Dr. Scott Atlas, the controversial White House coronavirus adviser, left federal employ much the same way he entered it: with an appearance on Fox News.
Face coverings, including masks made of cloth, are highly effective in protecting the people who wear them and those around them, according to a new study.
Cheap coronavirus tests that ordinary Americans can administer at home could significantly drive down infection rates, researchers say. Their statistical models indicate that potential inaccuracies become effectively inconsequential if enough rapid tests are done with sufficient frequency.
The nation is entering “a very vulnerable period” that could see the number of coronavirus deaths rise rapidly, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned in conversation with Yahoo News on Monday.
Evidence strongly indicates that schools are not the sites of significant viral transmission, leading some to wonder why schools are being forced to bear the pandemic’s brunt, when it is adults in adult spaces who seem to be spreading the virus.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib expects the incoming Biden administration to do right by progressives for aligning behind the Democratic nominee, who shares few of their imperatives but is, of course, vastly preferable to them than Trump.
Darren Beattie, a former speechwriter fired from the White House in 2018 for attending a conference at which white supremacists were also present, has been appointed to a commission tasked with preserving Holocaust-related sites across Europe.
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has intensified its criticism of President Trump’s refusal to engage in the orderly transfer of power, citing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as an example of what happens when an incoming administration does not receive full cooperation from the outgoing one.
Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, has a simple message: There is another way. Arguing before the Ronald Reagan Institute that this is a nation of “civility and pragmatism,” he observed that “most of us are sick and tired of all the drama.”
President Trump will probably not concede the election, according to former advisers, but he undoubtedly has his eye on what's next.
Obama-era centrism prevails in Joe Biden's transition teams. That has some progressives worried that Biden represents nothing more than a return to normal, at a time when many of them believe the nation is ready to embrace policy ideas well to the left of center.
The Trump administration promised that 20 million Americans would receive a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year.
The outbreak is indicative of what happens when people gather in small social situations — something millions of lockdown-weary Americans are eager to do, regardless of whether they are Amish or not.
Even as President Trump continued to make false claims that he, not Joe Biden, won last week’s election, his congressional allies held a hearing Tuesday about alleged spying on the Trump campaign by the Obama administration in 2016.
The General Services Administration has so far declined to provide President-elect Joe Biden with the transition resources that the agency is legally mandated to offer an incoming president. Trent Benishek could prove a crucial ally in that effort, Democrats fear.
Nine months after President Trump's State of the Union address, his message seems like a dispatch from a distant planet. By spring the coronavirus would remake everything about the presidential race, from how Americans cast ballots to which anxieties animated their choice for president.
Pfizer’s assertion that it is not part of Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s vaccine program, is setting off a heated political debate.
Coronavirus hospitalizations have been rapidly climbing, leading to concerns that we may once more see what we saw over the spring and early summer: crowded intensive care units, overwhelmed hospitals, deaths that could have been prevented.
Democrats who had been hoping to expand their share of seats in the House of Representatives instead saw some of their most promising young legislators fall to Republican opponents who mounted unexpectedly spirited challenges.
Even as Joe Biden was edging toward a narrow victory, many progressives will be left to wonder why their massive outlays did not produce the resounding victories they had hoped for and expected.
Although nobody fell seriously ill, the scope of the outbreak — an exceptionally high 76 percent infection rate — suggests the intensity with which the airborne pathogen can proliferate in the absence of appropriate measures.
The chief executives of three leading technology firms testified before a Senate committee Wednesday on their efforts to combat misinformation and prevent bias from taking root in their content-moderation efforts.
With Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation, even if the Republican Party faces potential cataclysm on Election Day, it can rest safely in the knowledge that it has fully remade the federal judiciary in its image.
Voting can be conducted safely, provided that the proper precautions are taken. States that held congressional primaries in September, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Delaware, did not appear to see significant case increases, despite record turnout.
The goal is to prevent the coronavirus from spreading with shorter shutdowns than those that were imposed last spring.