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Democrats elevate health care as coronavirus-era campaign argument Democrats elevate health care as coronavirus-era campaign argument
WASHINGTON — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families from the spreading coronavirus. Joe Biden, the prospective Democratic nominee, is criticizing President Donald Trump for refusing to reopen “Obamacare” enrollment to allow more Americans to si...
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FDA OKs first coronavirus blood test, crucial for showing immunity and testing vaccines FDA OKs first coronavirus blood test, crucial for showing immunity and testing vaccines
The FDA has authorized the first test for coronavirus that measures antibodies in the blood. Such tests could identify people who have recovered from COVID-19, key for knowing who's immune and developing a vaccine. Cellex Inc. of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina received an emergency use authorization for its test Thursday from the Food and Drug Administration. It uses blood drawn from a ...
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USNS Comfort arrives in NYC; Anthony Fauci defends social distancing; NY state begs for help USNS Comfort arrives in NYC; Anthony Fauci defends social distancing; NY state begs for help
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on healthcare workers across the U.S. to help New York's rash of coronavirus cases and the nation's premiere public health expert vigorously defended President Donald Trump's decision to extend social distancing measures as a battle to contain the coronavirus gained steam Monday. "Help New York," Cuomo said. "We are the ones who are hit now." Dr. Anthony Fau...
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Coronavirus highlights a US presidential succession problem, and it's not Pelosi at 80 Coronavirus highlights a US presidential succession problem, and it's not Pelosi at 80
The sweeping nature of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and especially the dangers faced by those over 60 years old, highlight longstanding questions about America’s government and its line of succession. In this case, we once again see that a poorly thought out Senate tradition presents a potential problem. Ever since 9/11, there have been serious questions about how to deal with massive disrup...
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$1,200 cash payments, help for businesses: Here's what's in the historic stimulus package for coronavirus $1,200 cash payments, help for businesses: Here's what's in the historic stimulus package for coronavirus
WASHINGTON – Senate leaders announced Wednesday they reached agreement on a massive stimulus bill to help families and businesses hurt by the coronavirus epidemic. The language is still being finalized on the roughly $2 trillion package lawmakers hope to quickly pass and send to President Donald Trump. This is the third – and by far the most expensive – package Congress has put together to addr...
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Chloroquine treats malaria: Will it work against coronavirus? The side effects are risky, experts say Chloroquine treats malaria: Will it work against coronavirus? The side effects are risky, experts say
Doctors and scientists are pushing back against President Donald Trump's claims of a potential antidote for COVID-19, noting the two malaria drugs he's touted are unproven against coronavirus and carry their own risks of side effects. Trump on Monday again said there's a "real chance" the long-used drugs are possible treatments for the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus that as of Tu...
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Coronavirus: One in five Americans ordered to stay at home Coronavirus: One in five Americans ordered to stay at home
umber of US states have ordered shutdowns with one in five Americans soon set to be under a "stay at home" order. Connecticut and New Jersey on Friday joined Illinois and California in ordering residents to stay at home in order to combat coronavirus. New York State ordered non-essential businesses to close. The virus has claimed nearly 230 lives in the US and infected more than 18,500 pe...
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Trump uses China as a foil when talking coronavirus, distancing himself from criticism Trump uses China as a foil when talking coronavirus, distancing himself from criticism
his administration is handling the response to the global pandemic that has shuttered public life across the U.S., roiled stock markets and left more than 200 people dead in the U.S. The president again defended his use of the term Wednesday despite mounting criticism among Asian-American advocates, health experts and Democratic lawmakers who warn referring to the virus by a location-specific n...
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Biden stays in the driver's seat, coronavirus changes our elections and other takeaways from Tuesday's vote Biden stays in the driver's seat, coronavirus changes our elections and other takeaways from Tuesday's vote
WASHINGTON – It was a night of early wins for Joe Biden. Biden swept all three primaries Tuesday night against Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was already trailing the former vice president in delegates. Arizona, Illinois and Florida all held primaries Tuesday, while Ohio, which was supposed to hold a primary Tuesday, postponed it due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some takeaways for Tue...
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Melania Trump cancels White House Easter Egg Roll due to coronavirus pandemic Melania Trump cancels White House Easter Egg Roll due to coronavirus pandemic
First lady Melania Trump regretfully announced Monday that the venerable White House Easter Egg Roll next month is canceled "out of an abundance of caution" due to the coronavirus pandemic. She cited the National Emergency Declaration made by President Donald Trump last week. “The health and safety of all Americans must be the first priority, especially right now,” the first lady said in a...
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