Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Leaders Change Course

As U.S. infections reach another record, leaders seek new answers and itineraries. As the United States headed into the Fourth of July weekend, officials were telling people to hold the partying until next year. The coronavirus has exploded in large parts of the nation: On Thursday, the U.S. set a single-day case record for the sixth time in nine days, …

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Stopped Research Into Treating Rare Diseases

Amber Freed Three-year-old Maxwell Freed (left) has a rare genetic disease called SLC6A1. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. A pandemic is a bad time to hold an indoor birthday party, so …

Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Sets Case Record

Record cases across the U.S. as the country heads into the July 4 weekend. The United States reported nearly 50,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the fifth single-day case record in eight days, as the nation staggers toward a holiday weekend burdened by a pandemic that is only growing worse. In the face of cases reaching disheartening new highs, health …

Mike Pence Hosted By Megachurch With A COVID-19 Cluster

Tony Gutierrez / AP The choir sings at the First Baptist church in Dallas as an attendee stands during a “Freedom Sunday” rally, June 28. At least five members of the choir and orchestra at the Dallas megachurch visited by Vice President Mike Pence this weekend tested positive for the coronavirus in June, according to Facebook posts and internal church …

U.S. Cases Reach New Record

More than 48,000 coronavirus cases were announced across the country and eight states announced single-day highs. Europe opens its doors — just not to Americans. Sahred From Source link Science

Younger Americans Creating Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Jeenah Moon / Reuters People drink outside a bar during the reopening phase in New York. Young people are making up more coronavirus diagnoses in the US, as case numbers continue to climb. BuzzFeed News has reporters around the world bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member. On …

Live Coronavirus News Updates: Fauci to Testify

Fauci and other top health officials will testify in Congress for the second time in a week. Four of the top health officials in the United States, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, will testify in Congress on Tuesday about the coronavirus, which is spreading with increasing ferocity in at least 30 states. The hearing by the Senate’s health and education committee …

Live Coronavirus Updates: Global Death Toll Surpasses Half a Million

Half a million people are dead as confirmed virus cases top 10 million. The global total of deaths from the coronavirus has passed 500,000, according to a New York Times database, while the number of confirmed cases surpassed 10 million. The grim markers were hit on Sunday as countries around the world struggled to keep new infections from reaching runaway …

Senator Markey Wants To Know What Federal Authorities Are Using Clearview AI To Track The Coronavirus

Clearview AI, the facial recognition company that claims to have scraped over 3 billion photos from social media to power its face-matching tool, is now facing questions from Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey about recent claims that it’s developing a digital contact tracing tool for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That claimed in a …

Coronavirus Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Long lines and big crowds at U.S. testing sites amid a surge in the West and South. Coronavirus testing sites in Florida and Texas have become a source of tension and risk, with numerous residents waiting in long lines and others turned away as sites reached capacity, and crowding raising the risk of infection as people rushed to the front …