U.S. reports his number of daily coronavirus cases since May 1


The U.S reported some 30,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number of daily infections recorded since May 1, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

New cases across the country are surging faster than ever, especially in states in the South, West and Midwest. Officials are warning that some clusters of infections are apparent among younger people who are crowding bars and parties. 

Arizona, Florida, California, Nevada and South Carolina reported record-high single-day increases in COVID-19 infections on Friday. And Florida reported 4,049 new cases on Saturday, which broke another single-day record in the state for a

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NIH halts clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine after finding no benefit to patients


The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment to people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is displayed at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, May 27, 2020.

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The National Institutes of Health has halted its clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after finding that the treatment provides no benefit to COVID-19 patients. 

The decision to end the trial comes after the Food and Drug Administration revoked emergency use of the drug on Monday and the World Health Organization dropped the drug from its

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What it means to come into close contact with a coronavirus case


A worker administers a test to a passenger at a drive-through site to collect samples for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic testing in Leesburg, Virginia, May 20, 2020.

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

One of the components of contact tracing programs public health experts deem critical to controlling the Covid-19 outbreak includes finding and testing close contacts of known positive cases. 

In terms of Covid-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a close contact as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting two days before the onset of symptoms until

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How to learn about managing your money on TikTok


Social media application Tik Tok is displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone.

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Americans have a financial literacy problem: 63% of Americans are financially illiterate, according to a survey from the Global Finance Literacy Excellence Center.

This is not surprising when you consider that only six states require high-school students to take a personal finance course. But there is hope, and it comes from an unlikely platform: TikTok. 

Owned by Chinese conglomerate ByteDance, TikTok is having a moment. Most of the content produced on the platform is lighthearted and easy to consume like lip-synch singalongs

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