Latest from Katie Zezima

Johnson & Johnson, three other companies close in on $26 billion deal on opioid litigation

If finalized, the agreement would funnel money over 18 years to thousands of communities devastated by the epidemic.
  • Nov 5, 2020

Coronavirus stay-home orders apply to one in five Americans as confirmed cases are expected to skyrocket

The governors of California, Illinois and New York aim to limit people from interacting.
  • Mar 20, 2020

People are still getting tummy tucks and cataract surgeries — and health-care workers fear it puts all at risk for coronavirus

The federal government is asking Americans to stay home and limit gatherings. Yet, surgery centers are still open for elective procedures -- bariatric surgery, breast augmentation and cataract surgery. Many wonder why the federal and state governments are not being more aggressive about shutting them down.
  • Mar 20, 2020

Amid coronavirus clampdown, Americans urged not to travel abroad; Italy surpasses China in deaths

Senate Republicans introduced a $1 trillion fiscal package to blunt the economic pain from the coronavirus.
  • Mar 19, 2020

Trump, Trudeau agree to close U.S.-Canada border to ‘nonessential’ traffic

Officials said trade and trucking will not be affected.
  • Mar 18, 2020

Coronavirus closures accelerate nationwide, but wide gaps remain

The U.S. strategy has been a patchwork, with states, cities and counties making their own calls.
  • Mar 17, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus response has become a national guide to the crisis

The 73-year-old Republican is winning praise from public health officials and politicians in both parties.
  • Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus is shutting down American life as states try to battle outbreak

Governors closed schools, iconic sporting events were canceled, and President Trump declared a national emergency.
  • Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus now a global pandemic as U.S., world scramble to control outbreak

World leaders concede the toll of the virus will become far worse.
  • Mar 11, 2020

Schools close, National Guard deployed to help New York suburb stem spread of coronavirus

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a one-mile radius “containment zone” in New Rochelle to stop the spread of the virus.
  • Mar 10, 2020