The U.S. death toll from coronavirus is a number of epic proportions: more than 100,000. But health officials believe that even that staggering number may be an undercount due to testing shortages and incomplete reporting of cases. Meanwhile, the pandemic’s…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Christi Grimm, who has served as acting inspector general since January, told a House panel that there was no “chilling effect” from President Donald Trump's criticism of her last month and his subsequent move to replace her.
In our news wrap Monday, top Democrats slammed the Trump administration’s national COVID-19 testing strategy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with other colleagues, blasted the effort as intending to “reject responsibility.” Also, the British prime…
In the U.S., more than 87,000 people have died from COVID-19, and another 300,000 have recovered from it. The House of Representatives is considering another round of federal relief, but Republicans, and even some Democrats, dismissed the proposed bill as…
By Matthew Perrone, Brian Witte, Gary Robertson, Associated Press
As businesses reopen in more of the U.S., more than 4 out of 5 states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
The test is used daily at the White House to test President Donald Trump and key members of his staff, including the coronavirus task force.
As millions more Americans file for unemployment amid an economy crippled by COVID-19, many states are lifting restrictions and reopening businesses. But is that the correct approach to reviving the U.S. economy? Paul Solman talks to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul…
By Courtney Vinopal
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing May 7 on efforts to create new technologies designed to produce millions of tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
As Congress prepares to partially return next week, the legislative branch will be a changed place, after all but shuttering for more than a month amid the virus outbreak.
By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press
Vice President Mike Pence visited Minnesota's Mayo Clinic on Tuesday to learn about a new coronavirus testing "moonshot," but he did not wear a mask, despite the medical center's policy requiring them.
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