Americans without employment in the COVID-19 crisis are in limbo this weekend as Congressional leaders headed home without acting to extend a $600 per-week expanded jobless benefit that has helped keep both families and the economy afloat.
It’s the latest blow for the millions of jobless people who have been caught in a tug-of-war between Republicans and Democrats over how to proceed in the next phase of trying to get the sagging economy back on track.
And while health leaders remain optimistic that a vaccine may arrive by the end of the year, the nation’s death toll swelled to over 153,000 heading into Saturday. A weekly USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data shows six states set records for new cases while nine states had a record number of deaths.
Here are some significant developments: Baseball teams continued to struggle with players coming down with the virus. Friday’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers was postponed after two players on the Cardinals tested positive for the coronavirus.
It could be safe for students to return to campus this fall if colleges conduct rapid coronavirus screening every two days , according to a study published Friday.
After winding down operations at the end of May, a temporary hospital at one of the nation’s largest convention centers will reopen and begin receiving COVID-19 patients next week , Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday.
In its biggest coronavirus vaccine deal yet , the U.S. said Friday it will pay French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and Great Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline up to $2.1 billion to test and produce 100 million doses of an […]