Progressive leaders, like former Bernie Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner, are pushing the Biden administration to go big and go fast on COVID-19 relief to families who they say are in dire need of help to pay for food, rent and more.
New polling has found that some of the communities most affected by COVID-19 are more likely to support waiting for teachers to be vaccinated before reopening schools.
New data suggests Americans should be less pessimistic about the dangers of a fourth, variant-driven wave — and more optimistic about a return to normal as soon as this summer.
Nearly a year after most schools shut down, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sees an opportunity for the Republican Party, whose handling of the coronavirus pandemic under Donald Trump was widely seen as anti-scientific and contributing to thousands of needless deaths.
The White House on Wednesday announced that it plans to deliver more free cloth masks to 1,300 community health centers as well as 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens beginning next month.
Over the past few months, all of the available data from clinical trials and real-world studies has shown the approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and extremely effective. Yet a new survey found stubborn resistance to vaccination among one group in particular: Republicans.
The United States on Monday passed a grim milestone that would have seemed unimaginable a year ago when the coronavirus pandemic began.
Wearing masks and maintaining social distance during activities such as student lunch and faculty meetings are the main factors in keeping schools free of coronavirus infections, says a new study conducted by the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention.
President Biden has called for moving teachers to the top tier of vaccine eligibility to help schools open. Would doing so be a mistake?
Carmelina Inchaustegui, 77, of Miami, died on Jan. 17, 2021, following an almost monthlong battle with COVID-19. She’s among hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives to the disease since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. Inchaustegui immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba in the early sixties, shortly after Fidel Castro took control over the island on Jan. 1, 1959. The Cuban Revolution unleashed the largest refugee flow to the U.S. in history, and Inchaustegui was one of over a million Cubans who fled the island and came to the U.S. in search for a better life.
A Democratic New York state lawmaker who accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of threatening him over his criticism of the handling of COVID-19-related nursing home deaths said Friday that support is building within the state legislature to begin an impeachment investigation.
With the number of new COVID-19 cases continuing to fall in the U.S., health experts are promoting the use of CO2 monitors as a way to keep that trend going in the right direction as the country begins lifting social distancing restrictions.
The coronavirus pandemic has rattled many higher education institutions, particularly historically Black colleges and universities. But William Harvey, president of Hampton University, told Yahoo News the measures his school has taken helped keep it afloat.
A dispassionate look at the data suggests that, under Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida’s response has been middling.
A new memo emphasizes that President Biden’s White House thinks his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is good politics as well as good policy, potentially hurting its GOP rivals while helping Americans suffering through the coronavirus pandemic.
A newly identified variant of the coronavirus that appears to be carrying potentially troubling mutations has been discovered in the U.S. and other countries, including the U.K., Denmark and Nigeria.
To put these homegrown variants in perspective, Yahoo News spoke to Dr. Jasmine Plummer, one of the Cedars-Sinai researchers who discovered CAL.20C.
Retired Lt. James D. Vance, 52, of Princeton, W.Va., died on Jan. 1, 2021, following a month-long battle with COVID-19. He’s among hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives to the disease since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. James was loved by his family, friends and his community. His wife, Jerri Vance, told Yahoo News he always had a smile on his face and “didn’t know a stranger.” She says he was very selfless, and he dedicated his life to serving others.
On Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, made a prediction that was like music to the ears of millions of Americans who aren’t eligible for COVID-19 vaccination yet.
Officials with the World Heath Organization said Tuesday that it was "very unlikely" that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Chinese laboratory.
President Biden and the Democratic Party are looking to go big — and potentially go it alone — on a massive stimulus package.
A new study posted online Sunday highlights the real threat posed by B.1.1.7 — and why it could be “our last major obstacle to achieving containment of the virus in the U.S.," according to one expert.
Should checks go only to those who need it most, or would targeting relief allow struggling Americans to fall through the cracks?
“How about we skip ‘he won’t win’ cycle and not do 2016 all over again. Trump can absolutely win another presidential election.”
“With independents deserting him, there is simply no path for Trump to get back into the White House — except as a tourist.”
“They might as well cancel the 2024 primaries...because there is no way he can lose.”
“The next Republican presidential primary will be heavily shaped by Trump — whether or not he decides to run again.”
“Donald Trump will not be running for president again. He will, however, continue to tease the possibility of a 2024 run.”