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World 01 Sep 2021 | 8:56 AM

Australia aims to 'live with virus' instead of eliminating it

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australian authorities on Wednesday extended the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne for another three weeks, as they shift their focus to rapid vaccination drives and move away from a suppression strategy to bring cases down to zero.

World 22 Jan 2021 | 8:41 PM

Special Report: How U.S. CDC missed chances to spot COVID's silent spread

(Reuters) - In early February, 57 people arrived at a Nebraska military base, among the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak. U.S. health officials knew very little then about the mysterious new virus, and the quarantined group offered an early opportunity to size up the threat.

World 29 Oct 2020 | 9:43 PM

Task force sees 'unrelenting' COVID-19 spread; daily U.S. cases up by record 91,000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House coronavirus task force warned that much of the country is in the grips of an "unrelenting" surge in COVID-19 cases and urged tough countermeasures, as the number of U.S. infections reported on Thursday hit a new daily record of more than 91,000.

Singapore 15 Apr 2020 | 7:00 AM

Tackling asymptomatic cases

ASYMPTO­MA­TIC coronavirus patients are more common than was previously thought – some research says potentially as many as 55% to 70% of cases – and they can go on to infect others without anyone ever finding out.