University of Oxford researchers started clinical trials for a new vaccine that can potentially target a wide range of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) variants. 

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 17 rejected a Republican bid that had been backed by former President Donald Trump’s administration to invalidate Obamacare, preserving the landmark healthcare law for the third time since the ACA’s 2010 enactment.

A previously undisclosed intelligence report by the U.S. State Department shows that three scientists at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology received hospital care in November 2019 for influenza-like symptoms. The findings were on a State Department fact sheet that said they went to the hospital “with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness.”

GSK and Vir Biotechnology filed an application to U.S. regulators for emergency use authorization of their antibody therapy to treat early-stage Covid-19 infections, the drugmakers said on March 26.

Moncef Slaoui, who served as chief scientist for the Operation Warp Speed response to the Covid-19 pandemic under former President Donald Trump, was fired as chairman of the board of directors of Galvani Bioelectronics following the “substantiation” of allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on March 14 he hopes former President Donald Trump will push his supporters to get the Covid-19 vaccine and emphasized that pandemic-related restrictions should not be lifted prematurely.

The drug hydroxychloroquine, once touted by Donald Trump as a pandemic “game-changer,” should not be used to prevent Covid-19 and has no meaningful effect on patients already infected, a World Health Organization expert panel said.

A U.S. official told a World Health Organization meeting that Washington would participate in a program to boost Covid-19 testing, diagnostics and vaccines as the country joins global efforts to respond to the pandemic.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up efforts to track coronavirus mutations and keep vaccines and treatments effective against new variants until collective immunity is reached, the agency’s chief said.

Joe Biden is resetting the United States’ response to the Covid-19 crisis after being sworn in as president to lead a country reeling from the nation’s worst public health crisis in more than a century.