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As post-COVID heart and brain problems linger, some coronavirus survivors find it's a long haul to recovery
 

As post-COVID heart and brain problems linger, some coronavirus survivors find it's a long haul to recoveryA large online movement of COVID-19 survivors who are still sick are outraged at how casually many Americans are treating the coronavirus threat.



A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe — then she was fired: 'This is everything I was trying to warn people about'
 

A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe — then she was fired: 'This is everything I was trying to warn people about'In a complaint filed last Thursday, attorneys for Rebekah Jones, who designed a dashboard on coronavirus spread in the state, say she was fired for “refusing to publish misleading health data.”



FEMA won't commit to face masks for schools
 

FEMA won't commit to face masks for schoolsEven as the president pushes for schools to reopen in the fall, the director of FEMA said it would likely not supply schools with face masks.



Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmers
 

Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmersThe White House is pushing for the new coronavirus relief bill to include $20 billion in payments to farmers, which may complicate negotiations with Democrats, according to a draft plan obtained by Yahoo News.



The coronavirus curves are starting to flatten — again. But complacency now could prove deadly.
 

The coronavirus curves are starting to flatten — again. But complacency now could prove deadly.There’s no evidence from the rest of the world that relying on people to behave themselves can actually suppress the coronavirus to a manageable level, as opposed to merely slowing its spread. So far, only lockdowns have done that.




Open schools for younger kids, top pediatrician says
 

Open schools for younger kids, top pediatrician saysYounger children pose a smaller risk of catching and transmitting the coronavirus, a top pediatrician told Congress on Thursday.



Trump scraps Florida convention plans due to coronavirus fears: 'The timing is not right'
 

Trump scraps Florida convention plans due to coronavirus fears: 'The timing is not right'President Trump announced he is cancelling the portion of the Republican National Convention that was set to take place in Jacksonville, Fla., next month.



Trump makes pitch for masks, but plays catch without one as Little Leaguers visit White House
 

Trump makes pitch for masks, but plays catch without one as Little Leaguers visit White HouseMinutes after reiterating his call for all Americans to wear face masks, President Trump greeted more than a dozen youth baseball players without one.




'We are living in fear': Florida health department workers write to DeSantis after several employees test positive
 

'We are living in fear': Florida health department workers write to DeSantis after several employees test positiveEmployees at the central offices of the Florida Department of Health have written to Gov. Ron DeSantis to express concern that his administration has not done enough to keep them safe from the coronavirus. 



Despite worsening pandemic, Trump says states 'should be opening up'
 

Despite worsening pandemic, Trump says states 'should be opening up'President Trump continued to urge states to reopen their economies Monday despite the sharp increase in the number of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.



Pence visits University of Miami for launch of phase III vaccine trial amid dispute over in-person teaching
 

Pence visits University of Miami for launch of phase III vaccine trial amid dispute over in-person teachingVice President Mike Pence visited Florida on Monday to tout the University of Miami’s role in coronavirus vaccine testing, even as professors there have expressed concerns about being forced to return to classes in person amid surging numbers of cases in the state. 



President Trump shared video later taken down for providing 'false information' about COVID-19
 

President Trump shared video later taken down for providing 'false information' about COVID-19The president retweeted a video that stated hydroxychloroquine was a cure for COVID-19 and masks were unnecessary, as well as a message saying Dr. Anthony Fauci had misled the public.



Trump complains that Americans like Fauci more than him
 

Trump complains that Americans like Fauci more than himPresident Trump used a White House press briefing on Tuesday to wonder aloud why he was less liked than Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force.



U.S. still leads the world in coronavirus cases, ahead of developing countries
 

U.S. still leads the world in coronavirus cases, ahead of developing countriesThe United States has fallen further behind Europe and remains the world's leader in both total cases and deaths from the virus.



Nine of the top 10 U.S. coronavirus hot spots are in Florida and Texas
 

Nine of the top 10 U.S. coronavirus hot spots are in Florida and TexasWhile President Trump touted improvements in the coronavirus pandemic in the Sun Belt, the CDC warned that nine of the nation’s top 10 growing hot spots are in Florida and Texas, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.



Why some Americans say they'll never wear a mask — and what that says about the U.S.
 

Why some Americans say they'll never wear a mask — and what that says about the U.S.While the vast majority of public health experts now agree that wearing face masks could halt the worsening coronavirus pandemic in its tracks, some Americans continue to resist that guidance.



Doctors behind viral COVID-19 misinformation video met with Vice President Pence
 

Doctors behind viral COVID-19 misinformation video met with Vice President PenceA group of doctors who took part in a viral video that was taken down Tuesday by social media companies for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus met with Vice President Mike Pence, according to the co-founder of a group that organized the event.



How can the U.S. solve its coronavirus testing troubles?
 

How can the U.S. solve its coronavirus testing troubles?Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has struggled to meet the demand for testing. What solutions are there that can bring testing up to the level needed to properly track the virus?



Miami-Dade ICUs at 146% capacity with coronavirus patients, according to federal document
 

Miami-Dade ICUs at 146% capacity with coronavirus patients, according to federal documentHospitals in the Miami area have been so overwhelmed by coronavirus patients that intensive care units are now operating well beyond full capacity, according to a federal pandemic update obtained by Yahoo News.



These 13 states need to lock down now, according to Harvard coronavirus experts
 

These 13 states need to lock down now, according to Harvard coronavirus expertsA report released by the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force warns that 21 states are now in the “red zone” and need to take aggressive steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. But new guidelines from Harvard University show the task force's recommendations may be too weak to suppress the virus.



Trump refuses to say he won't seek to delay 2020 election
 

Trump refuses to say he won't seek to delay 2020 electionPresident Trump used a White House briefing on Thursday afternoon to reiterate unfounded concerns about mail-in voting in the forthcoming presidential election.



Yakov Smirnoff defends anti-mask stance: 'I don't want to lose America'
 

Yakov Smirnoff defends anti-mask stance: 'I don't want to lose America'Comedian Yakov Smirnoff — best known for his “In Soviet Russia...” shtick — recently spoke out against the policy of requiring face masks, to Twitter’s endless delight.



Exclusive: CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22
 

Exclusive: CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22As coronavirus cases have continued to rise in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is forecasting that the total American death toll from COVID-19 could hit 182,000 by the fourth week of August, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.



Republicans attack Fauci and defend Trump at coronavirus hearing
 

Republicans attack Fauci and defend Trump at coronavirus hearingRepublicans used a House hearing on the coronavirus pandemic to praise President Trump and sometimes criticize Dr. Anthony Fauci.



Best Coffee Makers for College
 

Best Coffee Makers for CollegeWhether college means in-person or online classes this year, great coffee can help students get up and running. Make it easy to get a fix with a quality coffee maker. At Consumer Reports, we test...



Trump says he doesn’t 'think' Herman Cain caught coronavirus at the Tulsa rally
 

Trump says he doesn’t 'think' Herman Cain caught coronavirus at the Tulsa rallyHerman Cain, the entrepreneur, conservative commentator and 2012 presidential candidate, passed away on Thursday due to complications from COVID-19. The 74-year-old contracted the virus in late June, days after attending a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla.



As COVID-19 sweeps across the South, the Army finds it’s not immune
 

As COVID-19 sweeps across the South, the Army finds it’s not immuneThe U.S. Army is facing a significant COVID-19 challenge as infection rates soar across the south and southeast, where most of the service’s installations are located. And now the disease is having a major impact on the Army’s second-largest installation.



Learning pods: A safe alternative to school?
 

Learning pods: A safe alternative to school?Parents across the country are creating learning pods to avoid the risks of in-person schooling and make up for the shortcomings of distance learning. Are pods a smart solution, or do they leave too many kids behind?



COVID-19 deaths spike 27% even as new cases decline
 

COVID-19 deaths spike 27% even as new cases declineA senior leadership brief prepared by the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security showed a spike in deaths even as cases declined in many states.



'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response 
 

'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response The president on Monday tweeted about the public feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Deborah Birx — and seemed to suggest the coordinator of the White House’s coronavirus task force was “pathetic” for taking Pelosi’s “bait.”



Gun sales spike among African-Americans: 'Our ancestors died for us to vote, they also died for us to be able to carry guns'
 

Gun sales spike among African-Americans: 'Our ancestors died for us to vote, they also died for us to be able to carry guns'When Americans panic, they buy guns — lots of them. During the first six months of 2020, amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, gun retailers reported a record 10.3 million firearm transactions, according to a new survey by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). And while various demographic groups are buying guns in 2020, African-Americans currently account for the highest increase in gun purchases.



'It is what it is': Trump addresses mounting COVID-19 deaths in wide-ranging interview
 

'It is what it is': Trump addresses mounting COVID-19 deaths in wide-ranging interviewIn an interview with Axios aired Monday night, Trump discussed the pandemic, Rep. John Lewis, the Civil Rights Act and Russian bounties.



Should you send your child back to school? Here's how to weigh the coronavirus risks
 

Should you send your child back to school? Here's how to weigh the coronavirus risksAs parents and caregivers grapple with whether to send their children to school for in-person learning this fall, Dr. Dara Kass, Yahoo News' medical contributor, explains how you can weigh the coronavirus risks based on CDC guidance.



Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42% — a new low
 

Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42% — a new lowThe outlook for universal vaccination is clouded by political considerations from both sides: skepticism about medical authority and expertise on one side, and suspicions on the other that the administration is cutting corners on safety to rush a vaccine into production before the election.



Coronavirus aid: Is the U.S. taking on too much debt?
 

Coronavirus aid: Is the U.S. taking on too much debt?As Congress negotiates another massive coronavirus recovery bill, some members of the GOP have expressed concern about America's ballooning deficit. Should lawmakers be wary of too much debt when building a stimulus bill?



New poll shows plummeting GOP satisfaction with direction of country
 

New poll shows plummeting GOP satisfaction with direction of countryThanks to a marked shift among Republican voters since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, just 13 percent of Americans surveyed now say they are satisfied with “the way things are going in the United States.”



Should racism be treated as a public health crisis?
 

Should racism be treated as a public health crisis?Dozens of cities have declared racism a public health emergency in recent weeks. Is this a smart strategy for addressing inequities across society?



 
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