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Dr. Birx Won’t Say Whether U.S. Will Shut Down for Potential Coronavirus Second Wave
Health
Dr. Birx Won’t Say Whether U.S. Will Shut Down for Potential Coronavirus Second Wave

Dr. Deborah Birx says it’s too early to tell whether we’ll have a second coronavirus shutdown. The White House coronavirus task force expert said Sunday that the nation will have to wait and see what the conditions are like when... Read More

Senate Leaves for Memorial Day Break Without Deal On New Relief Bill
Congress
Senate Leaves for Memorial Day Break Without Deal On New Relief Bill
2020-05-22 19:57:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Senate has left town for its annual Memorial Day recess with no agreement in sight on a fourth coronavirus economic relief bill and a schedule that suggests a new stimulus won't be done until July. Last week,... Read More

Tennessee’s Secret to Plentiful Coronavirus Testing? Picking Up the Tab
In The States
Tennessee’s Secret to Plentiful Coronavirus Testing? Picking Up the Tab

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — To reopen businesses and public spaces safely, experts say, states need to be testing and contact tracing on a massive scale. But only a handful of states are doing enough testing to stay on top of potential... Read More

Senate Told to Find New Approaches for Nursing Homes Hit With Coronavirus
Aging
Senate Told to Find New Approaches for Nursing Homes Hit With Coronavirus
2020-05-22 13:09:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate made a first step Thursday toward new legislation intended specifically to protect elderly people from the ravages of coronavirus. The Senate Special Committee on Aging listened to medical experts’ opinions on measures needed to help... Read More

Will Virus Keep Florida Spectators From Astronaut Launch?
Space
Will Virus Keep Florida Spectators From Astronaut Launch?

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Florida’s Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Florida in nine years. In the age of coronavirus,... Read More

CDC Issues Detailed Reopening Guidance After Initial Rejection
Health
CDC Issues Detailed Reopening Guidance After Initial Rejection

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a 60-page document that provides detailed suggestions for different phases of reopening workplaces, schools and restaurants, after an earlier draft was rejected by the White House for being too prescriptive.... Read More

Vermont Governor Proposes $400 Million Coronavirus Aid Package
State News
Vermont Governor Proposes $400 Million Coronavirus Aid Package
2020-05-20 21:19:39
by Gaspard Le Dem

Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced a $400 million coronavirus relief package on Wednesday that taps into some of the $1.25 billion in funding the state received through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. In March, Congress... Read More

The Coronavirus Is Taking A Toll On The Renewable Energy Sector
Energy
The Coronavirus Is Taking A Toll On The Renewable Energy Sector
2020-05-19 20:21:22
by Gaspard Le Dem

The natural world has gotten a boost from the coronavirus pandemic.  With fewer cars on the roads and planes in the sky, the world has benefited from clearer skies and an unprecedented decline in carbon emissions.  Daily CO2 emissions decreased... Read More

Trump Says He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine in Case He Gets Coronavirus
In The News
Trump Says He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine in Case He Gets Coronavirus

President Donald Trump revealed Monday he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine preventatively for coronavirus for nearly two weeks — even though his own medical experts say the drug can be deadly and should not be administered outside hospital settings. Speaking in the... Read More

Coronavirus Vaccine Within a Year Is ‘Far From a Sure Thing,’ Expert Warns
In The News
Coronavirus Vaccine Within a Year Is ‘Far From a Sure Thing,’ Expert Warns

WASHINGTON — A coronavirus vaccine by year’s end is possible, but not something to “bank on,” a leading public health expert warned Sunday as the Trump administration continued to push for swift business reopenings in a bid to revive the... Read More

‘There Isn’t Enough Time’: Scientists May Need Years to Identify Coronavirus Immunity
Health
‘There Isn’t Enough Time’: Scientists May Need Years to Identify Coronavirus Immunity

WASHINGTON — When researchers in Los Alamos published a study last month revealing the emergence of a mutant coronavirus strain, a finding buried deep inside alarmed Robert Gallo, one of the co-discoverers of HIV. The mutation of the coronavirus’s outer... Read More

Fear, Isolation, Depression: The Mental Health Fallout of a Worldwide Pandemic
Mental Health
Fear, Isolation, Depression: The Mental Health Fallout of a Worldwide Pandemic

WASHINGTON — At Provident Behavioral Health in St. Louis, people who called the helpline at the beginning of the pandemic were fearful, even panicked. “Nearly everyone expressed fear. Fear of catching the virus, fear of the future, fear of the... Read More

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