Feb 27, 2017

Another prominent Republican comes out against Obamacare repeal plan

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Rep. Mark Walker, the Republican Study Committee chairman, criticized the leaked Obamacare replacement in a released statement, saying he will oppose the bill.

The bill contains what increasingly appears to be a new health insurance entitlement with a Republican stamp on it.

Walker added that it would "delay any reforms" and kick the responsibility of truly reducing spending to a future Congress with "political will and fiscal discipline."

Why this matters: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows also said he would not vote in favor.

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The global scramble to contain the coronavirus

Taking precaution, in the Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

The coronavirus is spreading quickly in cities nowhere near Wuhan, China, and the window to prevent a global pandemic is narrowing.

Zoom in: Here's a look at what comes with a coronavirus outbreak in communities outside China that have been hardest hit so far.

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20–25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

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