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April 16, 2020 In The News
Like an asteroid, coronavirus is the textbook example of an exogenous shock. The threat came from beyond. Yet the pathogen offers a unique stress test of each country’s resilience. Some nation states are holding up well. In spite of its unmatched scientific resources, the US is not. More worrying, it is showing little sign of lifting its performance. Six weeks after its first coronavirus death, America’s learning curve remains flatter than its infection rate. It should be the other way round.
April 10, 2020 In The News

— NCI tries to adapt cancer trials to the "all hands on deck" outbreak.

— N-95 mask production is stalling amid a government bottleneck.

— New Jersey is scouring for meds as shortages worsen and case numbers climb.

April 10, 2020 In The News

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April 10, 2020 In The News
As the U.S. quickly builds its capacity to test people for the new coronavirus, some researchers believe that as many as one in three infected people get inaccurate results, raising the chance they may infect others.
April 10, 2020 In The News
Tax credits for sick leave, expanded unemployment insurance, tax changes and more.
April 9, 2020 In The News
Austin Public Health won’t provide a comprehensive list of places to get tested so as to not overload them with walk-ups. Austin Regional Clinic has published their testing sites and are exploring more. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:
April 9, 2020 In The News
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April 7, 2020 In The News
Birthdays, barbecues and bingo. The NBA season and Summer Olympics. Vacations, dating and barhopping. Holy Week traditions.
April 5, 2020 In The News
Ronnie Earle, who served as Travis County district attorney for more than 30 years and was best known for prosecuting some of Texas’ top politicians and for championing the community justice system, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 78.
April 3, 2020 In The News
The Federal Transit Administration has announced $25 billion in recovery funds for public transportation systems across the nation, including $104 million to help keep the city of Austin’s transit system afloat.