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Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Public Health, Wyoming, Missouri, North Dakota, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Associated Press, Pfizer


The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
Tags: Science, Nurses, White House, Trends, North Dakota, Fema, Healthcare, Air Force, US Air Force, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bismarck Tribune, Doug Burgum, Burgum, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus


One map from the White House coronavirus task force shows just how bad the US outbreak is right now

Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the US Coronavirus Task Force, at the White House on November 19, 2020. White House Coronavirus Task Force The coronavirus is spreading all over the US, as temperatures fall, and more people gather indoors. On Thursday, both the CDC and the White House urged people to stay home this Thanksgiving, and keep celebrations single household affairs. In the White House press conference, Dr. Deborah Birx spoke in front of an alarming map which...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, Kinsa, Georgia Tech, University of Iowa, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Henry Walke, COVID


White House coronavirus advisor Scott Atlas slams Fauci as a 'political animal' for sounding 'upbeat' over COVID-19 vaccine results

White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas speaks on Covid-19 testing in Washington, DC on September 28, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Scott Atlas, a coronavirus adviser to President Donald Trump, slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci as "a political animal" on Tuesday. Atlas appeared on Fox News with host Laura Ingraham, who commented on Fauci's "upbeat" tone on the coronavirus pandemic since Election Day. Fauci on Tuesday predicted that a vaccine will hopefully be available to American...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlas, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Trump, Fauci


US counties showing the worst surge of COVID-19 cases overwhelmingly voted for Trump in this year's election

Getty Counties that are experiencing some of the worst COVID-19 surges have overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump in this year's presidential election, the Associated Press reported.  Trump won the majority of votes in more than 90% of the 376 US counties with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.  Most of those were rural areas in Midwestern states, where there is high opposition to social distancing and face mask guidelines.  Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Wisconsin, Associated Press, University Of Chicago, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, Lane, Johns Hopkins University, NORC


The US surpassed 116,000 daily new COVID-19 cases, again breaking the record for highest single-day count

In total, there have been more than 9.5 million cases in the US and almost 227,000 deaths. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US surpassed 116,000 daily new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, again breaking the record for highest single-day count of new infections since the pandemic began, according to The COVID Tracking Project. The daily death toll reached 1,124 as hospitalizations continue to sharply rise. Experts have warned the US is entering the deadliest stage of the pandemic, with Dr. Anthony...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Pandemic, Spencer Platt Getty, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Deborah Birx, Birx, Kelsey Vlamis


The US surpassed 103,000 new daily COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day count in the entire pandemic. And the deadliest wave is yet to come.

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US reportedly surpassed 103,000 COVID-19 new daily infections on Wednesday, the COVID-19 Tracking Project reported.  Experts have warned the US is entering the "deadliest" wave of the pandemic as cold weather sets in and people begin hunkering down indoors. Close to 9.5 million Ameri...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Long Beach California, Fauci, John Hopkins University, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deborah Birx, Sarah Al Arshani


Republican Politician Who Died of Covid-19 Wins Election in North Dakota

David Andahl, a Republican candidate for the North Dakota state legislature, won election on Tuesday, but the 55 year old won’t be taking office. Unfortunately, Andahl died of the coronavirus last month.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Democrats, North Dakota, Disease, Doug Burgum, Andahl, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Deborah Birx, David Andahl


Birx warns US entering ‘deadly phase’ of Covid, contradicting Trump’s message

Deborah Birx says ‘we are entering the most concerning and most deadly phase’ as Trump claims US is ‘rounding the corner’White House scientific adviser Dr Deborah Birx warned the United States is entering a new “deadly phase” of the coronavirus pandemic, and urged an “aggressive” approach to containing its spread.Birx gave the warning in a written memo delivered to top administration officials Monday. It is a direct contradiction of one of Donald Trump’s central, and false, closing campaign mess...
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Leaders on Trump's COVID-19 task force are sounding the alarm as the infections rise across the US

Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Leaders in Trump's coronavirus task force have warned that the US is approaching a very deadly wave in the coronavirus pandemic.  In internal reports, Dr. Deborah Birx warned that "much more aggressive action" needs to be taken to get the pandemic under control as the country heads into it's "most deadly" phase, The Washington Post reported.  Birx's warning contradicts public claims made by Trump, specifically those that falsely suggest that the pandemic is tur...
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Fargo, North Dakota, mayor clashes with governor over whether the state should require people to wear face masks as COVID-19 cases multiply in the state

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. Stephen Yang/Getty Images Several cities in North Dakota have enacted mask mandates as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.  The state's governor has encouraged mask use but stopped short of enacting requirements, despite calls from some mayors.  North Dakota was the first state to surpass 100 cases per 100,000 residents.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19 cases in North Dakota continue to surge and while different citi...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Tim Mahoney, North Dakota, Associated Press, Fargo, Mahoney, Fargo North Dakota, Duluth News Tribune, Doug Burgum, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deborah Birx, Birx


Two face masks may be more protective than wearing one, but it depends on the type and fit

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Two face masks may be better than one if you're doubling up on single-layer cloth masks or combining a double-layered cotton mask with another material like silk, chiffon, or flannel.  Multiple masks may do more harm than good in some cases, though, like if they make it so difficult to breathe you adjust them to let in more air or if they offer a false sense of security.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When it comes to preventing the sprea...
Tags: Science, White House, Masks, Trends, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Morse, Columbia University Medical Center, Crystal Cox, Coronavirus, Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID, Deborah Birx, Stephen Morse, BI Photo, Yuqing Liu


The rise of White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who has Trump's ear and is worrying experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas (right) speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump (left) looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty President Donald Trump brought Dr. Scott Atlas, a vocal anti-lockdown critic, onto his coronavirus task force in August. Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute, a conservative think tank at Stanford University. He is not an infectious-disease expert. Yet according to reports, Trump is sidelining other publi...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Npr, Getty


Trump is 'sitting' on $9 billion earmarked for COVID-19 testing because of a controversial advisor, report says

Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing on Aug. 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Trump administration has not spent $9 billion in funding for COVID-19 testing because of opposition from Scott Atlas, an advisor on the White House coronavirus task force, The Washington Post reported. Atlas is not an infectious-disease expert and has emerged as perhaps the most controversial advi...
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Trump is 'sitting' on $9 billion earmarked for COVID-19 testing because of a controversial advisor, new report reveals

Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing on Aug. 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Trump administration has not spent $9 billion in funding for COVID-19 testing due to opposition from Scott Atlas, an advisor on the White House coronavirus task force, per a Washington Post report. Atlas is not an infectious disease expert and has emerged as perhaps the most controversial advisor ...
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White House official says it's better Trump was hospitalized while he could still walk to avoid images of him being carried

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks to Marine One to go to Walter Reed Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 2, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump walked across the White House lawn to a helicopter which took him to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday, after he tested positive for the coronavirus. One White House official told The New York Times it was better to hospitalize Trump while he could still walk, to avo...
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Trump's refusal to wear a mask may have led him to be exposed to more coronavirus particles — raising his risk of severe infection

President Donald Trump holds up his face mask during the first presidential debate. Julio Cortez/AP Photo Trump's failure to consistently wear a face mask raises the risk that he was exposed to a higher dose of the coronavirus. If Trump wasn't wearing a mask when infected, he would probably have taken in a larger amount of virus particles than he would have had he worn protective equipment. Some research suggests that being exposed to higher doses of virus can lead to more virus in the bod...
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The rise of White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who increasingly has Trump's ear and is worrying experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas (right) speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump (left) looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty President Donald Trump brought Dr. Scott Atlas onto his coronavirus task force in August. Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute, a conservative think tank at Stanford University. He is not an infectious-disease expert. However, the White House has increasingly brought him out to speak at recent coronavirus...
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Coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx reportedly says she is 'distressed' at direction of White House COVID-19 task force

White House Coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House Reuters US COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told those close to her that she is "distressed" at the direction of the White House coronavirus task force and is weighing if she will remain with the team, CNN reported Wednesday. The White House coronavirus expert told people close to her that she felt her role was diminished after neuroradiologist D...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Rose Garden, Glassman, Judd Deere, Scott Atlas, James Glassman, Coronavirus


Fauci tells colleges: Don't send students home during campus outbreaks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at National Institutes of Health, looks on before the start of a House Oversight And Reform Committee hearing concerning government preparedness and response to the COVID-19, coronavirus outbreak, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The worst thing colleges can do during coronavirus outbreaks is send students ho...
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Whoops, Looks Like Covid-19 Hospital Data Is Going Back to the CDC After All [Updated]

The U.S. federal government is seemingly calling for a do-over on how they want hospitals to report new covid-19 cases, at least according to reporting by the Wall Street Journal on comments recently made by Deborah Birx, the White House’s response coordinator on the Coronavirus Task Force. However, the Department of…Read more...
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Birx Says Coronavirus Outbreak Is 'Extraordinarily Widespread,' Recommends Some Wear Masks at Home

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, sent an alarming message about the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. on Sunday. Birx said that what the country is experiencing now is different than in March and April, which saw the rapid acceleration of virus transmission in the country. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, White House, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Deborah Birx, Birx


Unreleased Coronavirus Task Force Report Shows 18 States Are in the 'Red Zone'

As the U.S. shattered records on Thursday with over 77,000 newly confirmed cases and the nation’s death toll has exploded to nearly 139,000, an unpublished White House coronavirus task force report obtained by the Center for Public Integrity warned that 18 states are now in the “red zone” and should roll back their…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, White House, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Center for Public Integrity, Red Zone, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Deborah Birx, Covid 19 Reopening


Days After Trump Called to Reopen Churches, Birx Says It “May Not Be Safe” for Some

Speaking just two days after President Donald Trump said churches and other houses of worship were “essential” and argued that they should reopen this weekend, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said that churches may not be safe for people with pre-existing conditions. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, White House, Donald Trump, Churches, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Deborah Birx


Coronavirus live news: Trump suggests more deaths necessary price to reopen economy

US president says ‘we have to be warriors’; while pandemic threatens future of eurozone; and Spain extends state of emergency againCoronavirus threatens future of eurozoneAngela Merkel reins in German states with lockdown easing rulesPressure on Johnson as UK’s daily Covid testing target missed againUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.28pm BST Scientists who advise the UK government on its coronavirus strategy have warned they are being drawn into politics after t...
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Pandemic brings Trump's war on science to the boil – but who will win?

Three years of hostility to evidence-based policy have led to a crisis in which the president’s ill-informed, self-serving ‘hunches’ have deadly consequencesCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe look on her face will be remembered as one of the defining images of the coronavirus crisis. As Dr Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House response to the pandemic, sat listening to Donald Trump musing about disinfectant as a treatment ...
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At Least Somebody Has Some Common Sense in This Administration

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx described the recent string of protests against social distancing and other coronavirus-related restrictions as “devastatingly worrisome” in an interview on “Fox News Sunday”. It’s some welcome common sense and a far cry from how the president, who in a …Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Deborah Birx


Coronavirus live news: Trump says China wants him to lose election as South Korea records no domestic cases

Concern over 100 cases of unusual illness among children in at least six countries; UK deaths top Spain and France; Trump won’t extend social distancing rules. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceTrump says he won’t extend distancing guidelines as deaths pass 60,000Revealed: the inside story of the UK’s Covid-19 crisisAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.23am BST Dr Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus task force coordinator is kno...
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Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to stop WHO funding as global cases pass 1.4 million

Boris Johnson still in intensive care; top EU scientist resigns over bloc’s response to virus; cases in Africa pass 10,000; Follow the latest updates. Boris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10US coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST Taking a short break from that White House briefing now to focus on London, where the first patients were admitted on Tuesday ...
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Trump Shocked to Learn 3M Selling Masks Overseas After He Failed to Invoke Defense Production Act

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday night on Twitter against 3M, the Minnesota-based maker of vital N95 masks used in hospitals around the world during the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened over 1 million people and killed. Trump was apparently upset to learn that 3M has been exporting many of its masks…Read more...
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