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GOP Governors’ Lag In Social Distancing Policies Threatens Public Health: Study

A new study has found that states with GOP governors or a majority-Republican electorate have lagged behind their Democratic counterparts in instituting social distancing policies amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those delays are “likely to produce significant ongoing harm to public health,” the researchers warned. The study, “Pandemic Politics: Timing State-Level Social Distancing Responses to COVID-19” […]

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U.S. Coronavirus Testing Will Initially Focus On Health Care Workers, Elderly

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government’s effort to rapidly expand testing for the coronavirus will initially focus on screening health care workers and the elderly, Trump administration officials said Sunday. Members of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force attempted to flesh out their plan to screen thousands of Americans for the virus amid growing […]

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Top U.S. Health Official: Americans Should ‘Hunker Down Significantly More’

Anthony Fauci, one of the top U.S. health officials leading the country’s response to the coronavirus, urged Americans on Sunday to “hunker down significantly more” as the virus continues to spread across the country. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, while making the rounds on Sunday morning political shows, called […]

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Harvard Health Professor Slams Trump’s ‘Catastrophic Failure’ To Tackle Coronavirus

Harvard global health professor Dr. Ashish Jha on Thursday lamented the U.S.’s haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic, describing it as “among the very worst in the world.” “Certainly among all the major countries,” Jha told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, noting how “every major country has more testing than we do across Europe, South Korea, Japan, even Vietnam […]