President Joe Biden’s administration plans to rescind a rule devised under his predecessor Donald Trump that was intended to make it easier for healthcare providers including doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions or other medical services on religious or moral grounds, Politico reported on April 19.

New York Mayor Eric Adams is set to lift the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for performers and professional athletes as early as this week, Politico reported on March 23, a rule that has come under growing criticism by local sports teams.

Shares of Novavax Inc. fell 16 percent after a report from Politico said the company faces significant hurdles in proving it can manufacture the experimental Covid-19 vaccine NVX-CoV2373 that meets regulators’ quality standards, resulting in production delays.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that 2020 was the deadliest in U.S. history, with Covid-19 helping to drive a 15 percent increase in deaths, Politico reported on March 10, citing sources.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said lawmakers will begin work on a robust Covid-19 relief package as early as next week, while the White House denied any plan for a scaled-back bill that could move quickly through the divided chamber.

In an aim to create a strong domestic supply chain, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that calls for federal agencies to purchase “essential drugs” and medical supplies that are produced in the United States, rather than from abroad as is the current practice.