Updated 8:40 a.m. ET, September 8, 2020
- US federal officials have cast skepticism on President Donald Trump's predictions that a coronavirus vaccine could be available to Americans by Election Day.
- Nine biopharmaceutical companies have signed an unusual pledge to uphold "high ethical standards," suggesting they won’t seek premature government approval for Covid-19 vaccines.
- Labor Day celebrations were in full swing in the US over the weekend -- and many included the large crowds of people health experts feared would form.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping said China acted in a "transparent and responsible manner" in its handling of Covid-19. Beijing has repeatedly denied it downplayed the severity of the virus at the start of the pandemic.