Twenty states reported an increase in new infections during the week ending May 24, up from 13 states the week before.
As states relax lockdown restrictions and responsibility for containing the coronavirus shifts, in part, to the American people, the dangerous tendency to ignore fundamental facts about the deadly pathogen in favor of misinformation peddled by partisans and spread on social media grows.
On April 24, Georgia became the first U.S. state to initiate the fraught process known as “reopening.” That hasn’t produced a surge of new cases … yet. The answer to whether other states should follow Georgia’s lead and reopen more fully is that it depends.
What parents are actually being asked to assess when administrators request “feedback” on reopening is whether that risk — the risk that children will wind up spreading the coronavirus to teachers, parents, grandparents and beyond — is one they’re willing to take.
For Americans, two countries have emerged as touchstones for dealing with the pandemic: Sweden, for conservatives, and Germany, for liberals. But would either approach work in the U.S.?
Asked whether they plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if and when a vaccine arrives, a majority of Americans say yes. But a significant minority say they won’t get vaccinated or they’re not sure. And that, more than anything else, is what the Yahoo News/YouGov poll found — that Americans are afraid.
The unfavorable comparison between the current president and his predecessor is one of the clearest signs to date of an emerging dynamic that will define the remainder of Trump’s term and the presidential election.
The New York metro area’s seven-day average has been declining for weeks. For the national daily case count to stay the same, other areas must be making up the difference. In other words, the virus isn’t receding. It’s relocating.
The expectation is the U.S. won’t return to normal until there’s an effective vaccine against COVID-19 — and almost everyone in the country has been vaccinated.
The urge for states to reopen is understandable. Lockdown can’t continue forever, and the economy matters too. Low case counts make it look like the worst is over. But reopening now could still prove to be premature.
Voters who cast their ballots for Donald Trump in 2016 are more likely than voters who cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton to say that they have “cheated” on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Researchers say the "true extent" of the pandemic may be 50 times larger than previously believed. What that really means — and why you should be skeptical.
The total number of protesters may be small. But the public’s dismissive attitude toward them reflects a deeper sentiment: Americans strongly disagree with those who claim the country is ready to reopen for business.
The strategy of testing, tracing and isolating is the closest thing to a consensus among experts on President Trump’s newly formed economic task force. That's the good news.
As Trump dismisses the need for specific coronavirus 'metrics,' governors such as Gavin Newsom and Andrew Cuomo are starting to release data-driven plans to ease lockdown restrictions.
Good news about the coronavirus is in short supply. The United States’ confirmed case count is approaching half a million — more than triple any other country’s. But if it’s good news you’re after, pay attention to the hospitalization data in New York and California.
Twenty percent of Americans who were employed two months ago now say they have lost their job because of the coronavirus — a number that has doubled over the past two weeks. But those earning less than $50,000 a year were three times more likely to be out of work than those making six-figure salaries.
In his 2017 book “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” journalist Gabriel Sherman reported that top Fox News executives meet every morning to strategize about how the network can angle its daily coverage to advance the Republican Party’s political agenda.
The nation's top infectious disease expert says half of the people spreading coronavirus may never feel sick. That’s more than anyone thought.
New data suggests the two West Coast states may have slowed the spread of coronavirus. How they did it.
A large majority of Americans disagree with President Trump that the nation’s battle against the coronavirus is winding down and that normal economic activity should resume sooner rather than later, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.
Because of the partisan divide, more Americans than not believe the coronavirus threat is exaggerated and the country is overreacting.
Biden leads Sanders by 13 percentage points in Michigan, 11 points in Wisconsin and 28 points in Pennsylvania.
Both Biden and Sanders claim they can win back blue-collar Obama-Trump voters. Next Tuesday, Michigan will put them to the test — and potentially decide the nomination.