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Health Jul 31Why Fauci says a COVID-19 vaccine will be safe, and other takeaways from health expert testimony
House lawmakers heard testimony about the need for a national COVID-19 strategy from top U.S. public health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Robert Redfield of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…
Health Jul 31Read Fauci, Redfield and Giroir’s full witness testimony as submitted to the House
In prepared witness testimony, leaders of the nation's three top agencies battling the coronavirus outbreak describe their months-long efforts to develop testing, treatments and possible vaccines to control the pandemic. The statements come as the U.S. has recorded nearly 4.5…
Health Jul 30WATCH: Fauci, Redfield, Giroir take questions about need for a national COVID-19 strategy
The Trump administration initially rejected lawmakers' requests to allow these experts to offer testimony before Congress. They are scheduled to testify Friday at 9 a.m. ET.
Politics Jul 24WATCH: Pelosi says Republicans in ‘disarray’ over COVID rescue bill
Fears of coronavirus have sparked an historic recession in the U.S. economy, and millions of Americans have lost their jobs.
Health Jul 23‘This is not working.’ Parents juggling jobs and child care under COVID-19 see no good solutions
When the pandemic forced day cares and schools to close across much of the country, the stress of child care fell upon millions of parents of children who feel they must choose between their jobs and kids, often multiple times…
Health Jul 17WATCH: Full interview with Fauci on reopening schools, coronavirus vaccine and White House tension
Americans can successfully reboot efforts to contain the coronavirus if everyone wears face masks and steers clear of crowds, and if places like bars close, Fauci told the PBS NewsHour managing editor and anchor Judy Woodruff.
Politics Jul 10WATCH: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies before House Foreign Affairs Committee
After reports that Russia offered bounties in exchange for killing U.S. soldiers abroad, Panetta offered his perspective about how to manage concerns emerging from Russia.
Health Jul 10WATCH: Health officials testify on racial disparities in COVID-19 response
The nation's coronavirus response has been widely criticized as Black and brown communities suffer far worse health outcomes and higher death rates than white communities.
Health Jul 093 things the U.S. can do to stop coronavirus
What strategies have been shown to work, but that the U.S. has not adopted on a wide scale? Public health experts say these tactics could still make a difference in saving lives.
Health Jul 02How should schools reopen? Pediatricians offer these guidelines
Pandemic or no, children learn best in an actual classroom, the American Academy of Pediatrics said recently. But what do schools need to do to reopen this fall?…