U.S. Nears 70,000 Coronavirus Deaths as California Moves to Reopen Some Businesses | Health News
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U.S. Nears 70,000 Coronavirus Deaths as California Moves to Reopen Some Businesses | Health News

As the U.S. death toll climbs toward 70,000, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said he would allow some businesses to begin offering curbside pickup this week. Clothing stores, bookstores, toy stores, sporting goods stores and other retail businesses will be allowed to open for curbside services on Friday if workers are able to physically […]

Trump Pushes Coronavirus Death Toll Estimate to 100,000 as Task Force Projections Trend Higher | Health News
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Trump Pushes Coronavirus Death Toll Estimate to 100,000 as Task Force Projections Trend Higher | Health News

The coronavirus is threatening to take the lives of up to 100,000 Americans, President Donald Trump said over the weekend. The number is a jump from the president’s recent estimates of 60,000-70,000 deaths. However, the U.S. has already reached 67,000 deaths and 1.1 million cases without major signs of significant slowing. “Look, we’re going to […]

FDA clamps down on antibody tests
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FDA clamps down on antibody tests

Pharmaceutical companies continue to make headlines as governments and investors hang their hopes on a steady recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day said Sunday the company would be donating its entire supply of remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients. Roche Chairman Christoph Franz said the drugmaker will invest more than $437 million in a […]

Global cases top 3.5 million, Trump on vaccine
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Global cases top 3.5 million, Trump on vaccine

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 3.5 million Global deaths: More than 247,300 Most cases reported: United States (over 1.15 million), Spain (over 217,400), Italy (over 210,700), United Kingdom (over 187,800), France (over […]

Coronavirus stimulus money went to some health-care providers facing criminal probes: report
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Coronavirus stimulus money went to some health-care providers facing criminal probes: report

Some of the $30 billion initially offered to health-care providers in the coronavirus relief package went to facilities that are facing criminal inquiries, Reuters reported Saturday, citing several defense attorneys. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told the outlet it dispersed funds to all medical providers who submitted billings in 2019 to Medicare unless they […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Expected to Close Beaches After Overcrowding as U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 60,000 | Health News
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Expected to Close Beaches After Overcrowding as U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 60,000 | Health News

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to order the closure of beaches and state parks effective Friday. The decision, which Newsom is reportedly going to announce on Thursday, comes after a weekend of overcrowding at the state’s beaches. A memo from the California Police Chiefs Association obtained by Fox News said that following “well-publicized media […]

Drug trials bring hope as COVID-19 keeps spreading
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Drug trials bring hope as COVID-19 keeps spreading

  22m ago Overwhelmed NYC funeral home stored bodies in unrefrigerated trucks, causing “overwhelming” stench Police were called to a Brooklyn neighborhood Wednesday after a funeral home overwhelmed by the number of bodies from the COVID-19 pandemic resorted to storing them on ice in rented trucks, and neighbors complained about the odor, officials said. Dozens […]

Mnuchin holding $259 billion for Fed programs
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Mnuchin holding $259 billion for Fed programs

12:46 pm: Mnuchin says he’s reserving $259 billion to add to Fed coronavirus lending programs U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he is keeping some $259 billion worth of coronavirus aid capital in reserve for new or expanded Federal Reserve lending programs, but is not considering further aid to airlines at the moment. Mnuchin […]