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Former head of pandemic response team speaks out: 'I'm frankly scared'

Sat, 23 May 2020 12:31:25 -0400

“Isolating cases, tracking contacts, all of those things we’re talking about now, we really should have been talking about in January,” Beth Cameron said on Yahoo’s “Skullduggery” podcast.....
Should colleges bring students back to campus in the fall?

Sat, 23 May 2020 12:07:05 -0400

Universities across the country are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to hold in-person classes in the fall. Is bringing students back worth the risk of an on-campus outbreak?....
Trump demands states reopen houses of worship 'right now'

Fri, 22 May 2020 15:02:45 -0400

President Trump said Friday that he wanted state governors to allow the nation’s houses of worship to reopen “right now” despite the ongoing health risks from the coronavirus pandemic posed by large g....
Recovered, but testing positive: Cases aboard Navy carrier raise questions about coronavirus immunity

Fri, 22 May 2020 13:01:04 -0400

More than a dozen sailors from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19 after they were believed to have recovered, which medical experts say shows how much remains un....
New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows coronavirus conspiracy theories spreading on the right may hamper vaccine efforts

Fri, 22 May 2020 11:28:43 -0400

As states relax lockdown restrictions and responsibility for containing the coronavirus shifts, in part, to the American people, the dangerous tendency to ignore fundamental facts about the deadly pat....
'This is a bad practice': Doctors question FDA protocol for plasma treatment of coronavirus patients

Fri, 22 May 2020 05:00:23 -0400

The story of convalescent plasma is one of a federal medical establishment wanting badly to compensate for its slow response to the coronavirus.....
Trump says Fox News isn't doing enough to help Republicans — himself included — win reelection

Thu, 21 May 2020 17:09:38 -0400

President Trump made clear Thursday that he sees the primary role of Fox News as that of helping Republicans and himself stay in power.....
In wake of pandemic, the new normal in schools could widen the economic gap among students, educators fear

Thu, 21 May 2020 16:50:09 -0400

With the coronavirus expected to remain a threat through at least next spring and a reliance on “distance learning” likely to continue, the burden will fall most heavily on the neediest students, livi....
When a coronavirus vaccine is ready, who gets it first?

Thu, 21 May 2020 11:07:28 -0400

Companies around the world are rushing to create a coronavirus vaccine in record time. But making enough doses and getting them to those who need it may prove to be the real challenge.....
White House says the Trump administration is 'keeping people safe' at airports despite a lack of coronavirus screening

Wed, 20 May 2020 19:14:27 -0400

Amid growing concerns over a lack of screening for the coronavirus at U.S. airports, WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday the Trump administration was taking the issue seriously.....
As more states reopen, Georgia defies predictions of coronavirus resurgence. What's the lesson for the rest of the country?

Wed, 20 May 2020 12:47:34 -0400

On April 24, Georgia became the first U.S. state to initiate the fraught process known as “reopening.” That hasn’t produced a surge of new cases … yet. The answer to whether other states should follow....
Trump threatens to withhold aid to 2 states over expanded voting by mail

Wed, 20 May 2020 10:53:52 -0400

President Trump on Wednesday threatened to halt federal funding to Michigan and Nevada over the distribution of absentee ballots in those swing states amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has le....
Biden rips Trump for not wearing mask: 'I can't walk outside my house' without one

Tue, 19 May 2020 20:23:40 -0400

During a Yahoo News virtual town hall, the former vice president tore into President Trump’s refusal to wear a protective mask despite the recommendations of health experts and WH protocols for West W....
Biden on meatpacking safety: 'No worker's life is worth me getting a cheaper hamburger'

Tue, 19 May 2020 20:18:56 -0400

The presumptive Democratic president nominee said during a Yahoo News Town Hall that workers were being sacrificed in order to increase profits.....
Biden says U.S. doesn't have a food shortage problem, 'we have a leadership problem'

Tue, 19 May 2020 19:53:52 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that America has “a leadership problem,” about food and nutrition in the face of the pandemic that has crippled the food distribution network.....
Coronavirus has made the 2020 election a perfect storm for voting rights lawsuits

Tue, 19 May 2020 18:48:59 -0400

“There’s been more voting rights litigation this election cycle already than there was in all of 2016, by a lot,” said Marc Elias, a D.C.-based lawyer with a long history in the political trenches.....
What is hydroxychloroquine and does it prevent COVID-19?

Tue, 19 May 2020 17:31:00 -0400

President Trump said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine. Although Trump has been touting the drug for months, it has not been proven to treat or prevent the virus.....
Can ‘social bubbles’ offer relief from lockdown loneliness?

Tue, 19 May 2020 15:49:44 -0400

Several countries are considering plans to allow people to expand their social circles to a limited number of people to help offset the mental health toll of isolation. Would this plan work in the U.S....
Questions arise on coronavirus data used to back reopenings

Tue, 19 May 2020 13:47:02 -0400

A Florida official said she was fired for not censoring the state's data, while questions have also been raised about accuracy in Georgia and Texas.....
Contact-tracing apps for COVID-19: What you need to know (and do)

Tue, 19 May 2020 05:00:57 -0400

Among the most promising, yet also controversial, tools for minimizing new coronavirus infections are smartphone applications that perform contact tracing. ....
Trump says he started taking hydroxychloroquine 'a couple of weeks ago'

Mon, 18 May 2020 17:24:45 -0400

President Trump said Monday that he has been taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine despite a lack of scientific evidence to show that it helps prevent a person from being infected with the c....
Is Dr. Fauci’s job in jeopardy?

Mon, 18 May 2020 11:07:28 -0400

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been one of the most trusted voices in the government's response to the pandemic, but he's recently come under fire from conservatives. Is his role on the coronavirus tas....
Coronavirus: Early vaccine trial shows promise

Mon, 18 May 2020 06:45:36 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.....
Coronavirus: Global death toll crosses 300,000 as reopening continues

Sun, 17 May 2020 07:37:05 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.....
Debunking the coronavirus conspiracies in viral ‘Plandemic’ video

Sat, 16 May 2020 14:14:17 -0400

Dr. Dara Kass, a Yahoo News medical contributor, and Dr. Michael Saag, an epidemiologist at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, address some of the false medical claims made in the viral video &quo....
Will work from home be permanent?

Sat, 16 May 2020 11:53:16 -0400

Millions of American workers have abandoned the office to work from home. The arrangement has benefits for both employees and employers. Will the change be permanent?....
Amid reports of White House clashes with CDC, experts raise alarms about lack of coronavirus screening at airports

Sat, 16 May 2020 10:41:05 -0400

As the nation begins to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, some people are looking to the skies — and experts don’t necessarily like what they see, arguing there are not enough safeguards in place ....
Trump pushes 'warp speed' effort on coronavirus vaccine, ignoring lessons from a long-ago drug calamity

Sat, 16 May 2020 10:03:24 -0400

Along with everyone else in the world, President Trump wants a coronavirus vaccine now. The most optimistic time by which a coronavirus vaccine might be ready, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the lead....
Coronavirus: Global death toll crosses 300,000 as reopening continues

Sat, 16 May 2020 07:17:03 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.....
As meat-processing factories struggle to reopen, govt. documents warn of shortages

Fri, 15 May 2020 20:04:46 -0400

As COVID-19 ravages meatpacking plants throughout the country, beef and pork options are dwindling in grocery stores.....
Newly reopened South Florida seen as an emerging coronavirus hot spot

Fri, 15 May 2020 18:39:03 -0400

Federal officials responding to the coronavirus pandemic are concerned about the rapidly rising number of cases in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to an internal Trump administration document re....
From Brazil to China, how the rest of the world is trying to reopen their economies

Fri, 15 May 2020 16:33:53 -0400

As the United States continues its grand reopening experiment, easing coronavirus restrictions that have crippled the nation’s economy, other countries are also looking to return to the way life was b....
Trump sets goal of coronavirus vaccine by year's end, but 'vaccine or no vaccine, we're back'

Fri, 15 May 2020 15:16:06 -0400

Trump said the project would be “big” and “fast,” comparing it to the Manhattan Project, which led to the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.....
Coronavirus puts the future of college — and colleges — in limbo

Fri, 15 May 2020 13:57:52 -0400

Online instruction is likely to be the new normal at least through next term, but the academic disruption caused by the pandemic has sparked a larger debate about the future of higher education in Ame....
Coronavirus: Global death toll surpasses 300,000

Fri, 15 May 2020 06:46:16 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.....
Crowds pack Wisconsin bars hours after court stops coronavirus stay-at-home order

Thu, 14 May 2020 18:40:13 -0400

Hours after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state's stay-at-home order, bars were packed with crowds forgoing masks and social distancing recommendations during the coronavirus pandemi....
'Indifference' to coronavirus landed nation in 'deep s***,' whistleblower Rick Bright alleges

Thu, 14 May 2020 14:42:02 -0400

Although he was careful in Thursday’s testimony to avoid political attacks, Bright asserted that Trump’s “obsession” with hydroxychloroquine was “extremely distracting.”....
Some evangelicals fear the 'mark of the beast' from a coronavirus vaccine

Thu, 14 May 2020 14:32:49 -0400

Peggy Popham, who described herself as a lifelong Republican, said that while her beliefs about the coronavirus vaccine “have a lot to do with my political views,” they also “go along with my faith.&q....
Senate intelligence chair steps down amid new questions about congressional insider trading

Thu, 14 May 2020 13:51:48 -0400

Sen. Richard Burr is one of several lawmakers who made stock trades just prior to the shutdown, raising questions about whether some members of Congress acted on nonpublic information.....
Trump says it's safe for schools to reopen. Fauci disagrees. What does the science say?

Thu, 14 May 2020 12:44:05 -0400

What parents are actually being asked to assess when administrators request “feedback” on reopening is whether that risk — the risk that children will wind up spreading the coronavirus to teachers, pa....
Can ‘immunity passports’ provide a path out of lockdown?

Thu, 14 May 2020 09:29:22 -0400

Some countries have considered issuing "immunity passports" to people who have recovered from COVID-19 infections that would allow them to return to normal life. Is this a good idea or a rec....
Coronavirus: Global death toll surpasses 300,000

Thu, 14 May 2020 06:27:32 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.....
'Another one was coming': Army scientists working on vaccine had long feared emergence of new coronaviruses

Thu, 14 May 2020 05:01:20 -0400

Infectious disease experts at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research began designing a vaccine for the coronavirus on Jan. 10, the very day Chinese scientists announced its genetic sequence.....
Coronavirus test used at the White House might be wrong half the time, researchers claim

Wed, 13 May 2020 16:12:37 -0400

A coronavirus test touted by President Trump and used at the White House may miss nearly half of positive cases, according to a study by New York University.....
Coronavirus: Global death toll nears 300,000

Wed, 13 May 2020 06:44:55 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.....
Should businesses be shielded from coronavirus lawsuits?

Tue, 12 May 2020 17:26:28 -0400

As parts of the country start lifting stay-at-home orders, a debate has sparked over whether businesses should be protected from liability if an employee or customer contracts the coronavirus.....
'Very bad idea': John Bolton dismisses calls to sue China for coronavirus

Tue, 12 May 2020 16:52:37 -0400

President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton came out against the idea of U.S. citizens or governments taking China to court over its role in the global spread of coronavirus.....
Countering Trump, Romney says U.S. coronavirus testing record 'nothing to celebrate'

Tue, 12 May 2020 14:32:44 -0400

The senator from Utah rebutted a White House celebration boasting about its virus testing.....
Should Americans look to Sweden or Germany as a model for combating coronavirus?

Tue, 12 May 2020 13:41:32 -0400

For Americans, two countries have emerged as touchstones for dealing with the pandemic: Sweden, for conservatives, and Germany, for liberals. But would either approach work in the U.S.?....
Fauci warns quick reopening could spark another coronavirus outbreak

Tue, 12 May 2020 13:23:13 -0400

Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned on Tuesday in congressional testimony that a rushed lifting of coronavirus lockdowns could lead the virus to return with redoubled force.....