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Biden Administration Says It Has Increased Vaccine Supply

Biden Administration Says It Has Increased Vaccine Supply

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced on Tuesday that the supply of COVID-19 vaccines going directly to pharmacies will double to 2 million this week. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption toggle caption Nam Y. Huh/AP White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced on Tuesday that the supply of COVID-19 vaccines going directly to pharmacies…
Is The Biden Administration Doing Enough To Boost COVID-19 Testing?

Is The Biden Administration Doing Enough To Boost COVID-19 Testing?

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The Biden administration is promising to finally solve the nation's chronic shortage of COVID-19 tests. But is the new administration doing enough, especially with the more contagious coronavirus variants now looming? Many public health experts are encouraged by the new administration's commitment to the importance of testing. But some are concerned officials are moving too…
What The Biden Administration Is Doing To Speed Up The Vaccine Rollout

What The Biden Administration Is Doing To Speed Up The Vaccine...

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Andy Slavitt, senior adviser on the White House COVID-19 Response Team, about what the administration is doing to speed up the vaccine rollout. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: If you are waiting patiently or not so patiently for the COVID vaccine, the White House wants you to know they're doing…
Biden Administration Aims To Buy 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Biden Administration Aims To Buy 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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President Biden announced on Tuesday that his administration is trying to secure enough vaccine doses to ensure that 300 million Americans are vaccinated by the fall.
How Biden’s Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic

How Biden’s Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Biden Administration is taking a far more aggressive, nationally coordinated approach to the pandemic. We hear more about how it plans to support vaccination efforts. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Among that flurry of executive orders, President Biden signed several aimed at trying to jump-start the fight against the virus. He's also touting his administration's 200-page…
Biden Administration Prepares To Overturn Trump Abortion Rule

Biden Administration Prepares To Overturn Trump Abortion Rule

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President Biden signs executive actions hours after his inauguration on Wednesday. He is expected to reverse several Trump-era policies. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Biden signs executive actions hours after his inauguration on Wednesday. He is expected to reverse several Trump-era policies. Evan Vucci/AP President Biden is preparing to reverse a…
Biden Administration Will Rename ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ Citing Trump ‘Failures’

Biden Administration Will Rename ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ Citing Trump ‘Failures’

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President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Dr. David Kessler, shown here during a briefing before the election, to be the White House's chief science officer of COVID Response. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Dr. David Kessler, shown here during a briefing before the election, to be…
Next Administration Could Mean New Safety Regulations For Coal Mines

Next Administration Could Mean New Safety Regulations For Coal Mines

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A truck is loaded with coal at a mine on August 26, 2019 near Cumberland, Kentucky. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images A truck is loaded with coal at a mine on August 26, 2019 near Cumberland, Kentucky. Scott Olson/Getty Images The transition from a Trump administration that dismantled regulations across…
Trump Administration Plans Crackdown On Hospitals Failing To Report COVID-19 Data

Trump Administration Plans Crackdown On Hospitals Failing To Report COVID-19 Data

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Hospitals may soon be at risk of losing a critical funding stream — Medicare funding — if they don't comply with new COVID-19 data reporting requirements. John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images Hospitals may soon be at risk of losing a critical funding stream — Medicare funding…
Trump Administration Blocks FDA From Regulating Many New Medical Tests

Trump Administration Blocks FDA From Regulating Many New Medical Tests

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The Trump administration has blocked the Food and Drug Administration from regulating many new tests, raising concerns about the reliability of new coronavirus tests and the FDA's independence. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: The Trump administration is making it harder for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate an entire class of medical tests. The move raises…

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