Stories tagged: "coronavirus pandemic"


Since January, the president has tried to convince the public that the coronavirus will simply go away on its own at least 38 times.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A Long Yet Somehow Incomplete List of Times Trump Downplayed the Virus

Since January, the president has tried to convince the public that the coronavirus will simply go away on its own at least 38 times. To help make sense of these moments, here is a timeline breaking down the several instances the president has denied the severity of the virus.

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
White House Cherry Picks When to Contact Trace, Putting Vets’ Families in Danger

The Trump administration discreetly warned a veterans group of potential COVID-19 exposure from a White House event five days before the president announced his positive diagnosis to the public. This is the first-known notice given to visitors of the White House where more than 34 staffers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

Window visits have become a common scene as relatives try to visit nursing home residents during the Pandemic. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Nursing Home Cases up Nearly 80% as COVID-19 Surged This Summer

While the GOP pushed states to reopen this summer, the coronavirus found its way into nursing homes in the South and West—with dire consequences.

A technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
These 7 States Are Banding Together to Buy 3.5 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The bipartisan state compact comes after months of testing shortages and delayed results, which have hindered many states’ abilities to reign in worsening outbreaks.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del.
Biden Demands Trump Deliver Federal COVID Response as Nearly 1,400 Die in a Single Day

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden demands a united national response to the coronavirus crisis, while Trump writes off mounting deaths.

Young girl wearing a mask
UPDATED: More than 7,000 Children in Florida Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

The CDC's new guidelines exclude age as a factor for COVID-19 contagion as more than 7,000 kids test positive in Florida alone, according to the Department of Health. But that number continues to grow rapidly.

people can't pay their bills at the end of the month
US Households Are Having Trouble Meeting Basic Needs, Survey Shows

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, participants report not having the means to cover food, health and rent costs.