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WHO Chief: COVID Pandemic Accelerating, ‘Not Even Close to Being Over’

The World Health Organization (WHO) director general says the coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over” and that the outbreak is accelerating globally. At his usual press briefing from Geneva Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that Tuesday marks six months since the U.N. health agency was first informed of a cluster of unusual

COVID-19 Spreading in US Too Fast to Control, CDC Expert Says

The novel coronavirus is spreading too fast and across too many places in the United States to bring it under control, a top expert said Monday as some states set records for new cases every day. “We have way too much virus across the country for that right now, so it’s very discouraging,” Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease

Trump Tweets Video With ‘White Power’ Chant, Then Deletes it

President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power,” a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the president had not heard “the one statement” on the video. The video appeared to have been taken at The

Pence Blames Younger People for Increase in US Coronavirus Cases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday mostly blamed young people for the sharp increase in recent days of the number of confirmed cases in the country, saying they are ignoring precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Pence, in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” show, said it is “inarguable”

US States Reporting Record Cases of COVID-19

– The U.S. states of Arizona and Florida on Saturday reported single-day coronavirus infection records, highlighting the disease’s spread in several Southern and Western states. On Friday, the U.S. recorded its highest daily total of new cases for the third straight day. Coronavirus cases are also surging in the south-central U.S. state of Texas, prompting

Global COVID-19 Infections Reach 10 Million Mark

The news about the coronavirus appears to get darker every day, and top scientists are cautioning people not to be overly optimistic that a vaccine is imminent. The number of global cases has passed 10 million and the number of deaths has passed 500,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization says the