White House kills CDC plan to extend ban on cruise ships

World Oct 2, 2020

White House kills CDC plan to extend ban on cruise ships

by Sheila Kaplan

The White House has blocked a new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep cruise ships docked until mid-February, a step that would have displeased the politically powerful tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida. The current "no sail” ...

U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

World Jul 8, 2020

U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

The U.S. coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds. Authorities have reported alarming upswings of daily caseloads ...

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

World Jun 30, 2020

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

The U.S. is again grappling with a shortfall of testing that has hobbled the nation since the pandemic’s early weeks, and now threatens to further undermine containment efforts at a crucial moment. In new hot spots like Arizona, Texas and Florida, where COVID-19 is rapidly ...