WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats have begun a concerted push to make the fight over Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court a referendum on the Affordable Care Act, working to turn a short-term victory for President Trump and Republicans into a liability that could cost them control of the Senate.
The strategy accelerated on Thursday on the Senate floor, where Democrats briefly seized control and forced a largely symbolic vote on a measure to bar the Trump administration from continuing its litigation to overturn the health law. The bill was always destined to fail, but Democrats insisted the Republican opposition it garnered clarified the stakes of the intensifying confirmation fight.
“This is a one-two punch to the American people,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader. “First, vote against our motion to protect Americans’ health care. Second, vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who wants
While COVID-19 is known as a respiratory infection, there’s emerging evidence linking it to heart damage, too.
Cardiologists are seeing patients with signs of inflammation and scar formation in their hearts even after recovery from COVID-19, experts say.
For that reason, anyone who plans on participating in vigorous exercise and was sick with COVID-19 for three or more days should get a cardiac screening before working out or participating in their sport, said Dr. Steven Erickson, medical director for Banner University Sports Medicine and Concussion Specialists in Phoenix.
“You don’t get sick with COVID-19 and stay home from school for a week and the next day go back and play two hours of soccer,” Erickson said.
“You’re taking a risk, and that is not what the medical community is recommending right now.”
Having assessed seriously ill COVID-19 inpatients since March, Mayo Clinic in Arizona cardiologist Dr. Dawn Pedrotty said