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"It's very painful. The whole COVID experience is painful," said the senior pastor of Water of Life Community Church, who opted to open for indoor services.
Flu season is just getting started, and misinformation about influenza and the coronavirus is already swirling.
Eating or drinking at restaurants or bars may be "important risk factors" for contracting the coronavirus, the research found.
Men are more likely to die from COVID-19 but are less likely to wear a mask than women are. Here's what psychologists say is driving that behaviour.
Dr Anthony Fauci said the US is in a "serious situation" that needs to be addressed immediately as states experience surges in coronavirus cases.
“We’re setting records, practically every day," the nation's top infectious disease expert warned.
The US president said he "can't imagine" people are ingesting disinfectant to treat COVID-19 because of his comments last week.
The US president again pushed unproven treatments for COVID-19 that health officials are wary of.
More than 3,000 people were likely infected in the six days that top Chinese officials stayed silent about a new coronavirus, The Associated Press reports.
Reusing disposable gloves may increase the risk of germ exposure during the coronavirus pandemic.