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Coronavirus vaccines: 'Encouraging' early data for some, a trial delay for another and more research ahead

Scientists around the world are racing to develop Covid-19 vaccines and there's news almost daily about steps forward -- this week, there was "encouraging" preliminary data for some vaccine candidates and word from top health officials that the United States could be on track to have a vaccine by the end of the year.


He posted his regrets over attending a party in California. The next day, he died of coronavirus

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:19:50 GMT

A Southern California man who tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party expressed his fear and regret a day before he died.


US gets almost all of the world's supply of key Covid-19 drug

The United States has been allocated almost all of the next few months' supply of remdesivir, the only drug that's known to work directly against Covid-19.


Coronavirus gives global doctors' group a new frontier: US nursing homes

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:05:06 GMT

As a coordinator and communicator with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Heather Pagano has worked in Liberia helping communities fight Ebola; with refugees in Nigeria fleeing conflict; and in South Sudan, where violence has forced millions of people out of their homes.


Study confirms new version of coronavirus spreads faster, but doesn't make people sicker

A new, mutated version of coronavirus spreads faster and now dominates, but doesn't make people sicker, a study finds.


Young people are throwing coronavirus parties with a payout when one gets infected, official says

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:45:57 GMT

Some young people in Alabama are throwing Covid-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials said.


School bus drivers excited and scared as school year approaches

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:20:48 GMT

School bus drivers are about to begin a school year unlike any they've ever experienced.


CNN's Miguel Marquez goes inside a San Antonio, Texas, hospital that is becoming overwhelmed with patients as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.


Coronavirus vaccines: 'Encouraging' early data for some, a trial delay for another and more research ahead

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 23:30:42 GMT

Scientists around the world are racing to develop Covid-19 vaccines and there's news almost daily about steps forward -- this week, there was "encouraging" preliminary data for some vaccine candidates and word from top health officials that the United States could be on track to have a vaccine by the end of the year.


Hospitals face 'an explosion of Covid' and signs of another surge as coronavirus case numbers climb

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:36:10 GMT

Inside a Houston hospital partly transformed into a coronavirus specialty unit, one doctor says he expects to reach capacity in the next 14 days.


Tuberculosis Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on Tuberculosis (also known as TB) and learn more about this infection that mainly affects the lungs.


Another day of record coronavirus cases as more states rethink mask mandate

The United States saw a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day Thursday, with 51,504 reported, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases.


Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US


Reopening the economy doesn't mean Covid-19 is getting better. It just shifts more responsibility to you

It's easy to fall into a false sense of security now that states have reopened. And many are already paying the price.


New study finds bandana masks may not be as effective as others

Wearing face masks and coverings is recommended, or in some places mandatory, in public spaces to help stop the spread of Covid-19.


The kid next door: Neighborhood friendships on a comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:47:44 GMT

As the weather has warmed in my Midwestern town, my neighborhood is full of children on bicycles pretending to be riding through the Wild West. I can't walk down the sidewalk without stepping on chalk drawings or hopscotch boards. There are children jumping rope and playing ball. In the eight years I've lived here, I've never witnessed this before. As a clinical psychologist who studies children's friendships, I am fascinated by this development.


The US, Brazil and others lifted lockdowns early. These charts show just how deadly that decision was

Patience in lifting coronavirus restrictions is paying off all over the world, but lifting lockdowns too early can have deadly consequences.


Study confirms new version of coronavirus spreads faster, but doesn't make people sicker

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:05:49 GMT

A global study has found strong evidence that a new form of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. The new mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any sicker than earlier variations of the virus, an international team of researchers reported Thursday.


Quarantine hotel sex scandal linked to coronavirus outbreak in Australian city of Melbourne

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:25:47 GMT

Australian officials have launched a judicial inquiry amid allegations a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the state of Victoria was sparked by some contracted workers not following protocols at a hotel used to quarantine international arrivals -- including reportedly having sex with people under lockdown.


At least 152 coronavirus cases linked to Michigan bar

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 22:33:29 GMT

At least 152 cases of coronavirus are linked to a bar in East Lansing, Michigan, health officials said.


These are the states requiring people to wear masks when out in public

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:00:16 GMT


Indoor vs. outside dining: Which restaurant tables are safer?

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:32:35 GMT

Americans are flocking to their favorite restaurants again, especially those that have set up outdoor and indoor seating that follows the rules of social distancing.


Study finds hydroxychloroquine helped coronavirus patients survive better

Hydroxychloroquine helped Covid-19 patients, a study in Detroit found.


How to find resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:39:31 GMT

A few weeks into the coronavirus quarantine, 16-year-old Emmy Apfel was sitting at home in Palo Alto, California, with nothing to do. It was her school's spring break, everything was canceled and the overwhelming boredom left her grasping for something, anything, to occupy her time.


More than 95% of Texans live in areas where statewide mask mandate will be in effect

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 23:00:28 GMT

Put Texas on the list of states where governors have mandated that residents wear masks in public in hopes the number of coronavirus cases will start shrinking.


Debunking common Covid-19 misconceptions

It's easy to fall into a false sense of security now that states have reopened. And many are already paying the price.


You asked, we're answering: Your top coronavirus questions

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:57:45 GMT


Tracking coronavirus' global spread

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:25:48 GMT


Coronavirus infections going up in 36 states as July Fourth weekend starts

As Americans head into a holiday weekend in the shadow of a ravaging coronavirus pandemic, some governors are rethinking their stance on face coverings after days of record infections.


Obesity in the US Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about the obesity epidemic and learn about obesity in the United States.