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US is nearing 'rapid acceleration' of Covid-19 cases, expert warns, as daily infections hit about 60,000

From coffee that smells like burning tires, to garlic that smells like garbage, a growing number of people who contracted Covid-19 are reporting foul smells and tastes after getting sick.

Daily coronavirus case numbers in the US are at levels not seen since the summer, and 14 states recently have set hospitalization records

The US continues to report an upward trend in new coronavirus cases as Dr. Michael Osterholm warns that the next 6-12 weeks could be the darkest period of the pandemic. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

10 states reported their highest single-day coronavirus case counts last week

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CBS's "60 Minutes" that he was "absolutely not" surprised when President Donald Trump contracted coronavirus and that he had been worried about the lack of adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols at White House events.

Covid-19 crisis would have to be 'really, really bad' to implement a national lockdown, Fauci says

CNN's John King reacts to the latest coronavirus case numbers in the US as the country heads into what health experts say will be the most challenging months of the pandemic so far.

As coronavirus surges across the US, only 2 states are trending in the right direction

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is encouraging people to wear masks after he contracted Covid-19 and spent seven days in a hospital's intensive care unit.

'A harrowing time.' Ten states reported their highest number of new coronavirus cases on Friday

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on common coronavirus misconceptions perpetuated by President Trump and explains how harmful these claims may be.

Covid-19 deaths will rise almost 80% by February, researchers foresee

Much of the US continues to report an upward trend in coronavirus cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

21 states have hit their peak 7-day average of new Covid-19 cases this week

A vaccine is still the best way to bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, health experts say, adding that pursuing herd immunity would be a dangerous strategy. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

Herd immunity is not the way out of the coronavirus pandemic, experts say

CNN's Jim Acosta spoke to rally goers on their thoughts about coronavirus ahead of President Donald Trump's MAGA rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

People with blood type O may have lower risk of Covid-19 infection and severe illness, two new studies suggest

Two new studies suggest that people with type O blood may be less likely to contract and suffer serious complications from the coronavirus. However, experts say much more study is needed on the subject. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

CDC optimistic coronavirus vaccines will be released by end of the year

Experts say Covid-19 cases will likely increase in the winter months. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen explains why and how you can prepare and stay safe.

Beyond masks and social distancing: How to stay healthy and sane during this new surge (while still enjoying fall and winter)

As the US experiences a surge in Covid-19 cases, Johnson & Johnson has paused their vaccine trial due to an unexplained illness in a trial participant. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

'Hunker down': The fall Covid-19 surge is here

More than half of US states are seeing an increase in new coronavirus cases, with five states reporting a jump of more than 50% in one week. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

Man who dismissed Covid-19 and then survived it says he is an example for doubters

Tony Green tells to CNN's Anderson Cooper that he and multiple people in his family came down with coronavirus after he and his partner hosted a small gathering. He is dealing with guilt after two family members have passed.

Dr. Anthony Fauci hopes worrisome numbers jolt Americans to take steps to stem spread of Covid-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Jake Tapper that he hopes the dire number of coronavirus cases in the US serve as a wake-up call to Americans to stay vigilant and take protective measures against the virus.

A 'second wave' of mental health devastation due to Covid-19 is imminent, experts say

The coronavirus pandemic's connection to mental health is becoming more clear and Shelby Rowe, a bead artist in Oklahoma, knows that impact firsthand. CNN's Jacqueline Howard shares Shelby's story -- and ways to keep yourself mentally healthy amid the Covid-19 crisis.

31 states have growing rates of new Covid-19 cases, and 'we know what's coming next'

Citizens in the UK are asking the government for the chance to be deliberately infected with the coronavirus through challenge trials in the hopes of improving the development of a vaccine.

The US should expect 20,000 more coronavirus deaths by the end of the month, former CDC director says

Dr. Chris Murray, Director at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, explains why it's dangerous to try for herd immunity from coronavirus as the pandemic rages on.

US sees highest number of daily coronavirus cases since August

CNN's Jim Acosta reports President Donald Trump is holding an event in the Rose Garden tomorrow and an event in Florida on Sunday, despite having coronavirus and many others in the White House also testing positive.

Trump credits swift treatment for his Covid-19 recovery

President Donald Trump says that he's been retested for Covid-19 but the White House hasn't said if the test was negative.

The US is reporting more than 46,000 positive Covid-19 tests on average every day

The coronavirus outbreak is intensifying across the United States, with much of the country moving in the wrong direction and some states enforcing new restrictions CNN's Nick Watt reports.

CDC ensemble forecast foresees death toll from Covid-19 climbing to 233,000 by end of month

CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out President Donald Trump's reckless behavior while being infected with coronavirus.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to scientists who discovered CRISPR gene editing tool for 'rewriting the code of life'

Microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier explains how a revolutionary method of gene editing works.

Half of US states are reporting increased Covid-19 cases and some leaders push new measures

Health experts say the president's messaging about his coronavirus diagnosis is dangerous. Hear what teenager Maddelena Kaji and her father think about Trump's downplaying the virus after losing family to the pandemic.

10% of the world may have been infected by Covid-19, WHO official says

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Chris Cuomo how he sees the Thanksgiving holiday playing out during the coronavirus pandemic, and how Americans can stay safe.

Covid-19 could kill 2,900 Americans a day in December, researchers say. Here's why, and how you can make fall and winter better

Dr. Anthony Fauci breaks down the average timeline from when a person is exposed to coronavirus to when they start showing symptoms of infection.

How Trump's Covid-19 treatment is far different from what most American patients get

Before President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19 he had a busy week, traveling from Washington, DC, to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota and New Jersey.

Only 3 states are reporting declines in new coronavirus cases as the US hits its highest daily rate in 2 months

CNN's John King breaks down the number of coronavirus cases across the country and analyzes the surge of cases in Wisconsin.

Trump's Covid-19 so far has caused high fever and drops in oxygen, doctors say

President Donald Trump tweeted out a video message giving an update on his health and thanking the public for the support he says he has received since his Covid-19 diagnosis. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reacts to the President's condition. It is not clear when this video was recorded.

Only three US states are reporting declines in new coronavirus cases

CNN's Polo Sandoval looks at coronavirus cases across the nation as cases rise in multiple states.

New coronavirus cases are on the decline in only three US states

A source has told White House pool reporters that President Donald Trump's vitals in the last 24 hours have been "very concerning," and that he is "still not on a clear path to full recovery." CNN's Jeremy Diamond has more.

President Donald Trump has Covid-19. How serious is his risk?

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen joins Jim Scuitto and Poppy Harlow to discuss President Trump's high risk factors, what his next steps should be, and explains close contact as it relates to coronavirus.

Here's how a 74-year-old might be treated for Covid-19

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus, the President announced early Friday morning.

With the US making no progress on average daily Covid-19 cases last month, officials fear a coming crisis

Evidence continues to show that the coronavirus pandemic is taking another very dangerous turn, as it already has killed more than 207,000 Americans, CNN's Nick Watt reports.

Virtual fitness classes allow this community battling addiction to gain strength during lockdown

Phil Mattingly jumps into an online workout with CNN Hero Scott Strode and the Phoenix community. He meets members as they fight to stay sober during lockdown.

Loss of smell could be a 'highly reliable indicator' of Covid-19, research says

A new study finds that a loss of smell and taste are a strong sign that someone is infected with Covid-19. CNN's Jacqueline Howard breaks down the details.

Leaders in several states warn residents to be on guard as worrying Covid-19 trends emerge

As states continue to struggle to control the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control says infections for people 18-22 years old has risen by 55%. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

CDC was pushed to play down the risks of Covid-19 in reopening schools, former Pence staffer says

A report from the New York Times details how top White House officials pressured the CDC over the summer to downplay the risk of sending kids back to school amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Only 10 states are seeing downward trends in new Covid-19 cases, and NYC now has a surge

As the world closes in on 1 million coronavirus deaths, with the United States accounting for about one fifth of those fatalities, experts are raising concerns about the approaching flu season. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

New York City's spike in cases shows coronavirus is still 'a force to be reckoned with,' governor says

CNN's John King breaks down the latest Covid-19 numbers which show that cases are rising.

Twenty-one states are reporting increased Covid-19 cases as experts warn of a fall surge

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that the process to approve a Covid-19 vaccine has become so politicized by President Donald Trump that he doesn't trust the FDA to be able to properly approve a safe vaccine.

Twenty-one states are reporting increased Covid-19 cases as experts warn of a fall surge

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez discusses Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to advance the state's coronavirus restrictions to Phase three, which includes the immediate opening of restaurants and other venues to 100% capacity and suspending citations for face mask violations.

Experts are warning of a coming surge of Covid-19 cases in US

The United States has reported 7 million coronavirus cases, and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci says we are still in its first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

Covid-19 vaccinations could start in November or December, Fauci says

United will offer Covid-19 testing for Hawaii-bound passengers beginning October 15 out of San Francisco, in a pilot testing program that the airline hopes to extend to other destinations. United Airlines Chief Communications Officer Josh Earnest explains how the testing will work.

The US just topped more than 7 million coronavirus cases as 23 states report rising numbers

President Donald Trump claimed that the White House could override the US Food and Drug Administration if the agency released tougher standards for the authorization of a Covid-19 vaccine, casting such a move as "political." CNN's Erica Hill reports.

Fauci cautions that a Covid-19 vaccine won't eliminate the need for masks and public health measures

CNN's Nick Watt reports that despite rising coronavirus cases in 22 states, issues surrounding a vaccine have become so politicized that a main focus of a Senate hearing with public health officials was on restoring public trust in any vaccine brought forth.

200,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US. That's more than the US battle deaths from 5 wars combined

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta remembers those who have died from coronavirus as the United States surpasses 200,000 coronavirus deaths.

Trick-or-treating, costume masks and Halloween parties discouraged by CDC this year

The Centers for Disease control and prevention took down guidance it posted just days ago on how the coronavirus can spread through the air, saying the guidance was posted in a clerical error. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Voting safely: How to protect yourself from Covid-19 while casting your ballot

CNN's Abby Phillip explains how states have made in-person voting safer and explores the issues voters should keep in mind when it comes to mail-in voting.

The country's 'divisive state' is hurting Covid-19 response, Fauci says

The CDC on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen tells us more.

In nursing homes and assisted living communities, minorities suffer most from Covid-19, research says

Women are leaving the workforce at a higher rate than men due to Covid-19's effects on parenting. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich reports.

Most of the US is headed in the wrong direction again with Covid-19 cases as deaths near 200,000

CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks President Donald Trump on his retelling of how the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded in the US.

Some college students face stay-at-home orders as local leaders try to control Covid-19 spread

As colleges and high schools across the US struggle with reopening, many sports programs have been hit with budget cuts and canceled seasons, leaving student athletes in tough positions.

Trump says every American can get a coronavirus vaccine by April, but health experts say that's not likely

President Donald Trump said during a press briefing that he expects to have enough vaccines for every American by April 2021. CNN's Brooke Baldwin and Dr. Peter Hotez discuss.

Is in-person voting safe from Covid-19? It can be if you follow these guidelines

Large crowds of people have lined up in Fairfax, Virginia, to cast their vote early in the 2020 election, despite the looming threat of coronavirus. CNN's Kristen Holmes reports.

Enough people have to take a Covid-19 vaccine for it to be efficient, Fauci says

Centers for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield said that most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until the back half of 2021. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

Most Americans probably won't be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

During a Senate committee hearing, Dr. Robert Redfield said a face mask may provide better protection against coronavirus than a vaccine. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports the CDC director also offered a timeline as to when a vaccine might be available to most Americans.

A Maine wedding is linked to the deaths of 7 people who didn't attend

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci praised how Vermont has handled the coronavirus pandemic and said that a national mask mandate "probably would not work" in the US.

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

As some classrooms reopen in Florida, coronavirus cases have increased among school age children. CNN's Rosa Flores reports Florida Governor Ron Desantis hasn't released Covid-19 data on schools since the return to in-person classes.

The US isn't even close to getting Covid-19 down to where it needs to be by fall, medical experts say

Dr. Peter Hotez weighs in on President Trump holding an indoor rally in Nevada in defiance of the state's ban on local gatherings amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The US isn't even close to getting Covid-19 down to where it needs to be by fall, medical experts say

CNN's talks to some attendees at President Donald Trump's indoor rally in Henderson, Nevada, who explain why they don't wear masks amid the coronvirus pandemic.

Pfizer proposes expanding Covid-19 vaccine trial to include more diversity as race for a vaccine continues

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sat down with Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui and asked him about the timeline for the coronavirus vaccine.

Redefining Covid-19: Months after infection, patients report breathing difficulty, excessive fatigue

CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks to Jenifer Johnston, an Oregon woman who has been battling with coronavirus complications for six months, despite not having preexsisting conditions.

9/11 and Covid-19: 2 mass trauma events with different recovery challenges

During a CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Francis Collins answers a viewer's question regarding a potential coronavirus vaccine.

Get tested for coronavirus if you socialized closely over Labor Day, Dr. Birx says

Video of a college party shows why health experts warn students to remain on campus to protect the safety of their families and the other students on campus

AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial after unexplained illness in volunteer

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, paused global trials of its coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers. CNN's Sanjay Gupta tells us more.

The US needs 200 million tests a month to reel in Covid-19 pandemic, report says

Ugur Sahin, CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, tells CNN's Fred Pleitgen that the U.S.-German cooperation of Pfizer and BioNTech could have a Covid-19 vaccine ready for regulatory approval by the middle of October.

Another federal official raises questions about Trump's vaccine timeline

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why it has never been more important to keep the flu at bay as this fall and winter will likely see Covid-19 outbreaks in addition to the flu.

US surgeon general tells states to be ready for Covid-19 vaccine by November 'just in case'

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the vital phase three trials that a number of companies are entering as they work towards a coronavirus vaccine.

The Labor Day gatherings health experts warned against during the coronavirus pandemic are popping up all over the US

A new model often cited by top health experts predicts that the coronavirus death toll in the United States could reach 410,000 by January 1. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.

Wear a mask while having sex and avoid kissing new people, Canada's top doctor advises

Canada's chief public health officer is advising people to wear masks during sex and not to kiss anyone new.

Doctors warn against rushing a Covid-19 vaccine as Fauci says it's critical to have a safe Labor Day

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told public health officials around the United States to prepare to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine as soon as late October. It also provided planning scenarios to help states prepare.

Lewy body dementia: The life-changing disease that devastated Robin Williams

Speaking out for the first time on since her husband's death, Susan Williams shared with "Good Morning America" what she believes drove Robin Williams to commit suicide.

Colon cancer survivor says it's time to take the disease seriously

The American Cancer Society's newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get screened starting at age 45 instead of 50, as previously advised. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

What school gym class looks like in pandemic times

Glen Hector's tour company in Antigua took a devastating blow when tourism was cut off, but he found new ways to attract customers when it reopened.

The US just topped 6 million coronavirus cases in about 7 months. What happens next is up to you, Birx says

CNN's John King breaks down the newest coronavirus case counts in the US.

Colleges and universities work to control outbreaks as a new school year starts amid coronavirus

While Covid-19 vaccine optimism continues to grow, one prominent model now projects around 135,000 more Americans could be killed by the virus by December 1, 2020. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

Are these fast, cheap coronavirus tests the game-changer everyone is waiting for?

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how Abbott's latest rapid antigen test works, expounding on concerns about the test's accuracy.

Coronavirus model projects more than 317,000 US Covid-19 deaths by December

CNN's Erica Hill reports on the rise in coronavirus cases in certain states like Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas and Indiana despite new cases falling 22% in the past 14 days nationwide.

Plenty of coronavirus tests are available, but they're not being used

More than 2,200 inmates at San Quentin State Prison have become infected with Covid-19 since May, and they're not alone as jails and prisons across the United States struggle to contain the virus.

Updated CDC guidelines now say people exposed to coronavirus may not need to be tested

The CDC has changed its Covid-19 testing guidelines. The agency no longer recommends testing for most people without symptoms, even if they've been in close contact with someone known to have the virus. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen tells us more.

While nationwide surge may be slowing, officials warn of troubling Covid-19 signs across US heartland

CNN's Nick Watt reports on coronavirus numbers state-by-state as some struggle to keep cases down, despite the US average falling below 1,000 new cases a day.

While nationwide surge may be slowing, officials warn of troubling Covid-19 signs across US heartland

CNN's Nick Watt reports that the US daily number of new coronavirus cases has fallen under 1,000, and Hong Kong has reported their first confirmed case of a patient reinfected with Covid-19.

CNN en Español's Dr. Elmer Huerta volunteered for a coronavirus vaccine trial. Here's why

CNN en Español medical contributor Dr. Elmer Huerta volunteered to be part of the Moderna/NIH Stage 3 Covid-19 vaccine. The trial needs more minorities to enroll to avoid delays.

Coronavirus hasn't stopped groups from gathering, but it has led to grim consequences

CNN's Athena Jones reports that at least 19 states are seeing Covid-19 outbreaks on college campuses as students return.

Nearly 70,000 lives could be saved in the next 3 months if more Americans wore masks, researchers say

Shenna Rougely nearly lost all of her family members to coronavirus after they became infected in April. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports more on this story.

Covid-19 deaths should start dropping across US by next week, CDC chief says

Movie theater chains like AMC are reopening their doors with new safety measures and technology in place. CNN medical analyst Dr. Rochelle Walensky weighs in on whether or not it's safe for movie goers to get back in front of the big screen.

White House focus on oleandrin treatment for coronavirus would be 'nonsense,' experts say

CNN's Anderson Cooper grills MyPillow creator Mike Lindell regarding his claims that oleandrin is a potential therapeutic for coronavirus.

Faster test results and 'robust' immune response may offer hope of curbing the pandemic, experts say

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta responds to a statement from Dr. Deborah Birx, a top White House coronavirus official, in which she says she wishes the US had more stringent lockdown measures in place at the beginning of the pandemic, similar to Italy.

White House focus on oleandrin treatment for coronavirus would be 'nonsense,' experts say

President Donald Trump and Mike Lindell, the creator of MyPillow and an avowed supporter, participated in a July meeting at the White House regarding the use of oleandrin as a potential therapeutic for coronavirus, Lindell confirmed to CNN.

New saliva-based Covid-19 test could be a fast and cheap 'game changer'

Good news for people who are leery about a nasal swab test for Covid-19.

New CDC guidance says Covid-19 rates in children are 'steadily increasing'

Though COVID-19 has added stress to the lives of most Americans, teens in particularly have been hit hard as they miss major milestones with their friends and worry about family joblessness and illness. CNN visits some of the programs and services helping young people cope.

New saliva-based Covid-19 test could be a fast and cheap 'game changer'

Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration official overseeing coronavirus testing in the US, says that the Trump administration has exhausted all the executive authority to help ensure that all Americans who want a Covid-19 can get one.

As students head back to campus, US colleges try to prevent and combat Covid-19 cases

Whilst performing arts struggle to return to concert halls around the world, orchestras and audiences are having to adapt to a new socially-distanced normal.

Teachers face Covid-19 fears as school districts decide whether to reopen in person

Jami and Drew Cole are teachers in Oklahoma and husband and wife. They both have health issues and are bracing for their first days back in the classroom amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rushing reopening could have devastating consequences, Dr. Fauci says

While some families in the US are concerned about the potential effects of taking a vaccine, others are exploiting fears by spreading misinformation online. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with vaccine advocate Chelsea Clinton about the battle for facts.

US has averaged over 1,000 coronavirus deaths per day for 16 straight days

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on a Dallas food bank that is supporting the community by sponsoring a drive-through food giveaway, as the nation grapples with the economic impacts of the pandemic.

Tea, milk and other drinks to help you sleep (and some that will hurt)

As some businesses continue to allow employees to work from home, it's important to keep your healthy habits in check. This includes getting enough sleep. Here are some foods and drinks that help promote and regulate your sleep. 

Previous vaccines and masks may hold down Covid-19, some researchers say

In an interview on ABC News' "World News Tonight with David Muir," Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he feels that universal wearing of masks in addition to other public health measures are "very important" in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as schools reopen.

FDA won't 'cut corners' to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, commissioner says

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what factors make people likely to face severe illness, hospitalization or even death from Covid-19.

Moderna's clinical trial numbers show there's 'no way' Trump can have a vaccine by Election Day

Contrary to President Trump's predictions, experts tell CNN it's unlikely there will be a coronavirus vaccine ready by Election Day. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on data from Moderna, the first company to begin its Phase 3 clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States.

FDA won't 'cut corners' to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, commissioner 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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