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Special Report: How federal snafus slowed testing at a top U.S. hospital

The lab directors at the University of Virginia Medical Center felt powerless.


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Posted 2020/04/07 18:51:16

Vice President Pence to brief U.S. lawmakers on coronavirus

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to brief Congress on the nation's coronavirus outbreak in conference calls on Wednesday and Thursday, his spokeswoman said.


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Posted 2020/04/07 18:13:39

In apparent swipe at China, Pompeo calls for transparency in coronavirus fight

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged all countries to be transparent and honest as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, a thinly veiled swipe at China, which reported no deaths from the illness for the first time since the outbreak began.


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Posted 2020/04/07 18:13:39

Factbox: U.S. hospitals differ on best use of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus

Major hospitals in New York, Louisiana and other areas hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak are routinely using hydroxychloroquine on patients hospitalized with COVID-19, though robust evidence on whether it works is weeks, if not months, away.Hydroxychloroquine is a treatment for malaria and autoimmune diseases in use since the 1950's. The related drug chloroquine has been in use even longer, but is considered to be less safe. The drugs can have serious side effects, including vi


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Posted 2020/04/07 18:10:01

UK PM Johnson is stable, still in intensive care: Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnsons condition is stable and he remains in intensive care for close monitoring, a spokesman for his office said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2020/04/07 18:06:57

Factbox: Reaction as UK PM Johnson moved to intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care on Monday after his coronavirus symptoms worsened and he has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise, Downing Street said.


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Posted 2020/04/07 17:20:25

Wall Street surges on hopes of slowing coronavirus deaths

U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with each of the major indexes rallying more than 5%, after a drop in the daily death toll in New York, the country's biggest coronavirus hot spot, fueled hopes a leveling off of the pandemic was on the horizon.


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Posted 2020/04/06 19:02:58

U.S. death toll from coronavirus tops 10,000: Reuters tally

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 10,000 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally.


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Posted 2020/04/06 18:16:08

U.S. Supreme Court turns away religious clash over Washington transit ads

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a religious rights dispute brought by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington against the Washington area transit authority over its policy barring advertisements in its stations and on buses and trains on divisive issues including religion.


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Posted 2020/04/06 18:14:57

Boris Johnson in hospital with persistent COVID-19 symptoms but still working

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in hospital undergoing tests on Monday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms for more than 10 days, but the government said he was in good spirits and still in charge.


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Posted 2020/04/06 17:40:15

African Americans more likely to die from coronavirus illness, early data shows

Early data from U.S. states shows African Americans are more likely to die from COVID-19, highlighting longstanding disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care, experts said.


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Posted 2020/04/06 17:19:40

Stocks jump as virus deaths slow; oil falls on OPEC+ delay

World stock markets jumped on Monday, encouraged by a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new cases in some of the world's hot spots, while a delay in talks between Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut supply sent oil prices tumbling again.


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Posted 2020/04/06 17:15:21

Top English health official confident working antibody test will be found

Britain is confident of developing antibody tests for immunity to the coronavirus and health officials are not discouraged by the ineffectiveness of early tests that have been assessed, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Monday.


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Posted 2020/04/06 17:00:18

White House, experts clash over use of drug for coronavirus

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday acknowledged that members of the task force dealing with the coronavirus crisis clashed over the efficacy of the malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, for use against the disease.


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Posted 2020/04/06 16:56:29

U.S. consumers fear for jobs, debt payments due to coronavirus: NY Fed survey

The economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic hit home for Americans last month, as consumers braced for job losses, anticipated spending cuts and grew more pessimistic about their ability to cover their bills, according to data released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday.


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Posted 2020/04/06 16:46:04

UK needs to know lockdown is working before next steps discussed: government adviser

Britain needs to know how well its current lockdown measures are working in tackling the coronavirus outbreak before it can discuss what happens next, the government's deputy chief scientific adviser Angela McLean said on Monday.


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Posted 2020/04/06 16:33:26

Scramble for masks as Italian region orders coronavirus cover-up

Residents in Lombardy, the Italian region worst hit by the coronavirus, have been forced to scrounge scarce protective face masks or to improvise solutions of their own after authorities ordered anyone moving outside to cover their nose and mouth.


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Posted 2020/04/06 15:11:25

White House considering U.S. Treasury coronavirus bond: Kudlow

White House advisers have been discussing the possibility of a coronavirus-related U.S. Treasury bond, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday.


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Posted 2020/04/06 15:08:13

Boris Johnson in hospital with persistent COVID-19 symptoms but still working

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was undergoing hospital tests on Monday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms for more than 10 days, but the government said he was in good spirits and still in charge.


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Posted 2020/04/06 13:40:34

English coronavirus death toll rises 403 to 4,897, health service says

England's hospital death toll from the coronavirus rose by 403 to 4,897, the National Health Service said.


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Posted 2020/04/06 13:40:34