NJ eyes next reopen phase; protests, curfews fan fears of COVID spread

NJ eyes next reopen phase; protests, curfews fan fears of COVID spread

The global coronavirus pandemic converged on Monday with social unrest roiling the U.S., as hopes for relaxing lockdowns were undercut by raucous protests that prompted several big cities to impose curfews. A weekend of mass demonstrations against police brutality, following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, descended into violence and looting — which […]
US eyes boost to drug supply as WHO warns on vaccine optimism

US eyes boost to drug supply as WHO warns on vaccine optimism

The U.S. on Tuesday moved to shore up domestic drug stocks, with the Trump administration striking a deal to produce critical materials domestically in a bid to address persistent supply chain concerns. With optimism building over an experimental coronavirus vaccine,...
US cases top 1M as reopen debate heats up, France eyes May restart

US cases top 1M as reopen debate heats up, France eyes May restart

Coronavirus cases in the United States crossed 1 million on Tuesday, with a growing list of states and cities planning to relax restrictions on public movement amid persistent concerns about widely available testing. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has showed some...
Health insurance industry eyes federal aid amid coronavirus pandemic

Health insurance industry eyes federal aid amid coronavirus pandemic

As American insurers expand coverage for treatment related to the coronavirus, questions are arising about whether insurers will ask for federal aid and whether premiums for Americans will rise in 2021. President Donald Trump indicated the administration could weigh...