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White House admits report that listed 'ending' COVID pandemic as Trump accomplishment was 'poorly worded'

The airlines insist flying is safe. But nearly 100 U.S. air marshals have been infected with COVID-19.

Yes, it's possible to vote safely in person

Who's to blame for stalled stimulus talks?

The U.S. has held an election during a pandemic before. Here’s what happened in 1918.

Can 'circuit-breaker' lockdowns save Europe from a second coronavirus wave?

Biden vs. Trump on COVID: A 'dark winter' ahead, or 'rounding the turn'?

These Small Tattoo Ideas Are Perfect If You're Looking for Something Simple

4 takeaways from a less abrasive — but more revealing — debate between Trump and Biden

CDC study: Coronavirus thrives where poverty reigns

‘They responded by killing us’: Nigerians seek to end police brutality with #EndSARS protests

Health secretary promises coronavirus vaccine before 2021

Yahoo News/YouGov Poll: As COVID-19 cases soar, many Americans plan indoor Thanksgiving with friends or extended family

Biden on suing the GSA: 'We haven't ruled it out'

Carson took oleander extract, promoted by My Pillow CEO, to treat COVID infection

35+ Thanksgiving Appetizers to Tide Your Over Till Dinner

Biden says the Trump White House won't give him COVID stockpile information. Here it is.

Biden aides cite 9/11 report on the danger of Trump stalling transition

Georgia secretary of state, 'a Republican through and through,' defends the integrity of his state's election — and his own

Should the U.S. lock down again to stop the coronavirus?

In Senate campaigns in Ga., supporters are voting with their masks

20 million Americans will get a COVID vaccine this year, administration says

Pfizer vaccine could be key to conquering COVID-19 — but don't throw away your mask yet

What we can learn from the Amish about coronavirus

'Democracy is at stake in this election': With control of the Senate up for grabs in Georgia, organizers hit the ground to mobilize voters

100+ Nature Photos From Around the World

How Trump fumbled the coronavirus crisis and sabotaged his own reelection

So is Pfizer part of Operation Warp Speed or not? Yes and no.

'We're still facing a very dark winter': Biden urges masks and bipartisan support in COVID speech

'It's a slaughter,' doctors say of new coronavirus wave

Fauci's balancing act: Navigating Trump and the pandemic

White House blasts Fauci over 'politics' behind dire coronavirus warning

‘You change police culture, you change American culture’: Police officers choose sides on killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

The long shadow of racism in medicine leaves Black Americans wary of a COVID-19 vaccine

Religious school retreat led to coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin

'Safer than your local grocery store': How the Pentagon kept the virus at bay as the White House struggled

Polls: Trump trails in Wisconsin as state's coronavirus cases surge

Kushner boasted in April that Trump took 'charge' of pandemic response from 'the doctors'

Intelligence employees vent frustrations over being forced to return to the office

Republican official: Trump efforts to undermine Georgia results could 'suppress the vote' in U.S. Senate runoff elections

Fauci warns of 'stunning number of deaths' from coronavirus

'Close the bars' and open schools, Fauci says

Coronavirus vaccine dilemma: Who gets it first?

Coronavirus vaccine news: Reasons for hope and hesitation

Republicans bring out the big guns in Georgia runoff election, but Trump’s refusal to concede sparks concern

Remdesivir, hailed — and taken — by Trump, doesn't work for coronavirus, World Health Organization declares

Stacey Abrams drops into historic Verzuz rap battle to encourage Georgians to vote in critical Senate runoff races: 'Let's get it done'

Crushed by COVID-19, rural red states finally start to mandate masks. It may be too little, too late.

Pence gives hopeful outlook on pandemic, but takes no questions

Internal government maps show the dramatic acceleration of a COVID 'red wave' 

How to sleep better — kids and grown-ups alike

Like many moms, Sofia Axelrod found the lack of sleep really hard after giving birth. But unlike many moms, she refused to accept that the exhaustion was inevitable.

We're in a She-cession

Americans need to 'hunker down' this fall and winter as Covid-19 pandemic will likely worsen, Fauci says

Nearly 30 US states are reporting downward trends in Covid-19 cases, but the pandemic will likely worsen again, according to the country's leading infectious disease expert.

Sex gets complicated during the pandemic

When the pandemic hit, couples found themselves worrying about getting sick, losing income, teaching their children at home while working full time (or worrying full time about sending them to school).

Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here's how to tame your sweet tooth

Cakes, cookies, pie.

Poor sleep linked to weight gain in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study

Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night's sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.

What is an EUA, and what does it have to do with how quickly we get a coronavirus vaccine?

With talk of the possible availability of a vaccine candidate heating up, you might have heard the term Emergency Use Authorization -- or EUA -- all over the news lately. But what is it exactly, and how does it apply to vaccines?

Some college towns grapple with Covid-19 after students return for fall semester

While many colleges and universities are offering classes online, that hasn't necessarily stopped students from gathering. And now some college towns are grappling with outbreaks of Covid-19 as the start of the fall semester complicates local responses to the pandemic.

AstraZeneca's Oxford vaccine trial to resume, the university says

The AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial, halted last week after an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers, will resume, the University of Oxford announced Saturday.

Covid-19 school closings linked to increase in depression and suicide, study finds

Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found.

One of the leading coronavirus vaccine trials is currently paused. Prominent vaccine researchers tell CNN that's unusual

Vaccine clinical trials are notoriously difficult to conduct.

My lifelong Muppets obsession helped me explain the pandemic to my preschooler

Growing up with "Sesame Street" in the early 1980s, I found pieces of myself in Cookie Monster's sweet tooth, Big Bird's gentleness and in Grover, who was outgoing and always willing to help others, even though he made a lot of hilarious mistakes.

How to reboot your workout routine: Let's set the foundation

After time off from exercising, it's understandable if you're having a hard time getting motivated. You may even feel a bit bad, but I'm here to say it's important to go easy on yourself.

Wildfire smoke and your health: Do you need to worry?

Wildfires have broken out across the United States on an unprecedented scale, with 77 large complexes of fires engulfing 3 million acres in a matter of weeks.

Fauci says normal life may not be back until the end of 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci said it could be the end of 2021 before life gets back to how it was before Covid-19.

Most Americans probably won't be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

A wedding in Maine is linked to 176 Covid-19 cases and the deaths of seven people who didn't attend the celebration, demonstrating just how easily and quickly the virus can spread at social gatherings, public health experts say.

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

President Donald Trump knew back in the spring that it would probably take a year to develop a coronavirus vaccine, according to interviews with journalist Bob Woodward.

What you need to know about coronavirus today

More than half a million children in the United States have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it's only September

Dealing with the first wave was like a sprint, the second will be more like a marathon.

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Overcrowded parties have forced several high schools to go back to online learning in hopes of staving off Covid-19 outbreaks.

NIH 'very concerned' about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case.

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children and teens from minority groups are disproportionately hit by coronavirus, just as older adults are, according to the findings of a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A 9-year-old who's been battling coronavirus for 6 months says the illness is a big deal

Eli Lipman, 9, and his father have been battling the impact of Covid-19 since March, and he said life as a "long hauler" isn't easy.

How to help siblings get along better

Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life -- as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories.

Here's why a vaccine will not stop the Covid-19 pandemic right away

Dr. Umair Shah remembers the last mass vaccination campaign the US waged.

Unpopular teens could be at higher risk of heart conditions later in life, study suggests

Many of us hope to escape who we were in high school -- particularly if you were last in line to be picked in gym class -- but a growing body of research suggests that how popular you are in adolescence has a link with psychological and physical health decades later.

These immunocompromised college students felt isolated when the fall semester began. So they did something about it

At first, Cameron Lynch thought she would need prepared questions for the group to discuss in their first Zoom call.

Italian airport gets world's first five-star anti-Covid award

Travelers eager to fly again may want to consider Italy as their next destination.

Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds

A mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

How Covid-19 myths are merging with the QAnon conspiracy theory

Online and in real-life demonstrations, two viral conspiracy theories are increasingly coming together.

Covid: What are the quarantine rules when arriving in the UK?

Travellers arriving from almost all other countries must self-isolate on entry to the UK.

Opioid epidemic: The other public health crisis killing Canadians

Since March, Canada has rushed to contain the virus. But some life-saving measures are killing Canadians.

Coronavirus: Should I start taking vitamin D?

Some people might want to consider it during the pandemic. Here's why.

Coronavirus: The hidden heroes of India’s Covid-19 wards

Meet the ward boys, or hospital assistants, who are the unsung heroes in India's Covid-19 fight.

Nigerians' double blow: Currency woes and Covid-19

Three business owners explain how they are weathering the economic fallout.

Re-learning how to walk 289 days after surviving a deadly virus

Mekala Osborne, 22, wasn't expected to live. Now she’s learning to walk again.

Coronavirus: 'When will this Covid curse be finished?'

What happens when you're forced to self-isolate, or into lockdown, in a cramped refugee camp?

Coronavirus: The bogus meme targeting Dr Fauci, and other fake claims

A round-up of false and misleading claims circulating on American social media this week.

Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers

Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in Spain in the past week.

Should police be first to respond in a mental-health crisis?

Why cities in the US and Canada are eyeing removing police from front-line mental-health response.

'My Tanzanian family is split over coronavirus'

Sammy Awami writes that his relatives are divided over the Tanzanian leader's policy on Covid-19.

Coronavirus: 'Mum died while we were at dad's funeral'

John and Mary Boxer died within 16 days of each other, weeks before their 60th wedding anniversary.

Can this Californian prison save itself from Covid-19?

San Quentin is battling a devastating coronavirus outbreak that critics say could have been avoided.

Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?

Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.

Fertility rate: Shrinking population in six easy lessons

Research suggests most countries' populations will have shrunk by the end of the century.

What is bubonic plague?

Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a reports of a suspected case.

Coronavirus: What is the true death toll of the pandemic?

Far more people have died during the coronavirus pandemic than official Covid-19 data can account for

Coronavirus: What is dexamethasone and how does it work?

A cheap steroid is hailed a big breakthrough in the treatment of seriously ill Covid-19 patients.

Coronavirus: How Iran is battling a surge in cases

Iran is battling a resurgence of the coronavirus, and a rising death rate.

Coronavirus: Could social distancing of less than two metres work?

The government has said it will be possible to relax the 2m social distancing from 4 July - but is it safe to do so?

Coronavirus: What is the k number and can superspreading be stopped?

Identifying superspreading events could be crucial in the fight against the virus, scientists say.

Coronavirus: 'I'm high risk but made a full recovery'

Positive stories from people considered at high risk who have made a full recovery from coronavirus.

Coronavirus: One week in one hospital

The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week.

Covid-19: What is the new three tier system after lockdown?

It's tougher than last time following complaints the previous system wasn't sufficient.

'My OCD got worse in lockdown'

The number of people seeking help for OCD has risen since the coronavirus pandemic started.

Covid: What is the Oxford vaccine and how does it work?

Why news on this vaccine is particularly important for people living in the UK.

Matt Hancock: Life back to normal 'after Easter'

The health secretary says the bulk of the vaccine rollout will happen in early 2021.

Covid-19: Oxford vaccine 'highly effective'

The director of the Oxford Vaccine group says this vaccine is also easier to store than others.

Covid-19: England arrivals to be able to cut quarantine with private test

People arriving in England can end their self-isolation with a negative test taken after five days.

Covid-19: World's top latex glove maker shuts factories

Malaysia's Top Glove will close more than half of its plants after a surge in virus cases.

Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine is highly effective

The vaccine is cheaper than other options and easier to distribute around the world.

Covid: First Americans 'could get vaccine in December'

US vaccine chief Moncef Slaoui says the vaccination programme could begin as soon as 11 December.

Covid risk: 3 people, 3 very different Covid risks. What's yours?

A question everyone's asking: what's my Covid risk? Here's how to find out.

Covid-19: FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Regeneron

Regeneron says its antibody treatment is effective when used early after a Covid-19 diagnosis.

Covid vaccine: Pfizer applies for first approval in US

The vaccine could get emergency authorisation in the first two weeks of December.

Covid-19 carriers 'most infectious earlier on'

Greatest risk of passing the virus on is in the first few days of having symptoms, analysis suggests.

Covid: Mexico passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths

The world's largest Spanish-speaking country also records more than one million infections.

Coronavirus: Europe faces 'six tough months' of pandemic, WHO says

Current mortality rates in Europe are seeing a person die every 17 seconds, an official says.

Tocilizumab: Arthritis drug may treat severe Covid

Early signs suggest it may help patients with severe breathing difficulties who are on ventilators.

How the UK's 'world beater' test-and-trace system went wrong

BBC News spoke to key government figures, scientists and health officials involved from the start.

Coronavirus: CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

The warning comes as US virus cases soar past 11.6 million, and the country records 250,000 deaths.

Swine flu: Woman, 26, still 'suffering' a decade after catching virus

Saffra Monteiro caught it as a girl and wants young people to take viruses, like Covid-19, seriously.

Covid: Oxford vaccine shows 'encouraging' immune response in older adults

The phase two trial results raise hopes the jab can protect age groups most at risk from Covid-19.

Covid: US records quarter of a million deaths from coronavirus

America has a higher death toll and more coronavirus infections than any other country.

Coronavirus: Five signs that show how bad El Paso's outbreak is

The west Texan county has become the nation's latest Covid-19 hotspot. Here's a closer look.

Covid-19 pandemic: Tracking the global coronavirus outbreak

Key charts and maps explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

Vaccine rumours debunked: Microchips, 'altered DNA' and more

The news about a coronavirus vaccine led to a wave of false claims online.

France's rural idyll threatened by coronavirus lockdown

The pandemic has left one of southern France's prettiest villages almost deserted during a second lockdown.

What's the science behind mink and coronavirus?

Denmark's mink-related coronavirus scare has caused alarm, but scientists urge caution.

Covid: Melbourne's hard-won success after a marathon lockdown

After losing its initial grip on Covid, Australia is again being hailed as a global success story.

Covid nurse: 'I thought I wasn't going to make it'

Devi Nurjandoa survived Covid but is now having to adjust to a new way of life.

Covid: Why is coronavirus such a threat?

Why does the biology of coronavirus mean it poses such a threat to human life?

Covid and Trump: The president's healthcare v the average American's

Luxury suites, experimental drugs and how the president's VIP Covid treatment differs from the norm.

New Covid-19 test could be Indian ‘game changer’

The test, named after a famous Indian fictional detective, is based on gene-editing technology called Crispr.

Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?

With similar symptoms, deciding whether or not you need to get tested for coronavirus can be tricky.

Covid: What is the risk to Donald Trump's health?

The US president has multiple risk factors for developing a severe form of Covid-19, so what does it mean?

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