Global coronavirus cases surpass 38 million

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said Tuesday that current efforts toward Covid-19 vaccine development are “on a really good track” despite news that a second vaccine was put on hold this week.  “A couple of the vaccines are very close to getting some sort of information,” Fauci said during a call … Read more

Eli Lilly pauses trial of its monoclonal antibody to treat Covid-19 for safety reasons

At least 26 schools in Michigan are reporting outbreaks of Covid-19 totaling 116 new cases, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. This is in addition to the 5,151 Covid-19 cases already reported from outbreaks in 81 schools. Michigan includes K-12 and colleges among its count. The department defines an outbreak as “two … Read more

European countries agree to “traffic light” virus reporting and travel measures

Medical personnel work on October 12 in a sports arena, which was converted into a screening center to test people for Covid-19, in Lyon, France. Jean-Philippe Kziazek/AFP/Getty Images France’s Covid positivity rate — the percentage of tests that come back positive — is continuing to rise and has now reached 12.8%, the country’s health authority … Read more

UK government accused of ignoring scientists’ advice to lock down 3 weeks ago

Eric Trump speaks at a campaign rally for his father, President Donald Trump, in Monroe, North Carolina, on October 8. Nell Redmond/AP Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, is not a doctor. Or an infectious disease expert, And it shows. Here’s Eric Trump discussing his father’s recovery from Covid-19 during an appearance on ABCs “This … Read more

Pandemic worsens across the US as we count down to Election Day

A pedestrian walks near a street sign reminding members of the public to adhere to social distancing guidelines in Liverpool, England, on October 12. Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images While the Asia-Pacific region treads water until a coronavirus vaccine is found, the West’s biggest economies are drowning as a second wave firmly establishes itself in Europe. Europe is now … Read more