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Public health specialists criticize Trump administration over reports it interfered with CDC studies

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 Public health specialists and the medical community are criticizing the Trump… Read More »

As Trump Backs Convalescent Plasma, India Wrestles With Its Path Forward

A boy (C) watches as a health worker (L) collects a nasal swab from his mother during a COVID-19 … [+] coronavirus screening in Mumbai on August 19, 2020. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP) (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to authorize… Read More »

Trump administration fends off accusations it tampered with CDC testing guidelines

The Trump administration fought back against accusations that it pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to revise its recommendations in order to limit access to coronavirus tests. “Let me tell you right up front that the new guidelines are a CDC action,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration’s testing coordinator, Wednesday. “As… Read More »

Trump urges Americans to stop politicizing the coronavirus, blames China

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, August 8, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters President Donald Trump on Monday urged Americans to stop politicizing the coronavirus, only to blame the outbreak in the United States on China… Read More »

Trump wears a mask in public for first time during coronavirus pandemic

President Trump wore a mask while visiting military personnel undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday ⁠— his first time in public sporting a face covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. Accompanied by medical staff, Trump walked through the entryway of the hospital in Bethesda,… Read More »

‘Really flimsy’: GOP senator condemns Trump administration lawsuit to overturn Obamacare

Sen. Lamar Alexander called the Department of Justice’s lawsuit that could end Obamacare “flimsy” and said he does not support President Trump’s decision to keep it afloat. The Justice Department has continued to pursue a lawsuit that could overturn the Affordable Care Act based on the 2017 GOP tax overhaul’s repeal of the individual mandate,… Read More »