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Although the need for affordable Latino senior housing is high, Washington, D.C., has just two such facilities, including Casa Iris, founded in 1997. “They’ve been by themselves for too long.”Addressing health challengesWhile mental health is important, so is the physical health of older Latinos. Hayes-Bautista, a professor of public health and medicine and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the UCLA School of Medicine, said challenges will grow as the older Latino population expands and their life expectancy remains longer than average. Coupled with that is the lack of access to health insurance and access to health care. Their own health starts to deteriorate.”As for Covarrubias, a combination of health and housing concerns may end his time at Casa Iris.
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Obamacare patients and advocates expressed feelings of deep relief, hope and cynicism Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld the health care law against a challenge by Texas and 17 other Republican-led states. It's the third Supreme Court challenge the law has survived since President Barack Obama signed it in 2010. Demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington before arguments in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10. The threat has left Obamacare patients on the edges of their seats for years. With the court challenge in the rearview mirror, Obamacare patients and advocates for the law said they hope attention can turn to expanding its role.
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WASHINGTON—The Biden administration will invest more than $3 billion on developing and manufacturing antiviral pills to treat coronavirus, the Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday. “New antivirals that prevent serious Covid-19 illness and death, especially oral drugs that could be taken at home early in the course of disease, would be powerful tools for battling the pandemic and saving lives,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden and the nation’s top infectious disease expert. The investment will accelerate clinical trials for some antiviral pills that are expected to arrive by the year’s end, Dr. Fauci said. The oral antiviral medicines would be designed to be taken at home and to treat symptoms early in the course of infection. Write to Sabrina Siddiqui at Sabrina.Siddiqui@wsj.com
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"It's beautiful, no words to say how I feel," said Fleitas, an avid pool player and a regular at the Star Senior Center in Manhattan. On Monday this week, senior centers in New York City welcomed back the city's elderly for indoor activities after being closed for more than a year. "Before we opened, seniors were already calling, asking for us to reopen," said Maggie Hernandez, a program coordinator at Star Senior Center. Helen Anderson started frequenting the Star Senior Center a few years ago, attracted by its diversity. On June 1, de Blasio said senior centers could resume outdoor activities and indoor gatherings would resume on June 14.
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A Pill to Treat Covid-19? The U.S. Is Betting on It.
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( Carl Zimmer | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
If all goes well, some of those first pills could be ready by the end of the year. The Antiviral Program for Pandemics will also support research on entirely new drugs — not just for the coronavirus, but for viruses that could cause future pandemics. and hepatitis C, can be treated with a simple pill. But despite more than a year of research, no such pill exists to treat someone with a coronavirus infection before it wreaks havoc. Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s program for accelerating Covid-19 research, invested far more money in the development of vaccines than of treatments, a gap that the new program will try to fill.
Persons: , Anthony Fauci Organizations: Department of Health, Human Services, Pandemics, Trump, National Institute of Allergy
Live Covid Live Updates: Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo’s State of Emergency to Be Relaxed Japan’s latest outbreak is receding and vaccinations are slowly picking up, but health experts warn that the government must remain vigilant. Tokyo has been under a state of emergency since late April, the third since the start of the pandemic. Credit Credit... Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty ImagesThe U.S. will spend $3 billion on developing antiviral pills to treat Covid-19. Contrary to some social media posts, his condition was not because he had received a coronavirus vaccine. Mr. Cummings said Mr. Raab did a far better job than Mr. Johnson in leading the government’s response to the pandemic.
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Live Covid Live Updates: Outbreak Forces Lockdown at U.S. Embassy in Kabul as Virus Surges Across Afghanistan Japan will relax its state of emergency as its latest outbreak recedes and vaccinations slowly pick up. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that most of the state’s coronavirus restrictions would be lifted earlier than planned. As of Thursday, the state’s coronavirus tracker showed that only 61 percent of residents had received at least one shot. Video transcript Back bars 0:00 / 0:35 - 0:00 transcript Tokyo Relaxes Coronavirus Restrictions Ahead of Olympics Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that Japan would ease emergency coronavirus restrictions before next month’s Olympic Games. Credit Credit... Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty ImagesAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyThe U.S. will spend $3 billion on developing antiviral pills to treat Covid-19.
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These evictions are happening despite a CDC eviction ban, which is set to expire on June 30. Princeton University's Eviction Lab, which examines eviction data, released a report last week that found that in every jurisdiction the lab could locate data, eviction rates were higher in neighborhoods with lower vaccination rates. "The CDC eviction moratorium is, for many tenants behind on rent, the last remaining protection from the threat of displacement." The Eviction Lab's findings only further strengthen the concerns that experts, and judges, have had with lifting CDC's eviction ban early. Nevertheless, the CDC has not commented on whether its eviction ban will be extended past June 30.
Persons: Dabney Friedrich Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Department of Health, Human, CDC, COVID, Treasury Department, Alabama Association of Realtors, Washington, New Locations: COVID, Dallas, Fort Worth , Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix , New York, South Bend, New York
A growing number of cyberattacks have occurred on US businesses, local governments, and public systems since the start of 2021. According to the report, the Chicago-based insurance company paid hackers $40 million to regain control of its IT systems. The company temporarily suspended operations at around 10 of its global plants due to the attack, according to a report from Bloomberg. A ransomware group named Grief took responsibility for the attack, according to the report. In total, the hackers claimed to have stolen 780 GB of data, according to Vice.
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With Covid-19, he wasn't so sure the majority of his mostly Latino patients would be leaving that quickly. Guevara, who came to the U.S. at age 6, said her parents struggled to get access to health care, which motivated her to study health care disparities, including the lack of Latino providers. Yet the number of Latino nurses is disproportionate to its demographic's size. Adrianna Nava is the president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Latino nurses have played an important role during the pandemic, Villarruel said, working in their communities and encouraging people to get tested and vaccinated.
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Particularly coming out of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States were the global leaders in vaccine science. So while the technology was developed in the United States, there just was no way to test this in the United States. And they visited with American scientists and asked for a sample of this new polio vaccine to bring back to the Soviet Union. And the live polio vaccine sample was carried to the Soviet Union by one account in the pocket of Mikhail Chumakov. And they decide that they will provide the live polio vaccine to their own young children on sugar cubes.
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But when Sawyer tried to call her last month with the good news that she would be allowed into the United States, she couldn’t reach her – Jasibi had been kidnapped again. Biden has filled many key immigration advisory positions with high-profile migrant advocates, including some opponents of the Title 42 border restrictions. Since Biden took office, U.S. border authorities have recorded more than 300,000 expulsions under Title 42. U.S. officials have said the Title 42 border restrictions are partly needed to protect government workers. In recent weeks the United States began admitting asylum seekers whom migrant advocates had identified as being especially vulnerable in Mexico.
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At the Tyler Place Family Resort in Highgate Springs, Vt., almost all of the staff members are vaccinated. Nearly all of the guests arriving to take in the resort’s 165 acres, spa, hayrides and campfires, including teens old enough to get the Covid-19 vaccine, are vaccinated too. The demand for a weeklong stay at the resort is enormous, said Pixley Tyler Hill, one of its owners. It is a departure from last summer, when the resort lost about 97% of its business, constricted by the state’s pandemic-related travel restrictions, she said. At 80%, the state will lift any remaining Covid-19 restrictions.
Persons: Pixley Tyler Hill, Tyler Hill, Organizations: Vermont Department of Health Locations: Highgate Springs, Vt, Vermont, New England, Vermont , Maine , Massachusetts , Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire
The U.S. government has halted new shipments of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, according to state and federal health officials, one of several steps federal agencies are taking that could help clear a backlog of unused doses before they expire. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stopped making available the one-dose shot to states, the state and federal health officials said. Health officials from Maryland, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Michigan, Illinois and other states said they haven’t been able to order new supplies of J&J doses in recent weeks. “It just hasn’t been included in our weekly allocations, from the feds, which means it is not available to order,” said Oklahoma State Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration separately extended the shelf life of J&J’s vaccine to 4½ months from three months once refrigerated, the drugmaker said Thursday.
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Lori Vallow, who is charged with murder in the deaths of her two children, was ordered by a judge Tuesday to be committed to a mental health facility. Her mental condition will be evaluated at the beginning of her treatment and periodically throughout, according to the order. Vallow was evaluated for competency in March, according to an Idaho judge's order last month to stay the case. Vallow and Daybell, were indicted last month on first-degree murder charges and other counts in the deaths of her children. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the murder charges.
Persons: Lori Vallow, Vallow, Steven Boyce, Joshua, JJ, Tylee Ryan, Daybell, Tammy Daybell Organizations: Idaho Department of Health, Welfare Locations: Idaho
States are racing to use up Johnson & Johnson vaccines set to expire later this month, per multiple reports. Ohio, which has 200,000 doses set to expire, says it can't send shots abroad or to other states. Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is the only single-dose vaccine authorized in the US, and can also be stored in a regular refrigerator for up to three months. CDC data shows that just 53% of Johnson & Johnson vaccines delivered to states have been administered, compared to 83% for Moderna and 84% for Pfizer. Just over 10 million Johnson & Johnson are still waiting to be given out, largely due to the decline in vaccination rates and the FDA-mandated pause.
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U.S. signs $1.2 bln deal for 1.7 mln courses of Merck's experimental COVID-19 drug
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The Merck logo is seen at a gate to the Merck & Co campus in Rahway, New Jersey, U.S., July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidMerck & Co Inc (MRK.N) said on Wednesday the U.S. government has agreed to pay about $1.2 billion for 1.7 million courses of its experimental COVID-19 treatment, if it is proven to work in an ongoing large trial and authorized by U.S. regulators. The oral antiviral treatment, molnupiravir, aims to stop COVID-19 from progressing and can be given early in the course of the disease, similar to Tamiflu to treat influenza. The treatment course being tested in the trial is an oral dose given every 12 hours for five days. The drugmaker announced a change of plans and said in April it would no longer pursue use of molnupiravir in hospitalized patients.
Persons: Brendan McDermid Merck, Ridgeback, Merck Organizations: Merck, Co, REUTERS, Co Inc, U.S, molnupiravir, U.S . Department of Health, Human Services, Pfizer, Roche, drugmaker, Thomson Locations: Rahway , New Jersey, U.S
U.S. signs $1.2 billion deal for 1.7 million courses of Merck's experimental Covid drug
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Merck said on Wednesday the U.S. government has agreed to pay about $1.2 billion for 1.7 million courses of its experimental Covid-19 treatment, if it is proven to work in an ongoing large trial and authorized by U.S. regulators. The oral antiviral treatment, molnupiravir, aims to stop Covid-19 from progressing and can be given early in the course of the disease, similar to Tamiflu to treat influenza. The treatment course being tested in the trial is an oral dose given every 12 hours for five days. Other antiviral drugs also contending to be the first treatment aimed at the cause of Covid-19 include Pfizer's PF-07321332 and Roche's AT-527. The drugmaker announced a change of plans and said in April it would no longer pursue use of molnupiravir in hospitalized patients.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kenneth Frazier, Eisenhower, Merck, Ridgeback Organizations: Merck & Co, South, U.S, Merck, molnupiravir, U.S . Department of Health, Human Services, Pfizer's, drugmaker Locations: Washington , DC
Ron DeSantis for refusing to censor Florida's Covid-19 numbers said Tuesday she’s hoping to unseat another high-profile Republican politician in the state — Rep. Matt Gaetz. MSNBCRebekah Jones said the congressman, currently under investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly paying an underage girl for sex, is vulnerable. “I hope I do better than a sex trafficker,” Jones told NBC News. “And so, if it takes me going home to Florida to run against Matt Gaetz, then I will do it. But in December, Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers, acting on a warrant, raided Jones’ home in Tallahassee, arrested her and confiscated her personal phone and a laptop computer.
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The Power of Natural Immunity
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Marty Makary | ) www.wsj.com + 0.72   time to read: +2 min
Some 80% to 85% of American adults are immune to the virus: More than 64% have received at least one vaccine dose and, of those who haven’t, roughly half have natural immunity from prior infection. There’s ample scientific evidence that natural immunity is effective and durable, and public-health leaders should pay it heed. The contribution of natural immunity should speed up the timeline for returning fully to normal. Without accounting for natural immunity, we are far from Anthony Fauci’s stated target of 70% to 85% of the population becoming immune through full vaccination. But the effect of natural immunity is all around us.
Persons: you’ve, Johns Hopkins, , Anthony Fauci’s, can’t Organizations: University of Albany, New York State Department of Health Locations: New, Los Angeles
WASHINGTON — The White House announced Tuesday that it will establish a task force to address supply chain challenges in key sectors where “a mismatch between supply and demand has been evident.”The task force will focus on “homebuilding and construction, semiconductors, transportation, and agriculture and food” and will be led by the secretaries of commerce, agriculture and transportation, the White House said. As the U.S. has reopened its economy, changes in demand have caused the disruptions, the White House said. “While these short-term supply chain disruptions are temporary, the president has directed his administration to closely monitor these developments and take actions to minimize the impacts on workers, consumers, and businesses in order to bolster a strong economic recovery,” it said. The actions come as the White House released the findings of a 100-day review of critical U.S. supply chain issues in a 250-page report Tuesday. The administration will also establish a new trade “strike force” that would propose unilateral and multilateral enforcement actions against unfair foreign trade practices.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Organizations: White, House, Department of Health, Human Services, of Interior, Department, Energy, Labor, Department of Defense Locations: U.S, China
WASHINGTON—The Biden administration Monday threatened to sue Texas over an order from its governor to pull state licenses from shelters that house unaccompanied immigrant children. Greg Abbott on May 31 gave state officials 90 days to end state licenses for any child-welfare shelters where the federal government has been housing the immigrant children after they cross the border. There are 52 such shelters in Texas—about a quarter the total around the country—and they collectively house approximately 5,000 children, according to a Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman. Under immigration law, the federal government is responsible for caring for unaccompanied immigrant children—defined as migrants under 18 who crossed the border without a parent—in state-licensed shelters until it can find a suitable adult guardian to care for them. In a letter to Mr. Abbott and other Texas officials sent Monday evening, HHS Deputy General Counsel Paul Rodriguez wrote that moving ahead with stripping the licenses from federal immigration facilities would interfere with the federal government’s exclusive control over immigration matters.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Biden, Greg Abbott, , Abbott, Paul Rodriguez, Organizations: Texas Gov, Department of Health, Human Services, HHS, U.S . Department of Justice Locations: Texas
The Congressional Review Act allows lawmakers to eliminate recently finalized regulations quickly, requiring only simple majorities in both the House and the Senate. During the Biden administration, Senate Democrats passed resolutions to eliminate only three Trump rules during the same period — and the deadline for Senate action closed the last week of May. "Democrats in Congress were definitely reluctant to make aggressive use of the Congressional Review Act," he said. Democrats may have been reluctant to target the related Trump rule before the decision, said Buchert of Lambda Legal. Democrats also faced political obstacles in using the Congressional Review Act.
Persons: Donald Trump, Sasha Buchert, Trump, Obama, Biden, Joe Biden's, Jeff Hauser, James Goodwin, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Amit Narang, Meghan Hammond, Trump's, Aaron Reichlin, Brett Hartl, Sen, Lisa Murkowski, Hartl Organizations: Trump, Lambda Legal, Senate, Republican, Lambda, Department of Health, Human Services, Center for Progressive Reform, U.S, Capitol, Public Citizen, GOP, Democratic, Democrats, American Immigration Council, Congress, NBC, Center for Biological Diversity Locations: Washington, North America, Alaska
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is set to announce a series of steps designed to strengthen critical U.S. supply chains on Tuesday, building up domestic manufacturing capabilities for key products and addressing existing vulnerabilities. In February, President Joe Biden ordered a 100-day interagency review of domestic supply chains. The Department of Interior will lead a task force to identify sites where critical minerals could be produced and processed in the United States." Along with these efforts to bolster domestic supply chains, the Biden administration will also announce new steps to combat "unfair foreign trade practices," which it says have contributed to the erosion of supply chains around the world. "We're looking at very targeted products where we think there are effective tools we could deploy to strengthen our own supply chains and reduce vulnerabilities."
Persons: Joe Biden, WASHINGTON —, Biden, Donald Trump Organizations: Cuyahoga Community College Manufacturing Technology, Department of Energy, Technology Vehicles Manufacturing, Interior, Department of Health, Human Services, Defense, Department of Labor, The Department, Energy, DOE, U.S . Trade, Department of Commerce Locations: Cleveland , Ohio, WASHINGTON, U.S, United States, China
Florida and Alabama will no longer report daily Covid cases and fatalities as vaccinations rise and states begin shifting to the "next phase" of the pandemic. "Florida is transitioning into the next phase of the COVID-19 response," the Florida Department of Health wrote in an emailed statement Monday. "As vaccinations increase and new case positivity rate decreases, the Florida Department of Health has moved to a weekly reporting schedule." Many states have moved away from daily reporting over the course of the pandemic, with nearly twenty reporting data five days a week, according to a list maintained by Hopkins. The Alabama Department of Public Health could not be reached for comment.
Persons: Karen Landers, Wafaa, Joseph Kanter, We're, Kanter, Hopkins Organizations: state's Division, Emergency Management, Florida Department of Health, Alabama Department of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Medicine, Columbia University, for Disease Control, The Alabama Department of Public Health Locations: Florida, Alabama, COVID, an Alabama, Wafaa El, Sadr, New York, U.S, Louisiana, Hopkins . Florida, Kansas
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