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China’s top diplomat criticized U.S. efforts to hold China accountable for its alleged role in the spread of the coronavirus, calling any aims to force Beijing to pay compensation for the coronavirus a “daydream.” The number of coronavirus fatalities in New York state fell below 100, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, marking the lowest daily death toll since
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Momentum is building at the White House for another round of stimulus checks, with President Donald Trump saying this week ”I think we’re going to be helping people out” and “getting some money for them.” A number of issues need to be negotiated in Congress about what form the next relief package takes, but the Republican-held
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The U.S. coronavirus death toll is approaching 100,000 about five months after the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the country. More than 1.57 million people across the country have been infected, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.  On Thursday, President Donald Trump told reporters that ”we are not closing our country” if
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Confirmed coronavirus cases around the world passed 5 million early Thursday as infections continue to accelerate in the Americas. Drugmaker AstraZeneca said it received more than $1 billion from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a part of the Department of Health and Human Services, to develop a vaccine in partnership with the University of
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The coronavirus is still spreading through New York City’s low-income, predominantly minority communities when compared with the general population, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.  Cuomo said data from approximately 8,000 antibody tests conducted by Northwell Health in New York City found that the Bronx had the highest percentage of positive tests at
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Top business leaders in California are urging Congress to approve an additional $1 trillion in spending to head off massive budget cuts facing all state and local governments due to Covid-19. In a letter to Congress, members of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s task force on business and jobs recovery wrote, “the worst of the economic
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World leaders are meeting virtually Monday at the World Health Organization’s 73rd World Health Assembly to discuss and set priorities for the next year. At the assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $2 billion in funds to support other countries’ response to the pandemic. South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for greater authority to be vested
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White House Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “let the country down” early in the nation’s response
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7:42 am: Former FDA chief on what experts know about unique symptoms in children 7:37 am: Drive-ins offer haven for moviegoers, as traditional theaters stay shuttered GP: Coronavirus Drive-in cinema opens in Kaliningrad, Russia, amid COVID-19 pandemic 200508 Vitaly Nevar | TASS via Getty Images Once a dying piece of Americana, drive-ins have become a
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Rick Bright, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response for Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks during a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Toya Sarno Jordan | Bloomberg via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Thursday tore into ousted federal scientist-turned-whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright just before
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces new rules for restaurants, bars, cafes to serve only take-out & delivery, movie theaters, gyms to close because of COVID-19 epidemic at City Hall. Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket via Getty Images New York City health officials have identified 30 additional kids with pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome,
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Businesses around the world are starting to plan for a restart to operations, as some executives hope the worst is behind us. President Donald Trump on Monday touted the country’s ability to test Americans for Covid-19 as central to reopening, however, health officials continue to warn about the potential for a resurgence in cases if
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The Food and Drug Administration over the weekend issued emergency use authorization for a rapid and cheap coronavirus test. The test may only be about 85% accurate, but it’s nonetheless a crucial step toward increasing the country’s ability to monitor for new coronavirus outbreaks, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC.  Public health specialists have
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Frustrated by local authorities holding up the reopening of Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk said this weekend that his company
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The orangutans in Indonesia have been known to be on the verge of extinction as a result of deforestation and poaching. Getty Images As climate change contributes to a surge in disease outbreaks across the world, scientists warn that current rates of environmental degradation and biodiversity loss will lead to more deadly pandemics like the
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As many states are re-opening for business, sobering estimates about the potential spread of Covid-19 in the U.S. are emerging. An interagency report from the U.S. departments of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services projected the number of coronavirus deaths will increase to about 3,000 each day by early June. The analysis also reportedly
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Pharmaceutical companies continue to make headlines as governments and investors hang their hopes on a steady recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day said on Sunday the company would be donating its entire supply of remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients. Roche Chairman Christoph Franz said Monday morning the drugmaker would be investing more than
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States across the U.S. are reopening after coronavirus-enforced lockdowns while protests erupted in places where stay-at-home rules remain in place. In California and Michigan, groups demanded the easing of restrictions. A big week of earnings are in, and tech giants Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Tesla have all reported, providing a first look at
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Mannequin heads wear masks in the window of a small boutique advertising availability of masks, gloves, and other pandemic necessities amid the Coronavirus outbreak in Arlington, Virginia, on April 27, 2020. Oliveri Douliery | AFP | Getty Images Across the country, states have shut down businesses and ordered people to work from home if they
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A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, April 5, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters American Airlines and Delta Air Lines said Monday they will require thousands of employees to wear face masks and provide masks for
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