the number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has led it to greatly understate the numbers and the true tally may be four times the official figures, according to a new study by researchers in Hong Kong.
12:19 p.m. April 15, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Will coronavirus survive airborne? Are young people safe? Do face masks protect me? Are men more likely to die? Burning questions on COVID-19 As stock markets leap and plunge and people around the world learn to stay home, outlandish rumors about COVID-19 persistAs stock markets leap and plunge and people around the world learn to stay home, outlandish rumors about COVID-19 persist.
1:08 p.m. April 13, 2020 - By Dani Rodrik
Why the coronavirus will harden our political views, not change them The pandemic is turning all countries into exaggerated versions of their previous selvesNo one should expect the pandemic to alter — much less reverse — tendencies that were evident before the crisis.
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