Mar 22, 2020 - Health

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier in critical condition with pneumonia

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier during a House Rules Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in December. Photo: Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.) is in a critical condition in hospital with pneumonia that's not related to the novel coronavirus, per a statement Saturday evening by his chief of staff, Betsy Arnold Marr.

Details: He was hospitalized last Friday in a serious condition with "complications of pneumonia from a traumatic rib fracture that occurred after falling during a run," Arnold Marr said. "Unfortunately, Congressman DeSaulnier’s condition has deteriorated and he is in critical condition," the statement added. "The doctors are doing everything they can to care for the Congressman." He tested negative for COVID-19.

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Boris Johnson in intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsen

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being treated in the intensive care unit of St. Thomas' Hospital in London due to increasingly severe coronavirus symptoms.

What they're saying: Cabinet minister Michael Gove told LBC radio on Tuesday morning Johnson was not on a ventilator. "The prime minister has received some oxygen support and he is kept under, of course, close supervision," he said.

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Government will cover uninsured patients' coronavirus treatment

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The federal government will cover the costs of coronavirus treatment for the uninsured, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at a White House briefing Friday.

How it works: The money will come from a $100 billion pot set aside for the health care industry in the most recent stimulus bill. Providers will be paid the same rates they get for treating Medicare patients, and as a condition of those payments, they won't be allowed to bill patients for care that isn't covered.

Kevin Durant among 4 Brooklyn Nets to test positive for coronavirus

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Four Brooklyn Nets players tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the NBA team announced in a statement Tuesday.

The state of play: One of the four players is exhibiting symptoms, and the others are asymptomatic. All, including Kevin Durant, are currently self-isolating, along with the rest of the team and travel party.

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