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Health Aug 26100,000 more COVID deaths expected unless U.S. changes its ways
But health experts say that toll could be cut in half if nearly everyone wore a mask in public spaces. Experts agree: What the coronavirus has in store this fall depends on human behavior.
Health Sep 25COVID-19 tightens grip on U.S. Midwest and West
The U.S. is averaging more than 40,000 new confirmed cases a day. While that number is dramatically lower than the peak of nearly 70,000 over the summer, the numbers are worrisome nonetheless.
Health Aug 05Virus testing in the U.S. is dropping, even as deaths mount
U.S. testing for COVID-19 is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day. Officials attribute this trend largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test…
Health Jul 01Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in U.S.
Public health experts say there is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant increase in coronavirus infections.
Nation May 07AP analysis: Some states are opening up without meeting key virus benchmarks
An Associated Press analysis has found that 17 states do not appear to meet one of the key benchmarks set by the White House for loosening up — a 14-day downward trajectory in new cases or infection rates.
Health May 05U.S. infection rate rising outside New York as states open up
An Associated Press analysis finds that taking the New York metropolitan area's progress against the coronavirus out of the equation shows the rest of the U.S. moving in the wrong direction, with the infection rate rising even as states move…
Nation May 02Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds
With no specific guidelines, states are left to figure out what a successful testing program should be while they simultaneously try to reopen their shattered economies.