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Biden says U.S. doesn't have a food shortage problem, 'we have a leadership problem'

Tue, 19 May 2020 19:53:52 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that America has ‚??a leadership problem,‚?Ě about food and nutrition in the face of the pandemic that has crippled the food distribution network.

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows coronavirus conspiracy theories spreading on the right may hamper vaccine efforts

Fri, 22 May 2020 11:28:43 -0400

As states relax lockdown restrictions and responsibility for containing the coronavirus shifts, in part, to the American people, the dangerous tendency to ignore fundamental facts about the deadly pathogen in favor of misinformation peddled by partisans and spread on social media grows. 

Will work from home be permanent?

Sat, 16 May 2020 11:53:16 -0400

Millions of American workers have abandoned the office to work from home. The arrangement has benefits for both employees and employers. Will the change be permanent?

When a coronavirus vaccine is ready, who gets it first?

Thu, 21 May 2020 11:07:28 -0400

Companies around the world are rushing to create a coronavirus vaccine in record time. But making enough doses and getting them to those who need it may prove to be the real challenge.

In wake of pandemic, the new normal in schools could widen the economic gap among students, educators fear

Thu, 21 May 2020 16:50:09 -0400

With the coronavirus expected to remain a threat through at least next spring and a reliance on ‚??distance learning‚?Ě likely to continue, the burden will fall most heavily on the neediest students, living in homes lacking computers, internet connectivity or adults at home during the school day.

Coronavirus has made the 2020 election a perfect storm for voting rights lawsuits

Tue, 19 May 2020 18:48:59 -0400

‚??There‚??s been more voting rights litigation this election cycle already than there was in all of 2016, by a lot,‚?Ě said Marc Elias, a D.C.-based lawyer with a long history in the political trenches.

White House encourages hydroxychloroquine use for coronavirus again

Thu, 28 May 2020 17:03:55 -0400

Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany strongly endorsed the ‚??prophylactic‚?Ě use of hydroxychloroquine: that is, to prevent contracting the coronavirus.

One of Trump's favorite pollsters shows his approval plummeting

Wed, 27 May 2020 14:39:59 -0400

President Trump‚??s approval rating has plummeted since late February, according to the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, which the president frequently cited during his first three years in office.

Can you contract coronavirus from a surface or object? 

Fri, 29 May 2020 18:48:40 -0400

The CDC says that it may be possible to contract COVID-19 by coming in contact with a surface or object that has the virus on it, but you're much more likely to get the coronavirus through person-to-person transmission.

Trump, for some reason, compares coronavirus death toll (over 98,000) to that of swine flu (under 20,000)

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:43:26 -0400

On a day when the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000, President Trump sought to direct the nation‚??s attention back to the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic as a way to smear the reputation of his Democratic rival Joe Biden, who was vice president at the time.

Debunking the coronavirus conspiracies in viral ‚??Plandemic‚?? video

Sat, 16 May 2020 14:14:17 -0400

Dr. Dara Kass, a Yahoo News medical contributor, and Dr. Michael Saag, an epidemiologist at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, address some of the false medical claims made in the viral video "Plandemic," which was removed by social media platforms after garnering millions of views.

As more states reopen, Georgia defies predictions of coronavirus resurgence. What's the lesson for the rest of the country?

Wed, 20 May 2020 12:47:34 -0400

On April 24, Georgia became the first U.S. state to initiate the fraught process known as ‚??reopening.‚?Ě That hasn‚??t produced a surge of new cases ‚?¶ yet. The answer to whether other states should follow Georgia‚??s lead and reopen more fully is that it depends.

Coronavirus: Early vaccine trial shows promise

Mon, 18 May 2020 06:45:36 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.

As meat-processing factories struggle to reopen, govt. documents warn of shortages

Fri, 15 May 2020 20:04:46 -0400

As COVID-19 ravages meatpacking plants throughout the country, beef and pork options are dwindling in grocery stores.

Coronavirus is a 'racial pandemic,' doctors and scholars warn

Wed, 27 May 2020 18:40:21 -0400

Even as President Trump and many of his allies are rushing to reopen the nation from a months-long pandemic lockdown, that pandemic continues to devastate communities of color, a raft of witnesses warned legislators on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

Trump pushes 'warp speed' effort on coronavirus vaccine, ignoring lessons from a long-ago drug calamity

Sat, 16 May 2020 10:03:24 -0400

Along with everyone else in the world, President Trump wants a coronavirus vaccine now. The most optimistic time by which a coronavirus vaccine might be ready, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease specialist on the president‚??s coronavirus task force, is 12 to 18 months.

Defense secretary says coronavirus vaccine will be available within months, but experts skeptical

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:30:02 -0400

Pentagon leaders expressed strong confidence Thursday that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by January, and possibly as early as this fall ‚?? claims that were met with skepticism by scientific experts.

Amid reports of White House clashes with CDC, experts raise alarms about lack of coronavirus screening at airports

Sat, 16 May 2020 10:41:05 -0400

As the nation begins to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, some people are looking to the skies ‚?? and experts don‚??t necessarily like what they see, arguing there are not enough safeguards in place to protect passengers and crew.¬†

'This is a bad practice': Doctors question FDA protocol for plasma treatment of coronavirus patients

Fri, 22 May 2020 05:00:23 -0400

The story of convalescent plasma is one of a federal medical establishment wanting badly to compensate for its slow response to the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Global death toll crosses 300,000 as reopening continues

Sat, 16 May 2020 07:17:03 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.

Contact-tracing apps for COVID-19: What you need to know (and do)

Tue, 19 May 2020 05:00:57 -0400

Among the most promising, yet also controversial, tools for minimizing new coronavirus infections are smartphone applications that perform contact tracing. 

Can an army of contact tracers help contain coronavirus?

Wed, 27 May 2020 13:12:24 -0400

Public health experts have called for the U.S. to hire 100,000 or more contract tracers to track the spread of coronavirus. Will this strategy help contain the outbreak?

Biden rips Trump for not wearing mask: 'I can't walk outside my house' without one

Tue, 19 May 2020 20:23:40 -0400

During a Yahoo News virtual town hall, the former vice president tore into President Trump‚??s refusal to wear a protective mask despite the recommendations of health experts and WH protocols for West Wing staffers.

Coronavirus: Global death toll crosses 300,000 as reopening continues

Sun, 17 May 2020 07:37:05 -0400

The latest news and information on the pandemic from Yahoo News reporters in the United States and around the world.

Recovered, but testing positive: Cases aboard Navy carrier raise questions about coronavirus immunity

Fri, 22 May 2020 13:01:04 -0400

More than a dozen sailors from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19 after they were believed to have recovered, which medical experts say shows how much remains unknown about the virus that causes the disease. 

Biden marks 100,000 coronavirus deaths: 'A milestone we should have never reached'

Wed, 27 May 2020 18:40:07 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden marked the grim milestone of 100,000 U.S. deaths with a video message he directed at the family members of those who had perished. that also offered a sharp rebuke of President Trump, the man he hopes to succeed in the White House.

Is the $600 unemployment bonus helping or hurting?

Tue, 26 May 2020 13:30:10 -0400

Congress boosted unemployment benefits substantially in response to the pandemic, but the extra funds are set to run at the end of July. Should the program be extended or is it preventing people from getting back to work?

Trump severs ties with WHO, blasts China for 'smothering Hong Kong's freedom'

Fri, 29 May 2020 16:26:43 -0400

President Trump on Friday announced that the U.S. is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization while separately sanctioning China for a lack of transparency about the coronavirus outbreak ‚?? and for its control over Hong Kong.

National Institutes of Health chief says he understands why coronavirus guidelines confused Americans

Fri, 29 May 2020 05:00:16 -0400

Francis Collins of the NIH says the shifting guidance on face masks reflects earlier efforts to preserve enough masks for first responders and a growing understanding of how the virus spreads.

Stuck in coronavirus lockdown without your yacht? Coping strategies of the 0.01 percent

Tue, 26 May 2020 15:05:54 -0400

Private planes, second homes, yachts and million-dollar bunkers are among the ways the wealthy have dealt with the pandemic.

Calls in Congress for probe on how former Trump aide won $3 million respirator contract

Tue, 26 May 2020 15:54:01 -0400

Before leaving the Trump administration, Zachary Fuentes was a deputy to John Kelly, the retired Marine general who was Trump‚??s second chief of staff.

What is hydroxychloroquine and does it prevent COVID-19?

Tue, 19 May 2020 17:31:00 -0400

President Trump said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine. Although Trump has been touting the drug for months, it has not been proven to treat or prevent the virus.

From Brazil to China, how the rest of the world is trying to reopen their economies

Fri, 15 May 2020 16:33:53 -0400

As the United States continues its grand reopening experiment, easing coronavirus restrictions that have crippled the nation‚??s economy, other countries are also looking to return to the way life was before the arrival of the pandemic.

Trump demands states reopen houses of worship 'right now'

Fri, 22 May 2020 15:02:45 -0400

President Trump said Friday that he wanted state governors to allow the nation‚??s houses of worship to reopen ‚??right now‚?Ě despite the ongoing health risks from the coronavirus pandemic posed by large gatherings of people.

Newly reopened South Florida seen as an emerging coronavirus hot spot

Fri, 15 May 2020 18:39:03 -0400

Federal officials responding to the coronavirus pandemic are concerned about the rapidly rising number of cases in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to an internal Trump administration document reviewed by Yahoo News.

Is Dr. Fauci‚??s job in jeopardy?

Mon, 18 May 2020 11:07:28 -0400

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been one of the most trusted voices in the government's response to the pandemic, but he's recently come under fire from conservatives. Is his role on the coronavirus task force at risk?

White House says the Trump administration is 'keeping people safe' at airports despite a lack of coronavirus screening

Wed, 20 May 2020 19:14:27 -0400

Amid growing concerns over a lack of screening for the coronavirus at U.S. airports, WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday the Trump administration was taking the issue seriously.

Lessons from Japan on containing coronavirus could help U.S. reopen safely

Fri, 29 May 2020 12:01:05 -0400

In many ways, Japan‚??s experience of the coronavirus pandemic has paralleled America‚??s, and yet Japan‚??s outbreak has stalled ‚?? at much lower levels of infection and death.

Immigrant detainees say ICE is using coronavirus disinfectant sprays that cause bleeding, burns and pain

Fri, 29 May 2020 13:04:26 -0400

The detainees‚?? names were not included in the complaint due to concerns about potential retaliation.

Former head of pandemic response team speaks out: 'I'm frankly scared'

Sat, 23 May 2020 12:31:25 -0400

‚??Isolating cases, tracking contacts, all of those things we‚??re talking about now, we really should have been talking about in January,‚?Ě Beth Cameron said on Yahoo‚??s ‚??Skullduggery‚?Ě podcast.

Trump threatens to withhold aid to 2 states over expanded voting by mail

Wed, 20 May 2020 10:53:52 -0400

President Trump on Wednesday threatened to halt federal funding to Michigan and Nevada over the distribution of absentee ballots in those swing states amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has left more than 90,000 Americans dead.

Trump sets goal of coronavirus vaccine by year's end, but 'vaccine or no vaccine, we're back'

Fri, 15 May 2020 15:16:06 -0400

Trump said the project would be ‚??big‚?Ě and ‚??fast,‚?Ě comparing it to the Manhattan Project, which led to the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.

Trump‚??s campaign tries to recapture its magic on the virtual campaign trail. Will it succeed?¬†

Sat, 30 May 2020 05:00:25 -0400

Trump's virtual campaign rallies feature a 3D animated venue designed to make a big splash, in contrast to Biden's rec room. But Biden is still ahead in the polls.

Biden on meatpacking safety: 'No worker's life is worth me getting a cheaper hamburger'

Tue, 19 May 2020 20:18:56 -0400

The presumptive Democratic president nominee said during a Yahoo News Town Hall that workers were being sacrificed in order to increase profits.

Over 100,000 Americans have now died of the coronavirus

Wed, 27 May 2020 17:50:54 -0400

The United States on Wednesday passed 100,000 coronavirus deaths, a grim figure that the White House initially warned might be the final toll.

Trump says Fox News isn't doing enough to help Republicans ‚?? himself included ‚?? win reelection

Thu, 21 May 2020 17:09:38 -0400

President Trump made clear Thursday that he sees the primary role of Fox News as that of helping Republicans and himself stay in power.

Trump says he started taking hydroxychloroquine 'a couple of weeks ago'

Mon, 18 May 2020 17:24:45 -0400

President Trump said Monday that he has been taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine despite a lack of scientific evidence to show that it helps prevent a person from being infected with the coronavirus.

Should colleges bring students back to campus in the fall?

Sat, 23 May 2020 12:07:05 -0400

Universities across the country are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to hold in-person classes in the fall. Is bringing students back worth the risk of an on-campus outbreak?

Can ‚??social bubbles‚?? offer relief from lockdown loneliness?

Tue, 19 May 2020 15:49:44 -0400

Several countries are considering plans to allow people to expand their social circles to a limited number of people to help offset the mental health toll of isolation. Would this plan work in the U.S. or would it lead to more outbreaks?

Questions arise on coronavirus data used to back reopenings

Tue, 19 May 2020 13:47:02 -0400

A Florida official said she was fired for not censoring the state's data, while questions have also been raised about accuracy in Georgia and Texas.