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Doctor leaving Walter Reed after criticizing Trump: ‘I regret nothing’

Plus: Novavax coronavirus vaccine becomes fifth to begin Phase 3 trials in U.S.; Lawmakers eye ‘housing justice package’ for 2021 session

Doctor leaving Walter Reed after criticizing Trump: ‘I regret nothing’

James Phillips, an attending physician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, says he has no regrets after being written off the facility’s schedule following his remarks criticizing President Donald Trump. 

“I will miss the patients and my military and civilian coworkers – they have been overwhelmingly supportive,” Phillips wrote in a tweet Sunday. “I’m honored to have worked there and I look forward to new opportunities. I stand by my words, and I regret nothing.” [The Hill]

Novavax coronavirus vaccine becomes fifth to begin Phase 3 trials in U.S.

Gaithersburg-based Novavax on Monday announced the start of the Phase 3 trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and Mexico.

It is the fifth company to launch a large-scale trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States. [WBAL]

Lawmakers eye ‘housing justice package’ for 2021 session

A group of Maryland lawmakers hope to overhaul the state’s eviction process and provide relief to tenants and homeowners during the 2021 legislative session, including guaranteeing renters the right to counsel during eviction cases.

In a virtual press conference on Monday, the housing rights coalition Renters United Maryland and several state lawmakers announced a Housing Justice Package that includes an overhaul of the state’s eviction process and new emergency restrictions on landlords. [Maryland Matters]

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