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Coronavirus data has disappeared after Trump administration shifted control from CDC

An empty bed is moved back to the emergency room after brining in another COVID-19 patient. At United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Joseph Varon leads a team to fight the increasing number of coronavirus patients in the expanded Covid-19 ward on July 1, 2020. Carolyn Cole | Los Angeles Times | Getty […]

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Joe Biden builds lead over Donald Trump in reliably red Texas, as voters sour on handling of virus

AUSTIN — Former Vice President Joe Biden has built a 5-point lead over President Donald Trump in Texas, as unease over Trump’s handling of coronavirus mounts, a new Dallas Morning News-University of Texas Tyler poll has found. If the general election were held today, Biden would carry Texas, with 46% of the vote to Trump’s […]

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CDC releases edited coronavirus reopening guidance

Jon Elswick | AP Jon Elswick | AP Documents that U.S. health officials have released as part of some long-delayed specific guidance that schools, businesses, and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns are photographed Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a set of six “decision tool” documents. Mike […]

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Fauci becomes third member of White House coronavirus task force to enter quarantine

Three members of the White House coronavirus task force will self-quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, administration officials said Saturday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control, will quarantine for 14 days. Stephen Hahn, the head of […]

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We call workers ‘essential’ – but is that just referring to the work, not the people?

By this point in the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve probably heard a lot about “essential workers.” They’re the people working in hospitals and grocery stores, on farms and in meatpacking plants. They’re keeping public transit, shipping and utilities running. But is “essential” describing the workers themselves? Or only the work they do? Right now, many don’t […]

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White House blocks Dr. Anthony Fauci from testifying next week – CNNPolitics

“The Appropriations Committee sought Dr. Anthony Fauci as a witness at next week’s Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee hearing on COVID-19 response. We have been informed by an administration official that the White House has blocked Dr. Fauci from testifying,” House Appropriations Committee spokesman Evan Hollander said in a statement Friday. White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere […]


Health care experts say coronavirus exposes major flaws in medical system

As the coronavirus pandemic continues its rampage across the United States, with more than a million confirmed cases and no end in sight, medical professionals and experts say the strain on the health care system has exposed major flaws and taught hard lessons. They said the pandemic has shown that we need to shift the […]


‘Clear-cut’ evidence coronavirus drug remdesivir works, Fauci says

An experimental drug for the coronavirus has a proven benefit, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery,” Fauci said at the White House on Wednesday. The data he referred […]

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Delaying ‘nonessential’ abortions during coronavirus crisis endangers women’s health and financial future

Several U.S. states are blocking health clinics from providing abortions, declaring the procedure to be “nonessential” during coronavirus business closures. Other services deemed medically unnecessary during the crisis include dental exams, colonoscopies and cataract surgeries. The inclusion of abortion on this list is controversial and legally contested. Judges in recent days struck down such abortion […]

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Official: White House overruled health officials on recommendation concerning commercial air travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Official: White House overruled health officials on recommendation concerning commercial air travel. Source: Official: White House overruled health officials on recommendation concerning commercial air travel