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More than 2 weeks after start of nationwide protests, little sign of COVID spike, but officials remain cautious
 

More than 2 weeks after start of nationwide protests, little sign of COVID spike, but officials remain cautiousWhen protests started after the killing of George Floyd, health experts worried they could spark outbreaks of the coronavirus. There is little evidence that has happened, though officials caution it is far too early to draw conclusions. 



As businesses reopen and shoppers return, coronavirus is rebounding, but government isn't tracking retail-based outbreaks
 

As businesses reopen and shoppers return, coronavirus is rebounding, but government isn't tracking retail-based outbreaksWith states reopening, shoppers are returning to malls and stores, prompting public health officials to point to rebounding coronavirus cases in some regions. Yet despite the continued risk, there is no system in place for tracking whether these establishments have been involved in an outbreak.



Trump back in rally form in Tulsa, but the promised crowd doesn't show
 

Trump back in rally form in Tulsa, but the promised crowd doesn't showPresident Trump’s reelection campaign got off to a rocky start Saturday, with a rally in Tulsa, Okla., that he had hoped would draw a much larger audience than the one that showed up.



Trump draws fire for saying he wanted coronavirus testing slowed down
 

Trump draws fire for saying he wanted coronavirus testing slowed downPresident Trump drew harsh criticism this weekend for his flippant remarks about the coronavirus at a Tulsa, Okla., rally.



Trump denies he joked about wanting to slow COVID-19 testing: 'I don't kid'
 

Trump denies he joked about wanting to slow COVID-19 testing: 'I don't kid'The White House insisted President Trump was kidding when he told supporters at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., over the weekend that he wanted coronavirus testing in the United States slowed down in order to halt the country's mounting case count. The president said he was not.



Trump didn't order testing slowdown, Fauci says
 

Trump didn't order testing slowdown, Fauci saysPresident Trump did not order a slowdown in coronavirus testing because he wanted to depress the nation’s infection rate, top officials of the White House coronavirus task force, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, said in congressional testimony on Tuesday.



As COVID cases fall in Europe, calls to ban travel from America rise. What the EU got right about controlling coronavirus.
 

As COVID cases fall in Europe, calls to ban travel from America rise. What the EU got right about controlling coronavirus.The potential ban not only underscores how much worse the U.S. outbreak has gotten in recent days. It also highlights how much better the EU is currently doing than the U.S. But why?



New U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass peak set in April as states rethink strategy
 

New U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass peak set in April as states rethink strategyStates stretching from Florida to California are seeing record highs in cases as hospitals begin to fill up and Republican governors urge the use of masks.



Beto O'Rourke thinks Texas is 'Biden's to lose'
 

Beto O'Rourke thinks Texas is 'Biden's to lose'Although his presidential bid failed to gain traction, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke came within a hair of becoming a senator from Texas in 2018 and performed better than any Democrat in a statewide race in nearly 30 years. 



In face of pandemic, Trump pushes Obamacare repeal
 

In face of pandemic, Trump pushes Obamacare repealIf the health care program is overturned by the Supreme Court, millions of Americans could lose their insurance coverage.



CDC maps show Florida's deepening coronavirus crisis, as state shatters daily case record
 

CDC maps show Florida's deepening coronavirus crisis, as state shatters daily case recordThe Sunshine State reported nearly 9,000 new cases on Friday as its death toll ticked over 3,400.



New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Two-thirds of Americans say masks should be mandatory, siding with Biden over Trump
 

New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Two-thirds of Americans say masks should be mandatory, siding with Biden over TrumpAs coronavirus case counts soar, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that two-thirds of Americans now share Joe Biden’s position on masks — even as Republicans, and President Trump, continue to oppose it.  



Pence hails 'remarkable progress' on COVID-19 as new cases surge in many states
 

Pence hails 'remarkable progress' on COVID-19 as new cases surge in many statesVice President Mike Pence hailed “remarkable progress” toward returning the nation to normalcy at the first public briefing of the coronavirus task force in nearly two months on Friday, a day the U.S. saw a new high for coronavirus cases recorded.



Citing 'irrational fears' of killer pandemic, Republicans fight face masks in Congress
 

Citing 'irrational fears' of killer pandemic, Republicans fight face masks in CongressThe face mask culture war arrived in full force on Capitol Hill on Friday when a bitter dispute erupted in a congressional hearing room, with Republicans refusing to wear face coverings and Democrats insisting that they do so. 



Americans confront 'very scary' next phase of coronavirus pandemic as new infections spike across the South
 

Americans confront 'very scary' next phase of coronavirus pandemic as new infections spike across the SouthCalling the recent surge in coronavirus cases in states like Florida, Texas and Arizona “very scary,” Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel said she fears the virus will continue to flare up in communities around the country throughout the summer.



As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch service
 

As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch serviceVice President Mike Pence peeled off his White House-branded mask and smiled at a crowd of thousands Sunday morning. Yet he wasn’t technically headlining a political rally — he was at church in a state that has seen a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases.



As coronavirus spreads to people under 40, it's making them sicker — and for longer — than once thought
 

As coronavirus spreads to people under 40, it's making them sicker — and for longer — than once thoughtOnce assumed to be safe from the dangers of COVID-19, younger adults share their prolonged struggles with the disease.



As COVID spikes again in some states, bars are shuttered and faces covered
 

As COVID spikes again in some states, bars are shuttered and faces coveredLocal leaders are rolling back reopenings, issuing mandates for wearing masks and closing down some beaches in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.



'We are not ready for the 2nd wave,' warn national security Democrats
 

'We are not ready for the 2nd wave,' warn national security DemocratsUsing their expertise in military or intelligence services to compensate for what they see as President Trump’s deficient handling of the crisis, national security Democrats have enjoined their Republican counterparts to refocus on the pandemic. 



CDC map: More than 30 states are open despite having 'zero' days of decreasing coronavirus cases
 

CDC map: More than 30 states are open despite having 'zero' days of decreasing coronavirus casesAn internal map from the CDC shows that as many as 32 states are not seeing any decreases in coronavirus cases, and positive lab test results have jumped to nearly 8 percent nationwide.



Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' in fight against coronavirus
 

Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' in fight against coronavirusPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Trump has “surrendered” in the fight against the coronavirus as new cases skyrocket in the U.S.



Can the developing world endure the coronavirus?
 

Can the developing world endure the coronavirus?For the first few months of the pandemic, the worst impacts were concentrated in rich countries. Recently, the number of cases in developing countries that may be vulnerable to severe outbreaks has increased.



Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masks
 

Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masksAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage large swaths of the U.S., leading Republicans and even some right-wing TV personalities have come out in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus.



Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also 'susceptible' to shortages
 

Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also 'susceptible' to shortagesAn initiative to provide Americans with free face coverings has run out of supplies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.



Racial and economic inequality are supercharging the coronavirus surge in states like California
 

Racial and economic inequality are supercharging the coronavirus surge in states like CaliforniaCalifornia locked down aggressively and never dismissed the threat. Yet now it’s being mentioned in the same breath as Florida, Arizona and Texas, states suffering new outbreaks. What went wrong?



Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soar
 

Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soarArizona Gov. Doug Ducey told Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday that the state needed an additional 500 health care workers as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to set records there.



Trump again touts good news on COVID: It's going away by itself. (Someday. He hopes.)
 

Trump again touts good news on COVID: It's going away by itself. (Someday. He hopes.)As the United States crossed 50,000 new daily cases, the president repeated a line he’s used for months: The virus will just disappear — eventually.



As coronavirus surges, Fox News shifts its message on masks
 

As coronavirus surges, Fox News shifts its message on masksHowever haltingly and incompletely, the president’s favorite news outlet has started to acknowledge that the coronavirus is a far graver threat than even Trump will acknowledge.



Only 14 states are seeing coronavirus declines
 

Only 14 states are seeing coronavirus declinesAs reopening plans either stall or move forward slowly, the vast majority of states have not been able to drive down their infection rates, according to an internal HHS map obtained by Yahoo News.



FDA commissioner declines to defend Trump's latest coronavirus boasts
 

FDA commissioner declines to defend Trump's latest coronavirus boastsFDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, a member of the White House coronavirus task force,said he wouldn’t “get into who’s right and who’s wrong” when asked if he agreed with two widely disputed claims President Trump made a day earlier.



COVID-19 warning for expectant mothers — especially Black and Hispanic women
 

COVID-19 warning for expectant mothers — especially Black and Hispanic womenThe CDC updated its website to include expectant mothers, particularly Black and Hispanic women, among those who may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.



White House defends Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are 'harmless' with chart showing 5 percent are fatal
 

White House defends Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are 'harmless' with chart showing 5 percent are fatalPress secretary Kayleigh McEnany came to her press briefing on Monday prepared to defend President Trump’s assertion that “99 percent” of U.S. coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” with two charts that inadvertently disproved his claim.



DeSantis cuts $28 million from disease treatment at Florida prisons as pandemic's toll worsens
 

DeSantis cuts $28 million from disease treatment at Florida prisons as pandemic's toll worsensFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis used his veto powers late last month to excise from the state budget a $28 million initiative to treat prisoners for hepatitis C and the coronavirus. It was one of many vetoes DeSantis made in the proposed $93.2 billion state budget.



Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for COVID-19
 

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for COVID-19Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.



Hydroxychloroquine: The drug Trump can't quit
 

Hydroxychloroquine: The drug Trump can't quitPresident Trump touted a new study this week that seemed to back up his belief that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19.



As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns
 

As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdownsWith more tests coming back positive now than ever before — and with infections currently rising in 39 states — lockdowns in some form may be the only way to regain control over the coronavirus.



Nursing homes, coronavirus and the future of elder care
 

Nursing homes, coronavirus and the future of elder careAt least 54,000 residents and workers at nursing homes and other elder-care facilities have died of COVID-19 in the United States. Will the virus lead to a revolution in how we care for the elderly?



New Yorkers remember loved ones lost to COVID-19: 'I wasn't able to be there when she needed me the most'
 

New Yorkers remember loved ones lost to COVID-19: 'I wasn't able to be there when she needed me the most'Once the pandemic’s epicenter, New York City has finally found a way to flatten the curve, and yet it still leads the country in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Yahoo News honors the lives of those lost during this pandemic and remembers the sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends and family of those all around us. These are their stories.



White House pushes schools to open their doors on schedule
 

White House pushes schools to open their doors on scheduleThe Trump administration deployed some of its top officials — including both the president and vice president — to press school districts to reopen on their regular schedules for in-person instruction.



As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in Jacksonville
 

As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in JacksonvilleWith coronavirus cases exploding in Florida, the president now says he is “flexible” on plans to hold a large-scale, indoor Republican National Convention next month.



 
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