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Infectious disease expert agrees with Biden that platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at Boston University, told CNBC, that, medically, she agrees with President Joe Biden‘s assertion that platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services. “I think social media is playing a big role in amplifying misinformation, which is leading… Read More »

India ban on COVID-19 vaccine exports pressured Biden to ship more doses overseas

India’s ban on vaccine exports likely factored into President Joe Biden’s decision this week to ship an additional 20 million COVID-19 vaccines overseas. By mid-March, vaccine facilities in India had produced over 60 million doses shipped worldwide. But the Indian government began restricting those exports as the coronavirus surged in India in late March. With… Read More »

Biden expected to lift outdoor masking recommendation for vaccinated adults

President Joe Biden is expected to announce new federal guidelines on Tuesday that say vaccinated people can go outside maskless. Biden will deliver remarks about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday and is set to lift Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say masks should be worn outside as an added… Read More »

Senate panel split on Brooks-LaSure nomination after Biden pulls Texas Medicaid waiver

The Senate Finance Committee split upon party lines in a Thursday vote on the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, President Joe Biden’s pick to head the powerful agency overseeing Medicare and Medicaid, voting 14-14 to move to a full Senate vote without a recommendation for confirmation. Panel Republicans said their dissent was not due to her background… Read More »