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Recent articles by Heidi:

As Biden's vaccinate-or-test mandate approaches, questions arise over enforcement

As businesses prepare for Biden's Covid-19 vaccination and testing mandate, they’re questioning what will be in the regulation and how OSHA will enforce it. → Read More

Biden aims to vaccinate more kids through sports and PTAs

The Biden administration plans a final sprint to vaccinate more children older than 12 before thousands of schools reopen amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections. → Read More

Biden administration to recommend the vaccinated wear masks in areas with low vaccination rates

Administration officials had been struggling in recent days with how to respond to a rising number of Covid-19 infections and hospitalization among those who are fully vaccinated. → Read More

Biden admin steps up efforts to raise Covid vaccination rates among teens

A mix of misinformation, low vaccination rates among teens and the spread of a new variant is fueling new urgency and spurring a new push by the administration. → Read More

White House plans messaging campaign to stress Johnson & Johnson vaccine's benefits

Johnson & Johnson vaccine: White House officials are prepping a campaign that the Covid vaccine provides good protection and will be distributed equally. → Read More

Biden aides weighing boosting vaccine production with Defense Production Act

President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus advisory team consulted scientists about whether he should invoke a wartime production law to help produce more Covid-19 vaccines. → Read More

House Democrats seek CDC, HHS documents on Trump administration Covid response

The Democratic chairman of a House subcommittee issued subpoenas on Monday to compel Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield to produce documents related to the agencies coronavirus response. → Read More

Biden advisers warn Trump mass vaccine timeline may be too optimistic

Doctors advising President-elect Joe Biden on his response to the coronavirus pandemic are raising concerns internally that widespread distribution of the vaccine could take months longer than the Trump administration is letting on with some starting to temper expectations publicly. → Read More

Clyburn says select subcommittee testimony shows political interference at CDC

After testimony from a CDC official revealed requests to delete email, top House Democrat seeks to interview CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield. → Read More

Biden picks California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead Health and Human Services

President-elect Joe Biden picked to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. → Read More

Trump Court pick Amy Coney Barrett's past critiques on Obamacare face scrutiny

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is on record criticizing past judicial decisions upholding the Affordable Care Act. → Read More

Mnuchin's role in postmaster's appointment becomes target

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a series of one-on-one meetings with members of the Postal Service Board of Governors before Louis DeJoy's appointment as postmaster. → Read More

Former USPS board member to brief House Democrats this week

David Williams, who resigned in April as vice chair of the USPS Board of Governors, is scheduled to give a private briefing to House Democrats on Thursday. → Read More

Michigan Gov. Whitmer met with Biden as running mate announcement nears

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, Democratic officials confirmed. She is said to be on his VP list. → Read More

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson is first target of new Democratic congressional 'integrity' group

A new Democratic-backed public integrity watchdog group is targeting GOP Sen. Ron Johnson's finances in its first report. → Read More

Medical companies warn PPE, critical equipment situation 'not sustainable,' House memo says

six of the nation’s largest medical equipment distribution companies are raising “troubling concerns” about the Trump administration’s coordination of critical supplies to COVID-19 hot spots, according to a memo based on a key House committee’s discussions with the companies. → Read More

Coronavirus testing must double or triple before U.S. can safely reopen, experts say

"We are an order of magnitude off right now from where we should be," said an expert in infectious disease modeling who advised the Obama administration. → Read More

Mayo Clinic cardiologist: 'Inexcusable' to ignore hydroxychloroquine side effects

While safe for most, the drug hydroxychloroquine carries serious side effects for some, including sudden cardiac arrest. → Read More

Xerox plans to mass produce disposable ventilators

Xerox to announce production of disposable ventilators meant to be a stopgap measure for some COVID-19 patients. → Read More

Health care workers see wave of coronavirus coming in their ranks

With experts warning of a cresting wave of coronavirus infections in the coming weeks, the rise among the nation’s front-line fighters is setting off alarm bells. → Read More