Joseph Stepansky

Joseph Stepansky

Joseph Stepansky is freelance reporter and writer who has covered major breaking news stories across the US, most recently focusing on the 2016 US presidential election and incoming US administration. Previously a staff reporter at the New York Daily News, he reported on cops, crime, and the people caught in between.

Coronavirus pandemic

US confirmed coronavirus cases top 100,000: Live updates

Global coronavirus death toll passes 25,000, with Italy and Spain announcing almost 2,000 fatalities in just 24 hours.

US confirmed coronavirus cases top 100,000: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy reports 683 more coronavirus deaths: Live updates

The death toll in Italy rose to 7,503, with 74,386 infections, as Spain's death toll surpassed China's.

Italy reports 683 more coronavirus deaths: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Six heartening stories you may have missed

Accelerating pandemic has left governments and people reeling, but some developments offer hope.

Coronavirus: Six heartening stories you may have missed

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy reports 602 new coronavirus deaths: Live updates

UK joins others in locking down, Italy death toll reaches 6,077 and WHO chief warns pandemic 'accelerating'.

Italy reports 602 new coronavirus deaths: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy coronavirus death toll rises by 793 to 4,825: Live updates

The numbers include 546 new deaths in Italy's epicentre Lombardy region, as cities across the world are locked down.

Italy coronavirus death toll rises by 793 to 4,825: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19: In charts and maps

Breaking down the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the facts and figures.

COVID-19: In charts and maps

United States

Trump, coronavirus and the politics of a pandemic

Experts warn world leaders will have to overcome nationalist tendencies to deal with the rapidly spreading disease.

Trump, coronavirus and the politics of a pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic

Experts say Trump is wrong to compare coronavirus with flu

A public health expert tells Al Jazeera that the president's comparison of the two viral illnesses is inappropriate.

Experts say Trump is wrong to compare coronavirus with flu

Coronavirus pandemic

Death toll from coronavirus in Italy rises to 148: Live updates

The country reported the highest number of deaths outside of China, as world steps up efforts to tackle COVID-19.

Death toll from coronavirus in Italy rises to 148: Live updates

US Elections 2020

US Super Tuesday elections: All the latest updates

Biden surges with victories in nine Super Tuesday states, including Texas as Sanders takes four, including California.

US Super Tuesday elections: All the latest updates

US Elections 2020

Elizabeth Warren: Who is she, where does she stand on key issues?

The progressive presidential hopeful holds herself up as an economic reformer working to boost the US middle class.

Elizabeth Warren: Who is she, where does she stand on key issues?

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus in N Korea could be 'much more lethal' than in China

Experts say any outbreak in North Korea poses great risks to a population suffering from poor health and malnourishment.

Coronavirus in N Korea could be 'much more lethal' than in China