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Republicans Break Rank With President Trump
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Republicans Break Rank With President Trump

Republicans Break Rank With President Trump By Lisa Michaels Republicans continue to break rank with President Donald Trump as the 2020 Presidential Election grows closer. Between President Trump’s poor management of the health pandemic sweeping the United States and his erratic behavior on social media, members of his political party seem to be trying to keep him at arm’s length heading into the election. Over the past few weeks, several notable members of the Republican party have publicly taken positions against President Trump on serious issues – signaling that the President’s support is no longer as valuable as it used to be. The straw that seemed to break the camel’s back was the Trump Administration’s bizarre decision to publicly attack Dr. Anthony Fauci. GOP stalwart...
California Relaxes Certain Workplace Restrictions
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California Relaxes Certain Workplace Restrictions

California Relaxes Certain Workplace Restrictions By Hector Rodriguez California relaxed certain workplace restrictions on Monday in hopes of pumping some economic life back into the state. During a press conference on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that hair salons and barbershops would now be permitted to service customers in outdoor spaces. This no doubt comes as welcome news to business owners, as just last week various organizations operating in the “personal care services industry” were ordered to shutter. In an effort to add clarity to the situation, the Governor’s office has published a set of rules on the state website defining how haircuts need to go from here on out. Although the Governor modified rules as it pertains to haircut salons and nail shops, he ...
Governor Cuomo Takes Trump To Task Over Masks
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Governor Cuomo Takes Trump To Task Over Masks

Governor Cuomo Takes Trump To Task Over Masks By Lisa Michaels Governor Andrew Cuomo took President Trump to task this week over mask usage. During a sit down with MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace, the New York governor suggested that President Trump had politicized wearing a mask to the point where lives would be lost as a result of it. “Well, without getting into politics, by the federal government’s own admission, Nicolle, they did a report today from the CDC that is damning,” he said on the show. “The CDC report today says what we believed in New York, that the virus first came to New York from Europe. They traced the viral strain, and the CDC says their travel ban was too late. By the time they did the China travel ban and the European travel ban that the president likes to tout,...
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Fauci, Calls Out Trump
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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Fauci, Calls Out Trump

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Fauci, Calls Out Trump By Hector Rodriguez Mark Zuckerberg defended Dr. Anthony Fauci and called out President Donald Trump during a recent interview. The Facebook founder sat down with Dr. Fauci and expressed his concern about the growing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his displeasure with how the Trump Administration has handled the entire thing. “It’s really disappointing that we still don’t have adequate testing, that the credibility of our top scientists like yourself and the CDC are being undermined,” Zuckerberg said in a one-on-one interview with Dr. Fauci. Zuckerberg was referencing the what appears to be coordinated effort to undermine Dr. Fauci and his response to COVID-19 by the Trump Administration. During the interview, Dr. Fauci su...
Fauci Explains Lower COVID-19 Death Rate
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Fauci Explains Lower COVID-19 Death Rate

Fauci Explains Lower COVID-19 Death Rate By Lisa Michaels Dr. Anthony Fauci explained the lower COVID-19 death rate that has sparked debate in recent weeks. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Dr. Fauci said that those numbers did not tell the whole story. “You’re not there yet, so you have an opportunity, a window to get your arms around this and to prevent it from getting worse,” Dr. Fauci said. “It’s not to the point where it’s out of hand and you know, very difficult to control. So you have a window of opportunity here, that as a state, you should not, you should, you know, take advantage of that window of opportunity.” Moreover, Dr. Fauci went as far as to explain the focus on the lowered death rate as a “false narrative.” “It’s a false narrative to take comfort i...
Anthony Fauci Responds To Trump Administration Criticism
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Anthony Fauci Responds To Trump Administration Criticism

Anthony Fauci Responds To Trump Administration Criticism By Hector Rodriguez Dr. Anthony Fauci has responded to a consistent stream of criticism directed towards him by the Trump Administration as of late. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Dr. Fauci called the attacks “bizarre” and reiterated that they made little sense. "I cannot figure out in my wildest dreams why they would want to do that," he said. "I think they realize now that that was not a prudent thing to do, because it's only reflecting negatively on them." When word of Dr. Fauci’s statement got back to President Trump, he took the opportunity to respond. “I have a very good relationship with Anthony." "We're all on the same team," Trump continued. Time will tell if the attacks on Dr. Fauci from the ...
Official Promises ‘Tens Of Millions’ Of Vaccine Doses By End Of Year
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Official Promises ‘Tens Of Millions’ Of Vaccine Doses By End Of Year

Official Promises ‘Tens Of Millions’ Of Vaccine Doses By End Of Year By Theresa Goldman An official in President Trump’s administration suggested that “tens of millions” of vaccine doses for COVID-19 by the end of 2020. “We feel very confident by the year end we will have tens of millions of vaccines to put into American arms,” the official remarked. “We will begin phase three clinical trials over the next couple of weeks with at least one and probably two [vaccine] candidates.” Clinical trials have been a key part of getting these vaccine doses in place to be ready by year’s end. “We need 30,000 persons in each of these clinical trials and we need to conduct the clinical trials in areas there are outbreaks. The current outbreaks might help us get a vaccine faster than if...
US Withdrawal From WHO Sparks Outrage From Health Journal
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US Withdrawal From WHO Sparks Outrage From Health Journal

US Withdrawal From WHO Sparks Outrage From Health Journal By Thomas Smith The Lancet sharply criticized President Donald Trump and the United States this week for the decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). Citing the move as “unlawful” and one that will result in “dire consequences,” the UK-based publication took serious issue with America’s recent fallout with the WHO. “Withdrawal from WHO would have dire consequences for US security, diplomacy, and influence,” the Lancet states. “WHO has unmatched global reach and legitimacy. The US administration would be hard pressed to disentangle the country from WHO governance and programmes.” The criticism did not end there, though. “Severing ties with WHO could impede US access to crucial tools for deve...
Biden, Sanders Call For ‘Environmental Justice’
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Biden, Sanders Call For ‘Environmental Justice’

By Lisa Michaels Former Vice President Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders rarely agree on political matters, but they seem to be in unison one particular issue: the environment. As Biden continues to release more and more information regarding his platform, supporters and critics could not help but notice that he is beginning to sound a lot like Sanders. “Every American has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live without fear of exposure to toxic waste,” the Biden-Sanders unity platform released this week read. “And all Americans should benefit from the clean energy economy— especially those who have been left out and left behind for generations. “Democrats will create an environmental justice fund to make historic investments across federal agencies aimed at e...