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  • September 3, 2021

Colorado Democrats push to lower Medicare age to 60

(Clockwise from top left): Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, Ed Perlmutter, and Jason Crow All Four Democratic Members of Congress from Colorado – Reps. Diana DeGette, Joe neguse, Jason raven, and Ed perlmutter – have signed legislation that seeks to lower the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 60 years. As CNN reports: This…

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Republican governors have betrayed the public trust

Michael Garson: “The challenge for governors is that public health is not the same as other issues. Your actions will directly and predictably lead to deaths in your states. This is such a gross betrayal of the public trust – such a depraved violation of moral responsibilities – that I’m not sure there is a…

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Republicans become the face of Delta Surge

Washington Post: “In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has prohibited local governments from implementing mask requirements even when calling for emergency medical help to combat an increase in delta variant coronavirus cases. In South Dakota, Gov. Kristi L. Noem welcomed hundreds of thousands of revelers to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that last year featured the hallmarks…

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UK hotel quarantine rules challenged in court – POLITICO

Lawyers representing UK travelers are seeking a judicial review of British government policy requiring a 10-day hotel quarantine for those arriving from countries considered high-risk for coronavirus. PGMBM layers saying on Thursday the rules were not proportionate and hurt civil liberties. The UK currently requires travelers to spend 10 days in a hotel if they…

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Former FDA Commissioner Criticizes CDC’s Delta Variant Modeling

Headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. (Tami Chappell / Reuters) Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from 2017 to 2019, criticized the latest attempt by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to model the trajectory of the delta variant of COVID-19 in the United States. “The…

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UK panel backs coronavirus vaccines for vulnerable teens – POLITICO

The UK will start vaccinating certain vulnerable teens “as soon as possible” against COVID-19, following the green light today from the UK’s independent immunization committee. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) recommended that children should be offered the injection if they are at increased risk of serious illness. That group includes children ages…

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England ‘tantalizingly close’ to easing lockdown restrictions, says Boris Johnson – POLITICO

England is “tantalizingly close” to easing most of its lockdown restrictions in a week, Boris Johnson said before a news conference on Monday in which he is expected to lay out the latest ideas from the government. The UK prime minister, who aims to end most of the coronavirus restrictions in England on July 19,…

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