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US tops 5 million coronavirus cases, continues to lead world in infections and deaths

The U.S. reached 5 million coronavirus cases on Sunday, continuing to lead the world as the nation with the highest number of infections. The milestone came fewer than three weeks since hitting 4 million infections. Almost five months into the COVID-19 outbreak, America also has the world’s highest death toll of more than 160,000, according to… Read More »

Dr. Anthony Fauci says chance of coronavirus vaccine being highly effective is ‘not great’

Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, “focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic”, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool | AFP |… Read More »

Russia gears up for mass vaccination against coronavirus despite international skepticism

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the situation with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including the development of vaccines, via a teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on April 7, 2020. Alexey Druzhinin | Sputnik | AFP via Getty Images Russia is preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign… Read More »

Dr. Birx warns U.S. in new phase of coronavirus pandemic with ‘extraordinarily widespread’ cases

Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, speaks after a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts | Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said on Sunday that the… Read More »