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10:33 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to reinstate travel bans amid fears about new variants as global case tally heads toward 100 million Dr. Fauci says Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine could bet emergency use authorization within two weeksThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 headed closer to 100 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that total, as President Joe Biden prepared to reinstate travel restrictions against foreign citizens visiting the U.S. from Brazil, the U.K, Ireland and much of the rest of Europe, as well as South Africa.
10:54 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. case tally climbs to 23 million — or a quarter of the global tally — amid surge in new infections ‘We are tragically losing more than 1,300 people a week to this disease,’ says head of hard-hit Los Angeles County Public Health DepartmentThe global confirmed case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 92 million on Thursday, with the U.S. accounting for more than 23 million of those infections, as the latest economic data showing the grave toll the pandemic is having on the labor market.
10:37 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 4,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID in single day, exceeding death toll from 9/11 attacks Numbers exceed even worst-case scenario forecasts of health experts as vaccine rollout continues to lag targetsThe U.S. set yet another record for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and recorded the highest number of new cases since the start of the outbreak, with the latest numbers exceeding even the worst case scenario forecasts of health experts.
10:39 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. counts record of almost 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in a day as virus continues to wreak havoc Experts fear the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday may have created a superspreader event as few wore face masksAs the dramatic events in Washington, D.C. were unfolding Wednesday, the coroanvirus-borne illness COVID-19 continued to wreak havoc in the U.S., claiming a record of almost 4,000 American lives, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak.
2:15 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. could see up to 150,000 more COVID-19 deaths by February as new strain takes hold, expert warns More infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get vaccine program on track after early disappointment, says Dr. Ashish JhaThe U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, as experts said the new, far more infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get the nation’s so-far underwhelming vaccine program on track.
7:44 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record for COVID deaths, and California confirms second case of highly infectious new strain Operation Warp Speed officials acknowledge delays in distributing vaccines, experts say government must do more to help statesThe U.S. set fresh records for one-day fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and number of patients hospitalized, as California became the second state after Colorado to find a case of the new COVID-19 variant that is racing across the U.K.
4:18 a.m. Dec. 15, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
OncoCyte's stock soars after licensing deal with China-based company, days after insiders acquired sharesShares of OncoCyte Corp. rocketed 63% on very heavy volume in premarket trading Tuesday, after the molecular diagnostics company announced overnight that it entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with China-based Burning Rock Biotech Ltd. to bring OncoCyte's DetermaRX test for early-stage lung cancer patients to China. Trading volume spiked to 8.3 million shares, compared with the full-day average of about 419,500 shares. "This agreement with Burning Rock accelerates the ongoing expansion of our DetermaRx test to patients and physicians outside the U.S., and exemplifies our global growth strategy," said OncoCyte Chief Executive Ron Andrews. The news and stock's rally comes as several OncoCyte executives and directors disclosed that they acquired shares on Dec. 11, as "repayment of deferred compensation in lieu of cash at a price of $2.07 per share," which was 2.4% below Monday's closing price. The stock has lost 5.8% year to date through Monday, while the S&P 500 has gained 12.9%.
10:22 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record one-day death toll from coronavirus as FDA committee meets to review Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine FDA head says initial assessment is ‘this is a vaccine that does meet our criteria. ... But we do want to hear from the vaccine advisory committee.’The U.S. set fresh records for single-day fatalities from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and hospitalizations, as a U.S. regulatory advisory committee gathered to offer its verdict on the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech SE.
11:00 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
CDC forecasts up to 19,500 deaths from COVID-19 in week ending Dec. 26 ‘People were less willing to change their behavior than any other day during the pandemic,’ data analyst says of Thanksgiving DayThe U.S. set yet another record for new cases and fatalities in a single day from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and the nation’s leading public health agency said there could be up to 19,500 deaths in the week ended Dec. 26.
1:12 p.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. posts record one-day COVID death toll — before the predicted post-Thanksgiving surge December, January and February will be the ‘most difficult time in the public health history of this nation, largely because of the stress that it’s going to put on our health-care system,’ says CDC head Robert RedfieldThe U.S. hit some grim milestones in the coronavirus pandemic in a single day Wednesday, with a record number of fatalities and more than 100,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals for the first time since the start of the outbreak, as a leading public health official warned of a cold, hard winter to come.
10:48 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 272,000 as CDC pushes ahead with plans for expected vaccine rollout U.K. grants emergency-use authorization to Pfizer and partner BioNTech’s vaccine candidate, but many hurdles remainThe U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday and the death toll climbed above 272,000, as the nation’s main public health agency pushed ahead with planning for an expected vaccine rollout.
10:58 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. coronavirus case tally tops 12 million amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge of infections ‘Four days before a holiday with potentially the most indoor and in-person gatherings of the year in the U.S., the virus is here and more prevalent than ever,’ says one analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose to 58.8 million on Monday and the U.S. tally rose above 12 million, with new daily infections heading toward 200,0000 a day amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge.
9:56 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. sets sixth new case record in eight days and more than 65,000 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals for first time U.K. is first European country with more than 50,000 deathsJust one week after the U.S. surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time, it has set a one-day record of almost 143,000, while hospitalizations rose above 65,000 for the first time since the start of the outbreak.
5:11 p.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Third straight single-day case record in U.S.; Trump chief of staff Meadows tests positive President-elect Joe Biden will announce a COVID-19 task force on Monday, Axios reportsThe U.S. case tally from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose by a record of almost 133,000 on Friday, a third straight day of record-setting levels, as hospitals in rural areas of the Midwest and southern states including Texas and Florida continued to feel the strain.
1:20 p.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. new cases jump 20% to record 121,200 in a single day; ‘We North Dakotans are in crisis,’ says doctor 13 states posted record case numbers on Thursday, including Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska and North DakotaJust one day after the U.S. surpassed 100,000 new cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in a singe day, it set a fresh record that was 20% higher, straining hospitals in areas of the Midwest and South as they struggle to cope with an influx of patients.
3:18 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 222,000 and President Trump criticizes media for constant coverage of crisis ‘All you hear is Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,’ Trump tells rallyThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 222,000 on Thursday, and President Donald Trump again falsely claimed the virus was disappearing and criticized the media for its constant coverage of the crisis.
11:49 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 217,000; the magazine Nature becomes the latest science journal to blast Trump’s pandemic management Nature joins the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American and Lancet Oncology in criticizing Trump’s failings and endorsing Joe Biden for presidentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 217,000 on Thursday, as Nature magazine became the latest scientific journal to sharply criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, and endorse rival, Democrat Joe Biden, for president.
11:24 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
State Department’s Pompeo clashes with Vatican over China Pompeo had called on the Vatican to take a harder line amid negotiations with Beijing over the appointments of new bishopsPompeo had called on the Vatican to take a harder line amid negotiations with Beijing over the appointments of new bishops.
10:57 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally 33.4 million, death toll above 1 million, and that’s likely an underestimate, says WHO expert White House reportedly pressed the CDC to play down the risks of sending children back to school and sought alternate data that would show the coronavirus was unlikely to harm kidsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 33.4 million on Tuesday, a day after the global death toll reached 1 million, as governments around the world moved to reimpose restrictions on movement in a fight to contain the spread.
12:21 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
John Bolton’s lawyers want to interview White House officials amid new questions about Trump effort to quash tell-all memoirMichael Kirk, a lawyer for Bolton, said the interviews were needed to help establish whether President Donald Trump’s political appointees at the White House acted in “bad faith” in overruling the judgment of a career classification official and concluding that Bolton’s manuscript still contained classified information.
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.
2:50 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases edge toward 30 million, and China says vaccine may be ready by November House subcommittee to probe reports that political appointees have meddled with government scientific data to aid TrumpThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to 30 million on Tuesday, as a Chinese health official said a vaccine may be available for the public as early as November.
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.
10:23 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 905,000, U.S. toll above 191,000 and experts slam Trump for playing down virus ‘If we’d had widespread mask-wearing mandates, we could have reduced deaths by as much as 20% to even 50%,’ says one expertThe number of global fatalities from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 905,000 on Thursday and the U.S. death toll rose above 191,000, amid widespread criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis, after journalist Bob Woodward revealed that Trump admitted to him that he deliberately downplayed the virus in the early part of the outbreak.
10:58 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll edges toward 900,000 as AstraZeneca halts vaccine trial after patient struck by illness WHO reiterates its safety-first message for vaccine development and shares of rival vaccine makers rallyThe number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide edged closer to 900,000 on Wednesday, and the U.S. death toll moved close to 190,000, as AstraZeneca halted trials of its vaccine candidate after one participant was struck by an unexplained illness.
11:59 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 27.3 million, and U.S. accounts for a quarter, as 9 drug-company CEOs pledge to ‘stand with science’ in vaccine development Vaccine makers will only submit for full FDA approval or emergency-use authorization ‘after demonstrating safety and efficacy through a Phase 3 clinical study,’ the CEO group pledgesThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 27.3 million on Tuesday with the U.S. accounting for about a quarter of that total, as a group of nine drugmakers pledged to “stand with science” in developing a vaccine.
11:17 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices settle at lowest since June, with Brent prices below $40 End of U.S. driving season also puts pressure on crude pricesOil prices fall Tuesday to their lowest settlement since June, unable to shake off worries about crude demand due to a continued rise in coronavirus cases, the end of the U.S. summer holiday driving season and a report that Saudi Arabia plans to cut its oil prices in October.
10:31 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices end higher as traders take cues from a dollar rally and a global, tech-led stock selloff Gold futures settle at highest in nearly a weekGold futures reverse course to finish higher Tuesday, with the haven metal finding support as global stocks sink and as the dollar eases back a bit from its earlier highs.
12:58 a.m. Sept. 7, 2020 - By Marketwatch
SMIC slumps, SoftBank drops in mixed Asia markets SMIC shares plunge in Hong Kong after threat of U.S. export restrictionsAsian markets were mixed in early trading Monday, following a sharp selloff on Wall Street last week.
10:03 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases climb above 26.4 million, and U.S. vaccine program’s head sees very low chance of vaccine by late October State and local officials warn Americans not to gather in large numbers over Labor Day holiday weekendThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 world-wide rose above 26.4 million on Friday with the U.S. accounting for about a quarter of that total, as a key member of the government’s vaccine program said the chances of a vaccine being ready by late October are “very, very low.”
2:03 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global tally climbs above 26 million, U.S. above 6.1 million, amid concerns CDC will rush out a vaccineThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 26 million on Thursday, while in the U.S. there were growing concerns that President Donald Trump’s administration will attempt to rush out a vaccine ahead of the November presidential election.
6:51 p.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets slide, following Wall Street’s tumble Stocks fall in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian markets skidded Friday after Wall Street had its worst day since June, as investors’ exuberance faltered after a spate of record highs.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market bears resurface: S&P 500, Nasdaq reverse from record highs Focus: Europe’s stealth breakout attempt, Real estate sector edges atop 200-day average, IEV, IYR, SWKS, IP, MSI, NDAQU.S. stocks are firmly on the defensive early Thursday, pressured as a recently rare, and long overdue, pullback has finally surfaced. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have reversed sharply from record highs, pulling in amid a less-charted patch, punctuated by not so well-defined support.
2:36 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally nears 26 million, and experts are alarmed that U.S. isn’t joining WHO vaccine effort ‘This go-it-alone approach leaves America at risk of not getting a vaccine,’ says one expertThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide edged closer to 26 million on Wednesday, as experts sounded the alarm on the Trump administration’s decision not to work with an international effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine that is backed by the World Health Organization.
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.
11:22 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 24 million as U.S. tally tops 5.8 million, and CDC head walks back testing change amid outcry In a second embarrassment for a major U.S. public health agency this week, CDC says asymptomatic people exposed to infection can again be testedThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 24 million on Thursday, and the U.S. tally topped 5.8 million, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back a change in guidelines on testing following a storm of criticism from doctors and scientists.
9:57 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 177,000 as FDA head acknowledges he misspoke on convalescent plasma ‘What I should have said better is that the data show a relative risk reduction not an absolute risk reduction,’ FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn tweetsThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 177,000 on Tuesday, as experts continued to question claims made about the use of convalescent plasma as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients and a leading government official conceded he misspoke at a Sunday press briefing.
12:24 p.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P 500 end higher and Nasdaq books 35th record close in 2020 as tech buoys broader stock market The S&P 500 narrowly missed another record close this week by about 4 pointsU.S. stock-market benchmarks book gains on Thursday and the Nasdaq closes at a record high, as investors rushed to large-capitalization technology and e-commerce shares for safety, after a pair of economic reports set off concerns about the broader U.S. economy’s tenuous recovery from the coronavirus epidemic.
11:00 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 20.7 million and U.S. suffers biggest one-day death toll since May The U.S. is ‘an anomaly among the higher-income countries of the world in that we never did lock down sufficiently; we only slowed down to get the virus activity by May to a so-so level,’ says Dr. Michael OsterholmThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose above 20.7 million on Thursday and the U.S. suffered its biggest death toll since May with almost 1,500 fatalities counted in a single day.
9:42 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.8 million as Trump contradicts health experts to claim virus will ‘go away’ ‘Anyone can open a school in a pandemic; keeping them open is going to be the challenge,’ says former CDC head Tom FriedenThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the U.S. rose above 4.8 million on Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump again said the virus would just “go away,” while one of his leading health-care experts said the virus is unlikely to be under control until late 2021.
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