Kate Middleton Hospitalized; Sen. Paul Urges Prison for Fauci; COVID Back in Class

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Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, has been hospitalized following a planned abdominal surgery at a London clinic and canceled all engagements until Easter. (People)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), 90, has been hospitalized in Washington for an infection; he is receiving antibiotic infusions. (Washington Post)

White House staffers during the Trump administration gained access to military healthcare despite not being eligible, a Department of Defense watchdog found. (Military.com)

Meanwhile, KFF Health News looks at what healthcare might be like under a second Trump presidency.

The FDA approved the CRISPR-based gene therapy exagamglogene autotemcel (Casgevy) for transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia, maker Vertex said.

The agency also approved immune globulin infusion 10% (human) with recombinant human hyaluronidase (Hyqvia) as maintenance therapy for adults with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, drugmaker Takeda announced.

Anthony Fauci, MD, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, should “go to prison” for his dishonesty about COVID-19, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said. (The Hill)

The Senate’s Special Committee on Aging is launching an investigation into walkaway deaths at assisted-living facilities that often involved dementia patients in “memory-care” units. (Washington Post)

Video game players may be risking irreversible hearing loss, a study in BMJ Public Health found.

Stress in adolescence was linked with greater cardiometabolic risk in young adulthood. (Journal of the American Heart Association)

An Indiana nurse was killed in a hot-air balloon crash in Arizona. (People)

San Antonio is facing an amputation crisis among men with diabetes. (New York Times)

We could learn a lot about healthy aging from a 93-year-old Irishman who took up rowing in his 70s and now has the heart of a 30- or 40-year-old. (Washington Post)

Scientists in Beijing have reportedly been experimenting with a coronavirus strain that is 100% lethal in mice. (Daily Mail)

Children in Oakland, California who test positive for COVID can return to school as long as they’re not having symptoms, but they should wear masks, said school district officials there. (KRON4)

School systems in North Carolina are ignoring federal rules regarding restraint and seclusion. (KFF Health News)

ROi CPS recalled its Regard Operative Lap P&S Surgical Kit due to possible lack of sterility; no reports of injury or death have occurred.

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