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Senate to vote on $500 billion GOP coronavirus stimulus bill Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Senate will vote on a $ 500 billion coronavirus stimulus bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday, as a larger bipartisan deal remains elusive despite continued talks between top… Read More »

Ex-CDC director: Pauses to coronavirus drug trials give ‘reassurance’ that corners aren’t being cut

The recent pauses to clinical trials examining a potential coronavirus vaccine and therapeutic due to safety concerns should not cause the American public to worry, Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told CNBC on Tuesday. Rather, Frieden said, it is evidence that drugmakers and regulators are maintaining a… Read More »

Democrats and Republicans dismiss Trump’s coronavirus stimulus offer, dimming hopes for a deal

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, leaves after her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate expressed opposition Saturday to President Donald Trump’s $ 1.8 trillion coronavirus stimulus offer,… Read More »