Can the coronavirus survive on money?

Can the coronavirus survive on paper currency? Yes, but experts say the risk of getting the virus from cash is low compared with person-to-person spread, which is the main way people get infected. Still, many businesses worldwide have banned cash transactions and governments are taking extra precautions. When it’s an option, use touch-free payment methods, […]

Russian president’s spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, the latest in a series of setbacks for President Vladimir Putin as Russia struggles to contain the growing outbreak. “Yes, I’ve gotten sick. I’m being treated,” Peskov, a key Putin aide, told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday. Also infected was Peskov’s […]

The Latest: Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions. — South Korea reports 27 new cases, scrambles to test […]

Coronavirus studies getting a lot of attention

An anti-malarial drug being used to treat COVID patients in the hospital is not getting positive news. And studies involving men are also making headlines.

‘Coronavirus hairstyle’ spikes in popularity in East Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The coronavirus has revived a hairstyle in East Africa, one with braided spikes that echo the virus’ distinctive shape. The style’s growing popularity is in part due to economic hardships linked to virus restrictions — it’s cheap, mothers say — and to the goal of spreading awareness that the coronavirus is […]

US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year. Novavax will inject 131 volunteers in the first phase of the trial testing the safety of the vaccine and looking for signs of its effectiveness, the […]

Moderna: Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging

An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday.

Watch: Dr. Fauci answers your questions on ‘Coronavirus House Calls’

Have a question about the fight against COVID-19 and our “new normal?” Email the question, your name, and your city to our experts at to have it answered on “Coronavirus House Calls.” Catch Saturday’s episode with Dr. Fauci above. Watch the next episode on Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m. CT. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As […]

WATCH: Top doctors answer your questions on ‘Coronavirus House Calls’ | May 16-17

Have a question about COVID-19 and our “new normal?” Email the question, your name, and your city to our experts at to have it answered on “Coronavirus House Calls.” Watch the next episode on Saturday, May 23 at 3 p.m. CT! BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As the death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to […]

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