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Pelosi believes coronavirus stimulus deal still possible as Democrats prepare new package

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 10, 2020. Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said another coronavirus stimulus plan is possible as House Democrats try to forge ahead on a smaller aid package costing about $ 2.4 trillion, roughly $ 1 trillion less than… Read More »

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illnesses as early as the week of December 22. The first known case of Covid-19 in the US was thought to be a patient in Washington who had… Read More »

NIH ‘Very Concerned’ About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case. “The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural… Read More »

Federal judge rules Pennsylvania governor’s coronavirus restrictions unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled that Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closures and gathering limits to decrease coronavirus transmission were unconstitutional. “Even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered,” District Court Judge William Stickman wrote in a decision Monday. “The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather — freedoms in place when times… Read More »

Coronavirus: Social gatherings above six banned in England from 14 September

Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday – with some exemptions – amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases. A new legal limit will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors, No 10 said. But it will not apply to schools, workplaces or Covid-secure weddings, funerals… Read More »

Can You Catch Coronavirus From Swimming?

Pools, beaches, and lakes are starting to open. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe from coronavirus and Covid-19 when swimming. As far as health experts know, the novel coronavirus doesn’t spread through water in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that doesn’t… Read More »

Trump says FDA hold on blood treatment therapy use for coronavirus patients ‘could be a political decision’

U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the White House in Washington, August 11, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was “surprised” to learn about the Food and Drug Administration’s hold on granting emergency use for an experimental blood treatment… Read More »