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Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: 'This Isn't the Hunger Games'

Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: 'This Isn't the Hunger Games'

The Trump administration’s report to Congress sees states taking responsibility for coronavirus testing with federal guidance.
Virgin Orbit Launch Attempt Ends Without Trip to Space

Virgin Orbit Launch Attempt Ends Without Trip to Space

The company, founded by Richard Branson, had hoped to show that it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.
Live Coronavirus Global News Tracker: Latest Updates

Live Coronavirus Global News Tracker: Latest Updates

The president threatened to yank the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, N.C., and accused the state’s Democratic governor of being in a “shutdown mood.” As meatpacking plants reopen, data
Live World Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Live World Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Americans took a varied approach to the holiday weekend, with crowded pool parties in some places and shuttered beaches in others. The U.S. banned travelers from Brazil, and India restored domestic
You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

The clear plastic guards may be easier to wear, disinfect and reuse than cloth or surgical face coverings, although they don’t entirely replace the need for masks.
Cicadas 2020: After 17 Years Underground, the Insects Are Back in the South

Cicadas 2020: After 17 Years Underground, the Insects Are Back in the South

The big and noisy insects have started to emerge and are looking to mate in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
Virgin Orbit Pushes Back First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet

Virgin Orbit Pushes Back First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet

The company, founded by Richard Branson, aims to show it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.
Coronavirus Live News Updates: Brazil, Trump, Britain

Coronavirus Live News Updates: Brazil, Trump, Britain

As the United States marked the Memorial Day weekend, President Trump golfed, some Americans flocked to beaches and the death toll neared 100,000. And in Britain, the prime minister said he would not
Black Coronavirus Patients Land in Hospitals More Often, Study Finds

Black Coronavirus Patients Land in Hospitals More Often, Study Finds

Compared to white or Hispanic patients, black patients seeking care have more advanced cases of Covid-19, researchers reported.
Remdesivir Coronavirus Trial: Federal Scientists Finally Publish Data

Remdesivir Coronavirus Trial: Federal Scientists Finally Publish Data

A clinical trial led to the authorization of the only drug shown to work in Covid-19 patients. But until now, few experts had seen the numbers.
Moderna Vaccine Trial: How Upbeat Coronavirus News Fueled a Stock Surge

Moderna Vaccine Trial: How Upbeat Coronavirus News Fueled a Stock Surge

The desperate hunt for treatments and vaccines has changed how researchers, regulators, drug companies like Moderna, investors and journalists do their jobs.
Pandemic Swells in South America, as the U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths

Pandemic Swells in South America, as the U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths

Gaza reports its first coronavirus death. New York is allowing gatherings of up to 10.
Long Limbs Helped Propel T. Rex Up the Dinosaur Food Chain

Long Limbs Helped Propel T. Rex Up the Dinosaur Food Chain

The apex predator wasn’t a quick runner because of its heft, but its lanky limbs ensured it could amble efficiently for hours.
What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic

What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic

Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their limits.
Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Trump Disputes the Toll

Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Trump Disputes the Toll

Some are calling for an end to the weekly applause for health care workers in Britain. And Brazil overtakes Russia in the number of confirmed virus cases.
Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

Do antibodies from patients who have recovered actually help those struggling with the disease?
U.K. to Quarantine All Incoming Air Travelers; a Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Promise

U.K. to Quarantine All Incoming Air Travelers; a Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Promise

Immunizations are falling because of pandemic disruptions, raising fears of surges in preventable disease. Lockdowns complicate the Muslim holiday Eid. China’s National People’s Congress offers a show
Trump Demands That Governors Reopen Houses of Worship

Trump Demands That Governors Reopen Houses of Worship

President Trump ordered states to reopen places of worship, but several governors said that decision would be their call. Persistently high case levels in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington have
What Role Should Employers Play in Testing Workers?

What Role Should Employers Play in Testing Workers?

Amazon and other companies are planning to test workers for the coronavirus. But there is little federal guidance, and some fear it could lead to a false sense of security.
CDC Says Coronavirus Does Not Spread Easily on Surfaces

CDC Says Coronavirus Does Not Spread Easily on Surfaces

If you’re worried about wiping down grocery bags or disinfecting mailed packages, this C.D.C. guidance might bring some relief. It’s not new information; the agency has been saying this for months.