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New Coronavirus Hot Spots Emerge Across South and in California, as Northeast Slows
Health
New Coronavirus Hot Spots Emerge Across South and in California, as Northeast Slows

Mass protests against police violence across the U.S. have public health officials concerned about an accelerated spread of the coronavirus. But even before the protests began May 26, sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several... Read More

New Tool Developed by RAND Corp. Uses Air Travel Data to Predict COVID-19 Risk
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New Tool Developed by RAND Corp. Uses Air Travel Data to Predict COVID-19 Risk
2020-06-12 12:53:11
by Dan McCue

A new tool developed by the RAND Corporation analyzes COVID-19 cases and air travel data to predict the spread of the coronavirus. According to the non-profit think tank, by providing estimates of the number of infected passengers, the tool can... Read More

Pennsylvania House Speaker Resigns Amid Claims He Hid Member’s COVID-19 Diagnosis
State News
Pennsylvania House Speaker Resigns Amid Claims He Hid Member’s COVID-19 Diagnosis
2020-06-12 12:47:37
by Reece Nations

A top member of Pennsylvania’s state Republican leadership is stepping down amid claims his party withheld information concerning a GOP representative's coronavirus diagnosis.  Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai announced Wednesday he is leaving the Legislature before his term ends in... Read More

Americans Say They Struggle to Get Information They Can Trust During Pandemic
Opinion Polls
Americans Say They Struggle to Get Information They Can Trust During Pandemic
2020-06-11 15:20:32
by Sara Wilkerson

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in February, Americans have struggled to find information they believe they can trust on the rate of infection, the death rate and what they should be doing to protect themselves, a new Gallup/Knight... Read More

Majority of Americans Cautious Concerning Return to Normalcy
Opinion Polls
Majority of Americans Cautious Concerning Return to Normalcy
2020-06-11 15:05:53
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – As state governors continue to roll back restrictions on gatherings and business brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Gallup survey indicates at least two-thirds of Americans want to meet specific conditions before they are willing to... Read More

Congress Weighs Next Steps on WHO Relationship
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Congress Weighs Next Steps on WHO Relationship

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are considering new ways to approach the World Health Organization, as President Donald Trump’s intentions behind his threat to terminate the relationship remain unclear. The WHO retains bipartisan support from Congress, even in the face of evidence... Read More

Internal Document Reveals Federal Plan to Ask Nurses to Reuse Masks
Health
Internal Document Reveals Federal Plan to Ask Nurses to Reuse Masks

WASHINGTON — Internal Federal Emergency Management Agency data show that the government’s supply of surgical gowns has not meaningfully increased since photos first emerged in March of nurses wearing trash bags for protection. “The demand for gowns outpaces current U.S.... Read More

Senate Told That Fraudsters Prey on Pandemic Victims
In The News
Senate Told That Fraudsters Prey on Pandemic Victims
2020-06-10 17:47:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials pledged a vigorous crackdown Tuesday during a Senate hearing on fraudsters who are trying to make easy money off vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. They accused con artists of selling fake vaccines and... Read More

As Businesses Reopen, Workplace Testing Is the ‘Wild West’
Business
As Businesses Reopen, Workplace Testing Is the ‘Wild West’

WASHINGTON — Testing employees for the coronavirus as they come into work will be an important step in safely getting Americans back on the job. But employers have been left to their own devices as they navigate the public health... Read More

Local Governments Tested by Challenges on Multiple Fronts
Cities
Local Governments Tested by Challenges on Multiple Fronts
2020-06-08 13:32:41
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - The year 2020 will no doubt be remembered as the year when crisis and turmoil took center stage not just in the U.S., but around the world. From a global pandemic, to upheavals in the economy to social... Read More

'All Eyes' on New York: Reopening Tests City Torn by Crises
Cities
'All Eyes' on New York: Reopening Tests City Torn by Crises

NEW YORK (AP) — The city that never sleeps had a curfew for much of last week. Famous stores were boarded up after days of unrest. The lights are out on Broadway theaters, and the subway no longer runs overnight.... Read More

Poll: Pandemic Does Little to Alter US Views on Health Care
Opinion Polls
Poll: Pandemic Does Little to Alter US Views on Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pushed hospitals to the edge, and millions of workers lost job-based coverage in the economic shutdown to slow the spread, but a new poll suggests Americans have remarkably little interest in big changes to health... Read More

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