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Sam Baker


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Recent articles by Sam:

Coronavirus cases increase in 17 states

Nationwide, cases were up slightly while testing was down. → Read More

Axios-Ipsos poll: Democrats see more COVID risk from campaigning

Republicans are consistently less worried about the virus. → Read More

Trump: Coronavirus is “under control"

In an interview with "Axios on HBO," he said the virus is as well-controlled as it can be despite surging U.S. cases. → Read More

More Americans say they're wearing masks to protect against coronavirus

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they wear a mask "all the time." → Read More

The coronavirus surge is real, and it's everywhere

It's the grimmest map since Axios began tracking the weekly changes in coronavirus cases. → Read More

Lessons from the coronavirus lockdown — and what comes next

The next phases of our response could be more targeted and risk-based. → Read More

Coronavirus cases aren't surging in high-risk states

The surge that experts feared hasn't happened yet — but the reopening is still in its early stages. → Read More

Supreme Court seeks a middle ground on release of Trump's taxes

But it seemed unlikely to grant the president the sweeping grant of total immunity he wants. → Read More

Poor and minority communities are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pain

Several cities report a clear racial divide. → Read More

Health policy association to draft model legislation to rein in hospital spending

The initiative is funded by billionaire John Arnold. → Read More

Mayor Pete has a new plan for seniors' long-term care

It would provide seniors $90 per day. → Read More

Scoop: Trump ready to ban vape flavors except tobacco, menthol

Conservatives had urged Trump to back away from such a sweeping crackdown. → Read More

ACA check-up: Premiums are going down as competition increases

Metrics are improving because they got so much worse over the past several years. → Read More

A new Democratic proposal is Trump's make-or-break moment on drug prices

The drug industry is working overtime to pull rank-and-file Republicans back into line. → Read More

Trump's shaky policy legacy

If he doesn't win a second term, a lot of his record could be easily reversed. → Read More

Paying for nursing homes and home care is a cost crisis for seniors and Medicaid

Seniors, their families, and government programs all face a crisis. → Read More

The GOP isn't worried about its Affordable Care Act lawsuit

They insist they'd be able to act quickly to repair the damage. → Read More

Judges wary of Affordable Care Act mandate

If a ruling striking down ACA comes to pass, it would throw some 20 million people off their coverage. → Read More

Supreme Court sets up abortion, immigration cases ahead of 2020 elections

Politically charged rulings will land right before the Democratic convention. → Read More

Supreme Court says partisan gerrymandering "beyond the reach" of federal courts

Chief Justice John Roberts said it's a political issue. → Read More