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Private health sector’s claim of closure after coronavirus elective surgery shutdown is ‘disingenuous’ | Australia news

Health policy analysts and economists have accused the private hospital sector of being disingenuous and sparking public panic by saying without government assistance they will be forced to close due to the cancellation of non-essential elective surgery during the Covid-19 pandemic. On Saturday, a coalition of private hospital operators warned the suspension of most semi-urgent […]

To Fight Coronavirus, Experts Call For A National Shutdown. But What Comes Next? : Shots
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To Fight Coronavirus, Experts Call For A National Shutdown. But What Comes Next? : Shots

Pedestrians cross South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles after California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 19 to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images As coronavirus infections rise across the United States, public health experts widely […]

Ford, GE, 3M to Produce Medical Supplies, Trump Will Use DPA for Test Kits – NBC Bay Area
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Ford, GE, 3M to Produce Medical Supplies, Trump Will Use DPA for Test Kits – NBC Bay Area

President Donald Trump says that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months, and claims without evidence that continued closures could result in more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic.  Health experts have made clear that unless Americans continue to dramatically limit social interaction — staying home from work and isolating themselves — the […]

Trump appears to waffle on shutdown as Congress pursues aid
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Trump appears to waffle on shutdown as Congress pursues aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed qualms Monday about extending the current 15-day shutdown recommended by the federal government, even as his officials warned that the coronavirus crisis is deepening and Congress and the White House struggle to complete a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package. In all capital letters, he tweeted: “We cannot […]

Hill talks continue as Trump appears to waffle on shutdown
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Hill talks continue as Trump appears to waffle on shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials and congressional leaders struggled Monday to finalize a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package as the coronavirus crisis deepened, even as President Donald Trump seemed to suggest he had qualms about extending the current 15-day suggested shutdown. “I didn’t expect to be starting off my week with such […]