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11/23/2020 - The Associated Press by: Marilynn Marchione
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.

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11/23/2020 - The Hill by: Zach Budryk and Nathaniel Weixel
WASHINGTON, DC - Drugmaker AstraZeneca announced Monday morning that its vaccine candidate, developed by Oxford University, is up to 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19, the third such candidate to meet the threshold.

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11/23/2020 - NPR by: Sean McMinn and Selena Simmons-Duffin
WASHINGTON, DC - More than 1,000 hospitals across the United States are "critically" short on staff, according to numbers released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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11/23/2020 - Modern Healthcare
WASHINGTON, DC - CMS finalized a rule that revamps quality reporting measures with the goal of boosting transparency in the organ procurement and transplantation process, according to the agency.

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11/23/2020 - MetroNews
CHARLESTON, WV - The state Office of Medical Cannabis is continuing to move forward with approving applications for medical marijuana businesses with hopes of having dispensaries open in the spring.

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11/23/2020 - The Exponent Telegram by: JoAnn Snoderly
CLARKSBURG, WV - In early February, less than two weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S., regional emergency planners in North Central West Virginia were already warning of the impacts significant spread of COVID-19 could have on communities, and the challenges responders would face.

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11/23/2020 - The Herald-Dispatch by: Lacie Pierson
CHARLESTON, WV - The latest wave of COVID-19 in West Virginia hasn’t quite hit its crest yet, state health and government officials warned Friday.

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