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June 25, 2020 - 8:53 am
By EDEN DAVID, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- While many Americans during the coronavirus pandemic have reported feeling fatigued and frustrated over extended periods stuck at home, a new study shines light on how social distancing is a privilege afforded to too few. Researchers at Columbia's Mailman...
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June 25, 2020 - 8:05 am
By DR. JESSICA JOHNSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As colleges and universities make decisions about returning to in-person classes this fall, they may be able to keep surrounding communities safe by discouraging student travel during college breaks. That's the conclusion of new research that reveals...
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June 25, 2020 - 7:40 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The number of babies born in the United States in the coming months and years is expected to fall sharply because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to two new studies. The U.S. could see as many as 300,000 to 500,000 fewer births as early as next year...
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June 25, 2020 - 6:24 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- When Breanna Lockwood's first child, a girl, is born in November, Lockwood and her mom, Julie Loving, plan to tell the girl that she was "wanted so much that we did everything we could to bring you into the world." The newborn will be the biological child...
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June 25, 2020 - 6:21 am
By KNEZ WALKER, JUJU CHANG and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A Broadway actor and singer who tested positive for the coronavirus over three months ago -- and is still experiencing symptoms that threaten his career -- said he's "hopeful" he'll be able to perform again. Adam Perry, who most...
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Dr. Marc Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist in Houston, talks about the surge in novel coronvirus hospitalizations that occurred in Texas on ABC's "Good Morning America," June 24, 2020. - (ABC News)
June 24, 2020 - 12:26 pm
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (HOUSTON) -- The head of one of Houston's largest hospitals told Good Morning America that the rise of coronavirus cases in the city and state is due to people taking the outbreak lightly and urged people to take precautions. Dr. Marc Boom, the CEO of Houston Methodist,...
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June 24, 2020 - 10:04 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- When Terri Herrington's husband Bryan died 16 years ago in a workplace accident at the age of 35, five of his organs -- his heart, lungs, kidney, pancreas and liver -- helped to save the lives of four people. One of those people, Jeffrey Granger, received...
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June 24, 2020 - 9:46 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Parents in states where day care centers have been allowed to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic face a new dilemma of whether to send their child back to day care or find a way to keep them at home. "My emotional brain is telling me, 'Well, geez, we need...
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June 24, 2020 - 8:10 am
By EDEN DAVID and DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- There's yet another unfortunate outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic: More people with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated. With health and government officials focused on COVID-19, and people afraid to go to doctor's offices and...
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June 24, 2020 - 8:08 am
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Twenty-six states are reporting rising numbers of new coronavirus cases as the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. rages on. Some states have seen increases in the last 14 days. Upticks in Arizona have health experts particularly worried. An ABC...
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