Dr Anthony Fauci says his comment was taken out of context and without his permission Trump's campaign team.
With over 737,000 deaths and more than 2,100,000 Covid-19 infections worldwide, a vaccine for the virus is widely anticipated.
The coronavirus has now infected over 19.7 million people and has killed more than 727,000. Here are the latest updates for August 8:
Researches analysed the data of British patients hospitalised with Covid-19 and found that those with the variant had more viral particles in them, but did not change the severity of their disease.
America's rugged individualism is an Achilles' Heel when it comes to saving lives in a pandemic.
US physician Anthony Fauci says he was optimistic the world would soon have a vaccine that would end the coronavirus pandemic.
The nation could face “the darkest winter in modern history” if the virus rebounds, said whistleblower Rick Bright.
Coronavirus has killed over 300,000 people and infected more than 4.4 million as countries ease curbs. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 14:
The veteran doctor, who is part of President Trump's coronavirus task force, warned that lifting restrictions too early can set the country back both in terms of deaths and economically.
Experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major study, shortening the time it takes for patients to recover by four days on average, US government and company officials say.
The number of deaths officially attributed to the new coronavirus topped 200,000 globally, a figure widely believed to understate the actual total.
The new guidelines are aimed at easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus, while holding the line in harder-hit locations.
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