Pine-Sol cleaner approved for killing coronavirus on hard surfaces

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pine-Sol’s original cleaner as a product that can kill coronavirus on frequently used surfaces.

  Boy, 11, warned after wearing ‘inappropriate’ Hooters face mask to Fla. school

  Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France

  Coronavirus in Mississippi: 93,364 cases, 2,810 deaths reported by health dept.

  Gov. says state fair allowed under current orders, ‘not classified as a social gathering’

  CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

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Miss. Supreme Court denies absentee ballots for COVID concerns

  COVID measures could keep flu in check this year

  Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

  Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

Mississippi absentee ballot rules challenged amid pandemic

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Only around a quarter of the nation's largest universities publicly release active COVID-19 case information. Public health experts say the more data available, the better.

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

  August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

  Jackson respiratory therapist on ventilator over 40 days after COVID diagnosis

  In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

  Health official on leave amid political interference furor

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.”

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

DeSoto County Detention Center reports more COVID-19 cases among inmates

Last week, the Mississippi State Department of Heath conducted mass testing at the facility in Hernando after 11 other inmates initially tested positive for the virus.

  Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.

  Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus.

  Heart clinic transforms into COVID-19 testing center

A local heart clinic is adjusting its services because of the pandemic.

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

  Poll: Americans worry politics will rush vaccine

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 62% of Americans believe political pressure from the White House will cause the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before it's found to be safe and effective.

Top Miss. health officials debunk COVID-19 rumors

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is discussing the latest on COVID-19 in the state.

  Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.

  Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

  Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief.

Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico.

  ‘Certified young person’ Paul Rudd teams up with N.Y. Gov. Cuomo for mask-wearing PSA

The PSA features Rudd, who is 51, dressed up in a bright yellow hoodie with sweatpants.

  Trump defies virus rules as ‘peaceful protest’ rallies grow

Democratic governors and local leaders have urged the president to reconsider the events, warning that he’s putting lives at risk. But they have largely not tried to block the gatherings of thousands of people, which Trump and his team deem “peaceful protests” protected by the First Amendment.

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oxford, AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial sites after regulators gave the go-ahead following the pause on Sunday.

Dog-like robot could remotely measure vital signs of COVID-19 patients

A new type of dog-like robot could gather vital information from COVID-19 patients remotely, helping to keep down human exposure to the virus.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade ‘re-imagined’ as television-only event this year

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 94th version of the iconic annual parade will be a television-only special presentation this year, the retailer and the city of New York City announced Monday.

  Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists.

Statewide mask mandate extended, business restrictions loosened

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended his executive order calling for a statewide mask mandate until the end of September.

  In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the virus.

  ‘Let’s stop making excuses;’ Families still waiting on laptops for students 6 weeks into school year

JPS students have been working virtually this school year but some have not received promised electronic devices to assist in their studies.

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all -- maybe as soon as mid-October -- amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president.

  Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

Relief groups facing the threat of the coronavirus are taking a different approach to sheltering people who have fled West Coast wildfires.

  Six months of COVID-19 in Mississippi: Nurses discuss the impact and losing fellow nurses

Nurses describe what the last six months of treating COVID-19 have been like.

  Ocean Springs nurse dies from COVID-19 amid helping during pandemic

Ocean Springs Hospital is in mourning after losing one of its own to COVID-19, ICU nurse Cheryl Longfellow. She leaves behind a legacy of caring for others.

  Study: Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

The findings don’t mean that schools and child-care programs need to close, but it does confirm that the virus can spread within those places and then be brought home by kids.

  Daily US virus deaths decline, but trend may reverse in fall

The arrival of cooler weather and the likelihood of more indoor gatherings will add to the importance of everyday safety precautions, experts say.

Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adults

In the midst of the pandemic, young adults are navigating life transitions such as starting college and finding jobs, all without being able to experience normal social activities.

  Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether to allow high school seasons to proceed and how many fans to allow in professional and college stadiums.

In a year of restrictions, virus changes Sept. 11, too

The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade Center, reflecting a divide over the memorial’s decision to suspend a cherished tradition of relatives reading victims' names in person.

  Virus bill blocked in Senate as prospects dim for new relief

The 52-47 vote fell well short of what was needed to overcome a filibuster and seems likely to end hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election.

  ‘We’re still in the fight:’ Gov. says COVID numbers falling quickly

After no deaths were reported Tuesday for the first time in months, more than 30 deaths have been reported by Mississippi Department of Health in back-to-back days.

US will end current health screening of some travelers

The CDC said the current screening, which includes temperature checks and travelers vouching for their health, “has limited effectiveness” because some infected people show no symptoms.

  Time cover marks nearly 200,000 US COVID-19 deaths, calls response ‘an American failure’

Time’s new cover is a stark reminder of how tragic and deadly the coronavirus has been and still is. It also calls the U.S. response a failure.

Mississippi health officer says COVID-19 vaccine not likely to be distributed this year

While President Donald Trump pledged to get a coronavirus vaccine to the American people before the end of the year, Mississippi’s leading infectious disease expert said that’s not likely.

  Book: Trump said of virus, ‘I wanted to always play it down’

President Donald Trump seemed to understand the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

  No virus aid before election? Pessimism before Senate vote

Top Republicans senators are making pessimistic predictions about securing a bipartisan coronavirus relief package before the November election.

  Vaccine by Nov. 3? Halted study explains just how unlikely

AstraZeneca’s suspension of final testing of its potential COVID-19 vaccine while it investigates a volunteer’s illness shows there will be “no compromises” on safety in developing the shots, the chief of the National Institutes of Health told Congress on Wednesday.

Trick-or-treating banned in L.A. due to virus risk

The L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a news release that it would be difficult to maintain social distancing on porches and at front doors.

Magee High football team quarantined, cancels next 2 games

The Magee High School football team is out of action after a positive COVID-19 test.

  ’I felt that death was inevitable:’ Coronavirus survivor talks about 2 days in the bathtub, unable to move

On the outside of 100 Black Men of Jackson is a sign that says, “The Village,” referring to how it takes a village to save a child. In this case, John Hardy had a village looking out for him, and it saved his life.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness

Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a patient had a serious side effect linked to the shot.

  GOP proposes ‘targeted’ virus aid, but Dems say not enough

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, under pressure from GOP senators in tough reelection races, said Tuesday the Senate would vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats’ insistence for more sweeping aid.

  The Summer of COVID-19 ends with health officials worried

The U.S. had about 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases around Memorial Day, before backyard parties and other gatherings contributed to a summertime surge. It now has more than 6.2 million cases.

  Companies testing coronavirus vaccines pledge safety, high standards

The companies said Tuesday that they will stick to the highest ethical and scientific standards in testing and manufacturing and will make the well-being of those getting vaccinated their top priority.

Three teachers, two students test positive for COVID-19 in Clinton Public School District

No students were exposed or found to be in close contact with the positive cases and have not been forced to go into a 14-day quarantine.

  Gov. Reeves gives COVID-19 update after no deaths reported Tuesday

Tuesday, no new COVID-19 related deaths were reported for the first time in months, despite 249 new cases.

Chipping in? Trump may put up his own cash on reelection

President Donald Trump is putting out the word that he is considering spending as much as $100 million of his own fortune on his reelection effort as campaign officials try to buck up key supporters and donors in the face of daunting polling numbers and other bad news.

Postal chief under fire over alleged campaign law violations

Five people who worked for DeJoy’s former business, New Breed Logistics, say they were urged by DeJoy’s aides or by DeJoy himself to write checks and attend fundraisers at his mansion in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Washington Post reported.

Kids start school year online amid pandemic; college towns become virus hotspots

For those attending 14 of the nation’s 16 largest school districts opening Tuesday, classes are being held entirely online.

  COVID-19 leaves family of 5 with lemonade stand as only source of income

The Florida family doesn’t make a lot of money at the lemonade stand, despite sometimes working long hours. Their savings have vanished, and they are way behind on bills and rent.

Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns

Talks between top Democrats and the Trump administration broke off last month and remain off track, with the bipartisan unity that drove almost $3 trillion in COVID-19 rescue legislation into law this spring replaced by toxic partisanship and a return to Washington dysfunction.

Virus still throwing theme park attendance for a loop

Some parks have reduced operating days, slashed ticket prices, and closed early for the year because of lower-than-hoped attendance, along with the uncertainty of what’s to come with the coronavirus.

Disney, Universal hit capacity over Labor Day weekend

It appears to be the first time both Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World hit limited capacity at all their parks in the same day since the coronavirus pandemic began.

  Colleges combating coronavirus turn to stinky savior: sewage

As colleges grapple with the coronavirus, institutions across the country are turning campus sewage into a public health tool.