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90% of Americans Still Vulnerable to COVID-19 Infection, CDC Director Says

As 21 states report a surge in new COVID-19 cases, public health officials are warning 90% of Americans are still susceptible to infection.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools During North Carolina Visit

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md.  In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, key federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually early next year or later in 2020, eventually ramping up to reach any American who wants a shot. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
COVID Vaccine Likely Won’t Be Ready by Election Day Under New FDA Standards

The agency is expected to introduce new, tougher standards to get emergency approval for the vaccine in an effort to boost public confidence.

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Instead of Spending Taxpayer Money on COVID Supplies, the Pentagon Paid Defense Contractors.

The money was meant for medical supplies, but the Defense Department spent it on jet engine parts and body armor.

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Experts Say COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted Through the Air—Despite CDC’s Latest Reversal

“Thanks to the CDC for making an already confusing issue even more confusing,” one virologist tweeted.

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‘Blood on Their Hands’: Americans Who Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19 Blast Government Response

Three Americans who lost family members to COVID-19 blame the US government for failing to prioritize fighting the virus and its lack of leadership.

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5 Months Later and More Than 8 Million Americans Are Still Waiting on Their Stimulus Checks

A new government watchdog report out Monday found individuals eligible for the economic impact payments approved by the CARES Act earlier this year have yet to receive that money because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.