US coronavirus

Donald Trump's diagnosis shows US vulnerability to the coronavirus

With U.S. infections rising for several weeks, Trump became one of the tens of thousands of Americans who test positive each day.

published on : 4th October 2020

US President Donald Trump's age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

Trump's doctor said that the President felt fatigued and that he had been given an experimental treatment aimed at staving off a severe case of COVID-19.

published on : 3rd October 2020

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen after lockdown

Most infected children have mild cases; hospitalizations and death rates are much lower than in adults.

published on : 30th September 2020

Donald Trump casts doubt on mask usage, denies downplaying coronavirus

Trump also suggested the virus would disappear without a vaccine, claiming the nation would develop a herd immunity with time, but he didn't mention the lives that would be lost along the way.

published on : 16th September 2020

Fresh hope as Donald Trump says coronavirus vaccine could be ready in a month

However, experts including top US government infectious diseases doctor Anthony Fauci say vaccine approval is more likely toward the end of the year.

published on : 16th September 2020

Promising breakthrough: Trump announces emergency plasma treatment authorised for COVID-19

The blood plasma, taken from patients who have recovered from the coronavirus and rich in antibodies, may provide benefits to those battling the disease.

published on : 24th August 2020

COVID-19 impact: No consensus among US states on when it's 'safe' to reopen schools

Public health experts say virus rates in the community should be low, but there's little agreement on a specific threshold or even a measurement.

published on : 20th August 2020

'Patently wrong': PM Jacinda hits back at Trump's coronavirus claims against New Zealand

New Zealand had been hailed as a global success story after eradicating local transmission of the virus and Ardern was lauded as the "anti-Trump".

published on : 18th August 2020

US Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar blames China for coronavirus spread

Alex Azar says China's ruling Communist Party had the chance to warn the world and work with the world on battling the virus.

published on : 11th August 2020

US tops 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, to Europe's alarm

France and Germany are now imposing tests on arrival for travelers from "at risk" countries, the U.S.included.

published on : 9th August 2020

Four US deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitisers

Health officials reported this week that 15 adults were poisoned in Arizona and New Mexico in May and June after drinking hand sanitizer.

published on : 8th August 2020

One dose of US vaccine candidate protects mice from COVID-19 for seven weeks: Study

NIAID Vaccine Research Center (VRC) scientists worked with investigators from the University of Texas at Austin to identify the atomic structure of the spike protein on the surface of the coronavirus.

published on : 6th August 2020

US doing 'very well' against COVID-19, India has a 'tremendous problem': Trump

The US is the worst-hit country from the pandemic with over 4.7 million cases and more than 155,000 deaths.

published on : 4th August 2020

Trump cancels Republican convention in Jacksonville as COVID-19 tally in US crosses four million

Trump, at a White House news conference on Thursday, told reporters that he took the decision owing to a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida.

published on : 24th July 2020

COVID-19: US labs buckle amid testing surge; world virus cases top 15 million

Some labs are taking weeks to return COVID-19 results, exacerbating fears that asymptomatic people could be spreading the virus if they don't isolate while they wait.

published on : 23rd July 2020
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