Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 10th, 2020.
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A scientist works in a lab at Moderna in Cambridge, Mass., in February. Moderna has developed an experimental coronavirus medicine, but an approved treatment could be more than a year away.
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Aetna was the first insurer to announce its plan to help shield patients with COVID-19 from high medical bills. But out-of-network charges and other surprise bills remain a risk, say advocates for patients.
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The Food and Drug Administration has authorized two malaria drugs — chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine — to be added to the national emergency stockpile for use in responding to COVID-19.
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The logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) at its headquarters in Geneva. The organization says the coronavirus is primarily transmitted "through respiratory droplets and contact routes," not airborne transmission.
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Universities across the U.S. are gearing up to run coronavirus tests, much like the virology lab at UW Medicine, which includes the University of Washington's medical school and hospitals, started doing early on in the outbreak.
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