Feb 18, 2017

See? Trump is working on Obamacare repeal

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President Trump is holding an Obamacare strategy meeting tomorrow with Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price and Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney, per a White House pool report.

Between the lines: The presence of Mulvaney, just confirmed as OMB director, suggests this is going to be a meeting about how to repeal Obamacare — and probably include some pieces of a replacement -- through the budget "reconciliation" bill.

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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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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.