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Meet the 'Czar-Like Figure' Guiding US Coronavirus Response

1 month ago   |   By Newser

The US now has a coronavirus coordinator. Or, more specifically, a White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, the title given by Vice President Mike Pence to Deborah Birx, who will join his response team, his office announced Thursday. Bloomberg describes Birx as a career government official, nominated by then-president Obama in...
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White House Names AIDS Expert Debbie Birx To Help Lead Coronavirus Response

White House Names AIDS Expert Debbie Birx To Help Lead Coronavirus Response

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The White House had rebuffed suggestions to name an official "czar" to lead the coronavirus response. But on Thursday, Vice President Pence announced Birx would coordinate the administration's effort.
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White House announces coronavirus 'coordinator' to lead response under Pence

White House announces coronavirus 'coordinator' to lead response under Pence

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced a global health official as the "White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator," effectively installing a czar-like figure under him to guide the administration's response to the outbreak.
Ambassador Debbie Birx, who will report to Pence, serves as the U.S. government's leader for combatting HIV/AIDS globally, according to the White House. She will also join the White House's coronavirus task force led by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus

Johnson's office says he is being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus. Read more ...

Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus

Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus

The coronavirus is infecting New Yorkers of all stripes. A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the deadly bug, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced Sunday... Read more ...

Tom Dempsey, former NFL kicker, dead from coronavirus at 73

Tom Dempsey, former NFL kicker, dead from coronavirus at 73

Tom Dempsey, who became a record-setting NFL placekicker for the New Orleans Saints despite being born without toes on his right foot, died Saturday after contracting the... Read more ...

Easter bunny brings holiday cheer while practicing social distancing

Easter bunny brings holiday cheer while practicing social distancing

After canceling an Easter egg hunt, a Nebraska business owner decided to bring the eggs to children from a safe distance. Read more ...

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus

The nation's top infectious disease expert said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday when asked why he wasn't wearing a face mask as the pandemic spreads across the nation. Read more ...

1 more death reported at Pleasant View Nursing Home; more confirmed cases...

1 more death reported at Pleasant View Nursing Home; more confirmed cases reported

The Carroll County Health Department announced Sunday one additional death at Pleasant View Nursing Home due to the coronavirus and several other confirmed cases. Read more ...

Few PM showers Monday

Few PM showers Monday

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White House To Hold Coronavirus Briefing, As U.S. Death Toll Nears 10,000

White House To Hold Coronavirus Briefing, As U.S. Death Toll Nears 10,000

"This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly," the U.S. surgeon general warned. Read more ...

Tom Dempsey, record-setting former NFL kicker, dies at 73 of coronavirus

Tom Dempsey, record-setting former NFL kicker, dies at 73 of coronavirus

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Mass. gets small fraction of ventilator request from national stockpile

Mass. gets small fraction of ventilator request from national stockpile

Gov. Baker said state officials received a shipment of 100 ventilators, less than 10% of the 1,400 they requested from the federal government. Read more ...