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Biden team forced to walk back, clarify president’s coronavirus statements

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Reaction from former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., Katie Pavlich and Charlie Hurt on the ‘Special Report’ ‘All-Star Panel’ President Biden was never shy of criticizing former President Trump for his messaging on coronavirus, but just over a week into his presidency his administration is already walking back statements he has made about the pandemic and vaccine rollout. On Monday, Biden was optimistic, saying that by springtime anyone who wants to get a vaccination would be able to do so. “I think it will be this spring. I think we’ll be able to do that this spring. But it’s going to […]

New York coronavirus nursing home report reveals ‘massive corruption,’ ‘coverup scandal’

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Fox News’ Bryan Llenas reports on a significant undercounting of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes by the state of New York. Rep. Elise Stefanik is demanding that New York Attorney General Letitia James and the U.S. Justice Department subpoena Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s administration for documentation and communications regarding his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Stefanik’s remarks come after a report by James was released on Thursday that revealed the state’s COVID-19 death count in nursing home facilities was underreported by as much as 50%. The massive undercount in the report that detailed the findings of an investigation into allegations of patient neglect and other “concerning conduct” […]

Americans still awaiting coronavirus stimulus checks as Biden reportedly offers $4B to Central America

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Americans still waiting on coronavirus relief, including stimulus checks, from the federal government may be surprised to learn that President Biden is reportedly offering $4 billion to Central American countries for development. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday that Biden told him the U.S. would send $4 billion to help development in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — nations whose hardships have spawned tides of migration through Mexico toward the United States. Meanwhile, many Americans have not yet received their $600 stimulus checks that were approved as part […]

The Johns Hopkins 30-Minute COVID-19 Briefing: Expert Insights on What You Need to Know Now – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

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Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19. This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives. This content was originally published here.

Miami Heat to use coronavirus-sniffing dogs to screen fans at games

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11:41 AM ET Associated Press MIAMI — The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some games this season in which the team has allowed a handful of guests — mostly friends and family of players and staff. Starting this week, a limited number of ticket holders will be in the seats as well, provided they get past the […]

Quebec researches say they have found the first effective tablet drug to fight the coronavirus | CTV News

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MONTREAL — A team of researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute believes they have found an effective weapon against COVID-19: colchicine, an oral tablet already known and used for other diseases. For Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, who led the study, this is a “major scientific discovery” and colchicine is the first “effective oral drug to treat out-of-hospital patients.” “To be able to offer this, from Quebec, and for the planet, we are very happy,” said Tardif. The ColCorona study involved 4,159 patients whose diagnosis of COVID-19 had been proven by a nasopharyngeal test (PCR). Complete coverage at CTVNews.ca/coronavirus Coronavirus newsletter sign-up: Get The […]

Anthony Fauci describes ‘liberating feeling’ of no longer working under Trump | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases expert in the US, spoke on Thursday of a “liberating feeling” of being able to speak scientific truth about the coronavirus without fear of “repercussions” from Donald Trump. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, endured a tortuous relationship with the former president and was increasingly sidelined from public briefings. But the 80-year-old returned to the White House podium on Thursday after Joe Biden released a national Covid-19 strategy and signed 10 executive orders to combat a pandemic that has now […]

More than 100 National Guard members in DC test positive for coronavirus

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Republican calls for ‘accountability’ after some troops were banished to a parking garage on ‘America Reports’ More than 100 National Guard members stationed at the Capitol have tested positive for COVID-19, defense officials said Friday.  Pictures and reports of guard members working in close proximity to each other raised concerns about a potential outbreak.  Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., told Fox News that his office is investigating what kind of coronavirus precautions Guardsmen took while deploying in Washington, D.C. National Guard members from Florida did not take COVID-19 tests prior to deploying, but did perform screenings and were offered the Moderna vaccine before […]

Joe Biden holds memorial for 400,000 Americans who have died of Covid-19 | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Joe Biden memorialized the more than 400,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19 during a vigil in Washington DC late Tuesday afternoon, as many Americans took to social media in collective mourning. The grim milestone was passed earlier on Tuesday as the latest figures from Johns Hopkins university show that about 401,128 people have now been killed by the virus in the US amid more than 24m cases – both numbers being by far the highest in the world. “To heal, we must remember,” Biden said at the memorial. “It’s hard sometimes […]

Airborne-particle experts explain how to stay safe from new highly contagious coronavirus strain – oregonlive.com

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By Suresh Dhaniyala, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, and Byron Erath, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 10 states, including Oregon, and people are wondering: How do I protect myself now? We saw what the new variant, known as B.1.1.7, can do as it spread quickly through southeastern England in December, causing case numbers to spike and triggering stricter lockdown measures. The new variant has been estimated to be 50% more easily transmitted than common variants, though […]