Covid-19 has killed more than 75,000 people in the United States, with around 1.25 million confirmed cases, according to tracking by The Washington Post.
Here are some significant developments:
- President Trump in recent weeks has sought to block or downplay information about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic as he urges a return to normalcy.
- Social media companies including YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook are removing a viral conspiracy theory video because of its claims regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
- Blood clots in covid-19 patients have been leading to some terrible outcomes, including strokes in people who were young and otherwise healthy. A new study finds that blood thinners can be an effective treatment and boost the chance for survival.
- The Food and Drug Administration approved a new diagnostic tool that employs the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technology to determine in just one hour if someone is infected with the novel coronavirus.
- The rollout of remdesivir, the first and only treatment for covid-19, is being criticized by doctors across the country as confusing, unfair and marred by incomplete medical information.
- More than 33 million Americans lost their jobs during the outbreak, and a new poll finds that 77 percent of them believe they will get them back when the crisis is over. Optimism is high, but economists warn over 40 percent of job losses could become permanent.