• Trump's coronavirus vaccine czar is siding with the FDA on safety standards that would make a vaccine approval unlikely if not impossible before the election

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    Dr Moncef Slaoui speaks at a White House press conference on May 15, 2020, announcing a program to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine.
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    The man in charge of the Trump administration's efforts to aid the development of coronavirus vaccines told Business Insider he supports a decision to require two months of safety data before approving any COVID-19 vaccine.
    "I do think it is appropriate to set the threshold of safety follow-up," Moncef Slaoui, the scientific head of Operation Warp Speed, said in a Tuesday morning phone interview. "It's very important."
    That...
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  • Trump's constant lying has finally caught up with him

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump at the end of the commencement ceremony on June 13, 2020 in West Point, New York.
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    When the American public has questions like, "Did the president become so incapacitated by COVID that he needed medical intervention to breathe?" the expectation is that we'll get something approximating a straight answer.
    But Trump is a fount of conspiracy theories, disinformation, and childish fantasizing, and his White House is filled with bumbling sycophants who can't keep their stories straight..
    Trump desperately wants us to believe his rosy...
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  • Trump's new coronavirus adviser hit back at Fauci and other scientists who doubt his anti-lockdown advice: 'I'm here because the country's off the rails'

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    A composite image of Dr. Scott Atlas and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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    President Donald Trump hired Dr. Scott Atlas to join the White House coronavirus task force in August, after months of Atlas appearing on Fox News and speaking out against lockdowns.
    Atlas's hiring caused a stir in the scientific community, with members questioning his qualifications to advise the president since his background is in health policy and neuroradiology, not infectious diseases.
    In a Monday interview with Business Insider, Atlas defended his medical background and called out his critics, which include Dr...
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