Explainer: What's the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emer...

When coronavirus robs you of your sense of smell

"What I miss most is the smell of my son when I kiss him, the smell of my wife's body," says Jean-Michel Maillard. Anosm...

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations

However, the health agency said the evidence for the virus being airborne was not convincing, according to the NYTHundre...

New U.S. coronavirus cases hit 45,242 for biggest one-day increase of pandemic

The new record for positive COVID-19 tests comes as several states at the centre of a new surge in infections took steps...

U.S. Treasury sent more than 1 million coronavirus stimulus payments to dead people, congressional watchdog finds

The news that so much money has gone to the dead could add to reluctance from some Republicans to agree to more direct r...

As US coronavirus cases surge to a record, top doctor says some places likely opened up too early

Surgeon General Jerome Adams Win McNamee/Getty Images Many US states are experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases. This...

As U.S. coronavirus cases surge, Texas, Arizona and Nevada hit new records

Texas reported over 5,000 new infections on Monday, a single-day record for the state. For a second consecutive week, Te...

A coronavirus strain from Europe may be to blame for the outbreak in Beijing

A doctor in Wuhan, China, earlier this year.STR/AFP via Getty Images The virus sequence seen in the recent outbreak in B...

Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes

Troubling spikes in coronavirus infection rates were reported on Friday in several U.S. states, mainly in the South and...

Students in masks? Sick kids staying home? Teachers aren't convinced districts' health plans will keep them safe.

WASHINGTON - Christian Herr is only 35, but he has been on medication ever since he suffered a heart attack in his class...

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