Tag Archives: Trump

COVID-19 tracker: Johnson & Johnson aims to test shot in kids; President Trump talks firing Fauci post-election

Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its vaccine hopeful in children as young as 12. Meanwhile, Aspen Pharmacare entered a preliminary agreement to crank out J&J’s shot in South Africa.  The UK’s drug regulator is investing £1.5 million in an artificial intelligence tool to track vaccine side effects. And India’s Bharat Biotech hopes to launch… Read More »

‘Nothing personal’: Fauci calls Trump criticism a ‘distraction’

The top infectious disease expert in the country downplayed disparaging remarks reportedly made about him by President Trump. During an appearance on California AM radio station KNX1070 on Monday, Fauci was read comments attributed to Trump made about him during a Monday morning campaign call, including calling the longtime director of the National Institute of… Read More »

Trump takes Regeneron’s experimental antibodies hours after COVID-19 diagnosis

In a bombshell development Thursday, President Donald J. Trump tested positive for COVID-19, sending shockwaves through the country with just weeks until Election Day. One unanswered question was how the president’s physicians would navigate an uncertain treatment course—and an unproven antibody cocktail from Regeneron is now in the spotlight. Trump’s personal doctor confirmed Friday that the… Read More »

Trump pushes universities to keep students on campus despite rising coronavirus cases, asks Big Ten football to return

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, September 10, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump on Thursday encouraged universities and colleges that reopened their campuses this fall to continue holding classes in person despite rising coronavirus cases, claiming… Read More »

Voting Twice? Trump Creates a New Headache for Election Officials – The New York Times

By encouraging North Carolina voters to test the integrity of the elections system by casting both mail and in-person ballots, and repeating some of the same claims in a series of tweets on Thursday, President Trump seemed to mimic a cynical slogan originating in 20th Century machine politics: Vote early and often. Indeed, Mr. Trump’s… Read More »

Republican Convention, Day 1: A Campaign-Style Trump Speech and More

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). Before the prime-time GOP showcase began, President Donald Trump took to the podium Monday afternoon and delivered an approximately one-hour campaign-style speech to delegates after he was officially renominated by the Republican Party as its candidate for president. His… Read More »

Trump wants some states to reopen soon but new outbreaks continue in nursing homes and food processing plants

“Our national shutdown is not a sustainable long-term solution,” Trump told reporters. Trump unveiled new guidelines on Thursday to help states loosen social distancing restrictions and restart the economy. The guidelines, which won’t be mandatory, suggest a phased approach that will still keep schools closed and allow some restaurants and gyms to operate under social… Read More »