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American Rescue Plan: Biden just unveiled his $400 billion vaccination, testing, and public health strategy to tackle COVID-19. Here are the 10 key promises.

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his ambitious $US1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” Thursday. As well as stimulus payments, the proposals include measures to fight COVID-19. This includes new plans for testing, vaccination, research, and international relief. Here are the 10 key parts of the plan. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
American Rescue Plan: Biden just unveiled his $400 billion vaccination, testing, and public health strategy to tackle COVID-19. Here are the 10 key promises.
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About half of US states worry they will run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report

Nine months into the pandemic, some US states were still short of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, and other vital medical supplies, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Monday. About half of the 47 states and territories that responded to the watchdog’s survey in mid-October said they were […]
About half of US states worry they will run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report
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Elon Musk promoted coronavirus misinformation for months. Then his own infection kept him out of SpaceX’s astronaut launch.

Elon Musk has promoted unscientific ideas and misinformation about coronavirus case numbers and testing since March. But Musk tested positive for COVID-19 this month, which prevented him from attending SpaceX’s landmark astronaut launch. Musk then reached out to an epidemiologist to help him understand PCR testing after months of scepticism […]
Elon Musk promoted coronavirus misinformation for months. Then his own infection kept him out of SpaceX’s astronaut launch.
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Travellers have been buying fake COVID-19 test results to travel, but they probably won’t work much longer

Many tourism-reliant countries have implemented strict requirements for visitors during the pandemic. However, some people are attempting to bypass these requirements by purchasing counterfeit coronavirus test results. New apps such as CommonPass and CLEAR Health Pass will help crack down on this fraudulent activity. The Centres for Disease Control and […]
Travellers have been buying fake COVID-19 test results to travel, but they probably won’t work much longer
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A key Biden COVID-19 advisor says Trump’s ‘Warp Speed’ vaccine scheme should be overhauled to put more emphasis on testing

The US needs to place a bigger emphasis on COVID-19 testing, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, told the Financial Times. President Trump’s flagship COVID-19 scheme, “Operation Warp Speed” is a government program that funds vaccine development efforts by drugmakers. “We need to be […]
A key Biden COVID-19 advisor says Trump’s ‘Warp Speed’ vaccine scheme should be overhauled to put more emphasis on testing
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The UK’s largest pharmacy chain Boots is now selling private COVID-19 tests for $155, but warns they’re unsuitable ‘for anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19’

Walgreens-owned UK pharmacy chain Boots is now selling private in-store COVID-19 tests for £120 ($US157) each. But Boots warned the test isn’t suitable for people who think they may have the virus – this is to keep symptomatic people out of stores. The tests are available in 10 high-street Boots […]
The UK’s largest pharmacy chain Boots is now selling private COVID-19 tests for $155, but warns they’re unsuitable ‘for anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19’
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Trump’s week with COVID-19

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, What a week it’s been. If you can believe it, it was just a week ago that we learned […]
Trump’s week with COVID-19
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How to celebrate the holidays safely this year, according to experts

This winter is not going to be an ideal time for big, inclusive gatherings with lots of family and friends. Because of the coronavirus, the CDC recommends limiting holidays meals to “only people who live in your household,” or, maybe just having a “small outdoor dinner” with people who live […]
How to celebrate the holidays safely this year, according to experts
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House Democrats pass their $2.2 trillion stimulus plan, which includes $600 federal unemployment benefits and direct payments

House Democrats on Thursday passed a $US2.2 trillion coronavirus bill that contained another round of direct payments, federal unemployment benefits, and small-business aid. Senate Republicans, however, are likely to reject the relief package. The Trump administration put forward a $US1.6 trillion plan in negotiations with Democrats, but they rebuffed it […]
House Democrats pass their $2.2 trillion stimulus plan, which includes $600 federal unemployment benefits and direct payments