The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and a German firm, BioNTech, for $1.95 billion, the companies announced Wednesday. The U.S. can acquire up to 500 million additional doses, the statement said. Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits are taking a hit […]

Two of the largest school districts in the U.S., the Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts, said Monday that their academic years will start with only online instruction, as California continues to fight a surge of COVID-19 cases.   The districts made the announcement in a joint statement and said their academic calendars will begin […]

CALIFORNIA — Weeks after Californians celebrated Memorial Day and began to gather in the streets to protest police violence, coronavirus cases and hospitalizations appear to be holding steady, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. The rate of positive tests for COVID-19 has remained around 4.5% over the last two weeks, Newsom […]