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Cedric Richmond, incoming member of Biden administration, tests positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] Richmond recently traveled to Atlanta for a Tuesday campaign event for the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, where President-elect Joe Biden was also present. Bedingfield said that Biden on Thursday underwent PCR testing for Covid-19 and the virus was not detected. “Richmond’s interactions with the President-elect happened in open …

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Coronavirus stimulus talks set to slip into weekend in Washington as hurdles remain

[ad_1] With agreement elusive on another big coronavirus aid deal, Congress is ready to do what Congress often does – push its deadline back. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned on the Senate floor Thursday that it was “highly likely” lawmakers will need to stay beyond Friday and work into …

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Coronavirus response | Rose calls on Pritzker to authorize UI saliva test statewide | Coronavirus

[ad_1] SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Chapin Rose is calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to authorize the broad use of University of Illinois SHIELD testing for COVID-19 throughout the state. Rose, R-Mahomet, said he and many constituents have become frustrated that the rapid saliva test developed at the UI and being …

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Stimulus: Congress shows signs of cooperation as Trump’s election sideshow drags on

[ad_1] It was a glimmer of hope for progress after four years in which President Donald Trump has sowed dysfunction at every turn, a sign that perhaps America can eventually move beyond his politics of destruction. Despite the crises gripping the country, Trump was largely out of view at his …

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U.S. negotiating to buy more doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they’re actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine after passing up a chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and special adviser Dr. …

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At Trump rally, new 5th District Rep. Bob Good calls coronavirus a ‘phony pandemic,’ praises maskless attendees | Govt. and Politics

[ad_1] “It just hurts me,” he said. “It cuts me like a knife to hear it.” Good in Twitter comments posted Sunday dismissed the death count in the U.S. as being “less than 1/10 of 1%” of the country’s population, the Post reported. But in the Southern corner of Good’s …

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Covid vaccine: Supply issues hampering Pfizer providing additional vaccine faster

[ad_1] Officials from the Trump administration and Pfizer confirmed that the two sides are negotiating for the government to purchase the additional doses for distribution between April and June 2021. But the timing has been a sticking point, as the US clamors for delivery as soon as possible while Pfizer …

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