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Only 14 states are seeing coronavirus declines

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 16:30

As reopening plans either stall or move forward slowly, the vast majority of states have not been able to drive down their infection rates, according to an internal HHS map obtained by Yahoo News.

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As coronavirus surges, Fox News shifts its message on masks

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 16:08

However haltingly and incompletely, the president’s favorite news outlet has started to acknowledge that the coronavirus is a far graver threat than even Trump will acknowledge.

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Trump again touts good news on COVID: It's going away by itself. (Someday. He hopes.)

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:52

As the United States crossed 50,000 new daily cases, the president repeated a line he’s used for months: The virus will just disappear — eventually.

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Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soar

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:24

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey told Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday that the state needed an additional 500 health care workers as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to set records there.

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Racial and economic inequality are supercharging the coronavirus surge in states like California

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:53

California locked down aggressively and never dismissed the threat. Yet now it’s being mentioned in the same breath as Florida, Arizona and Texas, states suffering new outbreaks. What went wrong?

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Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also 'susceptible' to shortages

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:52

An initiative to provide Americans with free face coverings has run out of supplies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masks

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:14

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage large swaths of the U.S., leading Republicans and even some right-wing TV personalities have come out in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Can the developing world endure the coronavirus?

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:55

For the first few months of the pandemic, the worst impacts were concentrated in rich countries. Recently, the number of cases in developing countries that may be vulnerable to severe outbreaks has increased.

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Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' in fight against coronavirus

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:08

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Trump has “surrendered” in the fight against the coronavirus as new cases skyrocket in the U.S.

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CDC map: More than 30 states are open despite having 'zero' days of decreasing coronavirus cases

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 13:46

An internal map from the CDC shows that as many as 32 states are not seeing any decreases in coronavirus cases, and positive lab test results have jumped to nearly 8 percent nationwide.

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'We are not ready for the 2nd wave,' warn national security Democrats

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:17

Using their expertise in military or intelligence services to compensate for what they see as President Trump’s deficient handling of the crisis, national security Democrats have enjoined their Republican counterparts to refocus on the pandemic. 

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As COVID spikes again in some states, bars are shuttered and faces covered

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 09:46

Local leaders are rolling back reopenings, issuing mandates for wearing masks and closing down some beaches in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.

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As coronavirus spreads to people under 40, it's making them sicker — and for longer — than once thought

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 19:50

Once assumed to be safe from the dangers of COVID-19, younger adults share their prolonged struggles with the disease.

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As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch service

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 20:27

Vice President Mike Pence peeled off his White House-branded mask and smiled at a crowd of thousands Sunday morning. Yet he wasn’t technically headlining a political rally — he was at church in a state that has seen a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases.

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Americans confront 'very scary' next phase of coronavirus pandemic as new infections spike across the South

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 10:19

Calling the recent surge in coronavirus cases in states like Florida, Texas and Arizona “very scary,” Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel said she fears the virus will continue to flare up in communities around the country throughout the summer.

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Citing 'irrational fears' of killer pandemic, Republicans fight face masks in Congress

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 16:40

The face mask culture war arrived in full force on Capitol Hill on Friday when a bitter dispute erupted in a congressional hearing room, with Republicans refusing to wear face coverings and Democrats insisting that they do so. 

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Pence hails 'remarkable progress' on COVID-19 as new cases surge in many states

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 15:27

Vice President Mike Pence hailed “remarkable progress” toward returning the nation to normalcy at the first public briefing of the coronavirus task force in nearly two months on Friday, a day the U.S. saw a new high for coronavirus cases recorded.

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New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Two-thirds of Americans say masks should be mandatory, siding with Biden over Trump

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:39

As coronavirus case counts soar, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that two-thirds of Americans now share Joe Biden’s position on masks — even as Republicans, and President Trump, continue to oppose it.  

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CDC maps show Florida's deepening coronavirus crisis, as state shatters daily case record

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:55

The Sunshine State reported nearly 9,000 new cases on Friday as its death toll ticked over 3,400.

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In face of pandemic, Trump pushes Obamacare repeal

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 11:21

If the health care program is overturned by the Supreme Court, millions of Americans could lose their insurance coverage.

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