Top members of coronavirus task force advised against Trump’s Tulsa rally

Leading members of the coronavirus task force warned White House officials about the health risks of holding large-scale indoor campaign rallies and advised against the mass gatherings, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx both vocalized concerns internally in […]

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Head of Trump’s Covid-19 vaccine program to divest more than $10M in Moderna shares after criticism

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses The pharmaceutical executive tapped to lead the Trump administration’s program to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 will divest his shares in one of the leading vaccine-development companies after controversy arose surrounding his holdings. News media reported Monday […]

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Trump’s New COVID-19 Czar Holds $10 Million In Vaccine Company Stock Options

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has slammed COVID-19 vaccine czar Moncef Slaoui’s “huge conflict of interest” after required federal filings revealed he holds $ 10 million in stock options in one of the companies working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Warren demanded that Slaoui “divest immediately.” It is a huge conflict of interest for the White House’s new […]

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Michigan Gov. Says Trump’s Messaging Putting Public In ‘Greater Danger’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s plan to suspend immigration is distracting from efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and part of “inconsistent messages” that spread fear and put the public in “greater danger.” Trump’s pronouncements about freezing immigration are “scary” for immigrants, family members hoping to […]

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Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s Slow Response To Coronavirus Pandemic Was ‘Deadly’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday tore into President Donald Trump’s slow response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, stating his decision to initially downplay its severity cost lives. Asked if she believes Trump should loosen social distancing measures in areas with few confirmed cases so far, despite warnings from some medical experts, […]

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Disaster Chief Slams Donald Trump’s ‘Preposterous’ Coronavirus Claim

Dr. Irwin Redlener, the director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, on Thursday called out President Donald Trump for once again claiming no one could have imagined a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic hitting the U.S. Redlener, talking to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, described Trump’s comment as “a preposterous statement” that “has no bearing to […]