Day: May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

Trump officials ignored coronavirus warnings, ousted scientist says in complaint

“Their eagerness to push blindly forward without scientific data to put this drug into the hands of Americans was alarming to me.”Bright was abruptly removed in April as head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a research agency within the Health and Human Services Department that, among other duties, was overseeing research on coronavirus vaccines.He contends that his reassignment to a lesser job […]

May 6, 2020

‘A pure hypocrite’: De Blasio blasts Trump over coronavirus aid

“What kind of human being sees the suffering here and decides that the people of New York City don’t deserve help?“Well, I’ll tell you something. The $2.2-trillion stimulus passed in late March sent $150 billion to states but was limited to direct use helping with the public health emergency. You’d think a president who grew up here might have a special feeling for this place, […]

May 6, 2020

White House may close its coronavirus task force this month

With Trump increasingly urging states to reopen, governors and mayors have begun to issue a conflicting patchwork of guidelines, with some states locked down for weeks ahead and others starting to open beaches, businesses and parks. By 63% to 29%, Americans are more concerned about lifting restrictions too quickly than not quickly enough, according to a Monmouth University survey released Tuesday.It also showed the president’s […]

May 6, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital with infection, Supreme Court says

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, Monday, Feb. Advertisement She has been treated four times for cancer, most recently in August.She initially sought medical care Monday, when the gallstone was first diagnosed. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital with infection, Supreme Court […]

May 6, 2020

Hospitals prepare for wave of mental health disorders among their workers

I’m worried I will develop PTSD.”Hospital administrators say Davis’ experiences are hardly unique, and that is why they expect to confront a surge of mental health disorders affecting physicians and nurses who have battled COVID-19. “But everyone has a breaking point. But I wonder what we will be left to deal with when it’s all over. “That is how we are getting through this. Marra […]

May 6, 2020

Column: The U.S. and China are sliding into a Cold War nobody needs

“They tried to cover it.”That wasn’t quite Cold War stuff — more like an effort to convince voters that China deserves the blame for the pandemic, and please ignore the chaos in the Trump administration.Trump’s reelection campaign has tried to weaponize the issue against Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, accusing him of being “soft on China” — a phrase last heard in, yes, the […]

May 6, 2020

Trump calls Americans ‘warriors’ in fight to open the economy

We can’t keep our country closed.”As Trump toured the factory, loudspeakers blasted the soundtrack from his campaign rallies, including the song “Live and Let Die.” He concluded his speech there with an ode to American grit. “Will some people be affected badly? “They’re warriors because they’ve social distanced. “We can’t keep our country closed down for years.”The new language shows Trump appears to view people […]

May 6, 2020

‘A profound danger’: Experts warn against broad U.S. reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic

“To my knowledge, there are no states that meet all four of those criteria,” Rivers said. He is losing touch with reality and that is very, very dangerous.” Advertisement California Reopening L.A. Brian Kemp reopened large parts of the economy April 27, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms told CNN on Tuesday that she was “disappointed” to see crowds congregating on streets to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.In […]