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Coronavirus Live News and Updates

30 min 6 sec ago
Lawmakers and White House officials are still divided over pandemic aid as a program to help small businesses is set to end. The Ohio governor tested positive — and then negative — for the virus.

A Star Went Supernova in 1987. Where Is It Now?

4 hours 20 min ago
Astronomers might have found the ultradense remnant of an explosion that wracked a nearby galaxy.

Live Coronavirus News: Global Tracker

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:39
A photo of a crowded school hallway circulated on social media raises further alarm about the return to U.S. classrooms. France and Germany see worrisome rises in daily case counts.

The Coronavirus Is New, but Your Immune System Might Still Recognize It

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:00
Some people carry immune cells called T cells that can capitalize on the virus’s resemblance to other members of its family tree.

Hurricane Forecast: ‘One of the Most Active Seasons on Record’

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:55
Scientists at NOAA updated their prediction for the 2020 hurricane season, and now expect as many as 25 named storms.

Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:28
Researchers in South Korea found that roughly 30 percent of those infected never develop symptoms yet probably spread the virus.

Coronavirus Live News and Updates

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 05:47
In rethinking the U.S. testing strategy, some say it’s better to test often if the results can come quickly. But an enormous supply of testing kits would be needed.

Fast, Less Accurate Covid Tests May Ease the U.S. Backlog, Experts Say

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 03:35
Experts are revising their views on the best methods to detect infections, setting aside long-held standards so that the spread of the virus can be more quickly tracked and contained.

Health Experts to F.D.A.: Make Your Vaccine Deliberations Public

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 18:43
A letter signed by nearly 400 health experts asked the agency to use its vaccine advisory panel when reviewing data on coronavirus trials.

Live Covid-19 News Updates: Global Tracker

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:38
Six U.S. states have entered a pact to reduce testing times. About one-third of Afghanistan’s population, or roughly 10 million people, have probably been infected by the coronavirus and recovered, its health ministry said.

Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:23
Consumers are probably entitled to millions of dollars in rebates under Obamacare rules that cap companies’ profits.

Mother Chimpanzees Know the Coolest Place in a Scorching Savanna

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 07:31
When forests and woodlands don’t provide a respite from the heat, these primates find cooling centers in their arid landscape.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Governors Seek to Reduce Testing Times in U.S.

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 05:27
The effort by governors from both parties highlights testing troubles and the lack of a national plan. Lawmakers will again meet to discuss pandemic aid.

So You Want to Volunteer in a Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 02:00
How do you sign up? Will you get paid? Who will cover the costs if you get sick? Here’s a look at the basics.

Live Coronavirus Tracker

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 11:42
Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.

A Professor Was a Twitter Hoax

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 11:05
A professor at Arizona State University does not exist.

Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:47
Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.

Scientists Uncover Biological Signatures of the Worst Covid-19 Cases

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:17
Studies of patients with severe cases of Covid-19 show the immune system lacks its usual coordinated response.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Over Aid Package Drags On

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:45
Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.

When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well.

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 00:09
As countries consider back-to-school strategies for the fall, a coronavirus outbreak at a Jerusalem high school offers a cautionary tale.