John Bacon, USA TODAY

John Bacon


Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Coronavirus live updates: Amazon workers to strike; Virginians ordered to stay home; US deaths near 3,200

U.S. deaths surged past 3,100 as states across America pleaded for help Tuesday and took drastic action to try to stem the flood of coronavirus cases. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Anthony Fauci says millions of Americans face infection, 200,000 could die

Sunday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned of potentially millions of coronavirus cases as the US death toll climbed above 2,100. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Congress can't agree on stimulus package; US deaths surpass 470

The U.S. had more than 35,200 confirmed cases and 471 deaths across 34 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as of early Monday. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Stimulus, $1,200 checks hit snag; NYC mayor says worst is yet to come; Trump offers N. Korea help

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that the coronavirus crisis "is going to get a lot worse." Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: No new China cases reported; US death toll reaches 150; 2 members of Congress test positive

For the first time, China's National Commission reported no domestically transmitted cases of the virus since it started recording them in January. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Stocks fall again, US-Canada border shut down, death toll climbs to 115

As the economic impact of the coronavirus grows, Americans settle into an eerie new normal that involves staying inside indefinitely. → Read More

Kansas becomes first to cancel in-person teaching for school year

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly canceled in-person K-12 school and classes for the remainder of the school year, saying students would continue online learning. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: US braces for possible recession as death toll hits 85; Ohio cancels primary

The U.S. death toll hit 85, with more than 4,660 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: As US death toll rises, governors close schools, bars; Trump promises more tests

The death toll rose again in the U.S., to 69, with more than 3,770 confirmed cases as of early Monday. The global death toll has surpassed 6,500. → Read More

Could the coronavirus outbreak be gone by summer? What we don't know is 'epic'

We asked experts about that timeline for the end of the coronavirus crisis. A recurring theme in their responses: "hopeful." → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Travel restrictions create airport chaos, Walmart cuts hours, curfew in Hoboken

The latest news on the coronavirus outbreak, the US response and how you can prepare for COVID-19. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: EU rips travel ban; US stocks plummet; NBA suspends season; US death toll at 38

The U.S. death toll was at 38 early Thursday, with more than 1,300 confirmed cases, and all but five states were infected. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Seattle may implement event ban, cases jump in Massachusetts, Michigan emergency

Washington is expected to take sweeping action Wednesday to slow the spread of coronavirus in and around Seattle. Here's the latest on COVID-19. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: US death toll rises to 26 as WHO warns of 'very real' pandemic threat

With a rising death toll that now over 4,000 — including 26 in the U.S., the coronavirus epidemic continued its global torment on Monday. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Grand Princess docks today; State Department issues warning; no tennis at Indian Wells

The coronavirus showed no signs of slowing its spread across the United States, with confirmed cases surging to nearly 550 across 34 states and DC. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Infected NJ man, Trump attended conference; reprieve for a cruise ship

The U.S. death toll climbed to 19 this weekend, but there was some good news for passengers and crew of a cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: California and LA declare emergencies as US death toll hits 11

As the US coronavirus death toll reaches 11, more than 150 cases have been confirmed across the nation. Here's the latest news on COVID-19. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Death rate soars as WHO warns of 'dangerous' shortage of face masks, gloves

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads in Washington state, schools and sports teams are taking precautions. Here's the latest on COVID-19 in the US. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: US cases surpass 100 with 6 deaths; China sees 'coming victory'

The coronavirus death toll tripled, to six, in the United States but Surgeon General Jerome Adams says not to panic. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Details on New York City case; Wuhan shuts makeshift hospital

A second person has died in Washington state and New York has reported its first patient as the coronavirus continued its march across the US. → Read More