Illinois Taking Charge Of COVID-19 Testing After Trump Administration’s ‘Profound Failing’

Frustrated Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday his state is taking charge of coronavirus tests in the wake of the Trump administration’s “profound failing” to deliver promised supplies. As of Sunday evening, the state had 4,600 cases of COVID-19 and 65 deaths, including what’s believed to be the world’s first loss of an infant to the […]


Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer Fires Back After Trump Slams ‘Young Woman Governor’

President Donald Trump on Thursday once again said the nation’s governors should be “doing more” to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and not rely so heavily on the federal government for help.  He claimed most governors “have been fantastic,” but then took a few potshots at Washington’s Jay Inslee (D) and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer (D), whose name […]


Amy Klobuchar Says Husband Remains On Oxygen After Coronavirus Diagnosis

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said her husband is continuing to receive oxygen at a hospital after she revealed Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The former 2020 presidential candidate opened up about husband John Bessler’s condition on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday and described the pain of not being […]


German Chancellor Angela Merkel Self-Quarantines After COVID-19 Contact

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is self-quarantining herself after being in contact with a doctor who later tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, a German government spokesperson said. Merkel’s decision was announced Sunday after learning of the doctor’s condition. The physician had administered her a vaccine for pneumonia on Friday, CNBC reported, citing […]

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Yes, Viruses Used To Be Named After Places. Here’s Why They Aren’t Anymore.

Despite repeated advice from the medical community that naming diseases after their place of origin has no benefit and actually causes harm, President Donald Trump and some conservative media figures continue to use the phrase “Chinese Virus” to describe the new coronavirus. In 2015, the World Health Organization issued new guidelines for naming new infectious diseases […]