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Hispanic and Black Children More Likely to Be Hospitalized With “Severe” COVID-19 Symptoms

Hispanic children were approximately eight times as likely as white children to be hospitalized for COVID-19, while Black children were five times as likely to be hospitalized, according to the report.

President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., in a Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 file photo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Trump’s Payroll Tax Stunt Is Part of a Long-Term GOP Plan: Ending Social Security and Medicare

Republicans have tried for years to privatize the wildly popular federal health and retirement programs.

A healthcare worker gives a thumbs up to a driver as he stops his car, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
10 More Non-Political Coronavirus Updates You Need to Know This Week

Infections and deaths continue to climb across the U.S. as schools begin reopening and low-income communities find themselves lacking access to intensive care unit beds.

A healthcare worker performs an antigen test, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
COVID Testing Has Dropped in 22 States Even as the Death Toll Rises

Officials attribute the worrisome trend largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results.

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‘License to Kill’: McConnell’s Bill Gets Slammed for Protecting Nursing Homes From Lawsuits

“There's nothing that will be worse for the nursing home crisis than the liability shield that McConnell is pushing."

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231 Children Test Positive for COVID-19 at a Georgia Overnight Camp

A growing body of evidence indicates that schools are likely to be major sources of outbreaks and that children are not as invulnerable to COVID-19 as once thought.

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It’s a Public Health Crisis First: 10 Non-Political Coronavirus Updates You Need to Know

Here are 10 essential non-political developments you should know happened this week about coronavirus, in no particular order.