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Indiana fell ill with a cough in early March, said her mother, Jane Evans. Although she didn’t have any other coronavirus symptoms, her parents kept her home for two weeks in line with government guidance. She was never ill enough to be hospitalized, her mother told CNN. Nonetheless, the teenager — who planned to audition
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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, speaks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 29, 2020. Erin Scott | Reuters Top Democrats on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump’s executive actions on coronavirus relief as “absurdly unconstitutional” and “way off base.” The measures, which Trump signed on Saturday
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Young elementary school students and their parents attempt to get the attention of passing motorists on Church Street in Winchester, MA on July 30, 2020. A group of Winchester parents hold an event on the town common, voicing their concerns about younger students being able to learn remotely and advocating for the full return of
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When case numbers start to come down, people tend to interact more, and more movement predicts how the virus will spread, said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Though cases have risen to more than 4.9 million and coronavirus deaths have surpassed 161,000,
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Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, “focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic”, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool | AFP |
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Shoppers at a Best Buy store in New York. Bebeto Matthews | AP An executive who led Best Buy‘s efforts to expand in health-care and connected devices is stepping down from his role, the retailer confirmed to CNBC Thursday. Asheesh Saksena, president of Best Buy Health, will leave that post, but remain a strategic advisor to CEO
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Livongo’s founder and early investor on route to the meeting in Dallas. Source: Hemant Teneja The merger of Livongo and Teladoc, two of the largest publicly traded companies in digital health, came together in less than three months and played out against the backdrop of widespread lockdowns and quarantines of the coronavirus pandemic. The deal, announced
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Science Photo Library | Getty Images Covid-19 patients might have been flooding into emergency departments in the spring, particularly in states like New York. But for everything else — heart attacks, strokes and other kinds of emergencies — the numbers were down for many hospitals across the country.  A new study collating data from five
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Now, the bad news: “Our levels are still far too high,” said Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician at Lifespan Health System and associate professor at Brown University. “We need those masks. We need those large social gatherings, honestly, shut down for the time being, until our country can come up with a comprehensive national
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Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, speaks after a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts | Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said on Sunday that the
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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components for a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are being developed, in Morrrisville, North Carolina, U.S., July 27, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The hunt is on for a vaccine for Covid-19,
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Adm. Brett Giroir, director of the U.S. coronavirus diagnostic testing, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Reuters A report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some of
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When asked why Europe appears to have been more effective at controlling the spread of the virus, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said that it might have helped that about 95% of Europe had shut down much earlier. “When you actually look at what we did — even though we shut down, even though
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President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his push for schools to reopen as fall approaches regardless of the state of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, adding that keeping schools closed “is causing death also.”  Trump called on Democrats to work with Republicans to pass the latest coronavirus relief bill, which currently includes $105 billion to help schools
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Michael Collins, Representative Lewis’s long time chief of staff, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) embrace after the casket with the remains of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was carried from the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, July 29, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | Pool via Reuters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday imposed
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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he still thinks hydroxychloroquine works against Covid-19, despite mounting evidence that the malaria drug is ineffective in treating the virus.  Trump was asked by a reporter about a video Trump shared on Twitter that went viral across social media platforms that claimed hydroxychloroquine is “a cure for Covid” and “you don’t need
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Fauci’s comments to ABC’s “Good Morning America” echoed fellow White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx, who recently visited those states to warn their numbers were headed the wrong way. Test positivity rates there have been rising, Fauci said. Tennessee on Monday saw its highest seven-day average of new daily cases, at well
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