Biden calls for 'meticulous oversight' of virus aid package

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way.”
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Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage7.51pmBSTAfter the widespread participation in last week ’s “clap for carers” event – in which isolated people all over the UK applauded from windows, gardens and balconies in honour of National Health Service workers – ...
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Health secretary says he is determined to reach six-figure goal by end of AprilCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, has set the government a new target of carrying out 100,000 Covid-19 tests a day by the end of April as he sought to defend the government ’s approach.After several days of intense scrutiny over failures in testing, including the prioritisation of the public over doctors and nurses, Hancock said he was setting out a new “five-pillar” strategy.Continue reading...
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Country seen as a model for its response is told it is not doing nearly enoughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany still needs to increase its coronavirus testing rate dramatically if it wants to successfully manage the virus, scientists are advising the government.The country has the capacity to carry out up to 500,000 tests a week, but must increase that to more than a million, or 200,000 tests a day, they say. This is despite other countries looking to Germany because of its comparatively high testing rate and relatively low death rate from Covid-19 of under 1%.Continue reading...
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Dr. Jeremy Gabrysch spent nearly four years helping run a hospital in Ethiopia before returning to Texas a few years ago and becoming an entrepreneur, starting on-demand health care company Remedy with his wife, Christina. He's reminded of that experience as an emergency medicine physician in the developing world now that the United States is grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The pandemic "is really taking me back to some of these resource constraints…
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Testing for COVID-19, or coronavirus, has come a long way within the last few weeks. Industry has been responsive during this crisis. In addition, government has tried to move industry innovations forward by declaring an emergency in order to achieve expedited Food and Drug Administration approval of coronavirus tests. Accessibility to accurate and speedy testing for the virus has become a priority. In the last couple of weeks, the FDA gave emergency approval for a product that will provide a…
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CORONAVIRUS face masks have been widely debated since the beginning of the outbreak of the virus. While some experts have said face masks offer protection, others have argued otherwise. But advice on whether people should wear a mask in public could be changed.
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This guidance is for devices which are most likely to confer therapeutic benefit on a patient requiring CPAP because of respiratory failure caused by the virus, used in the initial care of patients requiring urgent support.
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Major construction projects are moving forward along both U.S. borders and raising fears that the influx of workers could spread the coronavirus
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In 1915 a shortage of shells for soldiers brought down the government. A century on, the prime minister faces a similar challenge•Coronavirus latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverageThomas Harvey was a family man, a father of seven, but in his last moments he was forced apart from them.The57-year-old nurse, who had been self-isolating at home with coronavirus symptoms, was found by paramedics who broke down a bathroom door to reach him, but sadly he could not be saved. It is impossible to know where exactly he was infected. But Harvey, the fifth NHS worker to die during this outbreak, reportedly told his w...
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