Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said on Sunday it was "too early to tell" if it would be safe for people to attend August's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
President Donald Trump says he is encouraging mail voting in Florida whileopposing it being rolled out nationwide, because the state has "a greatRepublican governor" and is "so well run". This comes only days after Mr Trumpthreatened to sue Nevada over a new vote-by-mail law. Mr Trump compares thesystem in Nevada to that in Florida, a critical swing state which he claims ismuch better prepared for mail-in voting.
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U.S. Representative Roger Marshall won the Kansas Republican primary for the Senate on Tuesday, defeating anti-immigration firebrand Kris Kobach with the help of the party establishment, which feared Kobach would hurt Republican chances in the fall. Ryan Brooks reports.
The Food and Drug Administration is allowing the continued use of a COVID-19 test for people who show no symptoms of the novel coronavirus. According to Gizmodo, the FDA on Friday reissued an emergency use authorization for a test, which is produced by LabCorp. The authorization allows asymptomatic individuals who do not have symptoms and have no reason to believe they may be infected get tested.
Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE said on Monday two of their experimental coronavirus vaccines received 'fast track' designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speeding up the regulatory review process. Jillian Kitchener has more.
Gilead is the pharmaceutical company behind a drug that’s been approved for COVID emergencies. The FDA officially announced the medicine could be used in treating COVID-19 patients. Gilead has now announced the drug will cost $3,120 per typical treatment course for insured individuals. Research has indicated the drug could cut the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. It could shorten satsy by several days, reports Gizmodo.
The United States will take action in coming days on the popular short-video app TikTok and other Chinese apps, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday, but gave no other details.
China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. Ciara Lee reports
On the Fourth of July, Kanye West announced he's running for president in 2020. Business Insider says West has enjoyed a friendship with President Trump. They complimented each other in the press until Trump ran for President. West didn't vote in 2016 - but says if he voted it would have been for Trump. In April 2018, West sent out a series of tweets expressing admiration for Trump. West called Trump his "brother" and they both have "dragon energy.