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Eli Lilly launches late-stage antibody treatment trial to be tested in US nursing homes

jetcityimage/iStockBy SONY SALZMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- In many ways, America's nursing homes have become the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, as the facilities are linked to about 40% of COVID-19 deaths.

Now, the pharmaceutical firm Eli   ... Read More

Georgia teenager loses both parents to COVID-19 within a week

Amornrat Phuchom/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(ATLANTA) -- A Georgia teenager who lost both his parents to COVID-19 within a week is urging people to take precautions during the pandemic.

Justin Hunter told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he   ... Read More

Mom’s alternative to timeout is taking over TikTok

Nikki Mullen-CruzBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A mom is sharing her positive pathway to parenting with a viral TikTok video showing her alternative approach to punishments.

Nikki Mullen-Cruz of Chicago built a special space for her   ... Read More

As vaccines move into phase 3 trials, diversity must be at top of agenda

iStock/Pornpak KhunatornBy: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Ensuring Black and ethnic minority participation in coronavirus vaccine trials is key if we want a truly effective coronavirus vaccine, according to top epidemiology experts.

This   ... Read More

Vaccine companies searching for 1-shot dose of COVID-19 vaccine

simon2579/iStockBY: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to vaccines, experts agree that a hassle-free single shot is always preferred over a two-shot vaccine requiring multiple trips to the doctors' office.

"In   ... Read More

Face shields can’t replace masks, experts say, but some hope they work as last resort

Supersmario/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A number of the nation's top public health officials have said in recent days that Americans searching for extra layers of protection against the novel coronavirus while out in public may   ... Read More

As temperatures rise with coronavirus cases, experts eye impact of air conditioning

franckreporter/iStockBy DR. JAY BHATT and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As the summer heat and new cases of the novel coronavirus continue to surge in much of the country, scientists are warily watching what potential impact retreating   ... Read More

Johnson & Johnson sees promising COVID-19 vaccine results after testing on monkeys

Meyer & Meyer/iStockBy SONY SALZMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson took a step forward with its COVID-19 vaccine candidate Thursday, releasing promising data after testing on monkeys and at the same time announcing   ... Read More

Crowds are gathering in many states despite coronavirus, and mixed messaging may be to blame: Experts

rypson/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Despite rising coronavirus cases across the nation, many people have been packing into some of their favorite hotspots over the summer, flouting social distancing guidance and rules as well as mask-wearing.   ... Read More

Interest in homeschooling spikes amid coronavirus pandemic

fizkes/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The back to school season for Jillian Glawson, a mom of three in Texas, looks much different this year.

Instead of just shopping for pencils and backpacks for her two older   ... Read More

An expert-backed roadmap to reset our pandemic response

ABC Photo IllustrationBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The United States' coronavirus response is failing and needs to get back on track, according to the nation's doctors.

This month, the U.S. hit an abysmal 4.4 million infections   ... Read More

Baby in NICU sees parents’ faces for first time thanks to innovative masks

Ochsner BaptistBy TOMMY BROOKSBANK, ABC News

(NEW ORLEANS) -- When Aria Mason first laid eyes on her baby girl three days after giving birth prematurely, she couldn't help breaking out in song.

"I was wondering if she'd know I   ... Read More

Texas couple has saved 68 lives and counting with plasma donations

Courtesy Brian MurphyBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News

(SAN ANTONIO) -- As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, one couple is helping to save lives one plasma donation at a time.

Brian and Dina Murphy of San Antonio, Texas, have   ... Read More

Safety concerns for parents, teachers returning to school as COVID-19 ravages Florida

smolaw11/iStockBy TENZIN SHAKYA and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News

(PENSACOLA, Fla.) -- Florida is one of a handful of states that have mandated in-person learning in schools this fall. Parents, educators and students talk about balancing the risks as the   ... Read More

Few medical reasons for not wearing a face mask

ABC NewsBY: DEVIN DWYER

(NEW YORK) -- As coronavirus cases surge across the U.S., more than 30 states now require people to wear face masks in public. Several states even mandate masks while exercising outdoors.

The orders have triggered   ... Read More

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Eli Lilly launches late-stage antibody treatment trial to be tested in US nursing homes

jetcityimage/iStockBy SONY SALZMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- In many ways, America's nursing homes have become the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, as the facilities are linked to about 40% of COVID-19 deaths.

Now, the pharmaceutical firm Eli   ... Read More

Georgia teenager loses both parents to COVID-19 within a week

Amornrat Phuchom/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(ATLANTA) -- A Georgia teenager who lost both his parents to COVID-19 within a week is urging people to take precautions during the pandemic.

Justin Hunter told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he   ... Read More

Mom’s alternative to timeout is taking over TikTok

Nikki Mullen-CruzBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A mom is sharing her positive pathway to parenting with a viral TikTok video showing her alternative approach to punishments.

Nikki Mullen-Cruz of Chicago built a special space for her   ... Read More

As vaccines move into phase 3 trials, diversity must be at top of agenda

iStock/Pornpak KhunatornBy: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Ensuring Black and ethnic minority participation in coronavirus vaccine trials is key if we want a truly effective coronavirus vaccine, according to top epidemiology experts.

This   ... Read More

Vaccine companies searching for 1-shot dose of COVID-19 vaccine

simon2579/iStockBY: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to vaccines, experts agree that a hassle-free single shot is always preferred over a two-shot vaccine requiring multiple trips to the doctors' office.

"In   ... Read More

Face shields can’t replace masks, experts say, but some hope they work as last resort

Supersmario/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A number of the nation's top public health officials have said in recent days that Americans searching for extra layers of protection against the novel coronavirus while out in public may   ... Read More

As temperatures rise with coronavirus cases, experts eye impact of air conditioning

franckreporter/iStockBy DR. JAY BHATT and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As the summer heat and new cases of the novel coronavirus continue to surge in much of the country, scientists are warily watching what potential impact retreating   ... Read More

Johnson & Johnson sees promising COVID-19 vaccine results after testing on monkeys

Meyer & Meyer/iStockBy SONY SALZMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson took a step forward with its COVID-19 vaccine candidate Thursday, releasing promising data after testing on monkeys and at the same time announcing   ... Read More

Crowds are gathering in many states despite coronavirus, and mixed messaging may be to blame: Experts

rypson/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Despite rising coronavirus cases across the nation, many people have been packing into some of their favorite hotspots over the summer, flouting social distancing guidance and rules as well as mask-wearing.   ... Read More

Interest in homeschooling spikes amid coronavirus pandemic

fizkes/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The back to school season for Jillian Glawson, a mom of three in Texas, looks much different this year.

Instead of just shopping for pencils and backpacks for her two older   ... Read More

An expert-backed roadmap to reset our pandemic response

ABC Photo IllustrationBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The United States' coronavirus response is failing and needs to get back on track, according to the nation's doctors.

This month, the U.S. hit an abysmal 4.4 million infections   ... Read More

Baby in NICU sees parents’ faces for first time thanks to innovative masks

Ochsner BaptistBy TOMMY BROOKSBANK, ABC News

(NEW ORLEANS) -- When Aria Mason first laid eyes on her baby girl three days after giving birth prematurely, she couldn't help breaking out in song.

"I was wondering if she'd know I   ... Read More

Texas couple has saved 68 lives and counting with plasma donations

Courtesy Brian MurphyBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News

(SAN ANTONIO) -- As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, one couple is helping to save lives one plasma donation at a time.

Brian and Dina Murphy of San Antonio, Texas, have   ... Read More

Safety concerns for parents, teachers returning to school as COVID-19 ravages Florida

smolaw11/iStockBy TENZIN SHAKYA and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News

(PENSACOLA, Fla.) -- Florida is one of a handful of states that have mandated in-person learning in schools this fall. Parents, educators and students talk about balancing the risks as the   ... Read More

Few medical reasons for not wearing a face mask

ABC NewsBY: DEVIN DWYER

(NEW YORK) -- As coronavirus cases surge across the U.S., more than 30 states now require people to wear face masks in public. Several states even mandate masks while exercising outdoors.

The orders have triggered   ... Read More

Main News Page


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