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Coronavirus USA

US to distribute 6.4 million Covid vaccine doses in first tranche

The figure includes another vaccine developed by Moderna and the NIH, which announced some preliminary efficacy results last week

25 Nov 2020 10:19 AM

US hospitals turn down remdesivir, limit use to severely ill since July

The slowdown suggests that a shortage of the drug is over and threatens Gilead’s efforts to expand use of remdesivir

12 Sep 2020 1:10 PM

What virus? At GOP's convention, pandemic is largely ignored

Only few convention speakers made reference to the virus, while others discussed it in the past tense

28 Aug 2020 10:14 AM

Biden says he'd shut down economy if scientists recommended

The former VP has previously called for US' governors to impose mask mandates in their states, effectively a national mask mandate

24 Aug 2020 12:20 PM

Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19

The authorization makes it easier for some patients to obtain the treatment but is not the same as full FDA approval

24 Aug 2020 8:58 AM

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Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress fail

The orders could face legal challenges questioning the US president’s authority to spend taxpayer money without express approval of Congress

09 Aug 2020 9:06 AM

New York schools to open statewide, with caution

Many NY districts have planned to start the year with in-person classes only a few days a week, while learning at home the rest of the time

08 Aug 2020 12:22 PM

US' virus deaths touch 160,000 as relief talks fail in Washington

Democrats agreed to reduce their $3.4 trillion proposal but Republicans wouldn’t agree to more than double their $1 trillion counter-offer

08 Aug 2020 9:48 AM

US to end reliance on China, other nations for pharmaceuticals and medical supply

Trump said he had signed a new executive order to ensure that when it comes to essential medicines, the US buys from American sources

07 Aug 2020 10:47 AM

Trump, Biden convention plans turn upside down by virus concerns

Compared to Trump, Biden hasn’t been so publicly reluctant to scale back his convention, expressing doubts about a full arena

06 Aug 2020 1:01 PM

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Coronavirus testing rates dropping in the US even as deaths mount

US is approaching a mammoth 5 million confirmed infections and more than 157,000 deaths out of over 700,000 worldwide

06 Aug 2020 9:50 AM

US strikes a $2 billion deal for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine

The agreement calls for US to pay Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline up to $2.1 billion to supply it with enough vaccines for 50 million people

01 Aug 2020 9:51 AM

Coronavirus deaths surpass 150,000 in US, nearly a quarter of world’s total

The increase of 10,000 deaths in 11 days is the fastest in the United States since early June

29 Jul 2020 10:03 PM

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