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As  Coronavirus Spreads, Warren Unveils Disease-Prevention Plan

As  Coronavirus Spreads, Warren Unveils Disease-Prevention Plan(Bloomberg) — The coronavirus has been in the news for only a few weeks, but Elizabeth Warren already has a plan to fight it.With Hong Kong announcing restrictions on travel from mainland China as part of an effort to contain the SARS-like virus that has claimed more than 100 lives, Warren released a proposal Tuesday morning aimed at containing and treating infectious diseases.“Diseases like coronavirus remind us why we need robust international institutions, strong investments in public health, and a government that is prepared to jump into action at a moment’s notice,” she wrote in a Medium post announcing the plan.Warren criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the outbreak, calling it “a mess.” and assailed the administration’s proposed funding cuts for feeral health agencies.She said her administration would prioritize developing a universal flu vaccine and replenish funding for the Public Health Emergency Fund, with the goal of speeding outbreak response. She proposed restoring an Obama-era White House position for health security that Trump eliminated in 2018. Warren also cited outbreaks as a reason to move towards Medicare For All, a policy proposal that she has espoused, saying it would give infected people access necessary care.This post is part of  Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.To contact the author of this story: Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou in Washington at megkolfopoul@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Kathleen HunterFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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As coronavirus spreads, Biden says Trump is 'the worst possible person' to keep America safe

As coronavirus spreads, Biden says Trump is 'the worst possible person' to keep America safeAs evidence, Biden cited Trump’s response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic. Earlier, Trump tweeted that “it will all work out well.” Trump’s potential Democratic rivals, however, are not so sure. The second is about Trump’s leadership.



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Russian state TV airs Giuliani interview after he spreads Ukraine conspiracy theories

Russian state TV airs Giuliani interview after he spreads Ukraine conspiracy theoriesRussian state-run TV has aired Rudy Giuliani’s interview with OAN, a pro-Trump news channel, in which he promoted widely debunked conspiracy theories to undermine the impeachment inquiry into the president.



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Millions of children exposed as flu spreads following vaccine delays

Millions of children exposed as flu spreads following vaccine delaysMillions of children are at risk of flu amid a drop in uptake of vaccinations, after deliveries were delayed, officials have warned.  New figures show the number of people hospitalised because of flu has tripled in a fortnight, with the virus spreading before many of the most vulnerable have been protected.  Last night health officials urged parents to come forward and ensure children receive vaccinations. They are particularly alarmed by low uptake among toddlers, dubbed “super-spreaders” because they tend to pass on the virus to high numbers of people, including elderly grandparents.  Officials also warned that winter vomiting bug is on the rise, with twice as many hospital beds closed as this time last year.  Hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week due to norovirus. The new flu figures show uptake of the nasal vaccine among two-year-olds is just 25.5 per cent, compared with 34.9 per cent this time last  year. And just 24.4 per cent of three-year-olds have received the vaccine, compared with 35.7 per cent at this time in last year’s season. The latest weekly data from Public Health England show the hospitalisation rate from flu is now at “moderate intensity” – 4.3 admissions per 100,000 people, up from 1.4 admissions per 100,000 two weeks before.  Manufacturers have been beset by delays delivering the vaccine, as a result of problems testing it.    Health advice | What should I do if I feel the flu coming on? As a result, schools were last month told to cancel vaccinations, with GPs urged to prioritise toddlers and the sickest children.  Health officials said the dealys were now resolved, and urged parents to take any unvaccinated toddlers to their doctor.  Dr Jamie Lopez Bernal, Head of Flu, Public Health England said: "Flu season has now started and so it’s really important that people get their flu vaccine as soon as possible to ensure they are protected against this potentially very serious illness. The initial evidence suggests the vaccine is a good match for the main strain of flu that is circulating. “Vaccination uptake in toddlers is lower than we would hope for at this point in the year due to previous delays in delivery of the vaccine, which are now resolved. If you have children aged two to three go to your GP to get them vaccinated now.”



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Spy chief says right-wing radicalism spreads in Germany

Spy chief says right-wing radicalism spreads in GermanyThe head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday that militant right-wingers were mixing with less radical conservatives, blurring the lines to make extremism more acceptable and harder to detect. Speaking less than three weeks after a man who had published a racist and anti-Semitic manifesto shot two people near a synagogue in Halle, Thomas Haldenwang added that lone attackers were also an increasing threat. “The proverbial ‘right wing corner’ which allows for a clear distinction between extremists and the conservative camp, no longer exists,” said President of the BfV domestic intelligence agency Haldenwang in a parliamentary hearing.



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Ilhan Omar responds to Trump tweet about her, says he spreads 'lies that put my life at risk'

Ilhan Omar responds to Trump tweet about her, says he spreads 'lies that put my life at risk'"The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk," Rep. Ilhan Omar wrote on Twitter.



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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was just treated for a pancreatic tumor, a type of cancer that spreads quickly and is hard to detect

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was just treated for a pancreatic tumor, a type of cancer that spreads quickly and is hard to detectThis is the fourth time the Supreme Court justice has been treated for cancer and the second time she's had pancreatic cancer.



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Donald Trump defends Alex Acosta as fallout from Jeffrey Epstein case spreads

Donald Trump defends Alex Acosta as fallout from Jeffrey Epstein case spreadsDonald Trump’s labour secretary is facing mounting calls to resign over his role in the decade-long saga of accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as powerful men across America scrambled to distance themselves from the financier. Alex Acosta was the US attorney for Southern Florida when, in 2008, he agreed to a non-prosecution deal aggressively pushed by Epstein’s high-powered legal team. Epstein, 66, was accused of procuring girls as young as 14 to visit his mansion, and paying them to perform massages, which then turned into sexual acts. Epstein pleaded guilty to a state charge of soliciting prostitution, paid a fine, registered as a sexual predator and served 13 months of an 18-month sentence. Much of the sentence was spent at Epstein’s Palm Beach office, under a work-release programme. No federal charges were filed. Epstein’s arrest on Saturday, and his appearance in court in New York on Monday, have shone an uncomfortable spotlight on Mr Acosta’s role in the story. Jeffrey Epstein in court in Manhattan on Monday, with his lawyers Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich. He pleaded not guilty On Tuesday Mr Trump praised his labour secretary’s record in the White House, and defended the embattled Cabinet member – one of the few who has been in his role from the beginning. "What happened with respect to 12 or 13 years ago – you know, if you go back and look at everybody's decisions, I would think you would probably find they wish they did it in a different way,” said Mr Trump. “I think there were a lot of people in that position not just him. We'll have to look very carefully but it was a decision made I think not by him but a lot of people." Mr Acosta insists that his deal ensured that Epstein faced a degree of punishment. "The crimes committed by Epstein are horrific, and I am pleased that NY prosecutors are moving forward with a case based on new evidence," tweeted Mr Acosta. "With the evidence available more than a decade ago, federal prosecutors insisted that Epstein go to jail, register as a sex offender and put the world on notice that he was a sexual predator," he continued. "Now that new evidence and additional testimony is available, the NY prosecution offers an important opportunity to more fully bring him to justice." Kellyanne Conway, Mr Trump’s senior advisor, also sprang to his defence, saying: “I hope we’re all paying attention to who the true perpetrator is here.” But the Democrats have seized on Mr Acosta’s involvement, and both Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House, and Chuck Schumer, leader of the Senate, have called for him to resign. They claim that the 2008 deal was made without out informing Epstein’s accusers – a legal requirement. A series of articles in the Miami Herald in November led to court challenges to the deal Mr Acosta brokered. “@SecretaryAcosta must step down,” said Mrs Pelosi. “As US Attorney, he engaged in an unconscionable agreement w/ Jeffrey Epstein kept secret from courageous, young victims preventing them from seeking justice. This was known by @POTUS when he appointed him to the cabinet. AcostaResign” Mr Schumer went further, demanding that Mr Trump account for his own friendship with Epstein. In 2002 Mr Trump was asked about Epstein for a New York magazine profile, and was reported as responding: “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” Mr Schumer said: “The president needs to answer for his relationship with Epstein. Epstein was reportedly a regular at the Mar-a-Lago club. ‘I don’t recall is not an acceptable answer in this case’, particularly given that Mr Trump appointed Mr Acosta.” Geoffrey Berman, US attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference about the arrest of Epstein Mr Trump is attempting to distance himself from Epstein, saying on Tuesday: "I knew him like everyone in Palm Beach knew him. I had a falling out with him a long time ago, maybe 15 years ago. I was not a fan of his I can tell you.” Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, has said Mr Trump had “no relationship” with Epstein. Mrs Conway insisted that Mr Trump was unaware of the scandal and called the allegations “disgusting”. “I talked to the president this morning,” she said. “He hasn't talked or had contact with Epstein in years and years and years — and over a decade at least, he said. “And he, like everyone else, sees these charges, the description of these charges against Epstein, as completely unconscionable and obviously criminal. Disgusting, really.” Epstein’s address book, published by the website Gawker in 2015, listed Mr Trump’s contact information alongside that of hundreds of other people, including former president Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew. On Monday night Mr Clinton issued a statement saying he had taken four trips on the billionaire’s private plane, and made “one brief visit” to Epstein’s home in New York – alongside a “staff member and his security detail” – in 2002. Jeffrey Epstein's home in the Upper East Side of New York The $ 56 million (£45m) property, one of the largest private homes in Manhattan, featured photos of Woody Allen and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia on the wall, besides photos of Epstein with Mr Clinton. The two men also met at Clinton’s Harlem office “around the same time” as the apartment visit, the statement said. "President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York," said Angel Ureña, Mr Clinton’s spokesman. The statement did not mention that a former charity of Epstein’s, the C.O.U.Q. Foundation, donated $ 25,000 to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charity in 2006 and was recently listed among past and present donors on the Clinton Foundation’s website.



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Airline Employee Spreads Cheer Far and Wide With Infectiously Joyous Dance Party

Airline Employee Spreads Cheer Far and Wide With Infectiously Joyous Dance PartyRobert Dillon took Spirit Airlines name to heart, apparently



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