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Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
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In the Last Week America Experienced 1 Million New Coronavirus Cases

The total number of U.S. coronavirus cases since the pandemic started has now surpassed 12 million, CNN reports — "an increase of more than 1 million cases in less than a week." Researchers at John Hopkins University calculate that over a quarter of a million Americans have now died from the disease. Almost every state has reported a rapid surge in cases, and nationwide numbers have been climbing much faster than ever before — with the country reporting a staggering 2.8 million infections sin...
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The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
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Dr. Birx: Keep Thanksgiving to your immediate household

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx for an exclusive interview about masks, schools and holidays during the coronavirus pandemic.
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College students head home as coronavirus cases spike

Public health experts like Dr. Deborah Birx have been warning students for weeks not to risk taking Covid-19 home for Thanksgiving and now it's crunch time. With no national guidance for colleges, some fear students are hitting the road as ticking time bombs.
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Video shows White House reporters shouting Mike Pence out of the press briefing room as he left a COVID-19 news conference without taking questions

Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Reporters shouted Vice President Mike Pence out of the press briefing room after he didn't take questions following the first COVID-19 task force briefing in months.  Members of the task force addressed the surging number of COVID-19 cases across the country.  President Donald Trump was not present at the meeting and has been relatively silent on the pandemic since the election, instead choosing to pursue baseless claims of election fraud via dozens of unsucce...
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One map from the White House coronavirus task force shows just how bad the US outbreak is right now

Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the US Coronavirus Task Force, at the White House on November 19, 2020. White House Coronavirus Task Force The coronavirus is spreading all over the US, as temperatures fall, and more people gather indoors. On Thursday, both the CDC and the White House urged people to stay home this Thanksgiving, and keep celebrations single household affairs. In the White House press conference, Dr. Deborah Birx spoke in front of an alarming map which...
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Pence Takes No Questions In WH COVID Briefing After Painting Rosy Picture During COVID-19 Surge

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday evening sang a happy tune while leading the White House coronavirus task force’s first briefing since late April, which came a day after the country passed the grim milestone of more than 250,000 fatalities from COVID-19 and amid surging cases nationwide. Familiar task force faces such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Deborah Birx, CDC Director Robert Redfield and HHS Secretary Alex Azar appeared by Pence’s side. However, President Trump was nowhere in insight and ...
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Biden Team Conflicted Over Whether To Keep Birx On COVID-19 Response Panel

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is reportedly unsure whether or not to retain Dr. Deborah Birx, one of the Trump administration’s prominent COVID-19 experts, on their own pandemic advisory board. Per Politico, some transition officials are concerned about Birx’s role in President Donald Trump’s poor handling of the pandemic. The doctor has been criticized for standing by the President even as he’s peddled lie after lie about the virus, including the blatantly false claim that inje...
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Dr. Birx advises no extended family gatherings in Utah for Thanksgiving, Christmas

Amid soaring coronavirus numbers in Utah, Dr. Deborah Birx recommended no extended family gatherings in the state through the holidays....
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White House coronavirus advisor Scott Atlas slams Fauci as a 'political animal' for sounding 'upbeat' over COVID-19 vaccine results

White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas speaks on Covid-19 testing in Washington, DC on September 28, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Scott Atlas, a coronavirus adviser to President Donald Trump, slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci as "a political animal" on Tuesday. Atlas appeared on Fox News with host Laura Ingraham, who commented on Fauci's "upbeat" tone on the coronavirus pandemic since Election Day. Fauci on Tuesday predicted that a vaccine will hopefully be available to American...
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Deborah Birx has not been approached by team Biden about staying on as a government employee

Dr. Deborah Birx has privately told colleagues she has not yet been contacted by anyone on President-elect Joe Biden's team, and whether she will be staying on as a government employee in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic remains up in the air.
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US counties showing the worst surge of COVID-19 cases overwhelmingly voted for Trump in this year's election

Getty Counties that are experiencing some of the worst COVID-19 surges have overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump in this year's presidential election, the Associated Press reported.  Trump won the majority of votes in more than 90% of the 376 US counties with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.  Most of those were rural areas in Midwestern states, where there is high opposition to social distancing and face mask guidelines.  Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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The US surpassed 116,000 daily new COVID-19 cases, again breaking the record for highest single-day count

In total, there have been more than 9.5 million cases in the US and almost 227,000 deaths. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US surpassed 116,000 daily new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, again breaking the record for highest single-day count of new infections since the pandemic began, according to The COVID Tracking Project. The daily death toll reached 1,124 as hospitalizations continue to sharply rise. Experts have warned the US is entering the deadliest stage of the pandemic, with Dr. Anthony...
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The US surpassed 103,000 new daily COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day count in the entire pandemic. And the deadliest wave is yet to come.

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US reportedly surpassed 103,000 COVID-19 new daily infections on Wednesday, the COVID-19 Tracking Project reported.  Experts have warned the US is entering the "deadliest" wave of the pandemic as cold weather sets in and people begin hunkering down indoors. Close to 9.5 million Ameri...
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Republican Politician Who Died of Covid-19 Wins Election in North Dakota

David Andahl, a Republican candidate for the North Dakota state legislature, won election on Tuesday, but the 55 year old won’t be taking office. Unfortunately, Andahl died of the coronavirus last month.Read more...
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Birx's stern warning is a wakeup call

Dr. Deborah Birx has a dire warning for Americans: The Covid-19 pandemic is going to get much, much worse before it gets any better. And there's one clear takeaway from her warnings: whatever happens on election day, we're largely on our own. It's up to us to keep the number of Covid-19 infections as low as possible as we head into a difficult season that will last far beyond the results of the 2020 election.
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Dr. Deborah Birx's stern warning is a wakeup call

It's understandable that Americans are suffering from Covid fatigue and hurting under the weight of economic strain, says Jill Filipovic. But it's imperative to heed Dr. Deborah Birx's grim wakeup call and look out for each other, she argues, because no matter who wins the election, Americans are going to be largely on our own for this long, deadly winter.
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We could find out this month if a vaccine works

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,It's Election Day here in the US. By the time the next edition of this newsletter hits your inbox, we could know quite a lot about the results — or very little.In the meantime, let me be the millionth person to remind you to vote. There are 30 states that require compani...
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Covid-19 News: Live Updates

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, bluntly urged officials in a private memo to pursue a more aggressive...
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Coronavirus updates: People sick with COVID-19 can vote in person, CDC says; Dr. Deborah Birx reportedly warns of 'most deadly phase'

People sick with COVID-19 can vote in person, CDC says. Hospitalizations break records in El Paso, Texas. 231K U.S. deaths. Latest virus news.
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Birx warns US entering ‘deadly phase’ of Covid, contradicting Trump’s message

Deborah Birx says ‘we are entering the most concerning and most deadly phase’ as Trump claims US is ‘rounding the corner’White House scientific adviser Dr Deborah Birx warned the United States is entering a new “deadly phase” of the coronavirus pandemic, and urged an “aggressive” approach to containing its spread.Birx gave the warning in a written memo delivered to top administration officials Monday. It is a direct contradiction of one of Donald Trump’s central, and false, closing campaign mess...
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WaPo: Birx disputes Trump in calling for much more aggressive pandemic response

Dr. Deborah Birx sounded an alarming note about the state of the coronavirus in an internal White House report, saying the US is entering its "most deadly phase" yet, one that requires "much more aggressive action," according to The Washington Post.
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Washington Post: Birx disputes Trump in calling for 'much more aggressive action' to combat pandemic

Dr. Deborah Birx sounded an alarming note about the state of the coronavirus in an internal White House report, saying the US is entering its "most deadly phase" yet, one that requires "much more aggressive action," according to The Washington Post.
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Coronavirus updates: People sick with COVID-19 can vote in person, CDC says; Dr. Deborah Birx warns of 'most deadly phase,' report says

People sick with COVID-19 can vote in person, CDC says. Hospitalizations break records in El Paso, Texas. 231K U.S. deaths. Latest virus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Leaders on Trump's COVID-19 task force are sounding the alarm as the infections rise across the US

Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Leaders in Trump's coronavirus task force have warned that the US is approaching a very deadly wave in the coronavirus pandemic.  In internal reports, Dr. Deborah Birx warned that "much more aggressive action" needs to be taken to get the pandemic under control as the country heads into it's "most deadly" phase, The Washington Post reported.  Birx's warning contradicts public claims made by Trump, specifically those that falsely suggest that the pandemic is tur...
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Fargo, North Dakota, mayor clashes with governor over whether the state should require people to wear face masks as COVID-19 cases multiply in the state

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. Stephen Yang/Getty Images Several cities in North Dakota have enacted mask mandates as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.  The state's governor has encouraged mask use but stopped short of enacting requirements, despite calls from some mayors.  North Dakota was the first state to surpass 100 cases per 100,000 residents.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19 cases in North Dakota continue to surge and while different citi...
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White House Coronavirus Adviser Reportedly Warns Of ‘Deadly Phase’ As Trump Downplays Risks

Dr. Deborah Birx reportedly urged officials to take “much more aggressive action” to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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White House Coronavirus Adviser Warns Of ‘Deadly Phase’ As Trump Downplays Risks: Report

Deborah Birx reportedly urged officials in a memo to take “much more aggressive action” to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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Internal memo shows Birx contradicting Trump on pandemic: This is 'most deadly phase' yet

An internal memo from Deborah Birx that circulated among top officials in President Trump's administration pokes holes in the his claim...
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