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Fauci Says US Could Reach 100,000 Coronavirus Cases a Day

The government’s top infectious disease expert told a Senate panel that bars needed to be closed, and the Fed chairman cautioned that “a full recovery is unlikely” until safety is restored.
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A Spaniel, a Mute Button and Profound Matters of State

American democracy in the coronavirus era has gone digital or at least more distant, however fitfully and incompletely, as all three branches of government struggle to adapt to a new reality.
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Top Science and Health Officials Offer Sobering View of Reopening Readiness

Despite progress on a vaccine, there is no guarantee it will be effective, experts said, and testing and contact tracing are still short of the levels needed.
Tags: News, Education, Epidemics, Food And Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Rand, PAUL, Fauci, Redfield, Hahn, United States Politics and Government, Medicine and Health, Anthony S, Shutdowns (Institutional, Senate Committee on Health, Tests (Medical

Philippines to declare health emergency after first community transmission of coronavirus

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will declare a public health emergency to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, after the country recorded its first case of community transmission, officials said on Saturday. The nation's health ministry has reported three new cases of the infection since Friday, adding to the three Chinese tourists who were diagnosed with the virus in January and the first week of February. Duterte has agreed to declare a health emergency following the latest deve...
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An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias.
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California may buck Congress with its own health insurance requirement

By Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters With Congress ending the requirement that all Americans have health insurance, California leaders are preparing to counter that move by securing health care for as many residents as possible in a fortified state insurance exchange. State lawmakers say they will present a package of health-related proposals in the coming weeks, before a Feb. 16 deadline for new bill introductions. Details are still developing, but officials and health care advocates say discussio...
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Are tens of thousands of California kids about to lose their health care?

By Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters When Alice Mayall rushed her daughter Hannah to the hospital for a head injury after a water polo tournament a few years ago, she didn’t think twice about whether she could afford it. Her daughter was covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Mayall is a self-employed psychologist in Livermore, in the Bay Area, and the mostly federally funded program has helped her get through tough economic times over the years by insuring her twins. It has kept her k...
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Zoom+ Super takes 'emergency' fight to Legislature

Three months after Zoom+ was told to stop billing its “Super” clinic as an emergency services provider, Dr. Dave Sanders is taking the battle to the state legislature. The Senate Committee on Health will hold a hearing Tuesday on Senate Bill 817, which would draw a distinction between life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergency conditions. The Zoom+ Super clinic on Northeast Grand began about 18 months ago as a way to fill the gap between urgent care and the Emergency Room. The clinic…...
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