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U.S. reports more than 71,600 new Covid cases, near record highs, and hospitalizations rise

A patient recovering from COVID-19 at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, on September 30, 2020. Terrence Antonio James | Tribune News Service | Getty Images The United States reported more than 71,600 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, approaching a record number of daily infections set in late July as the outbreak takes root across […]

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Biden holds edge in swing state polls while his large national lead over Trump shrinks slightly

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (L) and President Donald Trump Reuters President Donald Trump still trails former Vice President Joe Biden in polling averages, including in swing states, but the wide national gap has slightly shrunk as the candidates sprint toward Election Day with less than two weeks to go. Here’s what some nationwide polling […]

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AstraZeneca shares turn negative after Brazilian health authority says volunteer in Covid vaccine study dies

A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters AstraZeneca shares turned negative Wednesday after a Brazilian health authority said a volunteer in its coronavirus vaccine study died. The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is helping coordinate late-stage trials in […]

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U.S. is staring down a ‘substantial third wave’ of coronavirus cases. Here are the numbers

A patient arrives at the Emergency entrance to Maimonides Medical Center, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, U.S., October 14, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Colder temperatures are arriving in the Northern Hemisphere, and an insidious rise in new coronavirus cases in the […]