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Young elementary school students and their parents attempt to get the attention of passing motorists on Church Street in Winchester, MA on July 30, 2020. A group of Winchester parents hold an event on the town common, voicing their concerns about younger students being able to learn remotely and advocating for the full return of
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Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, “focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic”, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool | AFP |
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Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization’s top official said Thursday he hopes the United States will reconsider its decision to leave the United Nations’ health organization, saying
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on efforts to get back to work and school during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2020. Al Drago | Reuters White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci
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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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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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Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, “focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic”, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool | AFP |
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Senate Republicans have unveiled their $1 trillion coronavirus relief plan as the virus continues to infect tens of thousands across the country everyday. The bill includes another round of stimulus paychecks for Americans and also sets aside funding for small businesses, Covid-19 testing capacity and schools. Two companies have now began the phase three trials
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Social distancing dividers for students are seen in a classroom, July 14, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Parents everywhere are grappling with the question whether it’s safe to send their children back to school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidelines emphasizing that students get back to the classroom for the sake of their
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The U.S. is rapidly approaching 4 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, more than any other country in the world, as states struggle to bring their outbreaks under control. Daily new Covid-19 deaths, on a seven-day average, continued to rise Wednesday, setting fresh records in Florida, Texas, Idaho and elsewhere, according to CNBC’s analysis. On
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Florida reported 12,523 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, marking the fifth consecutive day the hot-spot state reported more than 10,000 cases, according to the state’s health department.  The state has reported more than 11,865 cases of the coronavirus on average over the past seven days, up 28.85% compared with a week ago, according to
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The U.S. reported another record one-day spike in new cases on Thursday as outbreaks continue to worsen across the country, particularly in Texas, Florida and California.  The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University: Global cases: More than 13.83 million Global deaths: At least 590,600 U.S. cases: More than 3.57 million U.S. deaths: At
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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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