In 2016, after years of effort and millions of dollars in government investment, a team of Texas scientists finally developed a promising vaccine for SARS, the deadly strain of coronavirus that had infected over 8,000 people worldwide in the early… Read More ›
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Donald Trump Says America’s Ventilator Shortage Was “Unforeseen.” Nothing Could Be Further From the Truth.
In recent days, President Donald Trump has repeatedly defended his administration against the suggestion that the government is failing to secure enough ventilators, medical devices that help Covid-19 patients breathe and can save the lives of those suffering serious respiratory… Read More ›
After 9/11, Richard Burr Selfishly Ignored a Tip About Domestic Spying. Now He’s Betrayed Americans Again.
Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, speaks to members of the media while standing in an elevator at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4, 2020. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images In the immediate aftermath… Read More ›
Silicon Valley Megadonor Karla Jurvetson Fueled Elizabeth Warren’s Super PAC with $14 Million Donation
In a campaign finance filing late on Friday, Persist PAC, the super PAC that attempted to revive Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign finally disclosed its donors. Karla Jurvetson, a Silicon Valley megadonor, who made over 500 donations over the last year alone,… Read More ›
As Ohio’s governor defied a court ruling and ordered that his state’s primary be delayed until June, citing the need for social distancing in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Democrats and election experts pressed Congress to act immediately on… Read More ›
The following dispatch was sent by a nurse who asked to remain anonymous in order to protect their job. The state I live in would be classified as having a high rural population, and I work for a hospital that is… Read More ›
Aya Hijazi, center, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen, is acquitted by an Egyptian court on April 16, 2017, after nearly three years of detention over accusations related to running a foundation dedicated to helping street children, in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Mohamed… Read More ›
As the new coronavirus spreads illness, death, and catastrophe around the world, virtually no economic sector has been spared from harm. Yet amid the mayhem from the global pandemic, one industry is not only surviving, it is profiting handsomely. “Pharmaceutical… Read More ›
Bolsonaro Aide Who Visited With Trump Tested Positive for Coronavirus — And Three Other Members of the Delegation Have Flu-Like Symptoms
A Brazilian official who met with President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel strain of coronavirus that has risen to pandemic levels. Fábio Wajngarten serves as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications… Read More ›
First the good news: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just put out a request for contracts for 500 million face masks. Now the bad news: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just issued its request… Read More ›