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Special Report: How federal snafus slowed testing at a top U.S. hospital

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (Reuters) - The lab directors at the University of Virginia Medical Center felt powerless. Learn More


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Trump says U.S. may be getting to top of coronavirus curve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States might be getting to the top of the "curve" of the coronavirus outbreak and said he did not see an early written warning about the pandemic from a top White House aide. More »


'Hardest day': New York's Cuomo sees virus slowing despite record death toll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even as medical teams struggled to save an onslaught of gravely ill coronavirus patients and deaths hit new highs, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations seemed to be leveling off in New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. More »


African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows

(Reuters) - The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to disparities in health and healthcare access. More »


CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus. More »


Most Americans, unlike Trump, want mail-in ballots for November if coronavirus threatens: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the government to require mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election if the coronavirus outbreak still threatens the public this autumn, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. More »


'I own it:' U.S. Navy secretary resigns over handling of coronavirus-hit carrier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard. More »


Aggressive restrictions notably slow coronavirus in California tech hub

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's Santa Clara County, the technology hub hit hard by some of the first American cases of the coronavirus, dramatically slowed the illness with early and aggressive shelter-at-home rules, public health officer Sara Cody said on Tuesday. More »


U.S. immigration officials evaluate vulnerable detainees for possible release amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness. More »


At-home COVID-19 deaths may be significantly undercounted in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The daily tally of New York City residents who died at home with coronavirus-like¬†symptoms exploded from 45¬†on March 20 to 241 on April 5, according to Fire Department of New York data - suggesting the city may be significantly undercounting COVID-19 deaths. More »


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