Dr. Deborah Birx warns hotspots will see a…

WASHINGTON – A top health official warned Saturday that the U.S. could see a dramatic increase in coronavirus deaths during the next week in hard-hit areas such as New York, Detroit and Louisiana. Data show…

Governors warn of dire ventilator shortages as virus…

WASHINGTON — Governors' warnings of life-threatening shortages of ventilators have emerged as a flashpoint between President Donald Trump and the states as the coronavirus crisis deepens. "Some states have more ventilators than they need," Trump told a news briefing…

The Health 202: Here are the stories of…

THE PROGNOSIS A Children's National Hospital health-care worker waits for patients at a drive-through coronavirus testing site at Trinity Washington University in Washington. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) We asked, and you responded. Today, we're sharing thoughts…

FEMA seeks 100,000 body bags from Pentagon as…

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency asked the Pentagon for 100,000 body bags, a chilling request as the COVID-19 pandemic spirals. Known as mortuary pouches, the heavy-duty zippered bags are typically used in the…