Coronavirus: Tighter rules for care homes over winter second spike fears

Staff will be told to stop “all but essential” movement between care homes to protect residents during a feared second spike of coronavirus. Tighter new restrictions for the sector are planned ahead of winter, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise again and people complain they cannot get tested. In areas subject to local lockdowns, it is understood care homes may […]

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Top Justice Dept. Official Embraces Use of Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

WASHINGTON — A top Justice Department official on Thursday supported a suggestion by Attorney General William P. Barr to consider bringing sedition charges for violent crimes committed during nationwide protests this summer. The deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, said in an email to federal prosecutors that they should consider use of the sedition statute and other federal laws to […]

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Air quality in American West among the worst in the world

The air quality in Portland has become the worst in the world — with Seattle, Los Angeles and Denver also ranking up there with notoriously polluted places like Delhi and Shanghai. Why it matters: Big-city residents often consider themselves smugly immune to the physical wreckage of calamities like wildfires, floods and hurricanes. The pernicious smoke now blanketing the splendid cities of […]

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Scoop: Oscar Health preps 2021 IPO

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Oscar, the health insurance company co-founded in 2012 by Joshua Kushner and Mario Schlosser, has hired banks to help the firm go public in 2021, Axios has learned from multiple sources. Background: Oscar was launched to provide health insurance to individuals under the Affordable Care Act, but has since diversified into other health insurance markets. The New […]

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President Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, President Donald Trump predicted on Wednesday that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month and in mass distribution soon after, undermining the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and calling him “confused” in projecting a longer time frame. Trump […]

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