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‘Medicare for all’ wouldn’t have better prepared us for the coronavirus

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has prompted those who already have been advocating for socialized medicine to argue that the crisis somehow proves them right. “Our country is at a severe disadvantage compared to every other major country on earth because we do not guarantee healthcare to all people as a right,” Vermont Sen.… Read More »

Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Now Underway

Updated March 28, 2020: On March 27, the National Institutes of Health announced that Emory University in Atlanta has been added as a second site for this trial. This article was originally published on March 16, 2020. The first human clinical trial of a vaccine for the new coronavirus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19… Read More »

Instacart Shoppers Plan to Strike Over Coronavirus Protections

Employees of Instacart, a tech company that delivers groceries and other household items ordered through an app, plan a nationwide strike on Monday, maintaining that the company has not provided them with supplies to protect them from being infected during the coronavirus pandemic. It is unclear how many employees might strike. The company has approximately… Read More »

Coronavirus latest news: US overtakes China with most confirmed cases

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool New York has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemicMarcus Santos/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus updates as of 5.30PM on 27 March US overtakes China with highest number of casesThe US now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases of any country with… Read More »

Doctors Are Hoarding Unproven Coronavirus Medicine by Writing Prescriptions for Themselves and Their Families – ProPublica

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves, according to pharmacists and… Read More »