Category Archives: Healthcare

Cuomo granted immunity to nursing home executives, after big-money campaign donation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed legislation granting hospital and nursing home executives immunity from lawsuits related to the novel coronavirus last month, previously received a big-money boost from a powerful health care industry group, according to a new report.

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NIH Investigating US Funding to Wuhan Lab Suspected in COVID-19 Outbreak

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has alerted a company that received a $3.7 million U.S. tax-funded grant that it is under investigation for funding work at the lab in Wuhan, China, from which some experts suspect the lethal and widespread coronavirus emerged, according to Breitbart News.

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Cuomo blames Trump for nursing home deaths

Saturday NY Governor Cuomo doubled down on his state’s now-scrapped nursing home policy that critics say contributed to thousands of coronavirus deaths and instead blamed the problem on President Trump and his administration.

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Supreme Court requires government to pay health insurers under Affordable Care Act

Monday the Supreme Court ruled that Congress cheated health insurance companies by reneging on a $12 billion promise made under the Affordable Care Act.

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China puts pressure on EU to soften report about COVID-19 disinformation, threatening retaliation

An EU report accusing China and Russia of running a “global disinformation campaign” was significantly scaled back after pressure from Beijing and fears that, if China was blamed, it would withhold much-needed medical supplies around the world as retaliation.

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Governors face mounting court challenges over coronavirus lockdown orders

Legal challenges to governors’ coronavirus shutdown orders are piling up nationwide, putting state leaders on the defensive as citizens and businesses itching to get back to normal take their arguments to court — in some cases succeeding at voiding the governors’ actions.

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Colorado amends coronavirus death count – says fewer have died of COVID-19 than previously thought

Colorado has made a stunning and significant change to the way it counts COVID-19 deaths that reduced the statewide figure from more than 1,000 to 878, according to a report.

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Kenya will now arrest anyone not wearing face masks during coronavirus outbreak

Anyone in Kenya found not wearing a face mask in public places during the coronavirus outbreak – including inside private vehicles – is now subject to arrest, the country’s top cop says.

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Louisiana Official: Federal Gov’t Didn’t Inform Us to Cancel Mardi Gras

That’s their own fault. Anyone with half a brain knows when there’s an epidemic, you quarantine, and not go around people. Louisiana would have probably canceled Mardi Gras in February if the state had received the proper warnings from the federal government about the coronavirus crisis, state Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser told CNN.

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Elizabeth Warren Wants Essential Workers ‘Bill of Rights’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, will introduce a “bill of rights” for essential workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact nearly every aspect of Americans’ lives.

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