• WATCH: Sen. Schumer to introduce COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

    WATCH: Sen. Schumer to introduce COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

    Apr 20, 2021 12:12 AM EDT

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Monday dared his colleagues in the Senate to vote against the Democratic-sponsored COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act he is sponsoring. Watch Schumer's remarks in the player above. "If they do: Shame on them," Schumer said during a press conference in New York City ...

  • News Wrap: All Americans above age 16 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

    News Wrap: All Americans above age 16 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

    Apr 19, 2021 10:40 PM EDT

    In our news wrap Monday, everyone over the age of 16 in the United states is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. India, meanwhile, reported nearly 274,000 new cases as New Delhi went under a one-week lockdown to try to stem the spread of the virus. There's word that U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick...

  • Prince Philip is laid to rest after small funeral amid COVID-19 restrictions

    Prince Philip is laid to rest after small funeral amid COVID-19 restrictions

    Apr 17, 2021 09:23 PM EDT

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last week at 99, was laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday. The funeral, which was an intimate affair due to COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, was attended by only 30 members of ...

  • Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

    Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

    Apr 17, 2021 05:19 PM EDT

    ... figure is 1 in more than 500. In recent days, the U.S. and some European countries put the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine on hold while authorities investigate extremely rare but dangerous blood clots. AstraZeneca’s vaccine has likewise been hit with delays and restrictions ...

  • Remembering 5 incredible people who lost their lives to COVID-19

    Remembering 5 incredible people who lost their lives to COVID-19

    Apr 16, 2021 10:25 PM EDT

    Every Friday, we take a moment to remember the incredible lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are their stories. ... Judy Woodruff: As we do every week, we take time now to commemorate the lives of five people lost to COVID-19, as remembered by their loved ones. Ronald ...

  • Vaccines may help some ‘long COVID’ patients

    Vaccines may help some ‘long COVID’ patients

    Apr 16, 2021 09:43 PM EDT

    ... gear the “innate immune system” and “dampen the symptoms,” but only temporarily, said Iwasaki, who has studied the role of harmful proteins, called autoantibodies, in COVID.This self-destructive immune response happens in a subset of COVID patients while they are ill, and the autoantibodies produced can circulate for months ...

  • Muslims mark first Ramadan Friday prayers in Jerusalem since COVID lockdowns

    Muslims mark first Ramadan Friday prayers in Jerusalem since COVID lockdowns

    Apr 16, 2021 04:15 PM EDT

    Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers gathered at a sacred Jerusalem plaza for the first Friday prayers of Ramadan after coronavirus lockdowns kept the site off-limits last year.

  • WATCH: White House COVID task force holds briefing as global cases rise

    WATCH: White House COVID task force holds briefing as global cases rise

    Apr 16, 2021 02:06 PM EDT

    ... the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far in the pandemic." Tedros said some countries that had been able to avoid widespread COVID-19 outbreaks are now seeing steep increases, citing Papua New Guinea as an example. "Until the beginning of this year, Papua New Guinea had ...

  • WATCH: Fauci, Kessler, Walensky testify before House on safely ending the COVID pandemic

    WATCH: Fauci, Kessler, Walensky testify before House on safely ending the COVID pandemic

    Apr 15, 2021 02:00 PM EDT

    ... thinner named heparin - a treatment the government is warning doctors to avoid. The setback for J&J comes as the worldwide death toll from COVID-19 approaches 3 million, including more than 560,000 who perished in the U.S., which continues to report tens of thousands of new ...

  • Why would a COVID vaccine cause rare blood clots? Researchers have found clues

    Why would a COVID vaccine cause rare blood clots? Researchers have found clues

    Apr 14, 2021 10:22 PM EDT

    ... of intussusception less — and are still in use today. The vaccines save tens of thousands of lives globally every year. When it comes to the COVID vaccines, regulators in the U.K and some other countries have made this calculus in public, saying that people under 30, who are at ...