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Researchers Claim Reduced Traffic Caused by Pandemic Could Become Permanent
Transportation
Researchers Claim Reduced Traffic Caused by Pandemic Could Become Permanent
2020-05-06 12:47:10
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The coronavirus pandemic has made life harder for Americans, but one of the few upsides of the crisis has been a massive reduction of traffic across the country. With fewer cars on the roads, Americans have enjoyed cleaner... Read More

Orlando Firm Harnessing UV Rays to Defeat the Coronavirus
Innovation
Orlando Firm Harnessing UV Rays to Defeat the Coronavirus
2020-05-06 00:30:15
by Dan McCue

Like a lot of us, Mark Nathan noticed that no matter how successful a business trip had been, he regularly returned home only to fall ill from the bacteria and viruses he encountered on airplanes, in hotel and conference rooms... Read More

Viral Post Alleging Obama-Era Device Tax Caused Current PPE Shortage Is Way Off
In The News
Viral Post Alleging Obama-Era Device Tax Caused Current PPE Shortage Is Way Off

A social media post, which in April was shared widely on Facebook and made appearances on a conservative online discussion forum, asserts that former President Barack Obama signed legislation that caused companies to manufacture medical devices overseas, including items essential... Read More

Restaurants Sue Insurance Companies for Business Losses from Pandemic
Litigation
Restaurants Sue Insurance Companies for Business Losses from Pandemic
2020-05-05 14:56:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Restaurants are filing a surge of lawsuits against insurance companies as they seek coverage for business interruptions during the coronavirus shutdown. The insurance companies say their business interruption policies grant them exemptions for viruses that cause no physical... Read More

White House Disclaims Projection Showing Surge in Virus Outbreak
Health
White House Disclaims Projection Showing Surge in Virus Outbreak

WASHINGTON — An internal projection created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the U.S. coronavirus outbreak vastly accelerating by June to more than 200,000 new cases and 2,500 deaths per day — far more than the country... Read More

Former ’Ebola Czar’ Discusses Administration’s COVID-19 Response
Think Tanks
Former ’Ebola Czar’ Discusses Administration’s COVID-19 Response
2020-05-04 19:28:53
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON‌ ‌–‌ ‌Ron‌ ‌Klain,‌ ‌U.S.‌ ‌Ebola‌ ‌response‌ ‌coordinator‌ ‌from‌ ‌2014‌ ‌to‌ ‌2015,‌ ‌recently spoke‌ ‌to‌ ‌diplomats‌ ‌convened‌ ‌virtually‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌Meridian‌ ‌International‌ ‌Center‌ ‌to‌ ‌share‌ ‌his‌ ‌lessons learned‌ ‌about‌ ‌pandemic‌ ‌management‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌ongoing‌ ‌Ebola‌ ‌crisis.‌ ‌ Klain,‌ ‌informally‌ ‌dubbed‌... Read More

Caregivers of Americans With Disabilities Cannot Be Left Behind in COVID-19
Opinions
Caregivers of Americans With Disabilities Cannot Be Left Behind in COVID-19

The threat of the COVID-19 pandemic is concerning to most Americans, but it is particularly critical for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and those with acquired disabilities as seen in people with brain and spinal cord injuries or... Read More

Crowding by Shutdown Protesters Is ‘Devastatingly Worrisome,’ White House Adviser Says
Health
Crowding by Shutdown Protesters Is ‘Devastatingly Worrisome,’ White House Adviser Says

WASHINGTON — The sight of anti-shutdown protesters crowded together in public, often unmasked, is “devastatingly worrisome,” the White House coronavirus task coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, said Sunday. But Birx, whose boss President Donald Trump has called the protesters “very good... Read More

Pompeo Says ‘Enormous Evidence’ Links Virus to Wuhan Laboratory
Geopolitics
Pompeo Says ‘Enormous Evidence’ Links Virus to Wuhan Laboratory

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said “enormous evidence” shows the novel coronavirus outbreak began in a laboratory in Wuhan, China, and that Beijing has refused to give international scientists access to learn what happened. “I can tell... Read More

House‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌Say‌ ‌Freezing‌ ‌WHO‌ ‌Funding‌ ‌Could‌ ‌Harm‌ ‌Venezuelans‌
Health
House‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌Say‌ ‌Freezing‌ ‌WHO‌ ‌Funding‌ ‌Could‌ ‌Harm‌ ‌Venezuelans‌
2020-05-04 13:00:58
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON‌ ‌-‌ ‌House‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌urged‌ ‌the‌ ‌Trump‌ ‌administration‌ ‌on‌ ‌Friday‌ ‌to‌ ‌resume‌ ‌funding‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Pan‌ ‌American‌ ‌Health‌ ‌Organization,‌ ‌a‌ ‌regional‌ ‌branch‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌World‌ ‌Health Organization‌ ‌that‌ ‌operates‌ ‌in‌ ‌Latin‌ ‌America.‌ ‌ In‌ ‌a‌ ‌letter‌ ‌to‌ ‌Secretary‌ ‌of‌ ‌State‌... Read More

Reopening Means Contact Tracing. Many States Aren’t Ready
In The States
Reopening Means Contact Tracing. Many States Aren’t Ready

WASHINGTON — In mid-March, Jenine Clements’ boss asked her to set aside at least 24 hours out of her work week to call people who’ve tested positive for COVID-19. The goal was to locate people who had been in close... Read More

White House Uses Data Collected by Journalists to Count Virus Tests
Health
White House Uses Data Collected by Journalists to Count Virus Tests

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is using coronavirus testing data from a volunteer tracking project led by journalists, according to a strategy document released by the White House, as one key government health agency significantly lags in counting how many... Read More

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