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Vaccine Politicization Was Just One Of Pro-Biden, Ex-Pence Aide’s Final Straws

Former Pence adviser Olivia Troye has said concern over President Donald Trump’s attempts to politicize the COVID-19 vaccine approval process is among the top reasons that she finally resigned from her post in the Trump administration in July. “What I’m really concerned about is if they rush this vaccine and pressure people and get something out because they want to save the election,” Troye told The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser in an interview published early Friday. Troye was a lead staf...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, National Institutes of Health, Pentagon, Vaccine, Don Lemon, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, New Yorker, The New Yorker, Trump, Bush


HHS Posted Controversial Testing Guideline On CDC Site Without Proper Scientific Review

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly posted the controversial COVID-19 testing guideline on asymptomatic people on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) site against protests by the agency’s scientists. The New York Times reported on Thursday evening that the guidelines, which state that asymptomatic people need not test for the virus, was uploaded without being properly vetted through scientific review. An official told the Times that the guidelines “...
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, New York Times, Testing, Times, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services HHS, HHS, Redfield, Brett Giroir, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s CDC, Cristina Cabrera, Robert Redfield, COVID-19


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


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


Trump COVID Doc Sics Lawyer On Stanford Medical Faculty

President Trump’s favorite dubious COVID doctor kicked the battle over his own credentials up a notch on Wednesday. A lawyer for Scott Atlas, a member of the White House’s COVID-19 task force, threatened a defamation lawsuit against a group of 78 Stanford Medical School researchers and doctors who sent a letter last week that accused him of hawking “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science.” But Atlas, who lacks experience with infectious disease treatment or research, didn’t turn to just...
Tags: News, White House, Atlas, Trump, Stanford Medical School, Marc Kasowitz, Kasowitz, Scott Atlas, Michael Fischbach, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, COVID-19, Stanford Medical Faculty, Michale Fischbach


WH COVID Doc Sics Trump Lawyer On Stanford Medical Faculty

President Trump’s favorite dubious COVID doctor kicked the battle over his own credentials up a notch on Wednesday. A lawyer for Scott Atlas, a member of the White House’s COVID-19 task force, threatened a defamation lawsuit against a group of 78 Stanford Medical School researchers and doctors who sent a letter last week that accused him of hawking “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science.” But Atlas, who lacks experience with infectious disease treatment or research, didn’t turn to just...
Tags: News, White House, Atlas, Trump, Stanford Medical School, Marc Kasowitz, Kasowitz, Scott Atlas, Michael Fischbach, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, COVID-19, Michale Fischbach, Doc Sics Trump Lawyer On Stanford Medical Faculty


Schumer Unleashes Unflattering Monikers On Trump And McConnell Amid COVID Relief Stalemate

A group of congressional Democrats flanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at her usual Thursday press conference, with freshmen and party leaders alike laying out the grim realities of a country plagued by COVID-19. Of the group, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) came out the most aggressive. On President Donald Trump, Schumer said: “What a despicable man, how low can you go?” And referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “The keeper of the graveyard.” (Though i...
Tags: Usa, News, Senate, White House, Cnn, House, Usps, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Congressional, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell


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


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


Meadows: CDC Chief’s 2021 Vaccine Timeline ‘Not Based’ On Info From Those ‘Closest To The Process’

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows asserted on Thursday morning that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield didn’t have his facts straight when he told Congress that a COVID-19 vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until 2021, contradicting President Donald Trump’s insistence that the vaccine would be ready in October. When the hosts of “Fox and Friends” asked who was correct, Meadows claimed it was Trump “based on what I know behind the scenes, how quic...
Tags: News, Congress, Cdc, Senate, White House, Fox, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Redfield, Meadows, Mark Meadows, Cristina Cabrera, Robert Redfield, TV Clip


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


How an entire nation embraced toxic bleach as a COVID-19 miracle cure after a tide of misinformation that authorities couldn't counter

Danilo Balderrama/REUTERS; Samantha Lee/Business Insider In Bolivia, lawmakers are pushing through a bill legalizing a form of toxic bleach, chlorine dioxide, as a COVID-19 treatment despite opposition from the country's health ministry.  The substance is called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) by a network of alternative medicine advocates. Scientists and doctors say it has no medical value, and can be deadly. Across the country, reports are emerging of injuries and deaths of people consum...
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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


Trump Claims He Called CDC Director To Correct Him On COVID Vaccine Timeline

President Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he called the Centers for Disease Control director to remind him that a COVID-19 vaccine would be available before the November election. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield testified before the Senate Wednesday morning that a COVID-19 vaccine would likely not have widespread availability to the public until mid-2021. But Trump told reporters on Wednesday that Redfield had been “confused” when he made the statement. “I think he made a mistake when...
Tags: News, Cdc, Senate, White House, Vaccine, Trump, HHS, Centers for Disease Control, Redfield, Robert Redfield, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Even Trump’s CDC Director Thinks Masks Might Be More Effective Than Vaccine

CDC director Robert Redfield reiterated the importance of mask-wearing during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, just as the Trump administration released detailed plans for the nationwide distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months just in time for the November presidential election. While speaking at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Redfield urged the public to practice mask-wearing as he noted that an eventual COVID-19 vaccine isn’t guaranteed to have 100% efficacy — more like an immu...
Tags: News, Cdc, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Trump, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Fauci, Redfield, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Summer Concepcion, Paul Mango


CDC officials dismissed state and local health authorities' concerns about COVID-19 and suggested they seek advice from other states, documents show

Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks while U.S. President Donald 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 Centers for Disease Control advised state and local health authorities to make decisions on their own or look to other states and academic studies on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reported.  Documents ob...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, White House, US, Trends, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Centers for Disease Control, Woodward, Bob Woodward


Trump says COVID-19 death toll would be lower if you don't count the most densely populated 'blue' states

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci US President Donald Trump on Monday praised his reponse to COVID-19, noting that nearly 200,000 dead Americans was fewer than the 2.2 million one model projected if no mitigating action were taken at state or federal level. Trump said the death toll would be even lower if it excluded states run by Democrats. "The blue states had tremendous death rates," h...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Washington, Cbs News, White House, US, Trends, Mit, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, Death Toll, Election 2020, US Centers for Disease Control


Even Trump’s CDC Director Thinks Masks Might Be More Effective Than POTUS-Rushed Vaccine

CDC director Robert Redfield reiterated the importance of mask-wearing during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, just as the Trump administration released detailed plans for the nationwide distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months just in time for the November presidential election. While speaking at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Redfield urged the public to practice mask-wearing as he noted that an eventual COVID-19 vaccine isn’t guaranteed to have 100% efficacy — more like an immu...
Tags: News, Cdc, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Trump, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Fauci, Redfield, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Summer Concepcion, Paul Mango


Trump's HHS spokesperson is taking medical leave after spreading wild conspiracies about armed left-wing 'hit squads' attacking Trump's inauguration

Michael Caputo. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Michael Caputo announced Wednesday that he will take 60 days of medical leave. The announcement comes after Caputo went on a 26-minute Facebook rant peddling conspiracy theories, warning of an armed insurrection by left-wing groups after the election, and saying his "mental health has definitely failed." He also predicted that Trump will win the election, Joe Biden will not concede, and when T...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Cdc, Politico, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


CDC director Robert Redfield just told Senators that most Americans won't get a coronavirus vaccine until summer or fall 2021

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021."  That contradicts the timeline that Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Ser...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, House, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Federal Government Details Audacious Plan To Distribute COVID Vaccine In Coming Months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, even as polls show a strong undercurrent of skepticism rippling across the land. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year, eventually ramping up to reach...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Food And Drug Administration, Pentagon, Fda, Associated Press, Vaccine, States, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, HHS


Trump claims he 'up-played' the COVID-19 crisis despite admitting on tape that he 'downplayed' the pandemic from the start

Donald Trump. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images President Trump falsely claimed on Tuesday that he "up-played" the COVID-19 pandemic despite making remarks in public and on audio tape showing otherwise. "I didn't downplay it," Trump said in response to a question about his handling of the pandemic during an ABC News town hall. "I actually in many ways up-played it in action." In fact, Trump told the veteran reporter Bob Woodward that he knew the coronavirus was easily transmissible and dea...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Election 2020, Woodward, Bob Woodward, 2020 Election, Sonam Sheth, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Getty Images President Trump, Donald Trump ALEX EDELMAN


Trump floats 'herd mentality' coronavirus strategy — instead of immunity — and again insists the disease will disappear

President Donald Trump. Reuters/Carlos Barria During an ABC News town hall on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump touted herd immunity but mistakenly referred to the controversial coronavirus strategy as "herd mentality." "You'll develop like a herd mentality — it's going to be herd-developed, and that's going to happen," he said. Herd immunity happens when enough of a population is immune to a disease that its transmission is interrupted.  Health experts, however, have cautioned against...
Tags: Politics, News, Sweden, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Election 2020, Fauci, Bob Woodward, 2020 Election, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Trump floats 'herd mentality' coronavirus strategy — instead of immunity — and insists that the disease that has killed nearly 200,000 Americans will disappear

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during an event with Gilead Sciences on their work on HIV and Hepatitis C, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2020. Reuters/Carlos Barria During an ABC News town hall on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump touted herd immunity, but mistakenly referred to the controversial coronavirus strategy as "herd mentality." "You'll develop like a herd mentality, it's going to be herd-developed, and that's going to happen," he said. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Sweden, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Election 2020, Gilead Sciences, Oval Office, Fauci


Trump's HHS spokesman is considering taking medical leave after spreading wild conspiracies about armed left-wing 'hit squads' attacking Trump's inauguration

Michael Caputo. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Michael Caputo said Tuesday that he may take medical leave. The announcement comes after Caputo went on a 26-minute Facebook rant peddling conspiracy theories, warning of an armed insurrection by left-wing groups after the election, and saying his "mental health has definitely failed." He also predicted that Trump will win the election, Joe Biden will not concede, and when Trump "refuses to st...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Cdc, Politico, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Scientific American backs Joe Biden, endorsing a presidential candidate for the first time in its 175-year history

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Scientific American endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, marking the first time the renowned magazine has backed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. President Donald Trump's history of denying and politicizing science prompted this decision, according to the publication's editors. "The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U.S. a...
Tags: Politics, News, Climate Change, California, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Election 2020, Wilmington Delaware, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Scientific American


Jared ‘Success Story’ Kushner: History Will Show ‘Who Did Their Job Appropriately’ With COVID

Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, on Tuesday swiped at state governors’ handling of COVID-19 while defending the administration’s feeble response to the virus. Kushner’s latest comments come amid revelations that Trump knowingly downplayed the pandemic, which has killed nearly 200,000 Americans, in early 2020. When Today Show host Savannah Guthrie brought up Kushner’s astonishing victory lap in April, in which he declared Trump’s handling of t...
Tags: News, White House, Governors, Donald Trump, Trump, Savannah Guthrie, Bob Woodward, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, COVID


Why COVID-19 vaccines should be given to kids before the elderly, according to 3 professors

A mother with her two daughters wearing masks to guard against spreading COVID-19 on a walk, May 9, 2020 in Salerno, Italy. Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images Dana Goldman, David Conti, and Matthew E. Kahn are university professors and experts who have spent decades researching epidemiology and health economics. Although a COVID-19 vaccine is unlikely to become widely available for some time, when it does, they say that it should be given first to 'superspreaders,' aka young, school-aged chil...
Tags: Kids, California, Cdc, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Vaccine, University Of Southern California, Nordic, Los Angeles County, Johns Hopkins University, Salerno Italy, American Academy of Pediatrics, Contributor, The Conversation


Trump boasts that Nevada's governor 'failed' to stop him breaking COVID-19 rules to hold a rally indoors

President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at a campaign event in Henderson, Nevada, on September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Trump boasted in a tweet that Nevada's governor "failed" to stop him from holding campaign events there that broke COVID-19 rules. The events included an indoor rally on Sunday with little social distancing and mask wearing. Gov. Steve Sisolak accused Trump of "reckless and selfish actions" that endangered lives. Get the inside track on the race f...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, White House, Trends, News UK, Associated Press, Nevada, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Tulsa Oklahoma, Donald J Trump, Las Vegas Review Journal, Jonathan Ernst, Andrew Harnik


Trump boasts that Nevada's governor 'failed' to stop him from breaking COVID-19 rules to hold a rally indoors

President Donald Trump with supporters at a campaign event in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump boasted in a tweet that Nevada's governor "failed" to stop him from holding campaign events that broke the state's COVID-19 rules. The events included an indoor rally Sunday with little social distancing and few attendees wearing masks. Gov. Steve Sisolak accused Trump of "reckless and selfish actions" that endangered lives. Get the inside track on the r...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Nbc News, Trends, News UK, Associated Press, Nevada, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Tulsa Oklahoma, Las Vegas Review Journal, Jonathan Ernst, Andrew Harnik, Henderson Nevada



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