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Trump says the government is sending 125 million coronavirus masks to schools across the U.S.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the federal government is sending 125 million reusable face masks to school districts across the United States as schools consider whether it’s safe to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We have to open up our schools and open up our businesses,” Trump said during a White House press… Read More »

Dr. Birx warns U.S. in new phase of coronavirus pandemic with ‘extraordinarily widespread’ cases

Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, speaks after a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts | Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said on Sunday that the… Read More »

There Are 10 Million Coronavirus Cases Worldwide. The U.S. Accounts For 25% Of Them.

TOPLINE The coronavirus pandemic hit a grim milestone Sunday morning, reaching 10 million confirmed cases worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, with the U.S. accounting for 25% of those cases—and no slowdown of infections in sight. A man wearing a mask walks past a banner reminding people of social distancing guidelines on Santa… Read More »

Pandemic threatens to veer out of control in U.S.

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Harvard public health experts said the nation’s COVID-19 epidemic is getting “quite out of hand” and that, with cases rising rapidly… Read More »

WHO worries Trump pulling U.S. funds may hurt emergency aid program meant to help ‘fragile’ countries

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, May 19, 2020. Christopher Black | WHO | Handout via Reuters World Health Organization officials said they are worried their emergency programs will suffer if President Donald… Read More »