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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Hospices, coping with coronavirus pandemic, are scrambling for supplies too 9.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Hospices are in a bind amid the pandemic: 'We can't act as a safety valve for hospitals and nursing homes if we can't protect our people.'

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Column: The next coronavirus rescue bill must fix all the problems of the last one 9.4.2020 LA Times: Business

The next coronavirus stimulus must provide more money and more fixes

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As coronavirus rages, nursing homes have ventilators that hospitals desperately need 7.4.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Coronavirus: Should doctors take people off life support in order to save COVID-19 patients who might recover?

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Is the “Perfect Man for This Moment.” If Trump Sidelines Him, We’re Screwed. 6.4.2020 Mother Jones
Once I began recovering from COVID-19, I wanted to understand what it means to be part of a growing cohort of survivors: What was happening in my body? And how should I think about my membership in this strange new class of people? I wanted to hear from scientists, survivors, and others who have been […]
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Gig workers struggle to get financial help during pandemic 6.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gig companies like Instacart and Uber promise financial assistance to workers affected by the coronavirus. But some workers are finding it hard to get that aid.
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There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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This is how we're getting extra doctors and nurses to fight coronavirus 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The COVID-19 pandemic creates a logistical puzzle for the health care workforce

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Here's how freelancers can get unemployment pay for work lost to coronavirus 4.4.2020 LA Times: Business

New coronavirus laws provide a litany of benefits to the self-employed, freelancers and workers in the gig economy.

Ad says economic hit is worse than the threat of COVID-19. Is that true? 3.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A newspaper ad reiterates the idea that the economic hit from using social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19 is worse than letting the virus run its course with less stringent mitigation efforts. But is that true? We talked with the ad’s author, Kevin Roche, and experts about the claim and some of his other statements about the virus.
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Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: Community transmission biggest cause 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz says he will make a decision next week on whether to extend Minnesota's stay-at-home order past April 10. Walz will speak directly to Minnesotans Sunday via YouTube in his State of the State address.
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Paid sick time advocates say pandemic proves point 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Even with provisions in coronavirus emergency measures, advocates of paid sick time say the need exists for broader protections.
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FDA scientists push back on an industry-funded analysis about bioaccumulation and toxicity of short-chain PFAS 1.4.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant Note to readers: As we all grapple with the grave global health challenge from COVID19, we want to acknowledge the essential services that professionals at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in the food production, processing and retail industries provide in continuing to deliver […]
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WHO is struggling against COVID-19 and a divided world testing its authority 1.4.2020 LA Times: Nation

The rise of nationalism and geopolitics is hampering the World Health Organization at a time when global leadership in public health is critical.

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Taxpayers Paid Millions to Design a Low-Cost Ventilator for a Pandemic. Instead, the Company Is Selling Versions of It Overseas. 1.4.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tried to plug a crucial hole in its preparations for a global […]
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Civil Rights Groups Sue ICE to Force Release of Detainees Vulnerable to COVID-19 1.4.2020 Mother Jones
Civil rights groups are suing the Trump administration to force it to release people from immigration jails as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the country. In an emergency motion filed on Tuesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center and American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana requested that a federal judge require Immigration and Customs […]
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A genetic test for a microscopic problem came with a jumbo price tag 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Molecular diagnostics are at the frontier of medical science. But along with precise information about health, the tests raise billing questions that can create a minefield for patients.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom sticks to pressure, not force, in California's coronavirus shutdown 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom has been steadfast in contending that his stay-at-home order should be enforced through persuasion, not punishment

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Colorado doctors turning to telemedicine as coronavirus concerns keep patients away 31.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The new coronavirus has forced medical practices to rethink how they offer routine care.
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Some insurers waive patients' share of costs for COVID-19 treatment 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Aetna, Cigna and Humana now say they will waive most treatment costs associated with COVID-19 that would normally be picked up by patients enrolled in their health plans. Will other firms follow suit?
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