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Trump Reportedly Weighed Letting COVID-19 ‘Wash Over’ U.S., But Was Warned Of Grim Toll

President Donald Trump asked his top health adviser last month why officials couldn’t simply let COVID-19 “wash over the country,” infecting people, The Washington Post reported Saturday. In his haste to jumpstart the economy, Trump posed a frightening scenario to Dr. Anthony Fauci during a task force meeting in the Situation Room. No COVID-19 countermeasures […]

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U.S. Is Suddenly OK With Indian Hydroxychloroquine Maker It Banned For Multiple Violations

NEW DELHI — The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted import curbs on hydroxychloroquine produced by a tainted Indian pharma company on the same day that President Donald Trump promoted his controversial theory that the anti-malarial drug could help COVID-19 patients, documents show. As late as August 2019, the US FDA had censured […]

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U.S. Rapidly Deporting Hundreds Of Migrant Children Under New Coronavirus Rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) ― U.S. immigration officials have rapidly deported nearly 400 migrant children intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border in the past two weeks under new rules billed as seeking to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to government data seen by Reuters.  President Donald Trump’s administration implemented new […]

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As U.S. Food Lines Grow, Chef Jose Andres Warns The ‘Worst Is Yet To Come’

As food lines increase across America amid the coronavirus pandemic, the chef responsible for feeding countless people in field kitchens through disasters around the world warns that the “worst is yet to come.” Celebrity chef José Andrés founded the nonprofit World Central Ktichen ten years ago to serve people at hurricane sites, in floods and earthquakes. Now […]

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Navajo Nation President: U.S. Government Ignoring Native Americans Amid Coronavirus

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said Tuesday that the U.S. government “once again has ignored” the country’s Indigenous people, accusing federal officials of failing to deliver enough much-needed resources to help fight the coronavirus. During a town hall that aired live on Facebook, Nez urged residents of his nation, the largest American Indian territory in […]

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U.S. Shipped Tons Of COVID-19 Supplies To China As Trump Dismissed Threat Here

The U.S. State Department shipped 17.8 million tons of donated coronavirus medical supplies to China seven weeks ago, when health experts and some American lawmakers were already seeking federal action to prepare the country for the disease. The massive shipment to China included medical masks, gowns and respirators, now in desperately short supply across America. The […]

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U.S. Coronavirus Guidelines Followed Sobering Death Toll Prediction

A sobering new statistical model presented to the White House predicts people sick with the coronavirus may overwhelm the U.S. health care system and as many 1.2 million may die without drastic actions that continue for months.  Recommended control measures — including social distancing of the entire population, isolating suspected cases, quarantining family members and […]