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Exclusive: CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:05:19 -0400

A report released by the Trump administration‚??s coronavirus task force warns that 21 states are now in the ‚??red zone‚?Ě and need to take aggressive steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.¬†But new guidelines from Harvard University show the task force's recommendations may be too weak to suppress the virus.

'It is what it is': Trump addresses mounting COVID-19 deaths in wide-ranging interview

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:49:01 -0400

A senior leadership brief prepared by the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security showed a spike in deaths even as cases declined in many states.

FEMA won't commit to face masks for schools

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:59:54 -0400

Most of the coronavirus tests the U.S. does are worthless. But there's a solution that could actually work ‚?? and stop the spread.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:48:15 -0400

As Congress negotiates another massive coronavirus recovery bill, some members of the GOP have expressed concern about America's ballooning deficit. Should lawmakers be wary of too much debt when building a stimulus bill?

Why some Americans say they'll never wear a mask ‚?? and what that says about the U.S.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:58:12 -0400

President Trump used a White House press briefing on Tuesday to wonder aloud why he was less liked than Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force.

Doctors behind viral COVID-19 misinformation video met with Vice President Pence

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:02:08 -0400

The United States has fallen further behind Europe and remains the world's leader in both total cases and deaths from the virus.

Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmers

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:16:08 -0400

Trump makes pitch for masks, but plays catch without one as Little Leaguers visit White House

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:38:19 -0400

The White House is pushing for the new coronavirus relief bill to include $20 billion in payments to farmers, which may complicate negotiations with Democrats, according to a draft plan obtained by Yahoo News.

Best Coffee Makers for College

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:57:12 -0400

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff ‚?? best known for his ‚??In Soviet Russia...‚?Ě shtick ‚?? recently spoke out against the policy of requiring face masks, to Twitter‚??s endless delight.

Learning pods: A safe alternative to school?

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:46:41 -0400

Whether college means in-person or online classes this year, great coffee can help students get up and running. Make it easy to get a fix with a quality coffee maker. At Consumer Reports, we test...

Republicans attack Fauci and defend Trump at coronavirus hearing

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:39:57 -0400

President Trump used a White House briefing on Thursday afternoon to reiterate unfounded concerns about mail-in voting in the forthcoming presidential election.

Coronavirus aid: Is the U.S. taking on too much debt?

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:40:45 -0400

In an interview with Axios aired Monday night, Trump discussed the pandemic, Rep. John Lewis, the Civil Rights Act and Russian bounties.

38 Kids Halloween Movies That Won't Bore Adults To Tears

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:47:00 -0400

U.S. still leads the world in coronavirus cases, ahead of developing countries

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:26:00 -0400

Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida on Monday to tout the University of Miami‚??s role in coronavirus vaccine testing, even as professors there have expressed concerns about being forced to return to classes in person amid surging numbers of cases in the state.¬†

Bars over schools: Why your kids will probably learn from home this fall

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:43:52 -0400

Although President Trump is correct that the U.S. has conducted more tests than any other country, it‚??s not testing enough, given the scale of its outbreak. But there might be a simple solution: new tests that prioritize speed over sensitivity.

Trump says he doesn‚??t 'think' Herman Cain caught coronavirus at the Tulsa rally

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 16:37:46 -0400

As coronavirus cases have continued to rise in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is forecasting that the total American death toll from COVID-19 could hit 182,000 by the fourth week of August, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.

Pence visits University of Miami for launch of phase III vaccine trial amid dispute over in-person teaching

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 19:36:22 -0400

Minutes after reiterating his call for all Americans to wear face masks, President Trump greeted more than a dozen youth baseball players without one.

The coronavirus curves are starting to flatten ‚?? again. But complacency now could prove deadly.

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:08:36 -0400

50 Halloween Snacks That'll Have Your Guests Coming Back For More

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:13:00 -0400

Food assistance programs across the country are preparing for another spike in need with federal unemployment benefits ending.

52 Halloween Desserts That Will Scare You They're So Good

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:15:00 -0400

Thanks to a marked shift among Republican voters since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, just 13 percent of Americans surveyed now say they are satisfied with ‚??the way things are going in the United States.‚?Ě

These 13 states need to lock down now, according to Harvard coronavirus experts

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:22:01 -0400

A group of doctors who took part in a viral video that was taken down Tuesday by social media companies for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus met with Vice President Mike Pence, according to the co-founder of a group that organized the event.

Nine of the top 10 U.S. coronavirus hot spots are in Florida and Texas

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:53:44 -0400

The president retweeted a video that stated hydroxychloroquine was a cure for COVID-19 and masks were unnecessary, as well as a message saying Dr. Anthony Fauci had misled the public.

Trump says children are 'almost immune' to COVID-19. Doctors say that's false.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:35:42 -0400

President Trump claimed children are "virtually immune" to the coronavirus, yet child cases continue to rise in many states. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Dara Kass separates fact from fiction as schools begin to reopen across the U.S.

Trump complains that Americans like Fauci more than him

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 19:22:51 -0400

President Trump continued to urge states to reopen their economies Monday despite the sharp increase in the number of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.

COVID-19 deaths spike 27% even as new cases decline

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:04:39 -0400

Herman Cain, the entrepreneur, conservative commentator and 2012 presidential candidate, passed away on Thursday due to complications from COVID-19. The 74-year-old contracted the virus in late June, days after attending a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla.

Yakov Smirnoff defends anti-mask stance: 'I don't want to lose America'

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:40:45 -0400

Hospitals in the Miami area have been so overwhelmed by coronavirus patients that intensive care units are now operating well beyond full capacity, according to a federal pandemic update obtained by Yahoo News.

Trump: 'George Washington would have had a hard time beating me before the plague came in'

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:37:55 -0400

President Trump suggested that even an opponent as formidable as the nation‚??s first commander in chief would have had difficulty unseating him before the coronavirus pandemic.

New poll shows plummeting GOP satisfaction with direction of country

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:20:13 -0400

As parents and caregivers grapple with whether to send their children to school for in-person learning this fall, Dr. Dara Kass, Yahoo News' medical contributor, explains how you can weigh the coronavirus risks based on CDC guidance.

35 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:05:00 -0400

The pandemic has upended the 2020 presidential race, leaving Democrats and Republicans in unprecedented territory. Should parties end their massive political conventions?

'We are living in fear': Florida health department workers write to DeSantis after several employees test positive

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 16:22:17 -0400

Younger children pose a smaller risk of catching and transmitting the coronavirus, a top pediatrician told Congress on Thursday.

Miami-Dade ICUs at 146% capacity with coronavirus patients, according to federal document

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:12:22 -0400

While the vast majority of public health experts now agree that wearing face masks could halt the worsening coronavirus pandemic in its tracks, some Americans continue to resist that guidance.

Gun sales spike among African-Americans: 'Our ancestors died for us to vote, they also died for us to be able to carry guns'

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:59:42 -0400

Parents across the country are creating learning pods to avoid the risks of in-person schooling and make up for the shortcomings of distance learning. Are pods a smart solution, or do they leave too many kids behind?

Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42% ‚?? a new low

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:20:00 -0400

When Americans panic, they buy guns ‚?? lots of them. During the first six months of 2020, amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, gun retailers reported a record 10.3 million firearm transactions, according to a new survey by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). And while various demographic groups are buying guns in 2020, African-Americans currently account for the highest increase in gun purchases.

As post-COVID heart and brain problems linger, some coronavirus survivors find it's a long haul to recovery

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:54:34 -0400

How can the U.S. solve its coronavirus testing troubles?

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:05:52 -0400

While President Trump touted improvements in the coronavirus pandemic in the Sun Belt, the CDC warned that nine of the nation‚??s top 10 growing hot spots are in Florida and Texas, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.

Should racism be treated as a public health crisis?

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:43:09 -0400

The outlook for universal vaccination is clouded by political considerations from both sides: skepticism about medical authority and expertise on one side, and suspicions on the other that the administration is cutting corners on safety to rush a vaccine into production before the election.

Party conventions: Important events or empty pageantry?

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:56:28 -0400

Lawmakers and educators battle over how to reopen schools safely this fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

President Trump shared video later taken down for providing 'false information' about COVID-19

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:58:45 -0400

Employees at the central offices of the Florida Department of Health have written to Gov. Ron DeSantis to express concern that his administration has not done enough to keep them safe from the coronavirus. 

'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response 

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:41:57 -0400

The U.S. Army is facing a significant COVID-19 challenge as infection rates soar across the south and southeast, where most of the service‚??s installations are located. And now the disease is having a major impact on the Army‚??s second-largest installation.

Trump refuses to say he won't seek to delay 2020 election

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 19:32:54 -0400

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has struggled to meet the demand for testing. What solutions are there that can bring testing up to the level needed to properly track the virus?

Throw an Epic Halloween Party With These 52 Food and Decor Ideas

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:16:00 -0400

A large online movement of COVID-19 survivors who are still sick are outraged at how casually many Americans are treating the coronavirus threat.

Open schools for younger kids, top pediatrician says

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 17:09:50 -0400

In a complaint filed last Thursday, attorneys for Rebekah Jones, who designed a dashboard on coronavirus spread in the state, say she was fired for ‚??refusing to publish misleading health data.‚?Ě

A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe ‚?? then she was fired: 'This is everything I was trying to warn people about'

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:48:10 -0400

Trump scraps Florida convention plans due to coronavirus fears: 'The timing is not right'

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 19:54:52 -0400

Even as the president pushes for schools to reopen in the fall, the director of FEMA said it would likely not supply schools with face masks.

Despite worsening pandemic, Trump says states 'should be opening up'

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:05:31 -0400

President Trump announced he is cancelling the portion of the Republican National Convention that was set to take place in Jacksonville, Fla., next month.

30+ Plus-Size Costumes for the Best Halloween Ever

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:15:00 -0400

There‚??s no evidence from the rest of the world that relying on people to behave themselves can actually suppress the coronavirus to a manageable level, as opposed to merely slowing its spread. So far, only lockdowns have done that.

Should you send your child back to school? Here's how to weigh the coronavirus risks

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:59:18 -0400

The president on Monday tweeted about the public feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Deborah Birx ‚?? and seemed to suggest the coordinator of the White House‚??s coronavirus task force was ‚??pathetic‚?Ě for taking Pelosi‚??s ‚??bait.‚?Ě

As COVID-19 sweeps across the South, the Army finds it‚??s not immune

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 05:00:35 -0400

Republicans used a House hearing on the coronavirus pandemic to praise President Trump and sometimes criticize Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Out of work and with families to feed, some Americans are lining up at food banks for the first time in their lives

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:00:16 -0400

Dozens of cities have declared racism a public health emergency in recent weeks. Is this a smart strategy for addressing inequities across society?

Pandemic has driven Americans to depression and drinking, CDC says

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:00:26 -0400

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study made public on Thursday surveyed 5,412 Americans and found that ‚??40.9% of respondents reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition.‚?Ě

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