The only team to play the entire season without any confirmed positive cases did so with innovative thinking, vigilance to protocols and some Pete Carroll-style competition.
The country’s short, sharp responses have repeatedly subdued the virus and allowed a return to near normalcy. Now its model is being applied to Perth, its fourth-largest city.
The University of California, Davis, is providing free testing, masks and quarantine housing to tens of thousands of people who live nearby.
A surge in coronavirus cases and game postponements has led to tighter rules about player interactions, on and off the court. But it’s not always clear where the outbreaks began.
You can’t help but wonder why the Trump administration left so many of these things undone.
America desperately needs a leader who takes the pandemic seriously.
A South African tip led to the discovery of mutations around the world. With infections skyrocketing, “it’s a race against time.”
The governor makes a sharp strategic shift to persuade New Yorkers to take the coronavirus seriously as infections surge across the state.
Health officials warned that the number of daily cases in the country could rise to record highs in coming days, and that the latest wave of infections was the most elusive.
Technology to alert people exposed to the virus could slow transmission, pilot studies show, but only if people and states sign up. So far, most haven’t.
And if you have kids, yours probably is, too.
South Australia imposed tight statewide restrictions based on what a man had said about his relationship to a restaurant. And then the authorities learned the truth.
The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave.
Should you travel to see family for the holidays? First investigate your potential lethality to the older people in your life.
Sports leagues, large employers and colleges are turning to devices that could usher in more invasive forms of surveillance.
Infectious-disease experts warned about the risk of cramming revelers into the Black Hills of South Dakota. But it was the annual Sturgis rally, and bikers were coming no matter what.
Concerns have arisen that communities may be manipulating coronavirus positivity rates by discouraging sick people from being tested.
The White House did not take basic steps to investigate its outbreak. We worked with geneticists to sequence the virus that infected two journalists exposed during the outbreak, providing clues to how it may have spread.
The researchers used a statistical model to extrapolate infections tied to 18 rallies, and the study’s figures were not based on individual cases traced directly to particular campaign events.
New outbreaks used to be traced back to crowded factories and rowdy bars. But now, the virus is so widespread not even health officials are able to keep up.
The state is seeing record case numbers, adding to evidence that the virus is poised to thrive as the weather grows colder.
Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of her residents.
The Sweet 16 party, at a Long Island catering hall, led to a flare-up that sickened dozens and forced 270 into quarantine, officials said.
Since President Trump’s Covid diagnosis, numerous associates have tested positive, but the White House has not aggressively investigated the outbreak.
The president made a surprise outing from his hospital bed in an effort to show his improvement, but the murky and shifting narrative of his illness was rewritten again with grim new details.
Tracing is seen as a vital tool to avoid lockdowns and open economies, but that requires a robust system, widespread rapid testing and public trust. All are lacking in the West.
The rate of death went down in patients over 65. Researchers also found that children of all ages became infected and spread the virus to others.
Spam calls and scammers are more than annoying; they’re hindering efforts to track the coronavirus.
Nearly all the buildings remained open, following city guidelines that say only those schools with two cases in different classrooms will shut.
The virus isn’t going away, but a vaccine is coming and so is an election.
Surging demand following the reopening of schools has generated a backlog of 185,000 tests, just as the pace of infections threatens to explode.
Protections like wearing masks, which have proved divisive in the United States, are now widespread on the continent, helping people get on with their lives with calculated risk.
Many thousands of American lives would have been saved.
Yet another change in rules for players who were exposed to a player who tested positive for coronavirus caused the top women’s doubles team to be defaulted.
Kristina Mladenovic was so close to a dominant victory. After it fell apart, she said that the restrictions she faced because of another player’s positive virus test had taken a toll.
The tech giants said states could soon send notices directly to smartphones asking people to opt in to the technology, which helps trace the coronavirus.
Universities are pioneering technology that could help society combat the pandemic.
The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.
What have we learned about how to prepare for it?
With nations determined to return to in-person learning, many will have trouble matching Germany’s formula: fast and free testing, robust contact tracing and low community spread.
U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed.
The Mets’ limited coronavirus infection showed it was probably inevitable it would hit a New York team. When they return, though, they are a team worth watching.
The annual rally in Sturgis, S.D., drew hundreds of thousands of people. It will be challenging to track any coronavirus outbreak as bikers return to their home states.
The sustained low rate of infection has surprised local health officials. But a resurgence may be inevitable, despite the state’s and city’s best efforts.
Classes will start remotely. But the nation’s second-largest school district has perhaps the most ambitious plan to test students and employees for the coronavirus.
For the first time during the pandemic, the United States saw a downward trend in the number of coronavirus tests conducted each day.
A new report from South Korea throws into question an earlier finding regarding transmission by older children.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revived her “go hard, go early” approach as officials grapple with a mysterious cluster that might have originated in a frozen food warehouse.
As the coronavirus spread on the Fort Apache reservation in Arizona, medical teams sought out residents who might have been exposed. The effort paid off in unexpected ways.
After months of complaints about its centralized, privatized system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government says resources will be diverted to local public health authorities.