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Trump falsely claims that for young people COVID-19 'affects virtually nobody,' though in March he told Bob Woodward 'plenty of young people' are impacted by the virus

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump again falsely claimed that for the young the coronavirus "affects virtually nobody." The president made the misleading claim at a campaign rally in Swanton, Ohio, on Monday. "[The coronavirus] affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems, if they have other problems that's what it really affects, that's it," Trump said at the rally. "In some states, thousands of people, nobody young, below the age of ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, US, Trends, Getty Images, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Young, Trump, Woodward, Bob Woodward, National Institute of Allergy, SWANTON Ohio, Aaron Rupar


Pro-Trump NIH Goon to 'Retire' After Being Outed as Prolific Author of Anti-Mask, Anti-Fauci Blog Posts

One of the Trump administration’s flacks at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases secretly trashed the agency under the persona “streiff” for the right-wing blog RedState, according to a Monday report by the Daily Beast. He is now planning to “retire.” Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Misinformation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Fauci, 4d Chess, Trump NIH Goon


CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal

Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, I got the chance to speak to Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist who is a Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Feigl-Ding has been a frequent and vocal critic of some of the most profound missteps of regulators, public health organizations and the current White House administration, and we discussed specifically the topic of aerosol transmission and its notable absence from existing guidance in the U.S. At th...
Tags: Health, TC, Japan, Cdc, White House, Tech, Ap, Chemistry, United States, Transmission, Techcrunch Disrupt, Trump, Federation of American Scientists, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Occupational Safety and Health, Trump Administration


US communities are setting up new polling sites to help make them highly accessible this November. Here's how they do it.

A woman wears a face mask as she votes on primary election day on June 2, 2020, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The process to set up a polling site varies from state to state. Hosts who'd like to set up polling sites have to take into account different requirements and restrictions, such as room size, lighting, and proximity to an alcohol-serving restaurant. Election officials recommend that people interested in hosting a voting location reach out to their local county repres...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, California, US, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, United States, Washington Dc, Leigh Chapman, San Diego, Michigan, Ada, Atlanta Georgia, Madison County


An online troll who called Fauci a 'mask nazi' and said that US public health leaders should be executed for a 'massive fraud' actually worked at his agency

Dr. Anthony Fauci attends Trump-Bel Edwards coronavirus response meeting at the White House in Washington Reuters William B. Crews, a press officer at NIAID, has been reportedly moonlighting as an anonymous blogger at RedState, making outlandish claims about Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to a Daily Beast report. Crews promoted COVID-19 misinformation and undermining Fauci, calling him a "mask Nazi" and part of a "massive fraud."  He also reportedly called infectious disease experts like Fau...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Germany, US, Trends, Nazi, Anthony Fauci, Nih, US Army, Wuhan, Trump, NIAID


The CDC has acknowledged the coronavirus can 'remain suspended in the air' and float beyond 6 feet, especially indoors

This photo of a sneezer caught in the act was taken by Professor Marshall Jennison from MIT, and published in a 1941 research paper. Bettmann/Getty Images The CDC has acknowledged, for the first time, that the coronavirus can 'remain suspended in the air.' When we're indoors, six feet might not be enough distance from others to keep us safe, the CDC said in updated guidance.  The new phrasing lines up with what studies from around the world have suggested: the virus spreads easily between ...
Tags: Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Washington, White House, Trends, Mit, Public Health, World Health Organization, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pandemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Social Distancing


The CDC is retracting new guidance that said the coronavirus can float beyond 6 feet in poorly-ventilated spaces

This photo of a sneezer caught in the act was taken by Professor Marshall Jennison from MIT, and published in a 1941 research paper. Bettmann/Getty Images The CDC on Friday acknowledged, for the first time, that the coronavirus can 'remain suspended in the air.' The new CDC guidance was swiftly retracted late Monday morning, with the agency saying that "a draft version" had been "posted in error." This has happened several other times in recent months, as the White House takes issue with t...
Tags: Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Washington, White House, Trends, Mit, Public Health, World Health Organization, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, HHS, Tom Frieden, Pandemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC


Inside Big Pharma's work with celebs

Hello,Welcome back to the workweek. I, for one, have never been less excited to receive a flurry of texts from friends than I was Friday night, when we learned that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at 87 of complications related to pancreatic cancer.I'll be spending a lot of this week thinking about her legacy in healthcare and what might come next as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments related to the Affordable Care Act. In healthcare news, we're already off to a busy...
Tags: Health, Science, Supreme Court, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Khloe Kardashian, Vaccine, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump


White House bars FDA commissioner from testifying before House committee

President Donald Trump listens as Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speaks during a media briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The White House blocked FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn from testifying before the Energy and Commerce Committee, a White House spokesperson confirmed to Politico.  Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. and Democratic Rep. Anna G. Eshoo raised ...
Tags: Politics, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Ukraine, House, Fda, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, U S Food and Drug Administration, Roger Stone, Emily Miller, HHS


'His people are going to suffer and that's their problem': Jared Kushner said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo 'didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state,' according to report

Jared Kushner. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images "Cuomo didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state. ... His people are going to suffer and that's their problem," senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said, according to Vanity Fair. At the time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was taking to the airwaves with his daily press briefings to implore the federal government to stop the bidding wars. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Vanity Fair's account "inaccurate and disg...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, States, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Cuomo, Trump, Kushner, Kayleigh McEnany, Jared Kushner


'His people are going to suffer and that's their problem': Jared Kushner said NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo 'didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state,' according to report

Jared Kushner. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images "Cuomo didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state…. His people are going to suffer and that's their problem," Kushner reportedly said, according to Vanity Fair. At the time, Cuomo was taking to the airwaves with his daily press briefings to implore the federal government to stop the bidding wars. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Vanity Fair's account "inaccurate and disgusting." Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Politics, New York, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, States, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, New York State, Cuomo, Trump, White House Press, Kushner, Kayleigh McEnany, Jared Kushner


The CDC reversed course yet again, removing widely condemned language about not testing asymptomatic people for the coronavirus

CDC director Robert Redfield speaks while President Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The CDC is once again recommending that people get tested for the coronavirus if they've been in close contact with an infected person — even if they're not showing symptoms. The agency briefly reversed its testing policy in August to say that testing asymptomatic people wasn't necessary. ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Times, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Trump


Fauci says he knew the ex-Pence aide who blasted Trump and called her a 'a good person'

Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security, counterterrorism, and coronavirus adviser Screenshot/Republican Voters Against Trump Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci praised the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who blasted the US coronavirus response, saying she was a "good person" who was "important" to the White House coronavirus task force. Olivia Troye served as Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security adviser and his lead ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, George Bush, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Olivia, Troye, Chris Hayes


Fauci says he knew the ex-Pence aide who blasted Trump and called her 'a good person'

Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security, counterterrorism, and coronavirus adviser Screenshot/Republican Voters Against Trump Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci praised the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who blasted the US coronavirus response, saying she was a "good person" who was "important" to the White House coronavirus task force. Olivia Troye served as Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security adviser and his lead ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, George Bush, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Olivia, Troye, Chris Hayes


Jared Kushner reportedly said 'free markets will solve' the PPE shortage in March. Nurses are still paying for that approach.

Jared Kushner Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images New reporting on a March 21 meeting in the White House Situation Room quotes Jared Kushner as saying it was "not the role of government" to solve the PPE shortage and prevent states from outbidding each other, according to Vanity Fair. "The federal government is not going to lead this response," Kushner said, according to Vanity Fair. "It's up to the states to figure out what they want to do." "Free markets will solve this. That is no...
Tags: Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Shortage, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Trump, Afp, Johns Hopkins University, White House Press, Situation Room, Kushner


13 Things to Know About Employment Law Right Now (in Honor of 13 Years!)

13 years ago this week, I started this blog. But rather than dwell on another anniversary (and six months since working from home), I’d rather spend the time hitting a few (ok, 13) items in employment law because have been quite a few developments. Governor Lamont issued new Executive Orders this week amending the travel quarantine.   The biggest change from Executive Order 9C?  There’s now an expanded testing alternative that allows for a traveler to get a negative test either immediately prio...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Jobs, Law, Labor, Uncategorized, Training, Website, Unemployment, Connecticut, Guidance, Prevention, Sexual Harassment, Free Speech, Rate, EEOC


Former top Pence aide says White House officials wanted to get rid of the coronavirus task force as the pandemic raged in April

Vice President Mike Pence and other officials speak to reporters during a coronavirus briefing in the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta Vice President's former top aide on the coronavirus task force, told The Washington Post in an interview published Thursday that some senior White House aides wanted to "wind down" the task force in April.  In early May, President Donald Trump announced that he would win...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Cdc, White House, Trends, Donald Trump, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Trump, Mike Pence, Brady, Troye, Pence, Washington Associated Press, Pandemic


Pence's former top aide says Trump called the coronavirus 'a good thing' because he didn't like shaking hands with 'disgusting' supporters

Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security, counterterrorism, and coronavirus adviser. Screenshot/Republican Voters Against Trump Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former top coronavirus task force adviser, slammed President Donald Trump's pandemic response in an interview and in a video published Thursday. Troye said Trump actively undermined the task force's efforts to protect Americans and that he cared primarily about the economy and his reelection, ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, The Washington Post, Trump, Mike Pence, Troye, Pence, Pandemic, Keith Kellogg


'What a despicable man': Schumer rips into Trump for saying the coronavirus death toll would be lower if the US ignored Democratic states

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, denouncing President Donald Trump's recent comments on the COVID-19 death toll. "The blue states had tremendous death rates," Trump said at a White House news briefing on Wednesday. "If you take the blue states out, we are at a level I don't think anybody in the world would be at." "What a disgrace! It'...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Johns Hopkins University, New York Times ABC News, Tom Williams CQ Roll Call Inc


The White House blocked the US Postal Service from sending face masks to every US household in April

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he tours a medical lab on July 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The White House scuttled a plan to partner with the US Postal Service to send every American a face mask, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.  A draft press release obtained by the Post showed that the Postal Service was preparing to send out 650 face million masks to every household in April.  A senior administration official, however, told the Post that the White Hou...
Tags: Europe, Post, Politics, New York, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Post Office, Cnn, US Postal Service, Usps, The New York Times, Postal Service, Donald Trump


Trump Administration Canceled USPS Plan to Send 5 Free Masks to Every American Household to Avoid Creating “Concern or Panic”

The United States Postal Service had a plan to send five FREE reusable face masks to every American household back in early April … but top White House officials canceled the plan, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The plan would have sent 650 million masks to every single residential address in the United States in an effort to combat the COVID-19 crisis early on, the Post reported, citing one of thousands of internal post office documents obtained by the American Oversight watchdog group....
Tags: Post, Politics, Wtf, News, Washington Post, White House, Post Office, United States, Usps, Jazz, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, United States Postal Service, HHS


Top House lawmaker says Barr comparing lockdowns to slavery is 'the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful thing I've ever heard'

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). Graeme Jennings/AFP via Getty Images House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Thursday condemned Attorney General William Barr for comparing to coronavirus-related lockdowns to slavery. The statement "was the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful thing I've ever heard," Clyburn said on CNN. Barr had said that stay-at-home orders, imposed to curb virus transmission, are "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history" since slavery. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Politics, News, Attorney General, US, Trends, Cnn, House, Michigan, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Trump, Barr, Meadows, Clyburn, Hillsdale College


White House Staff Members Reportedly Test Positive For COVID Less Than 48 Hours After President Donald Trump Visited Sacramento

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Tags: Politics, News, California, White House, US, Local, Sacramento, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Stockton, Donald Trump, Sierra, Trump, Bloomberg News, Donald J Trump, Creek


Economic recovery trackers stumble as Labor Day boost fades and demand wavers

John Lamparski/Getty Images Various metrics tracking the US economic reopening pared gains after Labor Day spending proved short-lived. The holiday weekend lifted Goldman Sachs' reopening scale to five out of 10 last week as spending on restaurants, hotels, and travel improved. The gauge sank back to four out of 10 this week, with the bank citing losses in several back-to-normal categories including sports TV ratings and commute times. Oxford Economics' recovery tracker erased late-August...
Tags: Senate, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Economy, Oxford, Economic recovery, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Labor Department, Oxford Economics, John Lamparski Getty, Economic Outlook, Economic Recession, Visit Business Insider


The Fauci interview: How to 'keep your immune system working optimally,' gather safely, and get by until summer 2022

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Evan Vucci/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks that we'll probably never get rid of the coronavirus entirely. Still, he's pretty confident that by 2022, Americans should be able to resume most aspects of life as we knew it before the pandemic, "if we deploy a vaccine and we implement public health measures." Read our wide-ranging interview below, where we discuss Fauci's daily...
Tags: Science, News, Interview, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Trump, National Institutes of Health NIH, Fauci, Evan Vucci, Alex Wong Getty, Pandemic


A Chinese virologist claimed the coronavirus was 'intentionally' released. Turns out, she works for a group led by Steve Bannon.

A laboratory technician works with samples being tested for coronavirus at "Fire Eye" laboratory in Wuhan, China. Getty A group of Chinese virologists released a strange new paper on Monday that claims the new coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab. One of the virologists, Li-Meng Yan, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson it's a "man-made virus" that the Chinese government released "intentionally." Yan and her co-authors work for groups co-founded by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon,...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Cdc, White House, China, New York City, US, Trends, Fox, World Health Organization, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Wuhan


US weekly jobless claims decline to 860,000 amid signs of economic recovery

Spencer Platt/Getty Images New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 860,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That came in slightly above the consensus economist estimate of 850,000, but marked an encouraging decline from the prior week. Continuing claims, the aggregate total of people receiving unemployment benefits, amounted to 12.6 million for the week that ended September 5. That was lower than economist forecasts, and also slid from the week before. Visit Bus...
Tags: Jobs, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Recession, Markets, Bloomberg, Economy, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Department, New US, Spencer Platt Getty Images


Attorney General Bill Barr made a wild claim that coronavirus lockdowns were 'the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery

US Attorney General Bill Barr speaks at a press conference in Chicago on September 9, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Attorney General William Barr referred to coronavirus lockdowns as "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history" since slavery. Barr made the comments to wide applause during an event at Hillsdale College, a private conservative school, on Wednesday, according to CNN. The comparison was panned on Twitter, with one person saying that Barr appears to h...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Chicago, Washington Dc, News UK, Slavery, Michigan, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Barr, Kamil Krzaczynski


Moderna's CEO told us we should know if the biotech's coronavirus vaccine works in November

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel attends a meeting with President Donald Trump, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and pharmaceutical executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 2, 2020. Andrew Harnik/AP Images Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said it's likely we'll know if Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine works in November.  The timing depends in part on how effective the shot actually is at preventing disease. The more effective the vaccine is, the quicker a board of i...
Tags: Health, UK, New York, Science, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Moderna, Cabinet Room, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Bancel


Trump Suggests Alarming COVID Death Rate Would Decrease ‘If You Took Blue States Out’

In his latest effort to politicize the COVID-19 pandemic as the country approaches nearly 200,000 fatalities from the infectious disease, President Trump on Wednesday singled out “blue states” for the country’s jarring COVID-19 death rate. During a briefing at the White House on Wednesday, Trump attempted to paint a rosy picture of COVID-19 cases in the country by suggesting that if “you take the blue states out” of the equation, the U.S. wouldn’t be experiencing an alarming death toll rate fr...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, White House, New Jersey, Michigan, Trump, Democratic National Committee, Johns Hopkins University, New York California, White House Briefing, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Louisiana Mississippi Arizona



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