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Adults may not be the only Covid 'long haulers.' Some kids still have symptoms, months after falling ill

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers children's coronavirus questions sent from around the country.

More than 97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks of July, report says

CNN's Boris Sanchez talks to North Paulding High School student Hannah Watters after it was announced that the school will switch to virtual learning for two days after at least nine people tested positive for Covid-19. Watters was briefly suspended after her photo of a crowded hallway gained traction online. The decision was later reversed.

Covid-19 is more widespread than ever in the US, even hitting Americans living on islands

Emergency room physician Dr. Desmond Carson says people who are not wearing a mask, washing their hands, and observing social distancing guidelines are being disrespectful to health care and front line workers who have to deal with Covid-19 every day.

90-minute tests that detect Covid-19 and other viruses to be rolled out in UK

According to the UK's Department of Health, the British government has procured "millions" of two separate coronavirus tests that can detect not only coronavirus but several other viruses, providing "on-the-spot results in under 90 minutes." Dr. Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, says the US has the ability to do the same thing.

Coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled and one doctor says it's time for stricter measures

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx defends the US response to the coronavirus outbreak to CNN's Dana Bash.

20,000 more Americans could die from Covid-19 in the next 21 days, CDC ensemble forecast shows

As the "warp speed" trials race to bring vaccines to market, who should be prioritized to get the first doses? Should race and income be included among factors? CNN's Michael Smerconish speaks with a medical ethicist.

Health experts urge caution for school reopenings as coronavirus safety plans are put to the test

CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks with children and parents in Jefferson, Georgia, where a school district just opened back up amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Human sperm roll like 'playful otters' as they swim, study finds, contradicting centuries-old beliefs

Using complex mathematics and 3D imaging, a group of researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered human sperm doesn't move the way we have believed for centuries

A variety of responses by US states hurt the country's ability to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci gives his take on if there is a need to lock down the US again to help fight the spread of Covid-19.

Operation Warp Speed leader says he expects coronavirus vaccine to be highly effective, 'in the 90%' range

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to "Operation Warp Speed," the federal government's Covid-19 vaccine program, about when Americans can expect a vaccine to be available and how effective it could be.

Coronavirus slammed the US Northeast and then the South and West. Now it's the heartland's turn

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on two families who were victim to coronavirus in South Texas.

How to talk with your Black friends about race

The author of "White Fragility" and multicultural educator, Robin DiAngelo, has five tasks for White people who are soul searching in the wake of nationwide protests for equality.

US could see 'further suffering and further death' if coronavirus isn't controlled, Fauci says

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with with Dawn Baker, a news anchor at CNN affiliate WTOC in Savannah, Georgia, who became the first volunteer to receive an injection in the first Phase 3 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the US.

The US has a fourth of global Covid-19 cases but some local leaders say they won't enforce mask mandates

CNN's John King looks at the coronavirus numbers throughout the country after the US recently topped four million Covid-19 cases.

Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even for young adults, CDC report says

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Covid-19 can result in prolonged illness, even among young adults without underlying chronic medical conditions. CNN's John Berman spoke with coronavirus "long-hauler" Paul Garner, a professor at the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, England, who is still experiencing lingering effects of Covid-19 months after his diagnosis.

Florida surpasses New York to become the state with the second highest number of coronavirus cases

Jeff and Catherine Carlton, parents of two sons with Covid-19 in Texas, spoke with CNN's Erin Burnett about their experiences dealing with the virus in their family.

New CDC guidelines come down hard in favor of opening schools

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on education come down hard in favor of opening schools. Katie O'Connor, a 5th grade teacher in Colorado, joins CNN's Brianna Keilar to discuss the emotional warning she shared about socially distanced learning.

Covid-19 vaccine probably won't be 'widely available' until several months into 2021, Fauci says

Microsoft founder Bill Gates responds to the many conspiracy theories and widespread falsehoods online about him and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shut down the country and start over to contain Covid-19, US medical experts urge political leaders

Georgia is shattering single-day records for coronavirus cases. CNN's Nick Valencia reports on the state's worsening condition.

Covid-19 mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against virus, study finds

Australian researchers tested one, two and three layer masks and found two and three layers best for protection against Covid-19. Video is courtesy of the journal Thorax,

Senators accuse White House of belittling pandemic by ignoring long-term effects of Covid-19 infection

CNN's John Avlon fact checks President Donald Trump's claims that the US is the envy of the world with its coronavirus response.

1,000 people died of Covid-19 in 1 day. Now the US is on track to hit 1 million new cases in 2 weeks

A Texas doctor describes what it's like working in a coronavirus unit and says he's treating about 70 different patients, which is about four to five times more than he usually sees in a single day. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Brain fog, fatigue, breathlessness. Rehab centers set up across Europe to treat long-term effects of coronavirus

From breathlessness to fatigue to memory loss, many Covid-19 survivors have reported lingering symptoms. Researchers in Italy and the UK are working against the clock to answer the many questions on the virus' long-term effects. CNN's Isa Soares reports.

Study says actual number of Covid-19 cases is far greater than thought

CNN's Don Lemon and former Harvard Medical School professor William Haseltine discuss recent comments by Missouri Governor Mike Parson that children need to return to school despite the risk of contracting coronavirus.

Study says actual number of Covid-19 cases is far greater than thought

President Donald Trump tweeted a photo of himself in a mask, calling it "patriotic." CNN's Jake Tapper rolls the tape on Trump's refusal to wear a mask in the past.

Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine appears safe and induces immune response, early results suggest, but more research is needed

Adrian Hill, the lead researcher in Oxford University's vaccine test on humans, shares encouraging results from their testing, and says they are still hoping to have a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year.

Florida reports more than 12,000 new Covid-19 cases, again, as governor declines to mandate masks

CNN's Brian Todd investigates so-called 'Covid parties' as the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients continue to rise.

US cities with soaring coronavirus rates consider new stay-at-home orders but some governors object

CNN's Rosa Flores reports from Florida as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the state.

US cities hit hard by Covid-19 weigh another stay-at-home order but state leaders are pushing back

Mayor Eric Garcetti joins CNN's Jake Tapper and warns that Los Angeles may be close to declaring a stay-at-home order as coronavirus case numbers continue to rise.

FDA issues first emergency use authorization for Covid-19 pool testing

Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins, who is Dr. Anthony Fauci's boss, is asked about what he would do if he were asked by President Trump to fire Fauci.

FDA issues first emergency use authorization for Covid-19 pool testing

Dr. Deborah Birx walks a fine line in the Donald Trump White House between not contradicting the President in public, and ensuring scientists have the biggest seat at the table. CNN's Pamela Brown examines whether her silent service comes at a cost to her public career.

Nobel laureates call for 'challenge trials' to speed up vaccine process

Dr Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, joins Christiane with an update on the urgent search for a Covid-19 vaccine

Test results lag as cities and states face crucial decisions on whether to reimpose restrictions

As masks become ubiquitous amid the coronavirus pandemic, retailers are rushing to meet demand. CNN's Clare Sebastian reports.

Coronavirus is a 'pandemic of historic proportions,' expert says, as cases climb in South and Southwest

Dr. Lilian Abbo, an infectious disease expert at the Jackson Health System says Miami is the new coronavirus epicenter. Florida reported its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in one day -- 15,300 on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Moderna coronavirus vaccine shows 'promising' safety and immune response results in published Phase 1 study, but more research is needed

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the biotechnology company Moderna, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, that has been found to induce immune responses in all of the volunteers who received it in a Phase 1 study.

CDC director says masks are key for reopening of schools

CNN's John Berman speaks to Heather Valentine, a 24-year-old ICU nurse in Texas who is being treated for coronavirus after initially testing negative for both her antibody and diagnostic exam.

Miami is now the coronavirus epicenter as cases surge, expert says

CNN's Erin Burnett says Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Trump are on completely different pages as Covid-19 cases continue to rapidly increase in the US.

1 in 3 young adults vulnerable to severe Covid-19 — and smoking plays a big part, research finds

CNN's Brianna Keilar and Dr. Peter Hotez discuss White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany repeating President Trump's claim that when more testing is done for coronavirus, more cases are found.

Florida shatters US record for new single-day Covid-19 cases

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis supported schools reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic saying, "if we can do Walmart, we can do schools," but former governor of Florida, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), says he "doesn't get the analogy."

Los Angeles Apparel factory ordered closed after over 300 coronavirus cases and 4 deaths

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses with CNN's Anderson Cooper her views on President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.

Expert warns the US is approaching 'one of the most unstable times in the history of our country'

Dr. Anthony Fauci says some states are seeing a surge in coronavirus cases because they didn't follow guidelines and prematurely reopened as the US sees its highest single day of new Covid-19 cases. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Pathologist found blood clots in 'almost every organ' during autopsies on Covid-19 patients

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz about how autopsies performed on coronavirus patients reveal a pattern of blood clotting in vessels and organs.

What we know about coronavirus risks to school age children

Dr. Anthony Fauci says we're seeing divisiveness politically in the US while trying to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. CNN's Don Lemon shows why that should surprise no one.

Back-to-school plans in flux for a US that set a record for new cases in one day

As back-to-school season approaches, districts are weighing whether to let students return to the classroom or continue learning remotely. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates how schools might be able to reopen safely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus positivity rate: What the term means

Covid-19 cases are continuing to rise, one doctor says the pandemic is getting "out of control" in the southern United States. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

Ferocious US surge adds 1 million new coronavirus cases in 28 days to hit 3 million

Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, explains why a new model has projected that more than 200,000 Americans will die from Covid-19 by November if masks are not universally used.

I got Covid-19 two months ago. I'm still discovering new areas of damage -- Richard Quest

CNN's Richard Quest describes the persisting Covid-19 side effects he continues to suffer from, despite the fact that he has recovered from the virus after being infected in April.

Operation Warp Speed commits $1.6 billion to Covid-19 vaccine maker Novavax

The US government announced a $1.6 billion contract with a Maryland biotech firm, Novavax, as part of its coronavirus vaccine program. It is the government's largest vaccine contract to date.

Spain's coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity

Spain's large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that a so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is "unachievable," the medical journal the Lancet reported.

Regeneron starts Phase 3 trial of Covid antibody drug that might treat and prevent infection, company says

Pharmaceutical executive Leonard Schleifer says the effort to create an antibody drug to stop coronavirus "has a very good chance of succeeding."

US is still 'knee-deep' in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci says

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses a new letter from 239 doctors talking about how coronavirus travels through the air and the importance of wearing masks.

Florida topped 200,000 coronavirus cases as nation marked a different July 4th

As counties reopen for much needed tourism dollars, state health officials urge caution while new Covid-19 cases are on the rise.

Doctors say the US is in a 'free fall' with coronavirus as 32 states struggle with higher rates of infection

Video from a water park in Wisconsin, and parties in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and Diamond Lake, Michigan, shows large groups of people celebrating the Fourth of July holiday despite warnings from health officials that such gatherings would likely lead to an increase in coronavirus cases. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

How to celebrate a fun Fourth of July at home

July 4th weekend plans may be impeded by severe storms and heat. CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin has the forecast and who is impacted.

The US, Brazil and others lifted lockdowns early. These charts show just how deadly that decision was

Despite having nearly 1.5 million Covid-19 cases, experts say Brazil has yet to see the worst of the pandemic. However, Brazil's second-largest city Rio de Janeiro has started to allow bars, restaurants, and gyms to reopen. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Another day of record coronavirus cases as more states rethink mask mandate

CNN contributor and Biology Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Erin Bromage shares tips to stay safe this 4th of July weekend.

Texas governor orders most residents to wear a face covering in public

Two days after going to a crowded bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, 30-year-old Jimmy Flores woke up with a fever of 103 and chills. A week later, he was put on a breathing tube.

This 23-year-old Texas woman waited weeks before venturing back out. When she did she got coronavirus

Peyton Chesser, a 23-year-old who caught Covid-19 as Texas began reopening, says she thinks the state reopened too quickly.

The best DIY face mask material and fit? Quilting cotton beats bandana, new study suggests

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down the effectiveness between different types of masks in preventing the spread of Covid-19, according to a study done by Florida Atlantic University.

He was an athlete in the best shape of his life. Then Covid-19 nearly killed him

Ahmad Ayyad went from peak physical condition and competing in obstacle races to losing 60 pounds after being hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

Americans must act together to bring down a Covid-19 surge that could hit 100,000 cases daily, expert says

Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a dire warning during his Senate testimony, saying new coronavirus cases could rise to 100,000 per day if current trends continue.

CDC director pleads with younger Americans to wear masks while many states pause reopenings

CNN's Anderson Cooper reacts to the latest coronavirus numbers in the US, as the death toll surpasses 126,000 and only four of 50 states are experiencing a drop in new cases.

CDC director pleads with younger Americans to wear masks while many states pause reopenings

Covid-19 cases in the United States are surging and numerous states are now pausing or rolling back their re-openings.

Some US states return to previous restrictions to slow surge of coronavirus cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would "settle" for a Covid-19 vaccine that's 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won't get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it "unlikely" that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak.

Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine may not get US to herd immunity if too many people refuse to get it

CNN's Alexandra Field reports from Houston as coronavirus cases in Texas continue to reach a new high each day.

Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases

More than half of all states are seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, leading to a halt in reopening plans and reinstated restrictions in some states. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

5 states reported their highest number of coronavirus cases in one day

CNN's Sanjay Gupta breaks down the White House coronavirus task force briefing in which Vice President Mike Pence said that the reopening economy was encouraging news as cases hit an all-time record in the US.

Her life was turned upside down by coronavirus. Then the signs of anxiety and depression kicked in

A CDC study shows a third of America has reported experiencing signs of anxiety and depression during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

World's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak is declared over

Some 16,000 frontline responders battled for almost two-years against the Democratic Republic of Congo's tenth Ebola outbreak, which has now been declared over. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Millions of people may have had coronavirus in the past without knowing it, CDC says

CNN's Stephanie Elam looks at the rising coronavirus situation in three of the nation's most populous states.

The US sees a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discusses the latest CDC finding saying there are 10 undiagnosed cases of coronavirus for every reported case.

The US sees a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day

One bright spot to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis is seeing friends, family, and neighbors stepping up to help others and save lives. We are giving viewers the chance to say "thank you" to those who are going above and beyond.

Florida is seeing Covid-19 cases skyrocket among young people

Health officials are warning that a rise in younger people testing positive for coronavirus will hit vulnerable populations.

Florida is seeing Covid-19 cases skyrocket among young people

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Biology Professor Erin Bromage tells CNN's John Berman that coronavirus infection rates in young people are on the rise, and he believes they are fueling the pandemic.

California breaks coronavirus records. Gatherings in homes may fuel spread as more young people get sick

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) issued a public warning as new coronavirus cases in California reached a record high.

A spring break trip to a Mexican beach resort led to 64 coronavirus cases in Texas

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta raises the alarm with New Day's Alisyn Camerota over the rising state of the novel coronavirus in the nation.

Texas governor urges people to stay home as states report surges of new Covid-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci told the House Energy and Commerce Committee that he has not been directed to scale back on coronavirus testing and that the White House task force will be increasing the number of tests.

Young people in the US South and West are increasingly getting coronavirus

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta uses a graph to compare new Covid-19 reported case numbers for the US and Europe.

Local officials hit roadblocks on the way to enacting measures to curb coronavirus spikes

As coronavirus cases in Arizona continue to rise, CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the divide between those who wear a mask and those who don't.

Arizonans see big jump in coronavirus cases, but don't see reason to wear masks

As coronavirus cases in Arizona continue to rise, CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the divide between those who wear a mask and those who don't.

10 states are seeing their highest average of daily new Covid-19 cases since the pandemic started

A group of 16 friends went out to a crowded Florida bar to celebrate a birthday have all tested positive for coronavirus. They're telling CNN's Chris Cuomo that it was too soon to be around large crowds, and going out without a mask was a mistake.

Children with ADHD can now be prescribed a video game, FDA says

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved EndeavorRx, a video game invented to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Some states see Covid-19 cases surging as restrictions are relaxed

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains that one current model's prediction of 200,000 deaths in the US from Covid-19 by October may be an underprediction.

New York says it's 'tamed the beast' of coronavirus while some states see record hospitalizations

CNN's Erica Hill reports on how a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are making some states slow their reopening plans as the CDC released updated guidelines.

The virus hunters who search bat caves to predict the next pandemic

Anderson Cooper explores the world of bats and their importance to our ecology, economy and medical research in CNN Special Report "Bats: The Mystery Behind Covid-19." Watch Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

More cities and states are sounding the alarm over spikes in coronavirus cases

CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the fine print found on the Trump Campaign's online registration site for an upcoming Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Fauci says the WHO's comment on asymptomatic spread is wrong. Here's the difference between asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the Covid-19 outbreak is his 'worst nightmare' while Town Hall Ventures founder Andy Slavitt explains why Americans need to continue to be vigilant and combat the virus.

Coronavirus may not be mutating, but experts say there is still potential for danger

More than a quarter of the labor force -- 42.6 million people -- has now claimed benefits since the pandemic began ravaging the US labor market. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus, but it had nothing to do with his death, autopsy shows

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin and three other former officers on scene during George Floyd's death are now in custody as protests continue across the US. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

Parents and child care providers are falling apart. It could get much worse

From temperature checks to hand washing tutorials, watch Bright Horizons daycare implement new safety procedures to keep childcare running despite Covid-19. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19

Racism is a public health issue and 'police brutality must stop,' medical groups say

From the moment he said "I can't breathe" to protests and violence in cities across the US, George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has reignited the discussion about race and police brutality in America. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Vicarious racism: You don't have to be the target to be harmed

CNN's Paul Vercammen describes the scene as protesters and police clash in Los Angeles.

Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

With the coronavirus pandemic entering a new phase in the US, world health experts shift focus to new hot spots

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks with Maura Lewinger two months after her husband Joe, who was 42-years-old, died from coronavirus.

How Americans can help prevent another 100,000 coronavirus deaths

CNN's Wolf Blitzer pays tribute to those who have died of Covid-19 as the United States death toll surpasses 100,000.

What we mean by a 'second peak' of coronavirus

CNN's John King looks at coronavirus trends across the US and shows how early hotspots of the virus are faring now.

A ventilator wasn't enough to treat him for Covid-19. This machine became his last chance for survival

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Dr. Karl Viddal after Viddal spent 55 days in the hospital fighting Covid-19.

Path ahead for pandemic could be shaped by masks while the US death toll inches closer to 100,000

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on rising concerns over potential coronavirus 'super spreader' events and the implications these have on infection transmission.

Just as Covid-19 cases keep rising in 18 states, holiday revelers crammed together without masks

CNN's John King looks at the trends in US Covid-19 cases and sees encouraging signs for some states.

Covid-19 cases surge in some states as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend

CNN's Natasha Chen describes a hostile encounter with a beachgoer while reporting on location in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Americans are crowding public places and officials fear possibility of spikes in coronavirus cases

Video released by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows a crowd of people not socially distancing while celebrating Memorial Day weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida. A person making a rap video caused a disturbance when they began throwing money from a car, according to Sheriff Mike Chitwood. CNN's Ana Cabrera talks to Mayor Derrick Henry about how the city is managing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 cases surge in some states as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend

Governor Doug Burgum (R-ND) fights back tears discussing masks during his daily press briefing about coronavirus, saying that those wearing masks during the Covid-19 pandemic may not be doing so for political reasons.

Memorial Day weekend: Americans visit beaches and attractions with pandemic warnings in mind

CNN's Pete Muntean took a road trip to see how travelers are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic during Memorial Day weekend.

Experts skeptical after researchers report positive vaccine results

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen responds to Dr. Deborah Birx's comments about a new hydroxychloroquine study during a White House press briefing.

Federal officials accuse two groups of selling fake coronavirus vaccines and treatment

White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx presents data about which US areas still have a high rate of positive tests for the coronavirus.

At least 4 states combined numbers from two tests, possibly providing a misleading picture of coronavirus spread

Non-essential businesses are closed around the country. So some small business owners are reinventing how they work: a lighting designer is delivering groceries, a science toy store owner is moving online, and a baker is looking for whatever work she can get.

We will be seeing more of the scientists from the White House coronavirus task force soon, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, explains why he is encouraged by early findings in a recent coronavirus vaccine trial.

As states begin to reopen, some Americans say it's about time. Experts are not so sure.

CNN's Randi Kaye takes a closer look at how quickly germs can spread in restaurants through a science experiment designed to track germ droplets.

All states will be partially reopened by Memorial Day weekend despite at least 17 recording upward case trends

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) says that he has been encouraging major New York sports teams to plan reopenings without fans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Early results from Moderna coronavirus vaccine trial show participants developed antibodies against the virus

Elizabeth Cohen breaks down how vaccines work, why they keep us safe and why they're most effective when everyone gets them.

States relax more rules, but some could return to stay-at-home orders if coronavirus cases surge

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got a coronavirus test during his daily news briefing, saying "it is so fast and so easy that even the governor can take this test."

Health officials double down on the dangers of mass gatherings as states reopen more venues

CNN's Manu Raju reports that the House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill to spend more than $3 trillion for Covid-19 relief, despite opposition from Republicans as well as within their own ranks from some moderates and progressives.

US coronavirus deaths to surpass 100,000 by June 1, CDC director says

Scientists in London are working to develop a radical new type of vaccine in the effort to combat Covid-19. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

New coronavirus case counts are going down in almost half of US states. But it's too soon to celebrate

Jayden Hardowar was rescued by his 15-year-old brother's quick thinking after going into cardiac arrest at home, his family says, following what doctors told them was a coronavirus-related condition. CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with Tyron Hardowar and his father Roup about the 8-year-old's ordeal.

California tells hospitals to consider having a lottery for sought-after Covid-19 drug

There's not enough remdesivir for all Covid-19 patients, so California has suggested hospitals hold a lottery.

The number of new coronavirus cases is going down in 28 states as reopening efforts continue

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how difficult it will be to mitigate spread of the coronavirus in restaurants, one of the businesses set to reopen following governors relaxing orders in some Southern states.

CDC warns doctors about childhood illness linked to Covid-19

Doctors are seeing an increase in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MISC -- a condition that experts say might be linked with the novel coronavirus. CNN's Sanjay Gutpa reports.

Expect more cases of strange coronavirus syndrome in kids, doctors warn

The CDC is warning doctors to look out a mysterious illness in children that could be linked to the coronavirus. CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks to a doctor about the symptoms and how to spot any red flags.

Covid-19 isn't just a respiratory disease. It hits the whole body

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta highlights how Covid-19 is baffling doctors, seemingly triggering a number of health issues and mysterious symptoms all over the body.

Los Angeles mayor says while stay-at-home order stays, 'do not freak out' about it

Los Angeles County is expected to remain under some sort of stay-at-home order through July, according to Health Director Barbara Ferrer. CNN's Jake Tapper speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Los Angeles mayor says while stay-at-home order stays, 'do not freak out' about it

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) that if states and areas reopen prematurely, there could be "really serious" consequences.

US on track towards more deaths as states continue to ease coronavirus restrictions, researcher warns

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, defended his guidance to the federal government over how to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak, telling Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that "I have never made myself out to be the 'end-all'" and warning against "cavalier" thinking that children could be immune to the disease's effects.

Los Angeles County is telling people they may need to stay home until August

Lawrence Garbuz has spent the last two months recovering from Covid-19. Health officials think he may have been one of the earliest cases in New York City.

US coronavirus death toll passes 80,000 as states move to phased reopening

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces the state is preparing to begin tentatively reopening on May 15.

It can still be hard to get a coronavirus test -- and that's not the only problem

As coronavirus testing in the United States becomes more readily available, the quality of some tests is under scrutiny. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Health officials warn against Mother's Day gatherings while modeling projects more US deaths than expected

Three New York children have died of an inflammatory illness recently observed in dozens of New York children that could be linked to Covid-19, according to state health officials. CNN's Polo Sandoval has more.

Coronavirus found in men's semen

New research in China shows that coronavirus can remain in the semen of men who have been formerly diagnosed with the illness.

Everything you need to know about a mysterious illness that could be linked to coronavirus in children

For months, parents have been counting their blessings amid reports that the novel coronavirus generally seemed to spare children. Now, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning of disturbing signs that children might not be immune to risks related to Covid-19.

How does the government decide who gets remdesivir? Doctors have no idea

Remdesivir is the only drug shown to be effective against Covid-19 in a rigorous trial. But the drug's maker, Gilead Sciences, says there's only enough of it in the world for about 200,000 patients. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

California was one of the first states to issue a stay-at-home order. Tomorrow, it'll start to reopen

As Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine moves into human trials, Dr. Mark Mulligan discusses when we'll know if it's safe and effective.

Dozens more children hospitalized in New York with rare symptoms that could be linked to coronavirus

As complaints about dire shortages of protective gear for medical workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis began to stream in, President Donald Trump was quick to point the finger of blame at his predecessor, Barack Obama. CNN's Sara Murray reports.

Is Covid-19 scaring heart attack victims away from ERs?

Scientists hope monoclonal antibodies from plasma will be an effective treatment in the fight against Covid-19. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.

While she treated coronavirus patients, the US denied her a green card

Dr. Julia Iafrate is a sponsored immigrant volunteering to help save the lives of coronavirus patients in the ICU, and says she was denied a green card despite her extensive credentials. CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks with her about her experience.

None of the states starting to reopen have met White House guidelines, researcher says

The US Food and Drug Administration will now require antibody test makers to seek FDA authorization, as the agency aims to rein in unproven and fraudulent tests that have flooded the market.

America's coronavirus reopening debate comes down to how much a human life is worth, New York governor says

CNN's Chris Cuomo argues that the people rushing to reopen the country should be careful what they wish for.

Coronavirus model projects 134,000 deaths in US, nearly double its last estimate

Dr. Christopher Murray, director at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, explains why a key coronavirus model is now projecting 134,000 US deaths by August 2020.

Coronavirus restrictions continue to loosen this week after a weekend of recreation and protest across US

The FDA has approved emergency use of the experimental drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized patients with severe Covid-19, but experts say more clinical trials are needed. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Gilead Sciences says there are 'positive data' from a study on possible Covid-19 treatment remdesivir

Microsoft founder Bill Gates discusses the timeline for a potential vaccine for Covid-19 and gives his take on the right measures the US needs to implement in order to reopen schools with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

US could be in for 'a bad fall and a bad winter' if it's unprepared for a second wave of coronavirus, Fauci warns

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about the US effort to ramp up coronavirus testing and what we have learned about Covid-19.

US coronavirus cases surpass 1 million and the death toll is greater than US losses in Vietnam War

CNN's Jim Acosta reports on President Donald Trump's early predictions of coronavirus cases and compares them to the most recent US case toll of 1 million infections.

Coronavirus cases in the United States are nearing 1 million

Parts of Colorado are beginning to lift coronavirus restrictions. CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks with a local barber shop owner who plans to reopen, despite the fact that the state told him not to.

If sunlight kills coronavirus, why not try UV lamps?

As some businesses welcome employees back to work, they are turning to new sanitation protocols including UV light body scanning. CNN's Joshua Replogle reports.

He signed up for a coronavirus vaccine trial using a method that's never been used in humans. Here's why.

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Sean Doyle, who is participating in a vaccine trial for Covid-19.

All your questions about how to wear a face mask -- answered

The CDC recommends that all Americans wear face coverings in public. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why wearing them in addition to physical distancing is so important.

She was diagnosed with coronavirus and had to deliver her baby 14 weeks early while in a coma

Johana Mendoza Chancay was hospitalized for coronavirus while pregnant. She describes the emotional experience of being placed in a coma as doctors tried to save her and her baby.

States shouldn't reopen before May 1, and most should wait several more weeks, coronavirus model shows

Speaking to the Washington Post, CDC Director Robert Redfield warned a second wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus this year could be worse because it will coincide with flu season.

Top health experts caution against reopening society before coronavirus testing capacity expands

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta walks us through his coronavirus antibody test and highlights key details regarding this type of testing.

How to combat poor at-home work posture

Health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour shares the best ways to correct and improve your posture while working from home.

How to combat poor at-home work posture

Health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour shares the best ways to correct and improve your posture while working from home.

Covid-19 fears keep people from hospitals, but doctors say call 911 for heart attack and stroke

Rural hospitals are facing financial ruin and furloughing staff during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

Pro tips for working from home and staying healthy

Ways to stay healthy and happy while working from home

Hospitals in minority communities have long struggled -- and then came Covid-19

CNN's Nick Valencia looks at the effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on Latino communities across the US.

States have begun unveiling plans to reopen but whether it's safe to do so is still unclear

Dr. Anthony Fauci says after a problem with testing early in the coronavirus pandemic, he believes there will be enough tests to begin reopening the US.

What we know about the state of coronavirus treatments, vaccines and antibody tests

While antibody testing is paramount to the United States reopening safely, some experts are concerned about the abundance of tests not authorized by the FDA. CNN's Drew Griffin investigates.

Trump wants some states to reopen soon but new outbreaks continue in nursing homes and food processing plants

Dr. Kent Sepkowitz and Dr. Esther Choo say that the US still needs widespread testing to find out more about coronavirus before the economy can safely be reopened.

People might be most infectious with coronavirus before they show symptoms, study suggests

Kizzmekia Corbett, the National Institute of Health's lead scientist for coronavirus vaccine research tells CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta that a vaccine for coronavirus could possibly be available to the general public by next spring.

US may have to endure social distancing until 2022 if no vaccine is quickly found, scientists predict

Harvard School of Public Health's Yonatan Grad explains how his team reached the conclusion that Americans will have the potential need for social distancing measures until 2022.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anne Hathaway get us to Sesame Street in coronavirus special

Elmo and Cookie Monster were joined by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, actress Anne Hathaway and more to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Prominent scientists have bad news for the White House about coronavirus antibody tests

Antibody testing could play a key role in reopening the economy, by identifying individuals with immunity, and getting a read on public immunity.

US marks highest number of deaths in a day after several days of a downward trend

President Trump says his "scariest day" happened last month when he was told the US had a shortage of ventilators.

Respiratory therapist with coronavirus gives birth to a daughter while in a medically induced coma

While pregnant, Angela Primachenko went to the hospital for a cough and ended up in a medically-induced coma due to coronavirus. Next thing she knew, she woke up without a pregnant belly in isolation. CNN affiliate KPTV reports.

Photos show bodies piled up and stored in vacant rooms at Detroit hospital

Photos shared among emergency room staff at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit show bodies being stored in vacant hospital rooms and filling a refrigerated holding unit. CNN's Ryan Young has the details.

Covid-19 numbers show promise, but health experts warn each state is a different battleground

Over 150 million Americans are under a wind advisory or warning across the eastern US where winds will gust upwards of 50 mph.

Black Americans are being hammered by a double pandemic

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says black and minority communities need to take the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and points out the institutional difficulties that are putting urban communities at higher risk.

Covid-19 numbers show promise, but health experts warn each state is a different battleground

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Dr. Anthony Fauci, responds to reports that his early warnings on the pandemic were ignored.

Covid-19 numbers show promise, but health experts warn each state is a different battleground

Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan and economist Paul Romer weigh in on how the US should conduct Covid-19 testing.

10 commandments for better sleep

Whether you're dealing with anxiety, fighting an illness, or want to feel your best, a good night's sleep is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you sleep better.

US coronavirus cases top 500,000 as researchers say the worst is yet to come in Texas and Florida

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Alisyn Camerota that antibody tests, which show who has already been infected with coronavirus, should be available soon, but that the virus will ultimately dictate when the country reopens.

US coronavirus cases top 500,000 as researchers say the worst is yet to come in Texas and Florida

Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks with CNN's Alisyn Camerota about the potential for antibody coronavirus testing, as well as opening the US back up.

Every state is under a disaster declaration for the first time in US history because of coronavirus

Go There takes a look at how nurses - often the first on the front line in hospitals around the country - are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. We've talked to a few nurses who've spoken candidly about their stress, anxiety and fears surrounding treating patients.

US coronavirus cases top 500,000 as researchers say the worst is yet to come in Texas and Florida

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield weighed in on what needs to happen before he would recommend reopening the US economy.

How to make your own face mask (whether or not you know how to sew)

Not sure how to make, wear or clean your own masks at home? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper methods using materials at home so health care workers can have the N95 masks they need at work.

New York's coronavirus outbreak came from Europe and other parts of the United States, research projects suggest

Two separate research projects suggest that the novel coronavirus may have been circulating in New York City earlier than thought and the earliest cases likely originated with travelers coming from Europe and other parts of the United States, not Asia.

Virology in the time of coronavirus: What a difference a month makes -- and the most important questions we still need to answer

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why the US has so many coronavirus deaths when compared with the rest of the world.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta remembers Charlotte Figi, the little girl who changed the world

Charlotte Figi, a child with a catastrophic type of epilepsy who went on to inspire a CBD movement, has passed away at age 13. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on her life.

Fauci says coronavirus hospitalizations are dropping because social distancing is working

Members of a National Academy of Sciences committee told the White House that it doesn't look like coronavirus will go away once the weather warms up. The prestigious scientific panel said data is mixed on whether coronavirus spreads as easily in warm weather as it does in cold weather. CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, the committee's chairman, about the findings.

Scientists say coronavirus won't end with warmer weather while US plans for life under a new normal

CNN's Chris Cuomo pushed back at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo when he claimed that some might say New York was "too prepared" for the coronavirus pandemic.

A 6-year-old boy got a new heart after 4 years on the transplant list

6-year-old Carlos Rolon got a new heart after four years of waiting on the transplant list. He was born with an abnormality in his heart called unbalanced atrioventricular canal defect.

US coronavirus cases top 400,000, with more than 12,900 deaths. But future projections are better than expected

Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, explains the drop in predicted deaths in their coronavirus model.

After Trump's statements about hydroxychloroquine, lupus and arthritis patients face drug shortage

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down the recent trend of some people to hoard hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat several diseases that some speculate could potentially help treat coronavirus, though no studies have concluded. Meanwhile, many of those who rely on the drug to manage their illnesses are unable to get it.

Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do

CNN's Chris Cuomo talks about advice given to him by a pulmonary expert on how to fight Covid-19.

New York City reports a record 800-plus coronavirus deaths in one day

While the number of infections appear to be flattening in New York, officials warn this could be the deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

Coronavirus deaths jump in New York, but governor says hospitalizations are plateauing and distancing 'is working'

The origin of coronavirus are debated, but genetic detective work is leading scientists to point at one animal suspect, CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Adjusted coronavirus model predicts fewer people in US will need hospitals, but 82,000 will still die by August

CNN's Martin Savidge profiles the experiences of Americans who are facing added difficulties to their daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At 90, she said her final goodbyes as doctors prepared her to die from coronavirus. Then she survived

A 90-year-old woman at the Life Care Center in Washington contracted the coronavirus and was near death, but remarkably she recovered. She tells CNN's Sara Sidner her story.

More than 10,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus. And officials say this will be the most challenging week yet

CNN's Miguel Marquez goes inside an emergency room at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic to show what the healthcare workers are up against.

Hydroxychloroquine and Covid-19: an explainer

Dr. Patrice Harris, President of The American Medical Association, says she would not prescribe hydroxychloroquine to anyone after President Donald Trump doubled on the use of drug, despite no evidence the drug is effective and safe for preventing or treating the coronavirus.

A difficult week ahead in the coronavirus fight begins with a US death toll nearing 10,000

CNN's Wolf Blitzer says thank you to the doctors, nurses and essential workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19. Researchers say there's no evidence of that

During a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, President Donald Trump urged people to try the drug hydroxychloroquine, despite no evidence the drug is effective and safe for preventing or treating the coronavirus.

US coronavirus fight enters crucial weeks as the number of cases tops 330,000

While speaking at a coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump said that this week and next will probably be the toughest in the fight against coronavirus and that "there will be a lot of death."

US coronavirus death toll tops 8,000 as Trump warns 'there will be a lot of death'

CNN's Gary Tuchman interviews several congregants of an Ohio church about their decision to attend service, despite coronavirus outbreaks.

Is an 'immunity certificate' the way to get out of coronavirus lockdown?

Zahara de la Sierra is a small town of 1,400. In response to the novel coronavirus spread around the world, it is taking isolation very seriously.

Have to cook from home for the first time? Here's what you need to know (plus your first recipe!)

Want a healthy home-cooked meal, but don't have time? Here are three easy-to-make dishes using ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

New York's governor will sign executive order to allow redistribution of medical supplies to hospitals in need

Dr. Deborah Birx said she can tell by looking at the US curve of coronavirus cases that not every American is following the guidelines set out by the administration for people to stay home and be vigilant about washing their hands.

Journalist says she unknowingly infected others with coronavirus at her mom's 90th birthday party. Two died

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why even after weeks of stay-at-home orders and social distancing, the peak of coronavirus in the US is still yet to come.

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