Amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide, leaders in several states are backtracking on reopening plans and ordering residents to wear masks in public.
Arizona, Texas, Florida and California are re-closing beaches and bars in some cases. Governors in Oregon and Kansas announced Monday new face mask requirements while in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy said he’s postponing the restarting of indoor dining because people have not been wearing face masks or complying with recommendations for social distancing.
In Jacksonville, Florida, where President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August, city officials said Monday coverings must be worn in "situations where individuals cannot socially distance." Trump has refused to wear a mask during visits to states and businesses that require them. The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus cases, with nearly 2.6 million infections and over 126,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University .
Top health experts were testifying before the Senate Tuesday about the pandemic.
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: FDA Head Says ‘We Will Not Cut Corners’ on Vaccine Development
The head of the Food and Drug Administration says vaccine developers will be expected to study COVID-19 shots in racial minorities, the elderly, pregnant women and those with other health conditions.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn outlined the guidelines for potential vaccines at a Senate hearing on reopening schools and workplaces.Hahn says “while the FDA is committed to help expedite this work, we will not cut corners in our decision-making.”Acknowledging that some people are "skeptical of vaccine development efforts," Hahn says all phases of development should include "diverse populations," […]