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Telemedicine to the rescue

With the current COVID-19 epidemic, health service providers are utilizing services that connect doctors and patients remotely, called telemedicine. Telemedicine allows patients to receive health care without physically meeting a doctor. Through telemedicine patients can discuss symptoms, learn treatment options and even get prescriptions. Doctors can go as far as monitoring readings from medical devices. Why telemedicine is not commonly practiced For some people, telemedicine is something you may be hearing about for the first time. This is because apart from the usual technological impediments and people's reluctance to use it, telemedicine faces a lot of regulatory burden. Due to the nature...

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Coronavirus Aid Package Fails Because Liberal Democrats Want Green New Deal, Student Debt Forgiveness

This weekend, a $1.6 trillion spending planned aimed at reducing the economic strain Americans will feel due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus failed to pass out of the Senate because it wasn't the Green New Deal, and because it did not include provisions for student loan forgiveness. These two aspects apparently made the package a deal breaker for House and Senate Democrats in Washington, D.C. Green New Deal, or No Deal One of the demands being made by House Democrats in a draft proposal are requirements for airline companies that receive financial assistance to offset 100 percent of their carbon dioxide emissions by...

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Duluth May Bag Plastic Bag Fee with Coronavirus Concerns Over Recycled Sacks

It's not too late for the Duluth City Council to reverse course and rescind the 5 cent plastic bag charge set to take effect, appropriately, on April Fool's Day. The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed another case of environmental overreach by elected officials that poses a potential threat to public health by pressing consumers to reuse fabric bags susceptible to spreading the virus. But now councilors are having second thoughts, scrambling to backtrack by delaying the fee for several months, according to the Duluth News Tribune. A proposal to postpone a 5-cent fee on nearly every plastic shopping bag distributed in Duluth has...

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