• Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases vs 16 a day earlier

    11 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Mainland China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 21, up from 16 the previous day, with three cases of local transmission and nine cases originating overseas, the National Health Commission said on Sunday. The Commission said in its daily bulletin that two of the local transmissions took place in Inner Mongolia and one in Shanghai. Inner Mongolia's health authority said on Saturday it had confirmed two new coronavirus cases in Hulunbuir city on the Chinese border with Russia. According to a report from the official Xinhua news agency, the positive case in Shanghai was found after mass...
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  • Many stimulus programs are due to expire at the end of 2020, threatening the US economy during the COVID-19 pandemic's most challenging phase

    Many stimulus programs are due to expire at the end of 2020, threatening the US economy during the COVID-19 pandemic's most challenging phase

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

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    A number of critical COVID-19 economic relief programs will expire at the end of the year, threatening the stability of the US economy as the country enters an uncertain 2021.
    After the CARES Act passed in March, stimulus gridlock has largely ensued, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
    From eviction moratoriums to a resumption in student loan payments, a lot is on the line if lawmakers don't reach an...
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  • We run the largest health system in New York and treated more than 100,000 COVID cases. Here's how the US can better tackle the pandemic

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Nurse Practitioner Gabriela Huyke prepares for medical examination of a volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccine study at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020.
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    Northwell Health has treated more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases since March and we've learned valuable lessons.
    While we wait for a vaccine, we need to keep researching new treatment therapies, establish a governance structure at each research enterprise, and stop politicizing therapies. We also need to increase investments in vacccines and new therapies.
    COVID-19 is not a...
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