Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Traditionally, first in line for a scarce vaccine are health workers and the people most vulnerable to the targeted infection. But one doctor tossed new ideas into the mix: Consider geography and give priority to people where an outbreak is hitting hardest.

Despite coronavirus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

For many, historical skepticism of a system that tried to keep Black people from the polls and worries that a mailed ballot won't get counted outweigh the prospect of long lines and health dangers from a virus that's disproportionately affected communities of color. Ironically, suspicion of mail-in voting aligns with the views of President Donald Trump, whom many Black voters want out of office.

Trump urges COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma

Thousands of coronavirus patients have donated their plasma in hopes it could help other patients recover from the coronavirus, and scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place.

2nd US virus surge hits plateau, but few experts celebrate

While deaths are mounting rapidly in the U.S., the nation's second surge in coronavirus cases appears to be leveling off. But experts say the flicker of good news is driven by changes in a few large states and that cases are rising in many others.

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

The U.S. economy shrank at a dizzying 33% annual rate in the April-June quarter — by far the worst quarterly plunge ever — when the viral outbreak shut down businesses, throwing tens of millions out of work and sending unemployment surging to 14.7%, the government said Thursday.