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Dr Anthony Fauci  and former president Donald Trump during the daily White House coronavirus briefing  in April last year. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

For almost 40 years, Dr Anthony Fauci has held two jobs. As director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, he has run one o(...)

Taiwanese  battle tanks during a military exercise in  Hsinchu County. Taiwan said four Chinese J-16 fighter jets, six H-6 bombers and one anti-submarine aircraft  entered its “air defence identification zone” on Saturday. Photograph: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

The US has urged China to stop intimidating Taiwan after Chinese fighter jets and bombers flew into the country’s air defence zone in the second warni(...)

Tourists  wearing  face masks  when visiting Times Square in New York. Photograph:  Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Daily deaths from coronavirus continued to breach the 3,000 mark in the US as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepared to grant emergency appro(...)

An outside panel of experts convened by the FDA voted on Thursday to recommend authorisation of the Pfizer vaccine.  Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

The Food and Drug Administration is “very close” to granting emergency use authorisation for a coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer in partnership (...)

People queue at a Covid-19  testing site at Gonzales Park in Compton, California, on Sunday. Photograph: Philip Cheung/New York Times

California compelled much of the state to close shop on Monday and New York ordered hospitals to increase bed capacity by 25 per cent, as the United S(...)

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at an event to introduce his nominations and appointments to foreign policy. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

The presidential transition officially commenced on Tuesday as president Donald Trump instructed his officials to co-operate with incoming president J(...)

Volunteers hand out over 3,000 complete Thanksgiving meals to those in need at Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano, Texas. Photograph: Brandon Wade/AP

Millions of Americans are travelling across the country this week for Thanksgiving, despite warnings from the country’s top health experts that increa(...)

Pitkin County volunteer election official John Ortega (left), guides a voter as he drops his ballot after voting in person on the first day of early voting at the Aspen Jewish Community Center earlier this week. Photograph: Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times/AP

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in in(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images.

Russia has become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a vaccine against Covid-19, with mass production and immunisation of key workers t(...)

US health secretary Alex Azar speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15th as Donald Trump looks on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The US is sending the highest level cabinet official to Taiwan since cutting diplomatic ties with Taipei 41 years ago, reflecting rising support for t(...)

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