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Ousted Vaccine Official, In First Interview, Says U.S. Wasting Time In COVID-19 Fight

Rick Bright, the ousted government scientist who oversaw the federal government’s search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, fired back on Friday at President Donald Trump dismissing him as “a disgruntled employee who’s trying to help the Democrats win an election” in November.  “I am not disgruntled,” Bright told CBS Evening News host Norah O’Donnell in his […]

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Minneapolis Fed Chief Fears 18 Months Of ‘Rolling’ Shutdowns In COVID-19 Fight

The U.S. could face 18 months of “rolling” COVID-19 flareups and economic shutdowns until a vaccine or an effective treatment is developed, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis warned Sunday. As officials around the world ”relax the economic controls, the virus flares back up again,” Neel Kashkari noted on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We […]

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We’re Medical Students Ready To Fight The Coronavirus. Here Is What’s Holding Us Back.

The start of spring is a cherished time for New Yorkers. Temperatures climb, daffodils in Central Park creep up through the mulch, and restaurants open their al fresco dining spaces. For medical students about to graduate, the end of March is especially exhilarating. Nearly a decade of scientific and medical education culminates in Match Day: […]

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Surgeon General Singles Out People Of Color To Stop Alcohol, Drugs In COVID-19 Fight

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Friday singled out African Americans and Latino communities at the White House COVID-19 press briefing, telling them to refrain from “alcohol, tobacco and drugs” to protect their health during the pandemic.  Minutes later, after a challenge from a reporter, he said his comments were “not meant to be offensive” […]

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Ireland’s Prime Minister Is Reregistering As A Doctor To Fight Coronavirus

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will return to his medicinal roots to help his country fight the coronavirus.  Varadkar, who worked in medicine for seven years before entering politics, has reregistered as a doctor and will work one shift a week with Ireland’s Health Service Executive.  The 40-year-old will reportedly help assess patients who have […]

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Lady Gaga Raises $35 Million To Fight Coronavirus, Plans All-Star Virtual Concert

Lady Gaga is gathering the world’s biggest artists, including Elton John, Lizzo, John Legend and Billie Eilish, for a massive virtual concert to honor medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis.  Global Citizen and the World Health Organization announced on Monday that they are partnering with the “Stupid Love” singer for “One World: […]