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Some COVID-19 variants spread more easily than original: Here’s why

Experts theorize why the COVID-19 variants found in the U.K. and South Africa are more transmissible than the original virus strain.
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Some COVID-19 variants spread more easily than original: Here’s why
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Alabama extends mask mandate amid high COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Alabama has extended its mask mandate as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain high and intensive care unit capacity is stretched.
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Alabama grapples with deadliest week yet during pandemic
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Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicions arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable
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Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests
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UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 400 guests

Police in London say they have broken up a wedding attended by 400 people despite a nationwide lockdown that bars households from mixing
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UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 400 guests
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Safety precautions that could help protect you against new COVID-19 variant

Experts suggest upgrading to multi-layer ones, or "double-masking." could help keep you safe against the emerging U.K. strain of the virus.
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Safety precautions that could help protect you against new COVID-19 variant
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Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan

President Joe Biden plans to take executive action to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans
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Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan
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Biden launches national ‘wartime’ strategy to stop COVID-19

The new president signed 10 executive orders to cease the spread of the coronavirus and ramp up vaccinations, including requiring negative tests for international travelers and new mask requirements.
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Biden launches national ‘wartime’ strategy to stop COVID-19
January 22, 2021, 11:38 AM

Photos: How the 1918 and COVID pandemics compare

The world has COVID-19 more than a century after the 1918 flu pandemic.
January 22, 2021, 11:38 AM
Photos: How the 1918 and COVID pandemics compare
January 22, 2021, 11:19 AM

Biden's lays out national COVID-19 strategy as crisis worsens, vaccine rollout lags

President Joe Biden warned that the situation would get worse before getting better. Hospitals in California are overburdened and there's widespread confusion about how to get the vaccine.
January 22, 2021, 11:19 AM
Biden's lays out national COVID-19 strategy as crisis worsens, vaccine rollout lags
January 22, 2021, 5:16 AM

Biden unveils national COVID-19 strategy: masks, testing, accelerated vaccine rollout

President Joe Biden called for expanded COVID-19 testing, accelerated vaccine distribution and preparation for possible future pandemics. Biden called the COVID-19 response “a wartime undertaking.”
January 22, 2021, 5:16 AM
Biden unveils national COVID-19 strategy: masks, testing, accelerated vaccine rollout
January 22, 2021, 5:15 AM

COVID-19: 1 year later

A year ago Thursday, the first U.S. patient was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Seattle.
January 22, 2021, 5:15 AM
COVID-19: 1 year later
January 22, 2021, 5:15 AM

Coronavirus crisis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects more than 500,000 deaths by Feb. 13 as President Joe Biden announces COVID-19 related executive orders.
January 22, 2021, 5:15 AM
Coronavirus crisis
January 22, 2021, 5:14 AM

Race to vaccinate amid new COVID-19 variant in California

Researchers are tracking another new variant in California that accounts for a third of all cases at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. They are also tracking other virus variants.
January 22, 2021, 5:14 AM
Race to vaccinate amid new COVID-19 variant in California
January 22, 2021, 5:14 AM

Health experts warn of COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’

There are growing concerns about patients who have recovered from COVID-19 but are still experiencing persistent and debilitating symptoms.
January 22, 2021, 5:14 AM
Health experts warn of COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’
January 22, 2021, 12:48 AM

Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic says the United States will again fund the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe
January 22, 2021, 12:48 AM
Fauci lays out Biden's support for WHO after Trump criticism
January 21, 2021, 10:47 PM

Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows 'Help is on the way'

President Joe Biden is putting into play his national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks
January 21, 2021, 10:47 PM
Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel
January 21, 2021, 10:13 PM

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks at White House COVID-19 presser

President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser explained how the country is coping with the new virus mutations and the latest on vaccines.
January 21, 2021, 10:13 PM
Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks at White House COVID-19 presser
January 21, 2021, 9:12 PM

California seeing decrease in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Dr. Mark Ghaly has the latest on the state’s infection rates, the vaccine rollout and more.
January 21, 2021, 9:12 PM
California seeing decrease in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations
January 21, 2021, 7:05 PM

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug can prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations
January 21, 2021, 7:05 PM
Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes
January 21, 2021, 6:31 PM

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row
January 21, 2021, 6:31 PM
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year
January 21, 2021, 6:30 PM

Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai’s tourism department has announced an immediate halt to all live entertainment at hotels and restaurants, a day after suspending non-urgent surgeries at hospitals to deal with an influx of COVID-19 patients
January 21, 2021, 6:30 PM
Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases
January 21, 2021, 5:24 PM

Investors look for more details on Biden's COVID-19 plan

How President Biden's first full day in office will impact the stock market, plus, 900,000 people filed for unemployment last week.
January 21, 2021, 5:24 PM
Investors look for more details on Biden's COVID-19 plan
January 21, 2021, 2:53 PM

Dutch lawmakers slam planned coronavirus curfew

Dutch opposition lawmakers have slammed the government’s plan to introduce a curfew to rein in the spread of the coronavirus
January 21, 2021, 2:53 PM
Dutch lawmakers slam planned coronavirus curfew
January 21, 2021, 1:45 PM

Dr. Fauci on rejoining WHO and how Biden’s COVID plan will affect vaccine rollout

The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases addresses how the new administration’s virus response will differ from Trump’s and what it means for Americans.
January 21, 2021, 1:45 PM
Dr. Fauci on rejoining WHO and how Biden’s COVID plan will affect vaccine rollout
January 21, 2021, 10:52 AM

Biden's COVID-19 plan: Masks, testing, more vaccine supplies

President Joe Biden is rolling out a national strategy to fight COVID-19, reopen the nation’s schools and restart the U.S. economy
January 21, 2021, 10:52 AM
Biden's COVID-19 plan: Masks, testing, more vaccine supplies
January 20, 2021, 9:56 PM

All the celebs and public figures who’ve said they’ve tested positive for COVID-19

Sharon Osbourne, Gloria Estefan, and Kristen Stewart are the latest to share they've had the coronavirus.
January 20, 2021, 9:56 PM
All the celebs and public figures who’ve said they’ve tested positive for COVID-19
January 20, 2021, 9:41 AM

How America is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic has killed 400,000 Americans and crippled the U.S. economy.
January 20, 2021, 9:41 AM
How America is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic
January 20, 2021, 9:30 AM

US coronavirus death toll eclipses 400,000 as Biden prepares to take office

The U.S. reached yet another grim milestone as the confirmed coronavirus death toll topped 400,000.
January 20, 2021, 9:30 AM
US coronavirus death toll eclipses 400,000 in Trump's final hours
January 20, 2021, 5:21 AM

Amid pandemic, White House gets deep cleaning before handover

ABC News’ Kenneth Moton details the work that will go into moving the Trump family out of the White House and preparing for the arrival of the Biden family.
January 20, 2021, 5:21 AM
Amid pandemic, White House gets deep cleaning before handover
January 20, 2021, 5:21 AM

Grim new milestone: US reaches 400,000 COVID-19 deaths

New strains of COVID-19 are emerging, including one from England that could become a dominant virus. Another strain could be responsible for new outbreaks in California.
January 20, 2021, 5:21 AM
Grim new milestone: US reaches 400,000 COVID-19 deaths
January 19, 2021, 6:32 PM

9 in 10 say pandemic not controlled; two-thirds intend to vaccinate

Partisan and ideological differences in intended vaccine uptake remain vast.
January 19, 2021, 6:32 PM
9 in 10 say pandemic not controlled; two-thirds intend to vaccinate
January 19, 2021, 1:16 PM

US teen jailed in Caribbean for breaking COVID rules speaks out for the first time

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Skylar Mack, 18, admits she was wrong and made a "mistake" by violating Cayman Islands' quarantine rules which eventually landed her in prison.
January 19, 2021, 1:16 PM
US teen jailed in Caribbean for breaking COVID rules speaks out for the first time
January 19, 2021, 12:54 PM

US expected to pass 400,000 COVID-19 deaths

Public health officials are warning that the "dark winter" for the pandemic isn't over yet, as cases continue to rise and more Americans become infected with a new strain of the virus.
January 19, 2021, 12:54 PM
US expected to pass 400,000 COVID-19 deaths
January 19, 2021, 5:14 AM

US accounts for nearly 20% of all COVID-19 deaths worldwide

Just over a month after exceeding 300,000 confirmed deaths, the country is on track to hit 400,000 deaths in less than a year, according to Johns Hopkins University.
January 19, 2021, 5:14 AM
US accounts for nearly 20% of all COVID-19 deaths worldwide
January 18, 2021, 9:37 PM

How to lower your COVID-19 risk at home

Dr. Jen Ashton has the latest on the CDC’s recommendations for home ventilation.
January 18, 2021, 9:37 PM
How to lower your COVID-19 risk at home
January 18, 2021, 7:30 PM

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, are regularly sending COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to hospitals in Phoenix when they don’t have enough staff
January 18, 2021, 7:30 PM
Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city
January 18, 2021, 6:21 PM

Liv Tyler describes her COVID-19 battle: "It comes on fast, like a locomotive'

Actress Liv Tyler issued a harrowing warning over the weekend about COVID-19.
January 18, 2021, 6:21 PM
Liv Tyler describes her COVID-19 battle: "It comes on fast, like a locomotive'
January 18, 2021, 5:40 PM

New coronavirus cases on decline as US death toll nears 400,000

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Todd Ellerin discusses how to close the vaccine administration gap, President-elect Joe Biden's vaccine distribution plan and the staggering U.S. death toll numbers.
January 18, 2021, 5:40 PM
New coronavirus cases on decline as US death toll nears 400,000
January 18, 2021, 2:36 PM

Jailed American teen who violated COVID-19 rules in Caribbean returns home

Skylar Mack, 18, is a free woman and back on U.S. soil after serving 32 days of her two month sentence in a Cayman Islands prison for breaking the island’s mandatory quarantine regulations.
January 18, 2021, 2:36 PM
Jailed American teen who violated COVID-19 rules in Caribbean returns home
January 18, 2021, 12:50 PM

Tennessee governor faces criticism for approach to virus

As Tennessee has fueled one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 surges for weeks, Gov. Bill Lee’s approach hasn’t strayed much from how he and several fellow Republican governors battling similar spikes have long approached the virus
January 18, 2021, 12:50 PM
Tennessee governor faces criticism for approach to virus
January 18, 2021, 11:57 AM

Lockdown: Tennis players getting on with life in Australia

The number of elite tennis players in lockdown in Australia swelled to 72 after a fifth positive COVID-19 case emerged from the charter flights into Melbourne for the season-opening major
January 18, 2021, 11:57 AM
Lockdown: Tennis players getting on with life in Australia
January 17, 2021, 10:48 PM

COVID-19 number of deaths close to 400,000

Los Angeles becomes the first county to reach a total of 1,000,000 coronavirus cases; officials work to solve issue of vaccination backlog.
January 17, 2021, 10:48 PM
COVID-19 number of deaths close to 400,000
January 17, 2021, 5:36 PM

Dutch police use water cannon on anti-government protesters

Hundreds held a banned protest against Dutch government's coronavirus lockdown.
January 17, 2021, 5:36 PM
Dutch police use water cannon on anti-government protesters
January 17, 2021, 3:20 PM

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures

The Austrian government says it is extending the country’s lockdown until Feb. 7 in a drive to push down still-high infection figures as officials worry about the possible impact of new coronavirus variants
January 17, 2021, 3:20 PM
Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures
January 17, 2021, 2:58 PM

Amid COVID-19 surge, South Africa delays reopening schools

Faced with a rapid resurgence of COVID-19 overwhelming the country’s hospitals and driven by a more infectious virus variant, South Africa has delayed reopening its schools
January 17, 2021, 2:58 PM
Amid COVID-19 surge, South Africa delays reopening schools
January 17, 2021, 5:22 AM

COVID-19 UK variant spreads across parts of US

At least 17 states have reported cases of the highly contagious variant.
January 17, 2021, 5:22 AM
COVID-19 UK variant spreads across parts of US
January 17, 2021, 5:21 AM

Biden braces to take on COVID-19 emergency

The president-elect promised 100 million vaccine shots within his first 100 days in office.
January 17, 2021, 5:21 AM
Biden braces to take on COVID-19 emergency
January 17, 2021, 1:11 AM

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Two positive coronavirus tests emerged from their charter flight from LA.
January 17, 2021, 1:11 AM
January 16, 2021, 4:34 PM

CDC warns UK variant could become predominant COVID variant in US by March

Dr. Julie Morita, the executive vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a member of Joe Biden's COVID-19 Task Force, discusses vaccine distribution and new concerns.
January 16, 2021, 4:34 PM
CDC warns UK variant could become predominant COVID variant in US by March
January 16, 2021, 2:06 PM

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

China has finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad
January 16, 2021, 2:06 PM