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.
Is it a rush to get protection against an unknown enemy? Fear of social turmoil and the breakdown of civil authority? Whatever the reason, Americans are buying guns like never before. New data collected by the FBI shows US gun sales in March were the highest since records began. With gun stores described as essential…
Taking the drug goes against the advice of his own Food and Drug Administration which has warned that it may cause heart complications.
The total is more than 36 million – numbers now rivalling the figures of the Great depression in the 1930s.
The United States is facing an economic downturn not seen since the Great Depression.
33 million Americans have now lost their jobs since the pandemic began
President Trump has announced that his White House coronavirus task force will “continue on indefinitely” – after suggesting yesterday that it would be wound down.
In America, President Donald Trump claims he has seen evidence that Covid-19 originated in a lab in China. Yet his own intelligence services say they are still looking into where the virus came from. In New York City, the epicentre of the US outbreak, more than 12,000 people have died. And in a city ravaged…
In the US, more than 30 million people have been made jobless since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
American prisons have become a hotbed for coronavirus
Donald Trump announced his intention to put a temporary ban on all immigration into the US.
US oil prices have collapsed to historic lows which have sent share prices plunging.
President Trump has been giving his backing to protests against stay at home orders in states led by Democratic governors.
It has one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world but not everyone in the US can afford to use it.
More than 20 million people in the US have now applied for unemployment benefits in the last month.
In the United States – President Trump has provoked a potential standoff with state governors after claiming he has “total authority” over lockdown rules.