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

With July 4 celebrations approaching, officials are trying not to repeat scenes from Memorial Day, when thousands flocked to beaches, bars and parties while experts cautioned that crowds could lead to spikes in cases down the road. In Texas and parts of California, bars were directed to close back down, while beaches in Miami, Fort… Read More »

Seven states now falling short of key testing benchmark for reopening

As coronavirus cases surge in parts of the United States, the rate of positive tests is also increasing. The seven-day average of people testing positive for the coronavirus relative to the number of tests conducted is over 5% in 21 states, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In May, the World Health Organization advised… Read More »

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns senators of ‘suffering and death’ if states reopen too early

Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during a hearing on “An Emerging Disease Threat: How the U.S. Is Responding to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus” on March 3, 2020 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger | Getty Images White House… Read More »

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

“Our national shutdown is not a sustainable long-term solution,” Trump told reporters. Trump unveiled new guidelines on Thursday to help states loosen social distancing restrictions and restart the economy. The guidelines, which won’t be mandatory, suggest a phased approach that will still keep schools closed and allow some restaurants and gyms to operate under social… Read More »