US healthcare

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Fauci: US could face ‘fifth wave’ of Covid as Omicron variant nears
Collins and Fauci emphasise need for vaccines and boosters as Canada confirms first variant cases in North America

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

28, Nov, 2021 @11:22 PM

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Trump stoked Covid in red states – but there are blue anti-vaxxers too | Robert Reich
Among my neighbors in the bluest region of the bluest county of the bluest state in America, many don’t trust big pharma or the government – or simply choose to put themselves first

Robert Reich

28, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The First Wave review – Covid’s devastating early days in New York
Matthew Heineman’s powerful documentary captures the most acute weeks of the crisis as a Long Island hospital struggles to cope

Cath Clarke

23, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Bias in medical devices may have led to avoidable UK Covid deaths, says Javid
Health secretary announces review to examine why people of colour and women have worse health outcomes

Robyn Vinter

21, Nov, 2021 @12:56 PM

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‘I can’t do this any more’: US faces nurse shortage from burnout
Anxiety, depression and exhaustion, as well as fears of catching Covid, and the witnessing of so many deaths, are among some of the reasons, according to several studies

Eric Berger

19, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Republicans slam Biden vaccine rule for businesses as health groups defend it
Divided reaction to mandate requiring that large companies either vaccinate staff or administer tests mirrors vaccine rollout in US

Eric Berger

08, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Democrats pass Joe Biden’s $1tn infrastructure bill after chaotic day
Intense lobbying helped break an impasse between progressives and centrists

Lauren Gambino in Washington and Adam Gabbatt in New York

06, Nov, 2021 @5:36 AM

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House delays infrastructure bill vote as progressives dig in – as it happened
Highway bill will extending funding until 3 December, the same day government funding runs out – follow the latest politics news

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

29, Oct, 2021 @12:14 AM

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Death, addiction, grace: a year as chaplain in New York’s toughest hospital
While training as a chaplain and caring for society’s most vulnerable, I learned that spiritual care is an act of social justice

Bryan Mealer

25, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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US public health in crisis as Covid prompts curbs on officials’ powers
As the pandemic highlighted their importance, across the US laws have sought to restrict public health actions: ‘It’s a pretty grim future’

Melody Schreiber

22, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Millions in US hope plan to expand dental care survives cuts to Biden’s bill
Build Back Better plan wants to expand Medicare to include oral coverage for millions of older and disabled Americans

Michael Sainato

20, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Merck wants Americans to pay $712 for a Covid drug that taxpayers helped develop | David Sirota
The drug in question only costs $17.74 to produce. Unfortunately, this type of behaviour is widespread in US pharma

David Sirota

14, Oct, 2021 @10:31 AM

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