The D.C. Department of Health announced Friday 37 new cases of COVID-19, including an 11-year-old boy.
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President Trump said Friday he has urged Vice President Mike Pence, chairman of the coronavirus task force, not to reach out to hostile Democratic governors who criticize the administration's efforts.
The congressional relief package finalized Friday appears to have slightly eased Americans' worries about lost wages during the coronavirus emergency, according to a new survey from an online financial service.
The House passed a bipartisan $2.2 trillion emergency economic relief package Friday, paving the way for an influx of funds to the besieged healthcare system and aid for workers and businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said the state could very well need up to 30,000 ventilators amid the coronavirus outbreak, a day after President Trump questioned such a demand level.
Stores are implementing extra precautions for customers and employees as they grapple with demand for services during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Pentagon should back more state requests to use their National Guard troops in federal Title 32 status to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, as is now the case in New York, California and Washington, the head of an organization that represents current and former U.S. Army and Air National Guardsmen, said on Friday.
Calls on Capitol Hill are mounting for the State Department to investigate China's alleged efforts to cover up the initial spread of the coronavirus outbreak that has swept the world, killing thousands in its wake.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said the state is looking to build four additional emergency hospital sites to deal with a surge in demand amid the expanding coronavirus outbreak.
Rep. Thomas Massie, Kentucky Republican, will demand the House take a recorded vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus economic emergency stimulus package.
The leaders of the House Armed Services Committee announced Friday they have formally begun the process of creating the annual defense policy bill and have introduced a "by request" version of the legislation.
Late March has seen the uptick in coronavirus deaths the world feared, with the toll doubling twice from about 5,000 to nearing 25,000 today.
Liberty University officials have given students the option to return to dorms on campus following the end of spring break earlier this week, prompting a swift backlash from local authorities who say the decision to allow students to live in residence halls is "reckless."
Maryland's number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 774 on Friday, the state reported, marking an increase of 425 cases in the past three days as more people are tested.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Thursday said President Trump doesn't have the power to postpone the November election amid health concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
Two people in Florida who worked the polls for the state's March 17 presidential primary have tested positive for coronavirus, the Miami Herald reported on Thursday.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Friday said "hot spots" for the expanding coronavirus outbreak such as Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans are going to have a worse week next week compared to where they were this week.
Don't doubt that America is ready for the challenges ahead. The nation is, actually rated No. 1 in terms of disaster readiness, according to the Global Health Security Index, compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. tops the list of 195 countries.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said President Trump isn't looking at the facts of "astronomical growth" in the coronavirus epidemic and estimated that more than half of the residents in his city will be infected at some point.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and has mild symptoms.
President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged in a phone call early Friday to cooperate in the battle against the coronavirus, a sign of easing tensions between the two nations.
Lawmakers racing back to D.C. to vote on $2.2T coronavirus rescue plan after lone Republican objects
House lawmakers from across the country were scrambling to get back to Washington Friday morning in time for a possible roll-call vote on a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package after a Republican lawmaker threatened to block leaders' plans to hold an informal voice vote.
Mental health professionals are concerned that economic instability, physical isolation and stress over the coronavirus could contribute to increased suicide risk.
Leading terror organizations such as Islamic State have been calling on followers to increase attacks in recent days as world governments and militaries shift their focus to combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
The idea of giving homeowners a timeout from paying their monthly mortgages during the coronavirus outbreak is spreading across the country like, well, like coronavirus.
The White House coronavirus response coordinator says the task force is concerned about certain counties in the Midwest that appear to be seeing a rapid increase in cases.
Joseph R. Biden ostensibly could be running his presidential campaign from the dwarf planet of Pluto, while President Trump bulldozes ahead from the center of the political universe in Washington.
Drenched in sweat, Trisha Vamosi lifted a 35-pound barbell above her head repeatedly Monday as her instructor yelled words of encouragement, telling the 29-year-old English teacher to keep going.
The White House, under pressure to level the peak of coronavirus infections, is pushing back against "frightening" high-end statistical modeling, one of which has nearly the entire planet catching the virus this year.
The ever-vigilant eyes of 3rd U.S. infantry troops before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will not blink before the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump pledged new guidelines Thursday to help states decide whether to relax "social distancing" measures that are curbing the spread of COVID-19 but are ravaging the U.S. economy, with jobless claims soaring above 3 million last week.
After three more sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic -- bringing the total number to eight -- commanders ordered the ship to Guam so the entire 5,000 person crew could be tested.
The Federalist found itself in violation of Twitter's rules Wednesday after the conservative outlet suggested deliberately contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said the number of coronavirus-related deaths in his state is now at least 385, up from 285 deaths he had reported on Wednesday.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are donating a whopping $5 million to Louisiana to help the state during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 200 aspiring physicians and nurses will graduate early from a medical school that provides health care professionals to the military so they can join the fight against the global coronavirus pandemic.
About 120 million U.S. taxpayers will qualify for direct payments from the government under the historic $2.2 trillion economic relief bill to combat the impact of the coronavirus, according to an analysis by a center-right think tank.
There are 580 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland as of Thursday morning after a one-day increase of 157 -- the largest such spike the state has seen so far.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, on Thursday warned that COVID-19 could be seasonal in nature while expressing hope that warmer temperatures in the spring could have an effect in slowing the spread.
Jobless claims soared to a record 3.28 million in the past week, the Labor Department said Thursday, as the coronavirus outbreak affected wide portions of the economy.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday said he fears throwing "gasoline on the fire" if he reopens his state up too quickly amid the expanding coronavirus pandemic.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday said there could well be significant economic pain in the short term in light of the coronavirus outbreak but that there also could be a "good rebound" on the other side of the crisis.
Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually on Thursday to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has shuttered businesses and forced well over a quarter of the world's population into home isolation.
Worldwide infections from the new coronavirus were set top top half a million people on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began. Health care systems in Europe and New York buckled under the weight of caring for seriously ill victims as officials desperately searched for enough ventilators to keep them alive.
The Senate passed the $2.2 trillion emergency stimulus package to assist the overly stressed health care system and tumbling economy Wednesday night.
Should I visit a doctor's office? Some people might be asking this question as the public navigates social distancing orders to stem the spread of the coronavirus. But many patients can see a physician without leaving the comfort of their homes. Health officials, insurance companies and hospitals are advocating for people to avoid the doctor's office and try telemedicine for minor problems.
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted colleges, think tanks, medical journals and governments to release scores of stats and studies -- some good, while others fail peer review.
The Senate was moving to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package Wednesday night to help workers and businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, as economists warned it won't be enough to prevent a sharp recession and expectations grew that Congress will need to provide a fourth relief plan within a few months.
New Orleans and Louisiana are enduring one of the highest per-capita rates of coronavirus infection since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, late last year and then spread around the globe. As of Wednesday at noon, Louisiana had 1,795 confirmed cases and 65 deaths.
Military recruiting is poised to enter a "new phase" as the COVID-19 pandemic forces the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps to shift away from traditional face-to-face outreach in favor of a virtual approach as the services prepare to fall short of their manpower goals this year.
President Trump on Wednesday said parts of the country deserve to get back to normal sooner than others, arguing the "lamestream media" is using the coronavirus to hurt the economy and his reelection chances even as the U.S. suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic and New York said efforts to restrict society have paid off.
The coronavirus outbreak has brought a crashing halt to traditional campaigning, forcing candidates to find innovative ways to connect with voters while complying with the social distancing guidelines that define this brave new world.
After wreaking havoc across Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., China's coronavirus landed in Latin America at end of February. Almost immediately, leaders in the region clamped down, closing borders, shutting down flights and instituting costly yet responsible social distancing procedures to prevent a dangerous outbreak.
Five of the nation's largest banks agreed to temporarily suspend residential mortgage payments for people affected by the coronavirus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday asked Liberty University to reconsider its message of welcoming students back to campus during a coronavirus pandemic, as he reminded all state residents to stay home.
Four Senate Republicans opposed a speedy passage to the $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus package Wednesday, warning a "massive drafting error" in the bill could incentivize workers leaving their jobs.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday there is little indication the coronavirus epidemic is slowing in Louisiana, as the state's confirmed cases jumped to 1,795.
Top defense leaders are assuring troops that coronavirus testing is available, but for Pentagon warriors the coveted test is "scarce," according to an internal memo.
Waffle House said Wednesday that the restaurant chain has closed more than 400 of its nearly 2,000 locations as businesses struggle to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a stern warning to nonessential businesses that are remaining open despite mandated closures to combat the coronavirus pandemic: "We will shut you down."
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The Environmental Protection Agency, addressing the coronavirus outbreak, suspended all of its regulations and standards for companies. The radical environmentalists are up in arms. Greta Thunberg, in particular, is up in arms. But boo freaking hoo.
Taiwan implemented a comprehensive plan created in the aftermath of the SARS epidemic in 2003, fortifying the roof, as the British are fond of saying, when it was sunny. At the first notification that a new virus strain had appeared in China, Taiwan reacted with efficiency and alacrity.
What if COVID-19 isn't significantly deadlier than regular flu? What if COVID-19 has already spread everywhere possible? Are we engaged in the most expensive public health intervention in history without any possible payback?
Whatever you think about President Trump and his response to this global pandemic that sparked from a Chinese "wet market" selling wildlife, you cannot exactly be heartened to behold the response offered by Democrats.
The pandemic is truly a defining moment that could help reshape the international order. If it upends the world order as we know it, history will record China's role as the principal trigger.
Our nation has been tested many times in our history. With God's help, however, we will emerge from this current crisis Bent Not Broken!