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5 Democratic senators are pressuring Verily to drop the requirement for a mandatory Google sign-in to use its COVID-19 testing website

Verily's screening website requires a Google sign-in. Lawmakers are asking why. A letter signed by five senators probes Verily on how it will handle sensitive user data, including whether it is HIPAA-compliant. The letter is the latest in a chain between senators and Google, as Verily scales up its testing facilities. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Five US senators have sent a letter to Alphabet life science company Verily, asking how it will safeguard user data collected...
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Trump accused of using coronavirus briefing as corporate advertising spot

President’s press event features leaders from Honeywell, Procter & Gamble, and MyPillow as US cases climbDonald Trump was accused on Monday of turning his daily White House coronavirus briefing into an advertising spot for corporate allies, even as the number of US cases topped 160,000.The president paraded several company leaders in the White House Rose Garden, starting with Mike Lindell, the chief executive of MyPillow, who has become a regular cheerleader for Trump at his campaign rallies.Tru...
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Trump, Pence Promised Millions Of Tests — So Why Have Less Than 900K Been Used?

Admiral Brett Giroir, who is coordinating the administration’s coronavirus testing efforts, reported at the Sunday White House press conference that the United States has performed more than 894,000 coronavirus tests to date, cheering that the number has “highly significantly increased every single day.” But that figure pales in comparison to a promise President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have made repeatedly, for weeks: that millions of tests have already been distributed throug...
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Where Things Stand: DOJ Digs In

While it’s in the preliminary stages of it’s investigation, the Justice Department is now looking into sketchy stock market transactions that at least two lawmakers made after receiving private briefings on the COVID-19 outbreak. CNN was first to report on the DOJ’s probe, which is being done with the Securities and Exchange Commission. At least one lawmaker, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee chair, has been contacted about his dealings ahead of a dramatic s...
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Twitter Deletes Laura Ingraham’s ‘Misleading’ Post Touting Coronavirus Cure

Twitter on Monday morning deleted Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s viral tweet posted earlier this month touting the drug hydroxychloroquine as having been used by one New York hospital with “very promising results” and claiming that one “seriously ill” patient had a Lazarus-like recovery from the coronavirus thanks to it.On two consecutive nights earlier this month, Ingraham hosted an oncologist she described as being “with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City” to promote the anti-malaria drug th...
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Trump's message to blue states battling coronavirus: Drop dead

Heading into 2020, it seemed like those online election prediction maps would be the most exciting thing to watch over the coming year. But now, a different map may tell us much more about what the future holds.While the coronavirus spreads across the nation with no regards to state borders, the nation's governors are taking wildly different approaches to tackling the disease, resulting in a patchwork national map that undermines our ability to stop COVID-19 effectively. Coupled with the dis...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Mississippi, Maryland, Senate, White House, Ukraine, New Jersey, Ohio, Fox News, Michigan, Andrew Cuomo, Puerto Rico, Cuomo, Trump


Trump confronted with past virus remarks

CNN's Jeremy Diamond presses President Donald Trump after he denied instructing Vice President Mike Pence to not call governors he felt were being unappreciative of federal assistance during the coronavirus crisis, despite video evidence to the contrary.
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Trump spars with CNN reporter when confronted with past remarks

CNN's Jeremy Diamond presses President Donald Trump after he denied instructing Vice President Mike Pence to not call governors he felt were being unappreciative of federal assistance during the coronavirus crisis, despite video evidence to the contrary.
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FDA Authorizes 15-Minute Coronavirus Test

(CNN) — Federal health officials on Friday approved a coronavirus test that can provide results in less than 15 minutes, using the same technology that powers some rapid flu tests. Teased by Vice President Mike Pence in a Thursday press briefing, the new diagnostic test could accelerate testing in the United States, allowing for rapid results in doctors’ offices. But shortages of critical equipment used to collect patient specimens, like masks and swabs, could blunt its impact. The US Food and D...
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The Latest: Trump could call for Congress to reconvene

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days.— New York state nearing 1,000 coronavirus deaths.—Britain on emergency footing for first time since WWII.___WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Congress should re-convene if some Americans d...
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Mnuchin: Trump Travel Advisory Came After ‘Unanimous’ WH Task Force Recommendation

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin provided some detail into what led President Trump to back away from his idea to quarantine the New York tri-state area to contain its surge of coronavirus cases, during an interview on Fox News Sunday morning. During an interview on CNN Sunday morning, coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the Trump administration released a travel advisory instead of a quarantine for the tri-state area after “very intensive discussions” at the White House ...
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Birx Urges All Metro Areas To Prepare For New York-Like Coronavirus Outbreak

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned that “no state, no metro area will be spared” from the coronavirus outbreak during an interview on MSNBC Sunday morning. Birx’s interview comes a day after President Trump backed away from his idea to quarantine the New York tri-state area to contain the surge in coronavirus cases. On Sunday morning, fellow coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that the Trump administration released a travel advisory instea...
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Trump facing critical choice on coronavirus measures

As Americans hunker down for another weekend, President Donald Trump faces a critical choice. The U.S. has topped 120,000 coronavirus cases, the most in the world and by late Monday, the White House campaign of "15 days to stop the spread" will end, leaving an unpredictable president with a critical decision to extend, tighten or loosen the mitigation measures."Our country has to go back [to work]," he said Thursday. "Our country is based on that. And I think it's going to happen pretty qui...
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Silent Coronavirus Spreaders Could Unleash Second Wave of Disaster

A burst of fresh data on the prevalence of “silent,” or asymptomatic, carriers of the 2019 novel coronavirus points to the looming danger of ending America’s national shutdown early.Classified Chinese government data suggest “silent carriers” could make up at least one-third of the country’s positive cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post recently reported. Approximately 43,000 people in China who had tested positive for COVID-19 last month had no immediate sym...
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Trump orders GM to make ventilators, claims company is “wasting time” (ars technica)

Enlarge / President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence looks on during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the White House on March 26, 2020. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer ) President Donald Trump today ordered General Motors to make ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients and accused the company of "wasting time." Trump announced that he "signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to use any and all authority available under...
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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak. Trump's talk earlier Saturday of what he called a quarantine for those hard-hit areas raised questions whether the federal government had the power to do so. Vice President Mike Pence has since tweeted federal health officials are urging residents of t...
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Donald Trump wants you to be appreciative. Could you just be appreciative and stop constantly chirping about what's wrong?

Let's dip into the rhetoric from yesterday's task force press briefing. Donald Trump was full of energy, ready to talk and talk until you just can't stand it anymore. And his word of the day was "appreciative." Why won't people appreciate him?!From the transcript:TRUMP: Well, I think we’ve done a great job for the State of Washington and I think the governor, who is a failed presidential candidate as you know, he leveled out at zero in the polls, he’s constantly chirping, and I guess complaining...
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Trump Says He Told Pence to Ignore Governors in Hard-Hit Areas If They Are ‘Not Appreciative’

Shortly after the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reached 1,500 on Friday, President Donald Trump took to the podium at a White House press briefing and complained that certain state’s governors  are not “appreciative” enough of the federal government’s help—so much so that he said he’d told Vice President Mike Pence, the leader of the coronavirus task force, to skip calling governors of some hard-hit areas.  Trump singled out the Democratic leaders of Washington and Michigan, noti...
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Trump to Mike Pence: 'Don't call the woman in Michigan,' aka Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

President Donald Trump escalates feud with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over coronavirus response. Or, as he called her, "the woman in Michigan."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump to Pence: Don't call governors who don't treat you right

President Donald Trump told reporters during a daily White House coronavirus briefing that Vice President Mike Pence is calling Democratic governors such as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, despite President Trump saying he should not talk to them if they don't "treat you right."
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Watch White House Coronavirus official Dr. Birx suck up to Dear Leader obsequiously

"[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the data. I think his ability to analyze & integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit.” Bizarre words from Deborah L. Birx, M.D. She assists the Office of the Vice President Mike Pence in the Trump regime's response to COVID-19 as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator. Watch and cringe. "[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the ...
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See what Pence said about Trump's plan to re-open country

Vice President Mike Pence said President Trump's comments about easing social distancing restrictions by Easter were "aspirational."
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What Pence said about Trump's virus plan

Vice President Mike Pence said President Trump's comments about easing social distancing restrictions by Easter were "aspirational."
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US will be reopened from coronavirus shutdown responsibly: Mike Pence

Social distancing and business closings to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have slowed the U.S. economy to a virtual standstill.
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Newsom Takes New Tone With Trump As He Steers California During Coronavirus Crisis

(CNN) — For Gavin Newsom, the call that triggered California’s full crisis response came in the middle of the night on March 6, and he was waiting for it. The state’s lab had been working through the night, and one of his cabinet secretaries was on the line telling him 21 of the 42 crewmembers and passengers tested for coronavirus aboard the Grand Princess Cruise Ship, which was idling in international waters off California’s coast, had tested positive. Newsom hung up and immediately called Dona...
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This video shows what it's like to be tested at one of Verily's COVID-19 drive-thrus (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet life sciences division Verily has shown its COVID-19 drive-thru in a new video. Participants are given a lab kit and must provide a nasal swab. Testing sites are still limited to a few locations in California. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Verily, the Alphabet life sciences division, has released a video showing what it's like to use one of its COVID-19 testing drive-thrus, which are now operating in California. Verily launched its Project Baseline COVID-19 scr...
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Coronavirus US live: US now has more cases than any other country, report finds

New York Times tally records at least 81,321 casesNew York governor rails at Congress for lack of aidAfter surviving Katrina, New Orleans battles Covid-19Record 3.3 million Americans file for unemploymentSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 9.30pm GMT At the briefing: Mike Pence, top health official Anthony Fauci, and health ambassador Debbie Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator. Trump has begun by listing off al...
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Trump Claims ‘Certain People’ Want to Keep Shutdown Going So He’ll ‘Do Poorly’ in 2020 Vote

President Donald Trump lashed out at a reporter Wednesday when pressed on whether his hope to have the country “opened up” by Easter amid the coronavirus pandemic has more to do with politics than public health. “The media would like to see me do poorly in the election,” Trump said after being asked at a White House briefing to explain the basis for his plan to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions by Easter.Trump kept the criticism up when pressed further over the fact that experts have said ...
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Apple is donating 10 million protective face masks to help fight the coronavirus pandemic (AAPL)

Apple is donating 10 million protective face masks to COVID-19 relief efforts in the US, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Twitter on Wednesday. The company is also donating millions of masks to regions in Europe that have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. Cook's comments come after US Vice President Mike Pence said Apple would donate 9 million masks on Tuesday. Cook is one of several tech CEOs that has pledged to donate face masks, along with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk....
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New York: Cuomo says early signs show coronavirus distancing may be working

* Governor: efforts seem to have slowed rate of hospitalization * ‘Single greatest challenge’ is state’s severe lack of ventilators * Coronavirus – latest US updates * See all our coronavirus coverageNew York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has said officials are seeing very early signs that physical distancing may be starting to slow the spread of coronavirus in his state, but cautioned that the number of cases is still rising significantly and hospitals would soon be overwhelmed.The New York City...
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