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The Latest: Arkansas says public schools must be open 5 days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas state government is requiring public schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, complicating efforts by some districts to limit on-site instruction because of the coronavirus. Education Secretary Johnny Key issued the guidance to schools Wednesday as the state reported 912 new confirmed virus… Read More »

Dr. Fauci says coronavirus vaccine likely won’t be ‘widely’ available until several months into 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | AFP via Getty Images White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that… Read More »

Trump says U.S. ‘in the process’ of crafting coronavirus strategy that has ‘developed as we go along’

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus response news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 21, 2020. Leah Millis | Reuters President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration is “in the process of developing a strategy” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, adding that that plan of action has “developed as… Read More »

Ex-West Virginia Health Chief Says Cuts Hurt Virus Response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy Slemp’s resignation on June 24. He complained about discrepancies in the… Read More »

There are no quick fixes to stop the coronavirus spikes in Florida, Texas, other hot spots, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

Any policy changes that states like Texas and Florida, which appear to have expanding coronavirus outbreaks, decide to implement now likely won’t affect the spread of the virus for weeks to come, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC Thrusday. Due to the lag of how long it takes once someone is infected… Read More »