Ousted HHS official files whistleblower complaint on coronavirus response
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Ousted HHS official files whistleblower complaint on coronavirus response

Rick Bright, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response for Health and Human Services (HHS), listens during a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2018. Toya Sarno Jordan | Bloomberg via Getty Images A top Health and Human Services official who says he was shoved out of his key coronavirus response […]

FDA clamps down on antibody tests
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FDA clamps down on antibody tests

Pharmaceutical companies continue to make headlines as governments and investors hang their hopes on a steady recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day said Sunday the company would be donating its entire supply of remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients. Roche Chairman Christoph Franz said the drugmaker will invest more than $437 million in a […]

China hid virus' severity to hoard supplies
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China hid virus’ severity to hoard supplies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show. Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” of the pandemic from the world in early January, according to a […]

Canada to invest $240M in online health care amid coronavirus, Trudeau says - National
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Canada to invest $240M in online health care amid coronavirus, Trudeau says – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government is investing over $240 million to bring health care online, expanding tools and creating new virtual platforms for mental health and primary care during the coronavirus pandemic. The money will include funding for marginalized communities and virtual care for patients who may not need to see a […]

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UK seeks access to EU health cooperation in light of coronavirus | Politics

The British government is quietly seeking access to the European Union’s pandemic warning system, despite early reluctance to cooperate on health after Brexit, the Guardian has learned. The UK is seeking “something akin to membership” of the EU’s early warning and response system (EWRS), which has played a critical role in coordinating Europe’s response to […]

Maine restaurant loses health and liquor licenses after defying state virus orders — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
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Maine restaurant loses health and liquor licenses after defying state virus orders — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

By Charles Eichacker, BDN Staff • May 1, 2020 4:41 pm Updated: May 1, 2020 6:38 pm Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support our critical reporting on the coronavirus by purchasing a digital subscription or donating directly to the newsroom. NEWRY, Maine […]

US clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine hit 'warp speed'
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US clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine hit ‘warp speed’

A bottle of Prasco Laboratories Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate is arranged for a photograph in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Christopher Occhicone | Bloomberg | Getty Images Researchers are working as quickly as science will allow to determine whether hydroxychloroquine, a decades-old malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as […]

Guilford company will get $75.5M from feds to make more testing swabs — Piscataquis — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
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Guilford company will get $75.5M from feds to make more testing swabs — Piscataquis — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

By Charles Eichacker, BDN Staff • April 30, 2020 12:26 pm Updated: April 30, 2020 7:32 pm Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support our critical reporting on the coronavirus by purchasing a digital subscription or donating directly to the newsroom. The federal […]