Siobhan Kennedy is the Washington Correspondent for Channel 4 News, based in DC.
Siobhan joined Channel 4 News in 2008 where, as Business Editor, she covered the financial crisis, austerity and its impact on the British economy and more recently, Brexit.
Before that, as a reporter for The Times, she worked as Politics and Business Correspondent and prior to that was a correspondent for Reuters in London and New York, where she covered the tech boom and bust and 9/11. She returns to the US just in time for the 2020 election campaign.
The United States Surgeon General has said that many black Americans are at a higher risk for COVID-19 than the rest of the population. Major cities with large African-American communities including New York, Chicago and New Orleans, are hotspots for the virus. Another city, Detroit – already rife with social and economic inequalities – has…
New York’s Mayor has admitted that ‘temporary burials’ may be needed to cope with the strain being placed on funeral homes in the city.
Cases and deaths from Covid-19 are continuing to rise alarmingly in the US, with New York State alone reporting more than 560 fatalities in one day.
The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in the United States has doubled in a week.
‘Look at us today and you’ll see yourselves tomorrow’ – the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned the rest of the United States, as he warned 16,000 New York residents could lose their lives to coronavirus.
In America, cases of Covid-19 continue to rise exponentially.
President Trump has extended US social distancing guidelines for the hole of April – citing warnings from public health officials that up to 200,000 Americans could die.
There are now over 94,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, more than any other country in the world – including China.
In the US things are continuing to deteriorate in New York and around the country as Covid-19 has claimed over 1,000 lives.
The US Senate has finally reached a deal with the White House on an unprecedented emergency bill worth almost $2 trillion to help businesses, workers and the health care system.
Well in the United States, in the last hour, Senators have again blocked a $1.8 trillion economic stimulus package
President Trump has announced an agreement between America and Mexico to close their shared border to all but essential travel.
China has reported no locally transmitted infections today for the first time since the virus was detected three months ago.
Dow Jones slumps as Trump presidency market gains wiped out
As Covid-19 continues to spread in the U.S, most states are closing schools and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has told people not to gather in groups of more than 50.