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8:30 a.m. March 30, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden rolls out additional responses to anti-Asian violencePresident Joe Biden is making additional moves to respond to this month's and other recent anti-Asian violence, the White House said Tuesday in a statement. The moves include expanding the mandate for a White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in order to combat anti-Asian bias and violence, as well as boosting funding for AAPI survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, with the Department of Health and Human Services allocating $49.5 million from the American Rescue Plan to a new grant program. In addition, the moves include establishing a new COVID-19 Equity Task Force committee and setting up a Department of Justice initiative to address anti-Asian violence.
8:51 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
CDC to dispense $22 billion to states for COVID-19 vaccines, testingThe U.S. government said Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be giving about $22 billion in funding to states and territories to support COVID-19 testing and the vaccine rollout by Jan. 19. The funding comes from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. About $19 billion is intended to support testing, contact tracing, and surveillance activities, while $3 billion will be dispensed for vaccination activities, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.
10:01 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. has had more than 19 million COVID-19 cases, and Fauci is getting worried about a post-holiday surge Relief as Trump signs relief bill and Novavax is starting a Phase 3 trial of its vaccine candidate in the U.S. and MexicoThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 topped 81 million on Monday, while the U.S. case tally topped 19 million, and experts warned the next few weeks will be hard after many Americans traveled over the Christmas holiday.
11:44 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
As some hospitals near 90% capacity due to COVID-19, this map can tell you if your local hospital is almost full A new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their areaA new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their area.
10:22 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record one-day death toll from coronavirus as FDA committee meets to review Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine FDA head says initial assessment is ‘this is a vaccine that does meet our criteria. ... But we do want to hear from the vaccine advisory committee.’The U.S. set fresh records for single-day fatalities from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and hospitalizations, as a U.S. regulatory advisory committee gathered to offer its verdict on the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech SE.
10:26 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. coronavirus case tally climbs to 15 million from 14 million in just five days U.S. sets fresh record for COVID-19 hospitalizations; Angela Merkel pleads with Germans to limit gatherings during holidaysThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 68 million on Wednesday and the U.S. tally rose above 15 million as the virus continued to race across the nation, filling hospitals with record numbers of patients
2:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
5:11 a.m. Dec. 1, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘There’s a war on organizing, collective bargaining, unions and workers’: Biden wants to undo Trump executive orders on federal workers Federal unions challenged three Trump administration orders in particular. Federal unions challenged three Trump administration orders in particular.
2:50 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
COVID-19 cases and testing are surging as U.S. heads into Thanksgiving holiday In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, health care providers have reported rising numbers of people getting diagnostic tests, as some have sought out testing in advance of family dinners or travel plansA surge in the number of Americans testing positive for the coronavirus this month is worrying medical experts at the same time as the nation prepares for its first major indoor holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
12:28 p.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Rite Aid says it will continue to offer free COVID-19 tests in DecemberShares of Rite Aid Corp. were up 0.1% in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the drugstore chain confirmed that it will continue to offer no-charge COVID-19 testing in December. Rite Aid that it would begin charging $115 for symptomatic and asymptomatic diagnostic testing starting Dec. 1. The company currently does not charge people who come in for COVID-19 testing at its 301 testing sites. The Department of Health and Human Services said Rite Aid had notified HHS on Nov. 21 that it had conducted more tests than allocated in their contract, and that HHS had requested more funding for Rite Aid in response, according to a statement from Mia Heck, director of external affairs in the office of the assistant secretary for health. A Rite Aid spokesperson declined to comment beyond the news announcement. Rite Aid also on Tuesday announced plans to lower the age requirement for a COVID-19 test to 13 years old from 18 and said it plans to add 1,000 drive-through testing locations. All of the major drugstore chains in the U.S. including CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. are offering coronavirus tests. Rite Aid's stock is down 28% so far this year, while the S&P 500 has gained 10.7%.
4:31 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Davide Mamone
It’s 2:30 a.m. in Wyoming: ‘You’re holding a smartphone to let a husband say goodbye to his wife via FaceTime after 60 years of marriage’ Doctors and nurses in North Dakota and Wyoming tell MarketWatch what it's like on the front lines of COVID-19Doctors and nurses in North Dakota and Wyoming tell MarketWatch what it's like on the front lines of COVID-19.
2:41 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate sparks market rally after achieving 94.5% efficacy in late-stage trial and requires only standard refrigeration Biotech says vaccine remains stable at refrigerated temperatures for longer times, so distribution could be a lesser challengeModerna Inc. said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine candidate met its primary endpoint in a Phase 3 trial, demonstrating 94.5% efficacy, a far higher benchmark than originally expected, sparking a broad-based market rally.
9:47 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden announces his COVID-19 task force The team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staffThe team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staff.
2:42 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
To defeat COVID-19, ‘we need a unified national strategy,’ says public health expert Dr. Howard Koh Koh served as assistant secretary of health during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009Dr. Howard Koh knows what it’s like to be a government official running a pandemic response.
2:02 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Trump threatens to fire top infectious-disease expert Fauci as U.S. deaths top 231,000 The U.S. ‘could not be positioned more poorly’ for cold winter months, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, irking Trump and White HouseThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 231,000 on Monday with cases rising in 42 states, as President Donald Trump continued to criticize a key infectious-disease expert and even hinted he might fire him if he wins Tuesday’s presidential election.
11:33 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Italy tightens COVID-19 restrictions, plunging Venice back into ‘victorious solitude’ Residents reflect on the pandemic and the costs of globalizationResidents reflect on the pandemic and the costs of globalization.
2:08 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: CDC says nearly 300,000 excess American deaths have occurred during pandemic CDC study finds biggest percentage rise in excess deaths were in those aged 25 to 44, Blacks and Hispanics hit disproportionatelyThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 221,000 on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, and the nation’s leading public health agency estimated that the pandemic has contributed to the deaths of almost 300,000 Americans, including fatalities that would not have happened without the virus.
4:38 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
There are seven coronavirus vaccine candidates being tested in the U.S. — here’s where they stand At least four of the still investigational vaccines have moved into Phase 3 clinical trialsThe race to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is well under way, setting the stage to bring to market the fastest vaccine in history.
9:12 p.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Can Trump write off $70K in haircuts? IRS allows tax deductions for highly unusual expenses — including fertility treatment, vasectomies and rehab The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation’The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation.’
10:57 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally 33.4 million, death toll above 1 million, and that’s likely an underestimate, says WHO expert White House reportedly pressed the CDC to play down the risks of sending children back to school and sought alternate data that would show the coronavirus was unlikely to harm kidsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 33.4 million on Tuesday, a day after the global death toll reached 1 million, as governments around the world moved to reimpose restrictions on movement in a fight to contain the spread.
11:14 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. cases top 7 million, after jumping by more than 45,000 in a single day Fiscal stimulus talks heat up as concerns grow over another COVID-19–related hit to the economy; Rio delays Carnival for the first time in a century, and Madrid calls for another shutdownA rising tide worldwide of new cases and deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has prompted calls for new shutdown measures overseas and accountability in the U.S., but also renewed attempts at a stimulus bill to fend of another pandemic-induced economic slowdown.
5:25 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
CDC says retracted posting that appeared to change the agency’s position on the aerosolized spread of coronavirus was ‘an honest mistake’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly acted after CNN took note of the changed language about viral transmissionCenters for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly acted after CNN took note of the changed language about viral transmission.
12:21 a.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Federal law now gives some parents paid time off to help their kids with remote learning Worried about missing work if your child’s school suddenly closes? You may be eligible for paid time offWorried about missing work if your child’s school suddenly closes? You may be eligible for paid time off.
11:29 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 30 million, and controversial CDC testing guideline changes were reportedly not made by CDC scientists HHS revised the guidelines to say asymptomatic patients don’t need testing and then ‘dropped’ them on CDC site without vetting, New York Times reportsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 30 million on Friday, and the death toll rose above 946,000, with the U.S. death toll edging closer to 200,000, or almost a fifth of the global tally.
11:05 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases near 30 million; Trump contradicts CDC head on vaccine timetable and again derides face masks WHO official says it’s important to have ‘consistent messaging’ on pandemic from all public officials The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide continued to head toward 30 million on Thursday, and the U.S. case tally climbed above 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump contradicted the head of the main U.S. public health agency to insist a vaccine would be ready in weeks.
4:06 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Medicare administrator Verma said to have paid private consultants nearly $6 million in taxpayer money for personal image-building campaign The consultants, many with Republican ties, billed taxpayers up to $380 per hour for work largely aimed at polishing the profile of Medicare administrator Seema Verma, say congressional investigatorsThe consultants, many with Republican Party ties, billed taxpayers up to $380 per hour on work largely aimed at polishing the profile of Medicare administrator Seema Verma, congressional investigators write.
9:25 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump health official Caputo to take leave of absence after blasting government scientistsMichael Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, will take a 60-day leave of absence "to focus on his health and the well-being of his family," a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said. Caputo of trying to muzzle an important scientific report in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and apologized Tuesday for a separate video in which he reportedly says scientists battling the virus are conspiring against President Donald Trump. HHS also said Dr. Paul Alexander, who to alter a key CDC report, is leaving the department.
9:19 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases edge toward 30 million; Trump denies playing down crisis, says U.S. will have ‘herd mentality’ Trump blames presidential opponent Joe Biden for failing to implement a face mask mandateThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 moved closer to 30 million on Wednesday, and the U.S. tally rose to 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump denied that he had played down the virus, even though he admitted as much in a taped recording released last week.
2:50 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases edge toward 30 million, and China says vaccine may be ready by November House subcommittee to probe reports that political appointees have meddled with government scientific data to aid TrumpThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged closer to 30 million on Tuesday, as a Chinese health official said a vaccine may be available for the public as early as November.
4:19 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Public health experts grew increasingly uncomfortable as Trump continued to minimize severity of coronavirus crisis President Trump’s public messaging was often at odds with that of scientists and medical professionals, but he had a louder megaphonePresident Trump’s public messaging was often at odds with that of scientists and medical professionals, but he had a louder megaphone.
4:40 p.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - By Andrew Restuccia
Trump signs executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices Drug companies criticize order, which has little immediate effectPresident Donald Trump signed an executive order on Sunday to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for U.S. seniors by more closely aligning prices with what pharmaceutical companies charge in other countries.
4:29 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Trump administration siphoned almost $4 million from 9/11 first responders fund: report The Treasury Department has withheld money for firefighters treated by the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program, the New York Daily News reportsThe Treasury Department has withheld money for firefighters treated by the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program, the New York Daily News reports
12:21 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My roommate tested positive for COVID-19. The nursing home where I work told me to come in and get a nasal swab. I’ve refused More than 3,400 nursing homes in the U.S. have been cited for noncompliance with infection-control requirements and/or failure to report COVID-19 dataMore than 3,400 nursing homes in the U.S. have been cited for noncompliance with infection-control requirements and/or failure to report COVID-19 data.
8:12 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks fall on the last day of August trading Suez surges on deal news, Philips drops on warning European stocks struggled on Monday, in a month that’s set to deliver a 3.3% gain for the region’s main index.
10:56 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Health experts express alarm at CDC change in testing guidelines that exclude asymptomatic patients ‘Our work on the ‘silent’ spread underscores the importance of testing people who have been exposed to COVID-19 regardless of symptoms. This change in policy will kill,’ says one expertHealth experts expressed alarm Wednesday at the news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its guidance on testing for COVID-19 and will no longer recommend a test for people who show no symptoms.
6:54 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump Administration threatens to start fining hospitals that fail to report daily coronavirus data to HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will require facilities to test staff regularly or face finesThreatening fines and funding cut-offs, the Trump administration on Tuesday issued new COVID-19 requirements for nursing homes and hospitals, prompting immediate pushback from beleaguered industries.
8:58 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Eleanor Laise
Millions of COVID-hit nursing home residents risk losing their vote Care facilities’ election plans have been scrambled by the pandemic amid the mail-in debateCare facilities’ election plans have been scrambled by the pandemic amid the mail-in debate.
4:17 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Sumathi Reddy
Men now advised to cap alcohol consumption at one drink a day as federal committee rethinks dietary guidelines Data show alcohol consumption on the rise during the coronavirus pandemicData show alcohol consumption on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic.
12:59 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Margie Zable Fisher
Can family caregivers get paid? Here are some financial resources if you’re taking care of a loved one The financial impact of family caregiving has gotten worse since the outbreak of COVID-19There are ways to get help paying for caregiving, including new ones created because of the pandemic.
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