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US extends COVID-19 pandemic status

The Biden administration extended the Covid-19 pandemic’s status as a public health emergency for another 90 days, preserving measures such as expanded Medicaid and higher payments to hospitals. The decision follows comments President Joe Biden made in September describing the pandemic as over. Some Republican lawmakers said afterward that the administration should wind down its …

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Polio outbreak leads to state of emergency in New York

New York Governor Kathy Hochul  declared a state of emergency on Friday over a growing polio outbreak, in an effort to better equip health care providers with tools to curb the spread of the sometimes disabling virus before it takes further hold in the state. www.nytimes.com/2022/09/09/nyregion/new-york-polio-state-of-emergency.html? The order allows emergency service workers, midwives and pharmacists to …

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