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Governor DeSantis Highlights Commitment to Prevent Alzheimer’s

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted his commitment to the prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease during a press conference at an assisted living center in Jacksonville. DeSantis noted that the 2021-2022 budget for Alzheimer’s research in the state budget was increased by $12 million, bringing the total to $51 million. He also…

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VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando Saturday. McDonough said in prepared remarks that the move was “the right thing to do,” and that it was part of an effort to overcome a…

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WHO Draft Report Says Animals Likely Source of COVID-19

BEIJING (AP) — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings offer little new…

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AstraZeneca Confirms Strong Vaccine Protection After US Rift

CAMBRIDGE, UK (AP) — AstraZeneca insists that its COVID-19 vaccine is strongly effective even after counting additional illnesses in its U.S. study, the latest in an extraordinary public dispute with American officials. In a late-night news release Wednesday, the drugmaker said it had analyzed more data from that study and concluded the vaccine is 76%…

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Fauci Wins $1 Million Israeli Prize for ‘Defending Science’

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Israel-based Dan David Foundation on Monday named President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser as the winner of one of three prizes. It…

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Hospitals Still Ration Medical N95 Masks as Stockpiles Swell

FORT WORTH, Tx. (AP) – Mike Bowen’s warehouse outside Fort Worth, Texas, was piled high with cases of medical-grade N95 face masks. His company, Prestige Ameritech, can churn out 1 million masks every four days, but he doesn’t have orders for nearly that many. So he recently got approval from the government to export them.…

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