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Trump Health Official Apologizes After Spreading CDC, Election Conspiracies

Michael Caputo, the politically appointed assistant secretary of public affairs for the nation’s health department, has reportedly apologized to the health secretary and his staff after accusing government scientists fighting the coronavirus pandemic of having a “resistance unit” and plotting to undermine President Donald Trump. Caputo’s apology to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar […]

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‘Let Me Finish My Question’: Voter Confronts Trump Over Efforts To Undermine Obamacare

An undecided voter confronted President Donald Trump over his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act during a town hall event on Tuesday, asking how the White House planned to protect those with preexisting conditions while actively fighting to undermine protections already in place. Ellesia Blaque, an assistant professor, pressed Trump during an ABC News […]

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Bill Gates: The FDA Has ‘Lost A Lot Of Credibility’ Under Trump Administration

In a conversation with Bloomberg on Tuesday, billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates argued that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been hijacked by politics and is clearly facing pressure to speedily approve an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. “We saw with the completely bungled plasma statements that when you start pressuring people to say optimistic things, […]

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Trump Health Official Spreads False Conspiracies About CDC

A top official at the nation’s health department spread false conspiracies about the Centers for Disease Control in a Facebook Live on Sunday, baselessly accusing government scientists of having a “resistance unit” and plotting “how they’re going to attack Donald Trump,” reported The New York Times.  Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary for public affairs at […]

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Trump Flails In Attempt To Defend High-Risk, Indoor Campaign Rally In Nevada

Donald Trump attempted to defend his decision to hold an indoor campaign rally in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday by blaming Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) and ignoring the possibility that he’s risking Americans’ health. Speaking with the Las Vegas Review-Journal after the rally, Trump didn’t answer a question about attendees potentially getting COVID-19; instead, he […]

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NIH Director Imagines What Aliens Would Think Of Maskless Trump Supporters

Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, on Thursday conjured an out-of-this-world vision to express his puzzlement at people who don’t wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Collins, during a CNN town hall on the pandemic, was asked by medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to comment on scenes like the one earlier that […]

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Ivanka Trump Tells Skeptical Joy Behar She Would Get COVID-19 Vaccine On ‘The View’

Joy Behar has a skeptical view of the Trump administration’s promise to have a coronavirus vaccine by November ― and Ivanka Trump wants to ease her concerns. Although President Donald Trump has made bold predictions that a vaccine could be available before the election, Behar doesn’t think that ambitious timeline adds up historically, and she said as […]

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‘I Don’t Want To Scare People’: Trump Again Defends Downplaying COVID-19

President Donald Trump once again defended his actions during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and said he wanted to show Americans “calmness” and be a “cheerleader.” Trump made the comments in a lengthy interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday, his latest effort to distance himself from revelations published in excerpts from […]