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U.S. nears grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

(Reuters) - The death toll from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States was approaching over 200,000 on Monday, by the far the highest number of any nation. Learn More


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Trump suggests Pfizer could win U.S. COVID-19 vaccine approval, J&J to come later

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested Pfizer Inc could secure the first U.S. approval of a COVID-19 vaccine in coming weeks, saying a contender by Johnson & Johnson could come later. More »


New U.S. COVID-19 cases rise 17% in past week, deaths up 5%

(Reuters) - The weekly number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States rose last week for the first time after falling for eight straight weeks, an increase that health experts attributed to schools reopening and parties over the Labor Day holiday. More »


U.S. CDC reports 199,024 coronavirus deaths

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported 6,786,352 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 37,417 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 270 to 199,024. More »


COVID-19 may damage bone marrow immune cells; another reinfection reported

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »


Mexico nears 700,000 COVID-19 cases, real toll unknown

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico closed in on a total of 700,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, though authorities acknowledge the true number of infections in the country ranked No. 6 in COVID-19 cases globally is higher. More »


Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19. More »


U.S. CDC takes down coronavirus airborne transmission guidance

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday took down its guidance warning on possible airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus, saying that the draft recommendation was posted in error. More »


UK faces soaring COVID-19 death rate unless it moves fast, medics warn

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will face an exponentially growing death rate from COVID-19 within weeks unless urgent action is taken to halt a rapidly spreading second wave of the outbreak, the country's senior medics said on Monday. More »


WHO says no change to COVID-19 transmission guidance after U.S. draft change

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has not changed its policy on aerosol transmission of the coronavirus, it said on Monday after U.S. health officials published draft new guidance by mistake warning that it can spread through airborne particles. More »


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