Associated Press – Biden defends health care law as high court mulls its fate

President-elect Joe Biden is championing the Obama administration’s signature health law as it goes before the Supreme Court in a case that could overturn it.


Kaiser Health News – Orange County struggles with health equity — And battles state restrictions

California’s most popular amusement park has become the focal point of a struggle over how best to contain COVID-19 while keeping the economy afloat.


NPR – Utah Gov. announces statewide mask mandate, citing steep spike in COVID-19 cases

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has announced a new statewide mask mandate and additional measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus amid a steep spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.


Associated Press – US allows 1st emergency use of a COVID-19 antibody drug

U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental approach against the virus that has killed more than 238,000 Americans.


NPR – Key Trump contacts Ben Carson and David Bossie test positive for COVID

Ben Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has tested positive for the coronavirus, as has David Bossie, a longtime Trump ally and campaign aide.