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France to Tech Giants: Pay Up, Buttercup

The French Ministry of Economy and Finance has warned tech companies that it expects them to pay the nation’s new 3% digital service tax starting in December, Reuters reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Taxes, France, Joe Biden, Tax Avoidance, Trade, OECD, Donald Trump, Reuters, Tech Giants, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Death And Taxes, Digital Services Tax

Biden's team has made contact with Dr. Fauci, and the president-elect said he has been 'very, very helpful' in briefings with staff

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on July 30, 2020 in Washington DC. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has reached out to President-elect Joe Biden's transition staff, Bloomberg reported. "I haven't had a chance to speak to Dr. Fauci," Biden said Tuesday, but Fauci himself confirmed to CNN that he has been talking to the president-elect's staff. T...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Washington Dc, General Services Administration, Biden, Usa Today, Anthony Fauci, Charles Davis, Trump, GSA

Sidelined by Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC officials say they can't wait to 'rebuild the agency' under the Biden administration

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are optimistic the Biden administration will allow them to rebuild and move forward on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CDC w...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, Celine Gounder, Joe Raedle Getty, Nancy Messonnier

John Kerry’s Past Embrace of Fracking Could Create a Climate Disaster Abroad

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen John Kerry to be his international climate czar. In the role, formally called the special presidential envoy on climate, Kerry will coordinate interagency programs in the White House. He’ll also be embedded in the National Securities Council—which advises the president on national…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Biden, Kerry, Climate Policy, National Securities Council

COVID-19 cases could nearly double before Biden takes office

President-elect Joe Biden has signaled that fighting the COVID-19 pandemic will be an immediate priority for his administration. But Inauguration Day is still two months away. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are likely to increase to 20 million by the end of January, nearly doubling the current level of 11.4 million cases, predicts a Washington University in St. Louis COVID-19 forecasting model.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Washington University in St Louis COVID

Coronavirus live: UK lab-confirmed cases pass 1.5m; Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed

Infections up in UK by more than 18,000 on Sunday; warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccinesDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.59pm GMT The number of coronavirus cases in the UK confirmed in laborator...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, White House, US, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Ron Klain, Coronavirus, USUS CDC

It Doesn’t Matter If Trump Never Concedes, Twitter Is Giving @POTUS to Biden

Outgoing President Donald Trump is set to receive a rude awakening on Jan. 20, 2021 on his favorite social media platform: Twitter. That day, Trump will no longer see a picture of himself on the popular @POTUS account—the official presidential Twitter account, although Trump prefers to use his own personal, …Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Never Concedes Twitter

A new CDC report found that Kansas counties who complied with a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases compared to counties that didn't

President Donald Trump opted against wearing a face mask at a press conference in May, while flanked advisers Drs. Deborah Bird and Anthony Fauci, who wore face masks. Jabin Botsford/Getty Images A Friday report from the Centers for Disease Control found that counties in Kansas that adopted a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases of the disease, while counties that opted out saw an increase by 100%. While experts have long agreed that masks are a key part of limiting the spread of COVID-19,...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Kansas, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kelly, Hill, Centers for Disease Control, Kansas Department of Health, Johns Hopkins University

The Trump Admin Is Refusing to Give Full Cybersecurity Support to Biden's Transition Team

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is using a “standard, paid Google workspace network” with only limited support from the federal government thanks to Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 elections and efforts to hobble the inbound Democratic administration, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Elections, Science, Technology, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Transition, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, GSA, 2020 Election

Biden says he will not pursue a national lockdown as part of his COVID-19 response: 'I am not going to shut down the economy, period'

President-elect Joe Biden. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday he would not pursue a national lockdown to combat the coronavirus. Previously, Biden answered hypothetical questions on the issue by saying he would follow the advice of medical experts. "I am not going to shut down the economy, period," Biden said Thursday. "I'm going to shut down the virus ... no national shutdown." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Breaking News, Biden, Donald Trump, Lockdown, Jake Lahut, Coronavirus, Joe Biden Jim Watson

Biden says he will not pursue a national lockdown as part of COVID-19 response: 'I am not gonna shut down the economy, period'

President-elect Joe Biden JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday that he will not pursue a national lockdown to combat the coronavirus. Previously, Biden answered hypothetical questions on the issue by saying he would follow the advice of medical experts. "I am not gonna shut down the economy, period," Biden said Thursday. "I'm gonna shut down the virus ... No national shutdown." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Bid...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Breaking News, Biden, Donald Trump, Lockdown, Jake Lahut, Coronavirus, Joe Biden Jim Watson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot knows there's 'COVID fatigue' in peoples' response to the virus. But letting your guard down now could be a matter of 'life and death,' she says.

Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot arrives at a University of Chicago initiative event for the science in Chicago, Illinois, on July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke to Insider on Thursday about her city's response to COVID-19.  She admitted people have experienced "COVID fatigue" in recent weeks, but urged people not to gather on Thanksgiving.  She said the decision not to gather for the November holiday is a matter of "life and death." Visit Business...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, University Of Chicago, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Chicago Illinois, Lori Lightfoot, Lightfoot

'Potentially catastrophic': Sen. Chris Murphy sounds the alarm on the Trump administration not briefing the Biden team on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Chris Murphy. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Trump administration told senators during a Thursday briefing that their vaccine team has not yet reached out to the Biden camp to begin coordination on vaccine rollout, Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted.  Murphy, who serves on the Senate's Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called the lack of outreach 62 days before Inauguration Day "potentially catastrophic." Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently reported promising results from ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Supreme Court, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Connecticut, Commission, Food And Drug Administration, General Services Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinton

Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of clinical trials. Warp Speed plans to distribute doses as soon...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Ap, New York Times, Wisconsin, World Health Organization, Michigan, Fda

Top US doctors are urging Trump to cooperate with Biden and share COVID-19 data 'to save countless lives'

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Vice President Mike Pence speak during an event about Operation Warp Speed, November 13, 2020 Carlos Barria/Reuters A trio of top US healthcare organizations have to President Donald Trump urging him to share critical coronavirus data with President-elect Joe Biden.  The president has so far refused to authorize or comply with any presidential transition, locking Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris out of access to top-level information. Th...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Transition, Washington Dc, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Kamala Harris, Ana, Trump, Ama

U.S. Could See 2,000 Covid-19 Deaths Per Day by Christmas: Report

The U.S. could see 2,000 Americans dying per day by Christmas if strict new mitigation strategies aren’t adopted, according to warnings from doctors on the White House Coronavirus Task Force and a new report from CBS News. The alarming news comes as the U.S. reports 1,565 deaths from covid-19 on Tuesday alone, with…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Thanksgiving, Minnesota, Cbs News, Nurses, White House, Christmas, Joe Biden, Ptsd, Healthcare, Doctors, Wisconsin, Pfizer, Vaccines, Illinois

Coronavirus live news: US doctors urge Trump to share Covid data; airlines offer testing

Medical establishment says cooperation can save lives; UK pressed to open transatlantic travel corridors; South Australia locks down for 6 daysRepublican senator Chuck Grassley tests positiveTrump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts sayUK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrivesUK police can resume issuing instant £10,000 Covid fines 5.19am GMT Regulators in the US have given the go ahead for the emergency use of the first rapid coronav...
Tags: UK, Science, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Chuck Grassley, South Australia, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, EUA, Coronavirus

The Congressman Biden Tapped to Liaise With Climate Activists Has Received $340,000 in Fossil Fuel Money

President-elect Joe Biden is beginning to fill top positions for his administration, including sending a climate signal. Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat, will reportedly serve as director of the Office of Public Engagement, Bloomberg reported on Monday evening. According to Politico, that role will include…Read more...
Tags: Science, Politico, Joe Biden, Louisiana, Biden, Election 2020, Cedric Richmond, Cancer Alley, Office of Public Engagement Bloomberg

Americans Will Start Dying in ER Waiting Rooms According to Covid-19 Expert

Dr. Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist and expert on the covid-19 pandemic, warns U.S. hospitals have become so overwhelmed that people with coronavirus will soon be dying in ER waiting rooms. And he’s not talking about something that could happen six months from now. Dr. Osterholm says this nightmare scenario will…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, New Year, Michael Osterholm, Scott Gottlieb, President Trump, Scott Atlas, Osterholm, Cidrap, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Dr Osterholm, Covid Deniers

‘Unbiased’ Social Media Platform Parler Is Unsurprisingly Found to Be Backed by Conservative Megadonor

Parler, the social media network that describes itself as the “world’s premier free speech platform,” which is apparently another way to say a space for misinformation and conspiracy theories like QAnon, is unsurprisingly backed by conservative megadonor Rebekah Mercer, the Wall Street Journal has found. Read more...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Misinformation, Rebekah Mercer, Parler

Trump: Biden Won But 'I Concede NOTHING!'

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that Democratic challenger Joe Biden won the election. He then agreed to a peaceful transition of power and wished good old “sleepy” Joe the best of luck during his White House tenure. Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, 2020 Election, 2020 Presidential Election, President Elect Joe Biden, The Tantruming Continues

Coronavirus live news: next two weeks in UK may be 'challenging'; Russia reports record cases

Family of care home residents to get regular Covid tests to allow visitsCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery‘Failure is not an option’: Biden’s Covid taskforce ready to step upScientists warn of Christmas Covid surge if tier system returns 9.27am GMT In the US, President-elect Joe Biden has set up a 13-member coronavirus advisory board that will play a high-profile role in helping the Biden-Harris administration contain the coronavirus pandemic in the US as i...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Biden, Turkmenistan, Afp, University of Minnesota, Michael Osterholm, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Biden Harris, Coronavirus

The US has been breaking new COVID-19 case records on a daily basis while Trump shares unsubstantiated voter fraud claims on Twitter

In addition to new cases, 68,516 current hospitalizations were also reported on Friday, breaking the previous hospitalizations record that was set the day before. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The US reported 170,333 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking the single-day count for the fourth day in a row, according to The COVID Tracking Project. On Friday, shortly after the record number of new cases was reported, Trump tweeted an unsubstantiated claim about the election, saying, "we ...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Business Insider, Pittsburgh, Trump, Mandel Ngan

'Make plans for a different kind of Thanksgiving': New Mexico shutting down all non-essential business amid record-shattering surge in COVID-19

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new shutdown of non-essential businesses will take effect on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that the state will be closing all non-essential businesses, starting next week. Lujan Grisham, who co-chairs President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, is encouraging New Mexicans to stay home as much as possible through the end of the month. "Make plans fo...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, New Mexico, Charles Davis, Albuquerque Journal, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Eddie Moore, AP New Mexico

The Past Week Is Boot Camp for the Climate War Ahead

This week has felt like an eon, one that encompassed both dance-in-the-street euphoria and an out-of-control deadly pandemic raging amidst an attempt to subvert democracy. Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Climate Policy, 2020 Election

One of Biden's top coronavirus advisors calls for focused restrictions based on disease spread instead of a nationwide lockdown

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. DNCC via Getty Images A top coronavirus advisor for the incoming Biden administration called for focused restrictions on areas based on the coronavirus spread instead of a nationwide lockdown. "So we're not in a place where we're saying shut the whole country down; we [have] to be more targeted," Dr. Vivek Murthy, a co-chair of President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, said on ABC's...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Abc, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Yale, Fda, Good Morning America, Biden, Abc News, Trump

Election Security Groups Under DHS Say 2020 Race Was Fully Secure

The Homeland Security Department’s council on election cybersecurity and its industry-led partner association issued a joint statement late Thursday declaring the 2020 presidential race “the most secure in American history.”Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Joe Biden, Dhs, Donald Trump, Cisa, Election 2020, Homeland Security Department, Election Security, Chris Krebs

Welcome to the Matriarchy: The Manosphere Is Freaking Out Over a Kamala Harris Presidency

Last week, as electoral returns began strongly favoring Joe Biden, commenters on a political discussion board for members of Reddit’s notoriously misogynistic The Red Pill sounded the alarm over the inevitability of a woman president. “Biden will either step down, be killed, or be unfit to serve within 2 years of his…Read more...
Tags: Misogyny, Science, Joe Biden, Reddit, Biden, Kamala Harris, Trump, Red Pill, Radicalization, Manosphere, Illuminati Feminist Conspiracy Theory

If You Can't Beat Them, Make Some Shit Up About Them and Hope It Goes Viral

Your feeds are not currently full of news about the ongoing civil war between the Real American Front and the Alliance to Restore Democracy. In fact, there’s barely any Second American Civil War going on at all, which is to say that things could theoretically be going a lot worse after November 3 than your relatives,…Read more...
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Fauci said the US has 'no appetite' for lockdowns but mask wearing and distancing could be enough, the day after a Biden advisor called for a weeks-long lockdown

Dr. Anthony Fauci on "Good Morning America" on November 12, 2020. Good Morning America Dr. Anthony Fauci said that there was "no appetite" for lockdowns in the US and that steps like wearing masks and social distancing could be enough to control the pandemic. Fauci told "Good Morning America" on Thursday that taking these steps means that a lockdown might not be needed, adding: "You don't have to take that step that people are trying to avoid." His comments came the day after a COVID-19 ad...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Good Morning America, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Michael Osterholm

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