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KHN’S ‘What the health?’:Staffing up at HHS

More than a month into President Joe Biden’s term, nominees to fill some of the top posts at the Department of Health and Human Services are finally getting confirmation hearings in the Senate, starting with the nominee for secretary, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Tags: Health, California, Senate, Joe Biden, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services


Newsom’s Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers in a continued push to reopen more schools for in-person instruction. Newsom announced last week that at least 10% of the state’s vaccines would go to education workers starting in March, which translates to roughly 75,000 dedicated doses a week. The Governor’s Office on Thursday released an overview showing how those vaccines would be distri...
Tags: Health, Politics, Education, California, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Union, Silicon Valley, Oakland, Biden, San Diego County, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Pandemic first job for HHS pick but health agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “To meet this moment, we need strong federal leadership,” Becerra said at the first of two hearings on his nomination. “I understand the enormous challenges before us and o...
Tags: Health, Business, Obama, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Soccer, Gop


HHS nominee says pandemic comes first but agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, told senators Tuesday that tackling the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to work to expand health insurance coverage, curb prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “The COVID pandemic has killed 500,000 Americans,” Becerra told the Senate health committee. “To meet this moment, we need strong federa...
Tags: Health, Business, Obama, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop


HHS nominee Becerra says pandemic will be top priority

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic. Now attorney general of the nation’s most populous state, Becerra will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it’s the health committee’s turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which w...
Tags: Health, Business, California, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer


AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared ...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Russia, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Cia


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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Why Biden has a chance to cut deals with red state holdouts on Medicaid

President Joe Biden has an unexpected opening to cut deals with red states to expand Medicaid, raising the prospect that the new administration could extend health protections to millions of uninsured Americans and reach a goal that has eluded Democrats for a decade.
Tags: Health, Joe Biden, Biden


Fauci says the US may not have enough COVID-19 vaccines for everybody until June, later than planned

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden's chief medical advisor. Graeme Jennings - Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said COVID-19 vaccines would be widely available to everyone in the US by May or June. Fauci said he had hoped for the end of April, but there were fewer vaccines available than expected. It might take until the end of summer to actually roll out the vaccines to everybody, he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The timeline for when COVID-19 vaccines will be...
Tags: Health, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Healthcare, Fda, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Fauci, Moderna, Coronavirus


Why are hospitals still rationing N95 masks while nation’s stockpiles swell?

By JASON DEAREN, JULIET LINDERMAN and MARTHA MENDOZA | Associated Press Mike Bowen’s warehouse outside Fort Worth, Texas, was piled high with cases of medical-grade N95 face masks. His company, Prestige Ameritech, can churn out 1 million masks every four days, but he doesn’t have orders for nearly that many. So he recently got approval from the government to export them. “I’m drowning in these respirators,” Bowen said. On the same day 1,000 miles north, Mary Turner, a COVID-19 intensive care nur...
Tags: Health, News, Minneapolis, California, Cdc, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Hospitals, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Shanghai, Fda, Associated Press, Salt Lake City


Officials: 2 dead in Texas as subfreezing cold sweeps US

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. is likely to blame for the deaths of two people in Texas, where an unusually snowy emergency Monday knocked out power for more than four million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come. As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have ...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Kentucky, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Austin, Soccer, Arkansas, Arctic, Moscow, Kansas


‘Things will likely get worse’: Cold disrupts power in Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually snowy emergency Monday that knocked out power for more than 2 million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come. As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have heat until at least Tuesday, as frustration...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Kentucky, Sport, Joe Biden, Austin, Soccer, Arkansas, Arctic, Moscow, Kansas, Dallas


Millions without power in Texas as snow storm slams US

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A frigid blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually icy emergency Monday that knocked out power to more than 2 million people, closed dangerously snowy and slick highways and put the delivery of new COVID-19 vaccine shipments on hold. Temperatures nosedived into the single-digits as far south as San Antonio, and homes that had already been without electricity for hours had no certainty about when the lights and ...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Kentucky, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Austin, Soccer, Arkansas, Moscow, Kansas, Dallas


Dropping mask mandates is a mistake, the head of the CDC said, after Iowa and Montana ruled that masks were no longer compulsory

Dr. Rochelle Walensky. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images It is a mistake for states to lift mask-wearing mandates, the director of the CDC said Sunday. Iowa lifted compulsory mask-wearing in public on February 5, and Montana did the same Friday. Relaxing rules while virus variants circulate could put the US in a "difficult spot," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Sunday...
Tags: Health, UK, Cdc, Montana, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iowa, Healthcare, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Greg Gianforte, Michael Osterholm, Kim Reynolds, Face the Nation, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky


The Latest: Biden says all Americans must ‘defend the truth’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 11:00 p.m. President Joe Biden is responding to the acquittal of Donald Trump by stating that all Americans, especially the nation’s leaders, have a duty and responsibility “to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.” Biden says that in doing so, “that is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation. That is the task ahead. And it’s a task we must undertake toge...
Tags: Health, Utah, New York, Media, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats


The Latest: Pelosi scoffs at ‘cowardly’ GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the “cowardly” Senate Republicans who voted to acquit Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol siege. With the impeachment trial now over, some Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have suggested censure as an option. Pelosi panned those efforts as grossly inadequate in the face of the violent attack on the nation’s seat of po...
Tags: Health, Utah, New York, Media, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats


The Latest: McConnell votes to acquit, then condemns Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Minutes after voting to acquit Donald Trump of the impeachment charge, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said there is still “no question” that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. McConnell said he could not vote to convict Trump because he is “constitutionally not eligible for conviction” because he is ...
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The Latest: Senate acquits Trump of inciting Capitol attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 3:58 The Senate has acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, bringing his trial to a close and giving the former president a historic second victory in the court of impeachment. Trump is the first president to be impeached twice, and he is also now twice acquitted as the majority of Republicans defended his actions. The Senate voted 57-43 that Trump ...
Tags: Health, Utah, Media, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Maine, House


The Latest: Trump trial resumes with closing arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 1 p.m. Senators have resumed Donald Trump’s impeachment trial without calling witnesses after agreeing to accept new information from a Republican congresswoman about his actions on the day of the deadly Capitol siege. After a delay of several hours, the trial is back on track with closing arguments and Saturday’s session heading toward a vote on the verdict. Under the deal, Rep. Ja...
Tags: Health, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Philadelphia, Republican, Donald Trump


The Latest: Senate agreement pending to resume Trump trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Senate leaders are working on an agreement that could end a standoff over calling witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and allow it to proceed with closing arguments and a vote on whether he incited the deadly Capitol siege. Under the agreement being discussed, the information that a Republican congresswoman has made public about Trump’s actions on the day of the...
Tags: Health, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Philadelphia, Republican, Donald Trump


As pandemic surged, contact tracing struggled; Biden looks to boost it

Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, has fallen behind in recent months as covid-19 cases have soared. President Joe Biden had pledged to change that.
Tags: Health, Joe Biden, Biden


LA County leaders seek faster release of FEMA funds to help extend hotel rooms for homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Feb. 9, to lobby the federal government to more quickly fund the sheltering people experiencing homelessness in programs such as Project Roomkey — if not provide the funding upfront. The approval of the motion, authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s announcement last month that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide 100% reimbursement, rather than the typical 7...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Washington, La, Government, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Fema, Community, Homeless, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council


Scalise’s claim that unauthorized immigrants are getting priority for vaccination misses the point

During a Feb. 2 interview on Fox News, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) claimed President Joe Biden was allowing unauthorized immigrants to move ahead of American citizens to get their covid-19 vaccines.
Tags: Health, Joe Biden, Steve Scalise, Scalise, Fox News Rep


Scientists, including Fauci, are facing off over whether to delay 2nd vaccine doses. Here's why the risk of more mutations from delaying shots may ultimately be worth it.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Experts are split on whether to delay the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines to get more people immunized. Prioritizing first doses means that more vulnerable people get some protection against coronavirus, which could save lives. Th...
Tags: Health, UK, Nbc, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, South Africa, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer


Biden describes closed schools and women leaving the workforce as 'a national emergency'

President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders on his first day in White House on January 21, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) President Biden described school closures and women leaving the workforce as "a national emergency." "I think it's time for schools to reopen safely," he said during a CBS interview. Biden voiced concern about the mental health crisis that has been accelerated by the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pres...
Tags: Politics, Cdc, Cbs News, White House, Women, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Mental Health, Schools, Cbs, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Their scores of stitches result in miles of smiles

Listen up all you Karens complaining about how bored you are even with the stay-at-home pandemic order partially lifted this week. The “poor me” attitude isn’t playing well with the ladies of the Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley. “Why don’t you use the time to look at other people who need your help, and help them?” says Nellann Wilson, past president of the club, sitting at her old Singer sewing machine this week with her husband, Harry, and a bagful of cotton. Wilson and her “action team” of other ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Harry, Wilson, Simi Valley, Casey, Tommy Lasorda, Kiwanis Club, Canoga Park



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