Day: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Sen. Burr steps aside as Intelligence Committee chair after FBI warrant in stock inquiry

Advertisement Several other senators from both parties also sold and bought stock ahead of the market downturn. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). So, the best I can tell, he is trying to do the right thing by the Senate, and I appreciate it.”Others suggested that Burr likely was closely watching the virus developments in China, as Burr himself has suggested. The committee is still expected to release […]

May 15, 2020

Judge steers Flynn case into ‘completely uncharted waters’

“He must suspect a defect in the guilty plea,” said Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News legal commentator.That hope dissipated when Flynn appeared for sentencing on Dec. But Sullivan has been hard on Flynn every step of the way, and now he’s pushing back on Atty. 18, 2018. Advertisement Flynn’s supporters were encouraged by this track record, especially when Sullivan directed prosecutors working for special counsel […]

May 15, 2020

Troop withdrawal, peace process on track in Afghanistan despite violence, U.S. says

Advertisement Khalilzad, briefing reporters in Washington, acknowledged the deal he brokered Feb. Islamic State took responsibility. “They came to kill the mothers.”The attack left 16 dead. will abandon hard-fought gains in democracy, freedom of expression, women’s rights and education. forces to leave. The attack at the hospital, regardless of who was responsible, was an especially shocking atrocity in a country long accustomed to them.The Paris-based […]

May 15, 2020

Behind the story: How we reported from a COVID-19 unit

Varon and his medical team wore even more gloves and masks than we did since they would be touching and examining patients.One at a time, we unzipped the chamber at the entrance of the COVID unit and entered. After a day spent paranoid about protective gear and social distancing, it was surreal to see scores of people of all ages crowded together on trails and […]

May 15, 2020

In Britain, bumpy rollout for new coronavirus rules

“You need to know why you need to do things in order to control the virus. “I think we were quite clear.”The prime minister, for his part, said he believed the public would exercise “good, solid British common sense” — but there was little consensus on what that meant.With the easing of measures limiting outdoor exercise and halting most visits to friends and family, many […]

May 15, 2020

Can China be sued in the U.S. and forced to pay for coronavirus losses? Legal experts say no

“The worst possible thing that Congress could do right now would be to further politicize sovereign immunity by creating jurisdiction for these suits, which are unlikely to result in any actual financial recovery even if they do go forward.”Savage reported from Washington. government for incurring losses due to mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, if China made a contract with California to supply medical equipment, […]

May 15, 2020

FDA probes accuracy issue with Abbott’s rapid coronavirus test

They also acknowledged some shortcomings of the study, including the time needed to transport patient samples to the device for processing. Advertisement The FDA first cleared Abbott’s test in late March under emergency powers used to quickly accelerate the review of tests and treatments during a public health crisis. The agency has authorized more than 90 tests, effectively flooding the market with testing options amid […]

May 15, 2020

Blood plasma appears safe for COVID-19 patients in early trial results

Advertisement In the four hours after receiving a transfusion, fewer than 1% suffered a serious adverse event, including decreased oxygenation, fluid buildup in the lungs or a severe allergic reaction. What’s more, the findings offer an early hint that the treatment may indeed save lives.The early safety reading, posted this week to the MedRxiv website, likely clears the way for larger clinical trials to test […]