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Ousted Vaccine Official, In First Interview, Says U.S. Wasting Time In COVID-19 Fight

Rick Bright, the ousted government scientist who oversaw the federal government’s search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, fired back on Friday at President Donald Trump dismissing him as “a disgruntled employee who’s trying to help the Democrats win an election” in November.  “I am not disgruntled,” Bright told CBS Evening News host Norah O’Donnell in his […]

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California Says It’s First State To Prioritize Testing For Some Asymptomatic People

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials say local authorities should test people for the coronavirus in “high risk settings” even if they don’t have symptoms, a change aimed at health care workers, prisoners and the homeless. State officials believe the new guidelines are the first in the country to prioritize testing for people […]

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Missouri Becomes First U.S. State To Sue China For Lying, Not Doing Enough About COVID-19

Missouri on Tuesday became the first U.S. state to sue the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus, saying that China’s response to the outbreak that originated in Wuhan city led to devastating economic losses in the state. The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, alleges negligence, among […]

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FEMA Accused Of Hijacking Protective Gear For First Responders In Massachusetts Town

Like a bad Santa, instead of delivering medical supplies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been accused again of hijacking desperately needed protective gear for first responders and health care workers — this time in a Massachusetts town. Milford Fire Chief William Touhey Jr. accused the agency of commandeering 30,000 gowns as well as masks that […]