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COVID-19 surges on the Las Vegas strip

Two major casino operators told The New York Times that nearly 1,000 employees have tested positive for the virus since reopening in June.
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COVID-19 surges on the Las Vegas strip
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CDC reverses COVID-19 testing guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should get tested if they were in contact with someone with the virus.
36 minutes ago
CDC reverses COVID-19 testing guidance
September 18, 2020, 9:39 PM

Wisconsin breaks own record for new COVID cases

Wisconsin set a single-day record of 2,533 coronavirus cases on Friday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
September 18, 2020, 9:39 PM
Wisconsin breaks own record for new COVID cases
September 18, 2020, 8:19 PM

Can Notre Dame prevent future outbreaks?

South Bend Mayor James Mueller outlined plans to keep the college and his community safe from COVID-19.
September 18, 2020, 8:19 PM
Can Notre Dame prevent future outbreaks?
September 18, 2020, 8:18 PM

What is COVID-19 dark testing?

Dr. Jen Ashton on the factors that could be contributing to dark testing.
September 18, 2020, 8:18 PM
What is COVID-19 dark testing?
September 18, 2020, 8:17 PM

Schools experiencing noticeable uptick in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Jen Ashton answers questions about vaccine testing, schools reopening and more.
September 18, 2020, 8:17 PM
Schools experiencing noticeable uptick in COVID-19 cases
September 18, 2020, 7:38 PM

CDC reverses testing guidelines after report of interference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance on who should be tested for the virus that causes COVID-19.
September 18, 2020, 7:38 PM
CDC reverses COVID-19 testing guidance after report of interference
September 18, 2020, 7:24 PM

Pelosi to church: 'Follow science' on COVID-19 restrictions

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing back against the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco's criticism of COVID-related restrictions
September 18, 2020, 7:24 PM
September 18, 2020, 6:50 PM

Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid

Many residents in Madrid will need a reason to leave their neighborhoods and will face limitations on group gatherings even stricter than the ones in place
September 18, 2020, 6:50 PM
September 18, 2020, 4:01 PM

Pine Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces: EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency added Pine Sol to its list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19.
September 18, 2020, 4:01 PM
Pine Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces: EPA
September 18, 2020, 4:01 PM

'This is a big moment:' UK virus restrictions escalating

Fresh restrictions on social gatherings in England, potentially involving limits on pub opening hours, appear to be on the cards soon as the British government seeks to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections
September 18, 2020, 4:01 PM
September 18, 2020, 3:38 PM

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company says that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks
September 18, 2020, 3:38 PM
September 18, 2020, 3:06 PM

Big wedding in fictional home of 'The Godfather' fuels virus

The Sicilian town of Corleone, made famous by the fictional Mafia clan in “The Godfather,” has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections were tied to a big wedding there last week
September 18, 2020, 3:06 PM
September 18, 2020, 3:03 PM

Official rips critics for attack on daughter with COVID-19

A Florida county commissioner is firing back at an anti-mask critic's social media response to her announcement that her 19-year-old daughter was treated for COVID-19
September 18, 2020, 3:03 PM
September 18, 2020, 2:13 PM

White House testing coordinator discusses edited guidelines

Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for Health and Human Services, speaks to ABC News about the controversial testing guidelines that were widely criticized.
September 18, 2020, 2:13 PM
White House testing coordinator discusses edited guidelines
September 18, 2020, 1:00 PM

Masks may offer better protection against COVID-19 than any potential vaccine: Experts

Masks may offer better protection against the coronavirus than any potential vaccine, doctors say.
September 18, 2020, 1:00 PM
Masks may offer better protection against COVID-19 than any vaccine: Experts
September 18, 2020, 11:55 AM

CDC reportedly objected to COVID-19 testing guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services reportedly came up with the language that people without symptoms exposed to the virus did not need to receive testing.
September 18, 2020, 11:55 AM
CDC reportedly objected to COVID-19 testing guidance
September 18, 2020, 11:44 AM

Virus clusters at French universities give Europe a lesson

Can mandatory masks offer enough protection in lecture halls so packed that late arrivals have to sit on the floor
September 18, 2020, 11:44 AM
Virus risk looming at overcrowded French universities
September 18, 2020, 11:34 AM

As Big Ten decides to return, 42 Wisconsin players and staff have tested positive for COVID, officials say

As the Big Ten decided to resume the football season, over 40 University of Wisconsin, Madison football players and staff had tested positive for COVID-19 so far.
September 18, 2020, 11:34 AM
As Big Ten returns, 42 Wisconsin players and staff have tested positive for COVID
September 18, 2020, 6:18 AM

Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

Barr said it was "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" in U.S. since slavery.
September 18, 2020, 6:18 AM
September 18, 2020, 4:31 AM

New study shows wearing glasses daily may protect against COVID-19

Chinese researchers say that wearing glasses may offer some protection against COVID-19, based on a study that found a lower proportion of eyeglass wearers among COVID-19 patients.
September 18, 2020, 4:31 AM
New study shows wearing glasses daily may protect against COVID-19
September 18, 2020, 4:16 AM

‘Problem Solver’ caucus searches for COVID stimulus consensus

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., discusses COVID stimulus negotiations and her tough reelection fight in a "purple" district.
September 18, 2020, 4:16 AM
‘Problem Solver’ caucus searches for COVID stimulus consensus
September 18, 2020, 4:15 AM

Former CDC head: ‘A vaccine isn’t just going to ride in and save the day’

Dr. Richard Besser, former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks with Linsey Davis about the contradicting vaccine predictions and the politicization of science.
September 18, 2020, 4:15 AM
Former CDC head: ‘A vaccine isn’t just going to ride in and save the day’
September 18, 2020, 4:15 AM

After rebuke from Trump, CDC director backed by top disease experts

President Donald Trump’s public rebuke of CDC Director Robert Redfield is sowing confusion about the vaccine timeline and reviving accusations of political meddling in the U.S. pandemic response.
September 18, 2020, 4:15 AM
After rebuke from Trump, CDC director backed by top disease experts
September 18, 2020, 4:14 AM

Out of 8 companies, just 3 vaccines are in final stage of trials

Pfizer said that it might know next month if its vaccine is safe and effective while Moderna says it could have its vaccine by November as AstraZeneca’s U.S. trial is still on hold.
September 18, 2020, 4:14 AM
Out of 8 companies, just 3 vaccines are in final stage of trials
September 18, 2020, 4:13 AM

By the Numbers: COVID-19 cases growing again worldwide

Many countries are seeing resurgences and second waves of COVID-19, with the World Health Organization calling Europe’s transmission rates “alarming.”
September 18, 2020, 4:13 AM
By the Numbers: COVID-19 cases growing again worldwide
September 18, 2020, 2:11 AM

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak
September 18, 2020, 2:11 AM
September 18, 2020, 12:27 AM

Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

The Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an independent commission’s report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes
September 18, 2020, 12:27 AM
September 17, 2020, 8:52 PM

How to tell the difference between COVID-19 and flu

Kristin Moffitt, MD talks about how to handle cold and flu season and what protocols to follow if kids have runny noses, coughs and other symptoms.
September 17, 2020, 8:52 PM
How to tell the difference between COVID-19 and flu
September 17, 2020, 8:52 PM

Will you have to get a yearly COVID-19 vaccine?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers questions about flu and coronavirus testing, vaccine effectiveness and more.
September 17, 2020, 8:52 PM
Will you have to get a yearly COVID-19 vaccine?
September 17, 2020, 8:36 PM

Feds unveil plan to 'reduce suffering' for nursing home residents and staff amid COVID-19 pandemic

Some advocates say report does little to set higher standards for nursing homes.
September 17, 2020, 8:36 PM
Feds unveil plan to 'reduce suffering' for nursing home residents and staff
September 17, 2020, 7:22 PM

11 state treasurers call on Gilead to reduce remdesivir pricing

The drug has shown promise as a treatment for novel coronavirus.
September 17, 2020, 7:22 PM
State treasurers call on Gilead to reduce remdesivir pricing
September 17, 2020, 6:37 PM

NYC again delays in-person learning for most students

New York City has again delayed the start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public school system
September 17, 2020, 6:37 PM
September 17, 2020, 5:50 PM

Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

College towns across the U.S. have emerged as virus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus
September 17, 2020, 5:50 PM
September 17, 2020, 5:23 PM

WHO Europe chief urges nations to keep up virus quarantines

The World Health Organization’s European director has warned countries against reducing the quarantine period for people potentially exposed to the coronavirus
September 17, 2020, 5:23 PM
WHO Europe chief urges nations to keep up COVID quarantines
September 17, 2020, 4:49 PM

Trump's rebuke of CDC director sows confusion on vaccine timeline

"I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I don't trust Donald Trump," Joe Biden said.
September 17, 2020, 4:49 PM
Trump's rebuke of CDC director sows confusion on vaccine timeline
September 17, 2020, 4:48 PM

How Vermont became a 'model for the country' in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

How Vermont became a "model" state in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
September 17, 2020, 4:48 PM
How Vermont became a 'model for the country' in responding to the pandemic
September 17, 2020, 1:31 PM

Trump calls CDC director 'confused' after vaccine mask contradictions

CDC Director Robert Redfield testified on Capitol Hill, saying the earliest most people could get the vaccine would be "late-second quarter, third quarter 2021."
September 17, 2020, 1:31 PM
Trump calls CDC director 'confused' after vaccine mask contradictions
September 17, 2020, 12:51 PM

Russia vaccine data called into question as experts worry about global distribution

A growing chorus of experts is calling on Russian scientists to explain potential discrepancies in the data supporting the country's COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V.
September 17, 2020, 12:51 PM
Russia vaccine data questioned by experts worried about global distribution
September 17, 2020, 12:50 PM

How did coronavirus get transferred from animals to humans? Scientists may have an answer

How did the novel coronavirus get transferred from animals to humans? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.
September 17, 2020, 12:50 PM
How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answer
September 17, 2020, 12:49 PM

What are the rules on masks in schools?

Whether students have to wear masks in schools depends on where they go to school
September 17, 2020, 12:49 PM
What are the rules on masks in schools?
September 17, 2020, 12:42 PM

Nursing home in Connecticut transferring all residents following investigation into COVID-19 outbreak

At least 28 residents and staff members were hospitalized and four have died.
September 17, 2020, 12:42 PM
Nursing home transferring residents following COVID-19 outbreak at facility
September 17, 2020, 12:30 PM

Can eyeglasses reduce the risk of COVID infection?

Researchers suggested in a new study that protecting a person's eyes from contact with the use of eyeglasses could slow infection rates.
September 17, 2020, 12:30 PM
Can eyeglasses reduce the risk of COVID infection?
September 17, 2020, 11:49 AM

Attorney General calls COVID lockdown intrusion on civil liberties

William Barr said that the calls for a coronavirus lockdown are "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties since slavery," prompting push back and backlash.
September 17, 2020, 11:49 AM
Attorney General calls COVID lockdown intrusion on civil liberties
September 17, 2020, 5:33 AM

Hawaii to allow travelers to skip quarantine with virus test

Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19
September 17, 2020, 5:33 AM
September 17, 2020, 4:08 AM

Vaccine Watch: When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

With mixed messages in Washington about the race for a vaccine, ABC News’ Bob Woodruff sat down with NIH's director, Francis Collins, to discuss when Americans should expect an available vaccine.
September 17, 2020, 4:08 AM
Vaccine Watch: When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?
September 17, 2020, 4:07 AM

Another White House staffer tests positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump confirmed that one White House staff member tested positive for the coronavirus during Wednesday's briefing.
September 17, 2020, 4:07 AM
Another White House staffer tests positive for COVID-19
September 17, 2020, 1:31 AM

Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

President Donald Trump is openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, predicting a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month and in mass distribution soon after
September 17, 2020, 1:31 AM
September 17, 2020, 12:59 AM

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

From Tiffany Haddish to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, here's what celebrities have to say about the coronavirus.
September 17, 2020, 12:59 AM
All the celebs and public figures who’ve said they’ve tested positive for COVID-19
September 17, 2020, 12:26 AM

CDC director responds to Trump’s COVID-19 vaccine timeline

President Donald Trump asserted that a vaccine could be weeks away, but Dr. Robert Redfield said it’s likely one wouldn’t be broadly available until at least the summer of 2021.
September 17, 2020, 12:26 AM
CDC director responds to Trump’s COVID-19 vaccine timeline