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The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has now surpassed 700,000, with the U.S., Brazil and Mexico leading the world in total deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. On Wall Street, Moderna reported a fivefold increase in its second-quarter revenue related to its work on a potential coronavirus vaccine. The company said it has
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The U.S. is in a “new phase” of its battle against the coronavirus, which is “extraordinarily widespread” in both urban and rural communities, White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned on Sunday. Meanwhile, Congress is still in disagreement over extended unemployment benefits as part of further virus relief. Lawmakers will continue negotiations this week.  The
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Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, speaks after a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts | Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said on Sunday that the
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Adm. Brett Giroir, director of the U.S. coronavirus diagnostic testing, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Reuters A report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some of
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A coronavirus relief agreement in Congress remained in doubt early Friday, just as extended unemployment benefits are set to end and new economic data showed a U.S. economy buckling under the pandemic’s weight. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product from April to June plunged 32.9% on an annualized basis, the biggest quarterly plunge in activity
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, March 2, 2020. Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg via Getty Images World Health Organization officials said Thursday that young people “letting down their guard” appear to be causing coronavirus cases
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President Donald Trump continues to publicly tout the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, despite scientific research that has shown no benefit of the drug for coronavirus patients. Across the country, cases are still increasing by the tens of thousands and the U.S. reports nearly 1,000 deaths, on average, every day. California, Florida, Texas and several
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Congressional Republicans are expected to introduce their latest piece of coronavirus relief legislation on Monday, as economic benefits for many Americans run out. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday the administration could “move quickly” to implement any relief — the Treasury Department is responsible for sending stimulus checks out to Americans. On the vaccine front, the
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States are taking differing approaches to reopening and closing during the pandemic, and the economy has been feeling the impact. More than half of states have instituted statewide mask mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and some have imposed curfews and group size limits for bars and restaurants.  These five charts illustrate trends in
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Vietnamese tourists pose for photographs on a boat touring Ha Long Bay, after the Vietnamese government eased the lockdown following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on May 31, 2020 in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. Linh Pham | Getty Images CNBC is looking at how places around the world have tackled Covid-19. By talking
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Christian George, Director of Research at the National Centre of Scientific Research, helps a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to use the COVID-19 ‘Breathalyzer’ test machine at the La Croix-Rousse Hospital in Lyon, France, July 22, 2020. Yiming Woo | Reuters The World Health Organization warned Thursday there is no going back to the
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The U.S. government appears to have taken a more cautionary stance in the face of spiking coronavirus cases. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the outbreak could “get worse before it gets better” and urged Americans to wear masks. The change in Trump’s tone comes after he resisted the public safety measure for months. Wednesday morning,
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The coronavirus continues to spread to new communities across the U.S. as lawmakers ready another stimulus bill. The White House is reportedly trying to block billions of dollars from crucial parts of the U.S. virus response, such as contact tracing, testing and investing in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several states continue to
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci attends the daily coronavirus briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on April 09, 2020 in Washington, DC. U.S. unemployment claims have approached 17 million over the past three weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Wong | Getty Images White House
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[The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] div > div.group > p:first-child”> The World Health Organization is holding a news briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 13.83 million people worldwide and killed
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2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as she attends a rally at the Kings theatre on January 7, 2020 in New York. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Former presidential candidates and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders slammed the Trump administration Thursday for giving Gilead Sciences a “windfall” deal to secure most of
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Chipotle pledges to hire 10,000 new workers Add Chipotle Mexican Grill to the list of restaurant chains looking to hire thousands of new workers as the hospitality industry attempts a comeback from virus-related shutdowns. The restaurant company plans to hire 10,000 employees over the next several months.  Chipotle’s hiring announcement comes as the chain sees strong
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Virus pushes Delta, Wells Fargo to rare quarterly losses Coronavirus pushed Delta Air Lines and banking giant Wells Fargo to rare quarterly losses, the companies said in some of the first quarterly reports of what’s expected to be a messy earnings season.  Delta posted a second-quarter loss of $5.7 billion, the airline’s largest since 2008. Air
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A health worker measures the temperature to a man during an operation to identify COVID-19 cases amid the Coronavirus pandemic on July 12, 2020 in La Paz, Bolivia. Gaston Brito | Getty Images The United States and Brazil accounted for half of the new daily coronavirus cases as countries across the globe struggle to contain
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Saturday said that Covid-19 medication and future vaccines should be distributed to people who need them the most and not to “the highest bidder.”  “If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we’ll
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One room at a temporary hospital is viewed at the Georgia World Congress Center, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia. Ron Harris | Pool | AP Georgia is planning to reopen a field hospital at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center as the state struggles with increasing hospitalizations and record-breaking new Covid-19 cases, according to
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A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters “Vaccine nationalism” is turning the search for a Covid-19 cure into an arms race, which will ultimately damage the economy and public health, experts have warned. Analysts at
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Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Reuters States with rapidly expanding coronavirus outbreaks should seriously consider “shutting down” like the country did when the
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