The coronavirus pandemic leveled the U.S. economy in the second quarter of the year, leading to the worst collapse since the Great Depression. Gross domestic product fell by more than 9 percent between April and June. While some parts of…
The U.S. recorded more than 1,400 coronavirus deaths Wednesday. Hospitalizations are up significantly, and at least five states reported single-day death records this week. With the national death toll from the pandemic now over 150,000, many public health experts say…
The antibiotics industry has suffered an alarming collapse that has become even more troubling as secondary bacterial infections threaten patients with COVID-19. Why has production of these vital medicines stagnated, and what can be done to address the problem? Economics…
President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci joined together to plea with those who have recovered from coronavirus to donate their plasma.
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.
By Martin Crutsinger, Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter. It is still inflicting damage across the country, squeezing already struggling businesses and forcing a wave of layoffs that shows no sign of abating.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Officials have abandoned their initial plans to use a combination of distance and in-person instruction. The announcement Thursday by Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser was widely expected as all surrounding school districts in northern Virginia and southern Maryland had already made…
By Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
Masked pilgrims arrived Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near Islam's holiest site, to pray and repent on the most important day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
By Hau Dinh, Associated Press
For 99 days, Vietnam seemed to have defeated the coronavirus. There wasn't a single reported case of community transmission.
COVID-19 can be accompanied by secondary bacterial infections with deadly consequences. But the industry that researches and produces antibiotics to fight such illnesses has been upended -- and the pandemic is only making things worse. Now, medical experts worry about…
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