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Over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s doctors said he’s no longer a “transmission risk.” The president also claimed that he is “immune” to the coronavirus, though the science around that isn’t quite so simple, as my colleague Morgan McFall-Johnsen reports.
Plus â€” 12 states reported record coronavirus-case numbers this weekend, pointing to what could be the “second wave” as we head in to the winter.
Today in healthcare news: A point-by-point breakdown of the presidential candidates’ coronavirus plans, when to get a COVID-19 test if you think you’ve been exposed, and how much the Mayo Clinic pays its workers.
- The coronavirus has taken centre stage in the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
- Both candidates agree that a vaccine should be free to the American public, but they have clashed over their approaches to masks, vaccine development, and school reopenings.
- Here’s how Biden’s strategy compares to Trump’s actions, point by point.
- If you are exposed to someone with the coronavirus, it usually takes at least a few days for the infection to incubate in your body.
- That’s why public health experts recommend waiting 5 to 7 days after any exposure to the virus to get tested.
- Stay in quarantine for 14 days from your exposure, no matter what your test results may show, and make sure to get one final test before you re-emerge into the world.
Mayo Clinic salaries revealed: How much the top US hospital pays its workers, from cardiologists to IT specialists
- Business Insider dug into data from the US Department of Labour to unearth compensation information for the Mayo Clinic, one of the nation’s top hospital systems.
- Business Insider’s analysis shows the US hospital giant Mayo Clinic hires employees in the US at salaries ranging from about $US50,000 for research positions to the mid-six figures for specialised doctors.
- The data available is a limited view of Mayo Clinic’s full employee population, as it shows salary information only for employees hired through foreign-worker visas
More stories we’re reading:
- Pfizer is talking to its toughest critics as it pushes for a vaccine before the election (Politico)
- The ultimate guide to marijuana legalization: All the states voting on cannabis reform in November, the probability of success, and which stocks could benefit the most (Business Insider)
- Data are starting to show that schools aren’t super-spreaders (The Atlantic)
- Operation Warp Speed made a $US486 million deal for AstraZeneca’s antibody treatment (Reuters)