Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations
Openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, President DonaldTrump has predicted that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronaviruscould be ready as early as next month and in mass distribution soon after.
Thecomments undermined the director of the Centres for Disease Control andPrevention’s (CDC) projections for a longer time frame.
Mr Trump alsodisagreed with Dr Robert Redfield about the effectiveness of protective masks— which the president recommends but almost never wears — and said he wouldtelephone Dr Redfield to tell him so.
Comedian Michael Spicer has said the incompetence of politicians in recentyears handed him his career “with a little bow on top”. Spicer shot to fame in2019 with his satirical sketches about a political adviser speaking in the earof public figures as their interviews, using real-life footage, invariablyfall apart. However, the 42-year-old from Kent has said he could retire thecharacter if politics changes direction, starting with Donald Trump losing theUS election in November.
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Donald Trump's nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seathas praised the justice as someone who "not only broke glass ceilings, shesmashed them". Amy Coney Barrett, speaking at the White House after beingintroduced by Mr Trump, said she would "be mindful of who came before me"."Justice Ginsburg began her career at a time when women were not welcome inthe legal profession," Ms Coney Barrett said. "But she not only broke glassceilings, she smashed them. For that, she has won the admiration of womenacross the country and indeed all over the world."
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[NFA] President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and she pledged to become a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia - another milestone in Trump's rightward shift of the top U.S. judicial body. Colette Luke has the latest.
The nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Thursday he believes “there's good enough data to say that aerosol transmission does occur.” This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should get tested if they've been exposed to COVID-19, even if they have no symptoms. Which reverses guidance posted last month, at odds with the agency's scientists, according to the New York Times. Caroline Malone reports.
[NFA] Speaking at a Senate hearing on U.S. response to the coronavirus, Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said "face masks are the most important, powerful public health tool we have" to protect people from COVID-19 -- perhaps even more so than a vaccine.
U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Wednesday at least 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine could be distributed in by the end of 2020, contradicting U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, who Trump dismissed as confused.
The CDC recently launched a study found about 1 in 6 students have enough behavioral or emotional symptoms and impairments to be diagnosed with a childhood mental disorder. Story: https://bit.ly/2RTPVpF
Over the weekend, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 can be airborne. Days later, Gizmodo reports the public health agency took it back. The new language on the CDC's website was released Friday, saying COVID-19 could be transmitted by respiratory droplets and through the air. But by Monday afternoon, the CDC removed the new language, claiming it was a draft version that was posted in error.