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Coronavirus Testing Used by the White House Could Miss Infections

A study found that the Abbott ID Now machine was less accurate when it processed short, dry swabs.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Abbott Laboratories, Donald J, Tests (Medical, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


READ: The full draft CDC guidelines on reopening from stay-at-home orders

Guidelines to reopening the US drafted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that were shelved by the Trump administration are far more strict and detailed than the White House's own road map toward a return to normal, a CNN review found.
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, Cnn, Trump, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


CDC guidelines shelved by Trump administration spell out far stricter road map to reopening

Guidelines to reopen the US drafted by the US Centers for Disease for Disease Control and Prevention that were shelved by the Trump administration are far more strict and detailed than the White House's own road map toward a return to normal, a CNN review found.
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, Cnn, Trump


More Quora Tolerance

I was asked to answer the question "Is it accurate to say that the left is intolerant of the right's ideas while the right is intolerant of the left's behaviors?"One of the first answers I saw to the question was by a Scott MacDonald that went like this:The left is intolerant of intolerance.The right is intolerant of…Religions that are not ChristianitySkin colors that are not white.Political views that are not modern RepublicanSexuality that isn’t heteroand so forth.Put it to you this way.If the...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Quora, Philosophy, Kevin, MacDonald, Charles Krauthammer, Matt Walsh, Scott MacDonald


Conservative-Dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court Tosses Out State's Coronavirus Emergency Order

In a jaw-dropping move on Wednesday, the conservative-dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court threw out the entirety of the emergency shutdown order Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ administration ordered to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Republicans, Protests, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Tony Evers, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Conservative Dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court


Abbott's fast Covid-19 test may miss too many cases, NYU study finds

A new study suggests that the Covid-19 diagnostic test being used by the White House frequently misses cases of the virus.
Tags: Health, White House, Abbott, Nyu


'Obamagate': Trump seeks to draw Biden into conspiracy theory

Intelligence director releases names in Flynn surveillance caseObama alumni dismiss ‘sideshow’ as distraction effortOpinion: Trump is seeking to distract from his failuresDonald Trump has ratcheted up his “Obamagate” conspiracy theory to implicate Joe Biden and other former White House officials in what critics say is a desperate attempt to distract from the coronavirus pandemic. Related: What is 'Obamagate' and why is Trump so worked up about it? Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Obama Administration, White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Flynn, Trump Administration, US elections 2020


WHO official cautions that even with vaccine, coronavirus 'may never go away'

Dr. Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization's health emergencies program, wants people to be aware that the coronavirus now sweeping across the world "may never go away.""The virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away," Ryan said Wednesday. "HIV has not gone away, but we've come to terms with the virus and we have found therapies and we have found the prevention methods, and people don't feel as scared as they did before....
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, America, World Health Organization, Trump, Mike Ryan, Ryan


Covid-19 spreads to every African country - as it happened

Coronavirus may never be eradicated, warns WHO as Spanish study reveals 5% of the population has antibodies Coronavirus – live coverage 12.31am BST We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Trump 'surprised' by Fauci's reopening warnings as WHO says Covid-19 may never go 12.07am BST Donald Trump has ratcheted up his “Obamagate” conspiracy theory to implicate Joe Biden and other former White House officials in what critics...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, White House, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Employees say Google cut diversity programs to make conservatives happy

“A hundred black employees could testify to the pain they feel in a climate that’s inadvertently hostile towards them and management will go back and say, ‘I need to get more data,’ and then three angry white men complain and everything comes to a halt.” So says a Google employee speaking to NBC News under condition of anonymity. NBC News reporter April Glaser today released a bombshell report indicating Google’s pivoted toward appeasing conservatives in a company-wide rollback of inclusivity an...
Tags: Google, Startups, Politics, Nbc News, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Glaser, Neural, April Glaser


Former pharma exec tapped to head White House's 'Operation Warp Speed' coronavirus effort

President Trump on Wednesday tapped venture capitalist and former pharmaceutical head Moncef Slaoui to head coronavirus Operation Warp Speed.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Trump, Moncef Slaoui, Operation Warp Speed


Trump deepens 'Obamagate' conspiracy theory with Biden unmasking move

Intelligence director releases names in Flynn surveillance caseObama alumni dismiss ‘sideshow’ as distraction effortOpinion: Trump is seeking to distract from his failuresDonald Trump has ratcheted up his “Obamagate” conspiracy theory to implicate Joe Biden and other former White House officials in what critics say is a desperate attempt to distract from the coronavirus pandemic. Related: What is 'Obamagate' and why is Trump so worked up about it? Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Obama Administration, White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Flynn, Trump Administration, US elections 2020


Somber Warnings Temper Hopes About Fall Return To School — And Normalcy

(CNN) — School is out for an early summer for most US kids — and discouraging signs about the spread of coronavirus are starting to cloud hopes of a return to class in the fall. Despite pressure from President Donald Trump for a swift resumption of lessons, forecasts of higher than expected death tolls and a stubborn plateau of infections are already threatening the 2020-21 academic year in the worst affected regions. Since the return of kids to school will be one of the most tangible signs that...
Tags: Europe, New York, Education, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, California News, America, Ap, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, Tennessee, Bill De Blasio, States


Note To Country: Don’t Fly Into a Mountain

As I noted below, we are now getting sufficiently dense data on the genetic lineages of COVID19 to map its introduction and spread within the United States – both in time and geography. The preliminary evidence suggests the epidemic in New York City began after COVID was introduced from Europe in mid-February. Perhaps there were isolated introductions earlier. Given the scale of international travel in and out of the city it seems hard to imagine there wasn’t. But it was this mid-February introd...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, News, Cdc, White House, China, New York City, US, Atlanta, United States, Fda, Josh Marshall, Don, Department, Editors' Blog


White House names heads of 'warp speed' coronavirus vaccine effort

Moncef Slaoui, the ex-head of GlaxoSmithKline's vaccines division, has been tapped to lead President Donald Trump's "warp speed" effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine, two White House officials said Wednesday.
Tags: White House, Cnn, GlaxoSmithKline, Donald Trump, Moncef Slaoui


Pelosi Would Love to Use COVID-relief to Help Elect More Anti-Gun Democrats ~ VIDEO

Pelosi Would Love to Use COVID-relief to Help Elect More Anti-Gun Democrats ~ VIDEO iStock USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just launched her new effort to eke political advantage from human suffering. Her eighteen-hundred-page bill is the Democrats’ opening bid in an effort to produce a fifth COVID-19 relief package. The bill, which is still unnumbered, would cost the American taxpayer over three trillion dollars and will shower money on gun-grabbing governors like ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, California, Senate, White House, US, Gop, House, Michigan, Nevada, Nancy Pelosi, Kennedy Center, Goa, Andrew Cuomo, Southern California, Las Vegas Strip


Trump privately questions whether coronavirus deaths are being overcounted as Fauci projects the opposite

Questions about the US coronavirus death count have taken hold inside the White House, officials familiar with the matter say, as President Donald Trump and his aides discuss whether figures used by administration to determine mortality rates and death projections are reliable indicators for plotting a path forward.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Fauci


Schumer Torches WH And Its ‘Minions’ For Attacking ‘People Who Tell The Truth’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ripped the White House and GOP lawmakers on Wednesday for smearing President Donald Trump’s political enemies and health experts instead of focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic. “Are you concerned that the White House is censoring the public health information from the most important agency?” MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell asked Schumer, referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Yes, I am,” the Democratic leader replied. The White Hou...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Republicans, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


CCRKBA Says Mexico Deserves Answers About Obama-Biden Admin. Scandal

CCRKBA Says Mexico Deserves Answers About Obama-Biden Admin. Scandal iStock-1019635002 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- After almost ten years, the Operation Fast & Furious scandal is back in the news, as Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is demanding answers about the notorious gun trafficking investigation, and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says he should get what he’s after. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb quickly declared in a scathing news release that not o...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, Eric Holder, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Miami, State Department, Biden, Darrell Issa, Benghazi


Why do Americans vote in November, anyway?

Presidential son-in-law and White House fix-it-man Jared Kushner raised some eyebrows yet again when he told Time Magazine it was "too far in the future" to tell if Election Day would have to be moved because of the pandemic -- comments that suggested it might be a possibility later on.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Time Magazine, Jared Kushner


Analysis: Why do Americans vote in November, anyway?

Presidential son-in-law and White House fix-it-man Jared Kushner raised some eyebrows yet again when he told Time Magazine it was "too far in the future" to tell if Election Day would have to be moved because of the pandemic -- comments that suggested it might be a possibility later on.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Time Magazine, Jared Kushner


Powell warns of a possible sustained recession from pandemic

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday of the threat of a prolonged recession resulting from the viral outbreak and urged Congress and the White House to act further to prevent long-lasting economic damage.
Tags: Congress, White House, Powell, Jerome Powell


Government unveils taskforces for reopening five economic sectors

Each will liaise over safely reopening businesses and places such as churches and libraries The government has unveiled five new taskforces devoted to vulnerable sectors of the economy, intended to liaise with unions and others to see how soon each sector can safely resume work with coronavirus distancing measures.The five areas covered are all ones that have to wait before even limited reopening efforts can begin, in most cases until at least July. They are pubs and restaurants; non-essential s...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK News, Trade unions, Health policy, Grant Shapps, Alok Sharma, Rishi Sunak, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, Oliver Dowden


Brexit will mean checks on goods crossing Irish Sea, government admits

Ministers’ letter confirms border control posts at ports of Belfast, Warrenpoint and LarneThe government has privately conceded there will be post-Brexit checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea, months after Boris Johnson insisted there would be no such trade barriers.In a letter to the executive office in Stormont the government confirmed there would be border control posts in three ports, Belfast, Warrenpoint and Larne. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Irish Sea, Larne, Trade Policy, Belfast Warrenpoint


Alexander Breaks With Paul: Fauci ‘Isn’t Holding Himself Up As An Omniscient Person’

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, pushed back Wednesday against Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) assessment of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci, who also serves on the White House’s COVID-19 task force. During an interview on Fox News, Alexander said he disagreed with Paul’s portrayal of Fauci advising against reopening the U.S. at this stage of the COVID-19 outbreak as the doctor attem...
Tags: News, Kentucky, White House, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Tennessee, Rand Paul, Fox News, Anthony Fauci, Alexander, PAUL, Fauci, Lamar Alexander, Cristina Cabrera, Sen Alexander, TV Clip


Knight Institute to Sen. John Cornyn: Don’t Block People on Twitter

The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sent a letter to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) Wednesday urging him to stop blocking Twitter users from his @JohnCornyn account due to differing viewpoints. Cornyn's office had not responded to a request for comment at the time of this post. The Knight Institute's letter highlighted the case...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, Columbia University, Sen John Cornyn, Cornyn, Knight First Amendment Institute, Sen John Cornyn R Texas, Knight Institute, Social Pro Daily


95,000 have entered UK from abroad during coronavirus lockdown

Government chief adviser fails to give estimate of how many have arrived with Covid-19At least 95,000 people have entered the UK from overseas since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed, one of the government’s chief scientific advisers has revealed, while repeatedly failing to provide an estimate of how many of these people had Covid-19.Appearing before MPs on the science and technology committee, Prof John Aston, the chief scientific adviser at the Home Office, admitted that had tougher restri...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Home Office, Coronavirus outbreak, John Aston


Biden Named in List of Obama Officials Who Requested to ‘Unmask’ Flynn

Former vice president Joe Biden appears on a declassified list of Obama administration officials who requested the unmasking of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn.The list, obtained by CBS News, shows that Biden’s office made its request to see Flynn’s identity on January 12, 2017 — the same day that Washington Post columnist David Ignatius broke news of Flynn's calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. While the NSA says it “cannot confirm” that tho...
Tags: News, Obama, Abc, Washington Post, Cbs News, Nsa, White House, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Samantha Power, James Clapper, Cia, Department Of Justice


There are limits to what a capitalist government can do in this crisis

We need an entirely new way of doing things to put an end to poverty The post There are limits to what a capitalist government can do in this crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Politics, Opinion, Government, Poverty, Socialism, Capitalism, Food Security, Access to water, Openaccess, Health System, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19



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