Jul 20, 2017

Conservative non-profit attacks GOP health care holdouts

ForAmerica, a conservative non-profit headed by L. Brent Bozell III, the founder of the Media Research Center and Parents Television Council, has launched a new attack video against Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Shelley Moore Capito, and Rob Portman over their refusal to support a repeal-only bill for the Affordable Care Act.

Pretty, pretty good: The video — now in the Facebook feeds of the nearly 8 million people who have liked ForAmerica — shows the senators arguing for a clean repeal of the ACA in 2015 as the theme music from Curb Your Enthusiasm plays in the background.

Why it matters: The video shows that Republicans are willing to break ranks and attack their own to repeal the ACA, potentially widening fault lines in the GOP over the contentious issue.

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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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