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Pfizer says it should be able to make millions of doses this year were it to succeed with one of its vaccine candidates

Pfizer has administered the first US patients with its experimental vaccines to fight coronavirus, part of a bid to shave years from the typical time (...)

Pink flamingos stand silently  in their enclosure at a closed Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin Zoo today is equal parts magic and tragic. The excited shrieks of families marvelling at big cats and gasping at the acrobatics of sea lions ha(...)

A cat is looked over at the clinic at the San Diego Humane Society on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Two cats in New York have become the first pets in the United States to test positive for the new coronavirus but there is no evidence pets can spread(...)

Mourners attend a funeral at the Green-Wood cemetery during the Covid-19 outbreak  in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph:  Reuters/ Jeenah Moon

Tom Habermann collected six bodies. They had come off refrigerated trucks, where they had been piled three or four high. The attendants who helped him(...)

Dublin Zoo which is closed due to Covid-19  in the Phoenix Park Dublin. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin Zoo has put in place social distancing protocols to ensure its animals are not infected by Covid-19. It follows an incident in New York where(...)

A positive coronavirus test in a tiger in the US raises new questions about transmission of the virus in animals. File photograph: Getty Images

A four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia at the Bronx Zoo has become what is believed to be the first animal to test positive in the US, authorities (...)

A patient is brought to the emergency room at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York. Photograph: The New York Times

In several hours on Tuesday, Dr Ashley Bray performed chest compressions at Elmhurst Hospital Center on a woman in her 80s, a man in his 60s and a 38-(...)

Brooklyn Bridge pictured on March 18th. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/Getty

Years ago, the night before the New York marathon, the great Norwegian long-distance runner Ingrid Kristiansen popped up doing an interview on a local(...)

Michael Dowling, chief executive of Northwell Health. Photograph: Ron Adar/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty

Michael Dowling has never seen anything like it. Speaking by phone from his office in Long Island, New York, he is looking out at the empty highway b(...)

File image of the Chicago river turning green for  St Patrick’s Day. File photograph: Getty Images

The St Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The organisers of the parade – one of the biggest in the US(...)

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