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U.S. coronavirus infections surpass 7 million as CDC issues somber warning

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Coronavirus infections in the U.S. passed the 7 million mark this week, with the death toll now more than 204,000. Despite the increasing numbers, the CDC still warns that 90% of the population remains vulnerable to the virus. Danya......
CNBC Business

Medicare may not pay for early coronavirus vaccines without a legal fix

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker injects a person during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images If you’re on Medicare and hope to get a coronavirus vaccine......
CNBC Business

Not trusting the FDA, Black doctors’ group creates panel to vet Covid-19 vaccines

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As trust in federal health agencies has withered over the last few months, a group of Black physicians has been working on an antidote: creating their own expert task force to independently vet regulators’ decisions about Covid-19 drugs and vaccines as well......
History

How the U.S. Fought the 1957 Flu Pandemic

Smithsonian
In April 1957, a new strain of a lethal respiratory virus emerged in East Asia, caught local health authorities by surprise and eventually killed masses of people worldwide. Today, in the age of Covid-19, that scenario sounds frighteningly familiar—with one key difference. Maurice Hilleman, an American microbiologist then running influenza......

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