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President Donald Trump speaks during a media briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

FDA approves emergency coronavirus treatments after Trump broke 'logjam'

- The Washington Times

The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval to a coronavirus treatment that uses antibodies in the blood plasma of survivors to help patients fend off the disease, one day after President Trump accused "deep state" figures at the agency of slow-walking therapeutics and vaccines trials to make him look bad.

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020, photo, Monique Kursar, left, completes a purchase with Amy Witt, owner of the Velvet Window, in Dallas. Small businesses are navigating a new way to work with customers amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

As shoppers stay away, small stores seek refuge online

- Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台For small retailers across the country, the coronavirus outbreak has turned an already challenging business environment into never-ending uncertainty.

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. India has the third-highest caseload after the United States and Brazil, and the fourth-highest death toll in the world. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

India's virus caseload tops 3 million as disease moves south

Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台India's coronavirus caseload topped 3 million on Sunday, with the country leading the world in new infections as the disease marched through impoverished rural areas in the north and the wealthier but older populations of the south.

In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a person looks inside the closed doors of the Pasadena Community Job Center in Pasadena, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

U.S. jobless claims jump back above 1 million in face of virus

- Associated Press

The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose to 1.1 million last week after two weeks of declines, evidence that many employers are still slashing jobs as the coronavirus bedevils the U.S. economy.

Coin shortage hits retailers, laundromats, tooth fairy

- Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台A convenience store chain is offering a free beverage or sandwich in exchange for them. A laundromat owner drove 4 hours across state lines to get $8,000 worth. A young girl in Illinois wrote the tooth fairy saying she'll gladly take dollars as a substitute if it helps.

House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, right, and House Clerk Suzette Denslow, left, stand on the Speaker's podium inside the Siegel Center at VCU in Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. The House of Delegates will meet in the space for a special session beginning on Tuesday instead of the House Chamber at the State Capitol to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia lawmakers to start special session amid pandemic

- Associated Press

Virginia lawmakers will meet Tuesday for a special session to address both the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread calls for criminal justice reform sparked by the death of George Floyd.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on COVID-19 response out in October

- Associated Press

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic, is writing a book that looks back on his experiences, and includes leadership advice and a close look at his relationship with the administration of President Donald Trump.

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks at a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak and the District's response, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

D.C. to hire 175 more virus contact tracers

- The Washington Times

District officials announced Monday that the city's health department will hire 175 more contact tracers, boosting its force up to 450 staff members to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, and start home visits later this week.

University of North Carolina students wait outside of Woolen Gym on the Chapel Hill, N.C., campus as they wait to enter for a fitness class Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The University announced minutes before that all classes will be moved online starting Wednesday, Aug. 19 due to COVID clusters on campus. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

UNC Chapel Hill cancels in-person classes for undergraduates

- Associated Press

North Carolina's flagship university canceled in-person classes for undergraduates just a week into the fall semester Monday as the school and other campuses around the U.S. scrambled to deal with coronavirus clusters linked in some cases to student housing, off-campus parties and packed bars.

President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters at Mankato Regional Airport, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump promises post-pandemic economic recovery on Midwest swing

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台President Trump flew to Midwestern battlegrounds Monday to trumpet the pre-pandemic economy and paint an apocalyptic picture of what would happen if he loses on Election Day, as polls showed a narrowing race with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden ahead at the beginning of a virtual Democratic National Convention.

In this July 26, 2020, family photo provided by Erin Marshall, Julia Silver, from left, Shannon Silver, seated, John Silver Jr., and John Silver Sr., from Connecticut, pose for a photo during their vacation at Rocky Mountain National Park, in Colorado. As states around the country require visitors from areas with high rates of coronavirus infections to quarantine upon arrival, children taking end-of-summer vacations to hot spots are facing the possibility of being forced to skip the start of in-person learning at their schools. The Silver family went to Colorado instead of to Ohio because Connecticut for a time required travelers to Ohio to quarantine upon their return. (Courtesy Erin Marshall via AP)

Quarantine requirements may delay return to in-person school

- Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台Shannon Silver had planned to take her family on a trip from her home in Connecticut to visit relatives in Ohio just before the start of the school year for her two children.

Recent Commentary Columns

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, stands behind Va. State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver at a press conference in Richmond, Va. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) ** FILE **

Virginia on COVID-19 steroids: Take zee shot, comrade -- or else

- The Washington Times

Virginia's health commissioner, Dr. Norman Oliver, said he will make every man, woman and child in the state take the COVID-19 vaccine once it's developed, once it's proven safe, and so long as he is still in office, holding the job of -- apparently -- Resident Body Snatcher. Literally. Who died and made this dude king?

Gabriella Diaz, 4, sits as registered nurse Charlene Luxcin administers a flu shot at the Whittier Street Health Center in Boston on Jan. 9, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Massachusetts mandates flu shots for all students: Next up, COVID-19?

- The Washington Times

The Department of Public Health in Massachusetts just ordered all students older than 6 months, and up through college, to get the flu vaccination as a condition of attending school. You knew this was coming. What's more, you suspected this was coming for COVID-19, too -- once the vaccine is available, that is. Right?

In this photo provided by the Connecticut Teachers Association, a "School Safety First" car caravan approaches the governor's mansion in Hartford Conn., Thursday, July 30, 2020. About two dozen groups of teachers, parents, and advocates held coordinated demonstrations on Thursday, demanding more funding to ensure schools can reopen safely during the continuing pandemic. ( Alan Grant, Digital Creations, on behalf of Connecticut Education Association via AP)

Connecticut's crazy excessive coronavirus fines

- The Washington Times

Connecticut's ruling political elites have just issued fines in the total of $3,000 to a couple of citizens who didn't comply with all the state's coronavirus-related travel guidelines. Guidelines? Let's be serious. These are dictates -- and constitutional or not, by gosh, they're being enforced.

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