Drugmakers partnered with the U.S. government are on track to begin actively manufacturing a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the summer, a senior administration official said.

Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours on Sunday, as the Trump administration renewed a push for schools to reopen and anti-mask protests were planned in Michigan and Missouri.

The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 casesy, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose in a majority of states.

U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins said he was optimistic that the Trump administration’s vaccine-acceleration program “Operation Warp Speed” will generate a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 by year end.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a 2003 law does not violate constitutional free speech rights by requiring overseas affiliates of American-based nonprofit groups that seek federal funding for HIV/AIDS relief to take a formal stance opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.

The governor of Texas temporarily halted the state’s reopening as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations surged and the country set a new record for a one-day increase in cases.

The Trump administration is temporarily allowing some impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer to ensure access to the product during the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump’s administration awarded a contract worth up to $812 million for a new U.S. company to manufacture drugs and drug ingredients to fight COVID-19 on American soil, aiming to end dependence on other countries.

The U.S. Supreme Court considered a bid by Donald Trump’s administration to implement rules allowing employers to obtain religious exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide to employees covers women’s birth control.

Governors in U.S. states hardest hit by the novel coronavirus sparred with President Donald Trump over his claims they have enough tests and should quickly reopen their economies as more protests are planned over the extension of stay-at-home orders.