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Stimulus check second round: what plans are under discussion

Stimulus check second round: what plans are under discussion

The first round of coronavirus stimulus checks started being distributed in April. The White House and Congress are still discussing a second round of payments The IRS released data on the first round of stimulus checks last Friday, with $157.9 billion paid out to Americans in 88.1 million non-taxable stimulus checks so far to help individuals cope with […]

Lawmaker proposes forgiving student loans of doctors, nurses fighting coronavirus crisis

Lawmaker proposes forgiving student loans of doctors nurses fighting coronavirus crisis

NEW YORK — A U.S. lawmaker proposed forgiving all student loan debt for health care workers on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, introduced the bill Tuesday in response to doctors and nurses who pushed back at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s suggestion that the federal government gives 50% hazard […]

Coronavirus live updates: Coronavirus researcher fatally shot, Trump defends not wearing mask

Coronavirus live updates: Coronavirus researcher fatally shot, Trump defends not wearing mask

President Donald Trump said “there’ll be more death” related to the coronavirus pandemic but claimed it’s time to reopen the country as a growing number of states move to slowly relax their stay-at-home mandates. “I think we’re doing very well on the vaccines but, with or without a vaccine, it’s going to pass, and we’re going to be […]

What happens if a coronavirus vaccine is never developed? It has happened before

What happens if a coronavirus vaccine is never developed? It has happened before

London (CNN) As countries lie frozen in lockdown and billions of people lose their livelihoods, public figures are teasing a breakthrough that would mark the end of the crippling coronavirus pandemic: a vaccine. But there is another, worst-case possibility: that no vaccine is ever developed. In this outcome, the public’s hopes are repeatedly raised and then […]

U.S. CDC reports 1,122,486 coronavirus cases, 65,735 deaths

U.S. CDC reports 1,122,486 coronavirus cases, 65,735 deaths

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 1,122,486 U.S. cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 29,671 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,452 to 65,735. The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as […]

US coronavirus death toll exceeds 50,000: Live updates

US coronavirus death toll exceeds 50,000: Live updates

WHO and international partners accelerate work on COVID-19 vaccine as number of deaths in the US hits grim milestone. The World Health Organisation’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the agency is teaming up with countries and partners worldwide to accelerate work on drugs and a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The death toll […]

How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask

How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask

A fabric face covering won’t protect you from getting Covid-19, but it might help prevent you from spreading the virus if you must leave the house. THE TIME HAS come to start covering your face. As we reported April 3, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends all citizens voluntarily wear a cloth face mask for […]

How to track your coronavirus stimulus check status through the IRS Get My Payment tool

Here’s how to use the IRS’ online Get My Payment status tracker to check where your stimulus check is. The IRS is queuing up a first wave of paper checks for those who are eligible for a stimulus payment, according to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The checks follow the news that last week the […]

Explainer: Inside Trump’s proposal to suspend US immigration amid coronavirus crisis

Explainer: Inside Trump's proposal to suspend US immigration amid coronavirus crisis

As the Trump administration decides to suspend all legal immigration to the United States for 60 days, here’s a look at who all will be affected by the stringent move and other details. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will issue an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States to protect […]

States rushing to reopen are likely making a deadly error, coronavirus models and experts warn

States rushing to reopen are likely making a deadly error, coronavirus models and experts warn

Closing America was hard. Science suggests reopening amid coronavirus will be even harder. By the end of the week, residents in Georgia will be able to get their hair permed and nails done. By Monday, they will be cleared for action flicks at the cineplex and burgers at their favorite greasy spoon. And it will […]