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Do It, Coward

The president has been once again tweeting about the most pressing issue of our times: the fate of his Twitter account and is showing the world that, in the spirit of true leadership, he’s willing to torpedo a nearly $1 trillion military spending bill to defend it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Trump, Coward, Section 230, Sir Respectfully


Trump's vaccine czar said he has 'no reason to believe' the FDA has altered how it reviews COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of the president's frustration over how long the process takes

Dr Moncef Slaoui speaks at a White House press conference on May 15, 2020, announcing a program to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Operation Warp Speed's Moncef Slaoui said in an interview with the Washington Post that the US Food and Drug Administration should do a "thorough job" reviewing COVID-19 vaccines and that he has "no reason to believe they sped up or slowed down the process." ABC and Axios have reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ha...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, Science, News, Abc, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Coronavirus live news: Turkey's Covid death toll hits record for ninth day; Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of vaccines

Latest updates: Turks brace for new restrictions to combat spread of disease; two companies submit applications to European Medicines AgencyUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.06pm GMT Prime minister Boris Johnson suffers biggest Commons revolt since election ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, World news, Turkey, US news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Johnson, Trump, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, European Medicines AgencyUS


8 people who died from COVID-19 after letting down their guards or falling for anti-science rhetoric

A bar in Wisconsin on May 13. William Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK via REUTERS Anti-science rhetoric and politics have led to many people believing the coronavirus isn't a real threat. Other people have taken the stance that living their lives is worth the risk after spending the better part of a year isolated.  After their deaths from COVID-related complications, their families and healthcare providers are begging others not to make the same mistakes.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Usa, Texas, Science, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington Post, Virginia, Nbc News, Alabama, Trends, Bbc, Arizona, New Orleans


Coronavirus live news: Turkey's coronavirus death toll hits record for ninth consecutive day; Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of vaccines

Latest updates: Turks brace for new restrictions to combat spread of disease; two companies submit applications to European Medicines AgencyUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.26pm GMT Pakistan has approved $150m in funding to buy Covid-19 vaccines, initially ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Eu, World news, Turkey, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Pfizer, Trump, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Moderna, Coronavirus, European Medicines AgencyUS, Faisal Sultan


Coronavirus live news: Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of vaccines; Irish urged to be vigilant as lockdown ends

Latest updates: two companies submit applications to European Medicines Agency; Irish warned to minimise socialisingUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.27pm GMT Sweden, whose unorthodox pandemic strategy placed it in the global spotlight, has registered 17,629...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Eu, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Bangladesh, Pfizer, Trump, European Medicines Agency, South Asian, Moderna, Serum Institute of India, Coronavirus, COVID


The rise and fall of White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who had Trump's ear and fought with experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday, after less than four months on the team.  President Donald Trump brought Atlas onto the task force in August, after he had appeared on Fox News for months, echoing the president's anti-lockdown opinions.  Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Michigan


Coronavirus live news: Irish urged to be vigilant as lockdown ends; Russia has record daily deaths

Latest updates: Irish warned to minimise socialising; WHO ‘will do everything’ to find Covid origin; Mexico and Brazil seeing ‘alarming’ case surge US may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.33am GMT The European Medicines Agency said if its experts have received en...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, Germany, Russia, US, Eu, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Pfizer, Trump, European Medicines Agency, European Medicines Agency EMA, Moderna


Trump Attorney Calls For Execution of Former DHS Cybersecurity Official

One of President Donald Trump’s remaining election lawyers, Joe diGenova, declared on Monday that former DHS cybersecurity official Chris Krebs should be executed. Krebs was fired from the Trump administration in mid-November after releasing a statement that the 2020 election had been the most secure in American…Read more...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Dhs, Cybersecurity, Lawsuits, Capital punishment, Treason, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Executions, 60 Minutes, Trump, Howie Carr, Joe diGenova, Krebs, Neo Nazis


Fauci and public health experts are sounding the alarms about another coronavirus surge after Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Health officials are telling Americans to expect another spike in the number of coronavirus cases as people return from their Thanksgiving holiday travels. "We might see a surge superimposed upon that surge we're already in," Dr. Anthony Fauci said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Fauci joins a legion of health officials also warning of...
Tags: Health, Science, Thanksgiving, Nbc, US, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Adams, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy, Jerome Adams


Trump's national security advisor and his entourage were said to be treated as 'human petri dishes' in Vietnam, as the US COVID-19 outbreak worsens every day

The US national security advisor, Robert O'Brien, with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on November 21. STRINGER/Vietnam News Agency/AFP via Getty Images A US delegation led by the national security advisor, Robert O'Brien, was treated like "human petri dishes" in Vietnam, Bloomberg reported. O'Brien landed in Hanoi on November 20 ahead of talks with a series of officials before leaving for the Philippines on November 21. Vietnam has been a coronavirus success story,...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Thailand, Philippines, Kim Jong Un, News UK, Vietnam, Donald Trump, US Air Force


Trump's national security advisor and his entourage were reportedly treated as 'human petri dishes' in Vietnam, as the US COVID-19 outbreak worsens every day

US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on November 21, 2020. STRINGER/Vietnam News Agency/AFP via Getty Images A US delegation led by National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien was treated like "human petri dishes" in Vietnam, Bloomberg reported. O'Brien landed in Hanoi on November 20 ahead of talks with a series of officials, before leaving for the Philippines on November 21. Vietnam has been a coronavirus success story, recor...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Thailand, Philippines, Kim Jong Un, News UK, National Security, Vietnam, Donald Trump


Donald Trump Jr. says he is 'all done with the Rona' and ends his COVID-19 isolation to celebrate Thanksgiving days after announcing his positive test

Donald Trump Jr. with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle at Georgia Republican Party headquarters November 5, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. John Bazemore/AP Photo Donald Trump Jr. announced Wednesday night that he'd been cleared to end his COVID-19 isolation and celebrate Thanksgiving "the way it's meant to be." On Friday, Trump Jr. announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. It's not clear when Trump Jr. received his positive diagnosis, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention re...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Don, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Atlanta Georgia, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr, Rona, Georgia Republican Party


The US is said to be close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers in a nearly empty terminal at Boston Logan International Airport on Friday. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering a removal of travel restrictions for most non-American citizens from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported Wednesday. President Donald Trump has not made up his mind, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry by most travelers from Europe in March as corona...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Brazil Reuters


Trump Administration Rejects Alaska's Controversial Pebble Mine Project

The Trump administration rejected plans for a controversial open-pit mining project in Alaska on Wednesday that, if approved, could have threatened a thriving ecosystem for wild sockeye salmon. Read more...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Trump


The US is reportedly close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers walk through a nearly empty terminal at Boston's Logan Airport on November 20. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering lifting the travel ban on non-US citizens coming from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported. President Trump has not made up his mind yet, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry to travellers from Europe in March as the outbreak surged there, but ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, Boston, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Logan Airport, Donald Trump, Trump


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


Getting a negative coronavirus test isn't a free pass to gather with family for Thanksgiving

New Yorkers wait outside a CityMD urgent care clinic on November 18, 2020. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo Many Americans are getting coronavirus tests ahead of Thanksgiving. But experts say the tests are not a free pass to gather indoors with others, since they only provide a snapshot of your infectiousness at one point in time. To truly gather safely, a period of isolation is required before a test, and there should be no exposure after, either. Otherwise, when seeing people outside your househ...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Supreme Court, Cdc, White House, Trends, New Jersey, University Of Arizona, Donald Trump, Trump, Brooklyn New York, St Joseph s Hospital, Popescu


YouTube Suspends and Demonetizes Trump's Favorite News Network for One (1) Week

As Trump’s symbiotic relationship with Fox News has lost its shine, the President has taken to directing his followers to One America News Network, a low-rent cable news upstart with non-existent editorial standards. But no one gets a free ride on the Trump gravy train and OANN just found out that loyalty bordering on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Fox News, Trump, One America News Network, Section 230, Content Moderation, Demonetization, OANN, Demonetizes Trump, Favorite News Network


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


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


The Coronavirus Has Once Again Contracted Trump

The eldest Trump spawn, Donald Trump Jr., has reportedly contracted the coronavirus. Honestly, given the rate at which the virus has spread among the president’s staff and associates in recent weeks, is anyone really surprised? Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Surprised Pikachu Face


This Is Getting Ridiculous

As a political weapon, Section 230 is becoming a mutually assured destruction device. Read more...
Tags: Science, Budget, Trump, NDAA, Section 230, Cda 230, USMCA


CDC Tells Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving as Trump's Festering Paw Loosens Its Grip

In what seems to be the latest sign of government officials acting independently of the Trump administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered a simple message in its first media briefing since October: Stay home this Thanksgiving.Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Ben Carson says he took an unproven coronavirus treatment touted by MyPillow's CEO after testing positive for the disease

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks during a roundtable with President Donald Trump on June 15, 2020. Evan Vucci/AP Photo Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for COVID-19 last week and took an herbal supplement that remains an unproven coronavirus treatment, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. Carson took oleandrin based on the advice of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has a financial stake in the company that develops the product. ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Minnesota, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Cnn, Hud, Fda, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Lindell, Carson, Housing and Urban Development


'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


Trump Admin Taps Ex-Aide Fired for Ties to Far Right for Commission That Preserves Holocaust Memorials

In 2018, the Trump administration fired a White House speechwriter after he was revealed to have spoken at an annual far-right conference in 2016 attended by white supremacists, pseudoscientific quacks, contrarian academics, and other racists. This week, the White House nominated the same guy to a three-year term on a…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, History, Holocaust, Donald Trump, Trump, Alt Right, Heritage Sites, Xenophobia, Right Wing Extremism



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