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Early trial results keep Pfizer vaccine development on track for possible 2020 distribution

narvikk/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS

(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S. and abroad, new hope may be emerging in the race to develop a vaccine.

Pfizer, one of a handful of companies   ... Read More

How air purifiers and cleaners may help keep you safer indoors from COVID-19

deyangeorgiev / iStockBy Eden David, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As states begin to adjust to a new normal and people start spending more time indoors, experts and local officials are starting to consider the role air filtration and   ... Read More

60% of all COVID-19 cases reported in last month: WHO

chayakorn lotongkum / iStockBy Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News(GENEVA) -- The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that 60% of all COVID-19 cases globally have been reported in the last month.

"For the past week, the number of new   ... Read More

Scientists test which face covering style best protects against the coronavirus

Rike_/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, EVA PILGRIM and NICK COULSON, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Face coverings for COVID-19 protection come in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors.

From bandanas and DIY masks made from handkerchiefs to custom-made cotton masks with   ... Read More

Quest, LabCorp warn of coronavirus testing delays as demand surges amid outbreaks

narvikk/iStockBy ALI DUKAKIS, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 test positivity rates resurged in recent weeks, private test providers have made efforts to sound the alarm that the rising demand for testing may outpace their ability to process   ... Read More

Pediatricians ‘strongly advocate’ kids return to in-person learning this fall

monkeybusinessimages/iStockBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- In news that is sure to be music to some parents' ears and worrisome to others, the American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a clear stand on the issue of   ... Read More

The controversial water safety technique that could save a baby from drowning

Krysta MeyerBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- When Krysta Meyer posted a video of her 8-month-old's swimming lesson to Tik Tok, she had no idea a decades-old technique taught to her son would draw worldwide attention.   ... Read More

This 89-year-old Nebraska man has donated his platelets over 700 times

P_Wei/iStockBy SHANNON MCLELLAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- An 89-year-old Nebraska man is a regular at his local Red Cross, where he has donated his platelets over 700 times.

Sherman Hirsch was approached by someone at the Red Cross   ... Read More

I wore a mask during 38 hours of labor. You can wear one too

Julia Kite-Laidlaw had to wear a face mask when she gave birth to her twins Daphne and Francis in New York City on May 12, 2020.Julia Kite-Laidlaw had to wear a face mask when she gave birth to her twins   ... Read More

FBI warns of fraudulent COVID-19 antibody tests

Kameleon007/iStockBy LUKE BARR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of fraudulent COVID-19 antibody tests.

While real tests indicate whether or not an individual was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, the FBI   ... Read More

Face masks vs. face shields: What should we be wearing?

Supersmario/iStockBy BECKY WORLEY and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As Americans “mask up” to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a new trend is emerging with more people wearing clear, plastic face shields instead of cloth masks.   ... Read More

‘We’re leaving the hospital sometimes in tears’: Arizona doctors worry as ICUs fill

HRAUN/iStockBy DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, OLIVIA RUBIN, KAYLEE HARTUNG and ROBERT ZEPEDA, ABC News

(PHOENIX) -- Hospitals in Arizona are seeing an intense wave of new coronavirus cases, doctors at the Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix told ABC News   ... Read More

Front-line health care workers reunite with children after months fighting COVID-19

HRAUN/iStockBy SUSAN SCHWARTZ, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A handful of front-line health care workers who have been away from home helping patients fight the coronavirus have once again hugged their children after spending months apart.

Charlotte Cole embraced   ... Read More

Despite new mandatory mask rules, Trump insists it’s everyone’s ‘personal choice’

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy Libby Cathey, ABC News

After the city of Jacksonville, Florida, announced that masks will be mandatory for public and indoor locations starting Monday, White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany would not   ... Read More

Coronavirus drug remdesivir to cost $3,120 per patient with private insurance

digicomphoto/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- California-based drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced its pricing plans for remdesivir, an antiviral COVID-19 drug candidate, saying the treatment will cost $520 per dose for U.S. private insurance companies and $390 per   ... Read More

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Early trial results keep Pfizer vaccine development on track for possible 2020 distribution

narvikk/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS

(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S. and abroad, new hope may be emerging in the race to develop a vaccine.

Pfizer, one of a handful of companies   ... Read More

How air purifiers and cleaners may help keep you safer indoors from COVID-19

deyangeorgiev / iStockBy Eden David, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As states begin to adjust to a new normal and people start spending more time indoors, experts and local officials are starting to consider the role air filtration and   ... Read More

60% of all COVID-19 cases reported in last month: WHO

chayakorn lotongkum / iStockBy Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News(GENEVA) -- The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that 60% of all COVID-19 cases globally have been reported in the last month.

"For the past week, the number of new   ... Read More

Scientists test which face covering style best protects against the coronavirus

Rike_/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, EVA PILGRIM and NICK COULSON, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Face coverings for COVID-19 protection come in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors.

From bandanas and DIY masks made from handkerchiefs to custom-made cotton masks with   ... Read More

Quest, LabCorp warn of coronavirus testing delays as demand surges amid outbreaks

narvikk/iStockBy ALI DUKAKIS, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 test positivity rates resurged in recent weeks, private test providers have made efforts to sound the alarm that the rising demand for testing may outpace their ability to process   ... Read More

Pediatricians ‘strongly advocate’ kids return to in-person learning this fall

monkeybusinessimages/iStockBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- In news that is sure to be music to some parents' ears and worrisome to others, the American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a clear stand on the issue of   ... Read More

The controversial water safety technique that could save a baby from drowning

Krysta MeyerBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- When Krysta Meyer posted a video of her 8-month-old's swimming lesson to Tik Tok, she had no idea a decades-old technique taught to her son would draw worldwide attention.   ... Read More

This 89-year-old Nebraska man has donated his platelets over 700 times

P_Wei/iStockBy SHANNON MCLELLAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- An 89-year-old Nebraska man is a regular at his local Red Cross, where he has donated his platelets over 700 times.

Sherman Hirsch was approached by someone at the Red Cross   ... Read More

I wore a mask during 38 hours of labor. You can wear one too

Julia Kite-Laidlaw had to wear a face mask when she gave birth to her twins Daphne and Francis in New York City on May 12, 2020.Julia Kite-Laidlaw had to wear a face mask when she gave birth to her twins   ... Read More

FBI warns of fraudulent COVID-19 antibody tests

Kameleon007/iStockBy LUKE BARR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of fraudulent COVID-19 antibody tests.

While real tests indicate whether or not an individual was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, the FBI   ... Read More

Face masks vs. face shields: What should we be wearing?

Supersmario/iStockBy BECKY WORLEY and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As Americans “mask up” to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a new trend is emerging with more people wearing clear, plastic face shields instead of cloth masks.   ... Read More

‘We’re leaving the hospital sometimes in tears’: Arizona doctors worry as ICUs fill

HRAUN/iStockBy DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, OLIVIA RUBIN, KAYLEE HARTUNG and ROBERT ZEPEDA, ABC News

(PHOENIX) -- Hospitals in Arizona are seeing an intense wave of new coronavirus cases, doctors at the Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix told ABC News   ... Read More

Front-line health care workers reunite with children after months fighting COVID-19

HRAUN/iStockBy SUSAN SCHWARTZ, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A handful of front-line health care workers who have been away from home helping patients fight the coronavirus have once again hugged their children after spending months apart.

Charlotte Cole embraced   ... Read More

Despite new mandatory mask rules, Trump insists it’s everyone’s ‘personal choice’

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy Libby Cathey, ABC News

After the city of Jacksonville, Florida, announced that masks will be mandatory for public and indoor locations starting Monday, White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany would not   ... Read More

Coronavirus drug remdesivir to cost $3,120 per patient with private insurance

digicomphoto/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- California-based drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced its pricing plans for remdesivir, an antiviral COVID-19 drug candidate, saying the treatment will cost $520 per dose for U.S. private insurance companies and $390 per   ... Read More

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