Trump Attacks Fauci Over Coronavirus

With two weeks remaining in his re-election campaign, President Trump made the coronavirus his message and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci his foil, dismissing scientific advisers as “these idiots.”

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A Viral Theory Cited by Health Officials Draws Fire From Scientists

A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.

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Donald Trump’s Support of Extremism and Conspiracy Theories

Violent extremists and conspiracy theorists found their tribune in Donald Trump.

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Could Trump Still Spread the Coronavirus? Probably Not, Experts Say

While questions have surrounded the timing and severity of the president’s illness, health experts said he was unlikely to infect people at Thursday’s town hall event on NBC.

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Trump’s Big (Risky?) Return

Fauci says Trump is “asking for trouble” by resuming rallies: This is your morning tip sheet.

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Votes and Vitality in Mind, Trump Addresses Rally in Florida

“I feel so powerful,” the president said in a 65-minute speech. His voice sounded hoarse, but he claimed he was fully recovered and therefore immune to the coronavirus.

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Trump Claims in Interview That He Is ‘Medication Free’

The president said on Fox that he went to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last Friday because he “didn’t feel strong,” but he denied that he had experienced any trouble breathing.

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In ‘Fauci,’ a Doctor Whose Work and Mission Have Been Shaped by Politics

Michael Specter’s audiobook biography shapes the story of Anthony Fauci into a stirring, and very American, morality play.

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Study Finds ‘Single Largest Driver’ of Coronavirus Misinformation: Trump

Cornell University researchers analyzing 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the “infodemic.”

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Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims

The C.D.C. and leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that as many as 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable to infection.

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N.I.H. Official Departs After Anonymous Posts Attacking Public Health Leaders

A managing editor of the right-wing website RedState appeared to attack Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and spread misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic while working for Dr. Fauci’s agency.

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The Pandemic, from the Coronavirus’s Perspective

The career of the coronavirus so far is, in Darwinian terms, a great success story.

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A College Football Conference Can Choose Players Over Profits for a Change

The Big Ten’s reversal on playing college football this fall puts young players at risk for our entertainment. The Pac-12 should resist pressure and continue to stand down.

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Fauci Says It Could Be a Year Before Theater Without Masks Feels Normal

Dr. Anthony Fauci said a vaccine would need to exist for nearly a year before people might feel comfortable returning to theaters unmasked, which he said would likely be mid- to late 2021.

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Covering Ebola Didn’t Prepare Me for This: I Volunteered for the Covid-19 Vaccine Trial

George Washington University Hospital invited me to participate in Moderna’s vaccine trial because I am triple-risk: a Black woman, a Type 1 diabetic and asthmatic.

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What if We Have to Wait Years for a Coronavirus Vaccine?

A silver-bullet vaccine is far from guaranteed. But it’s also not the only way out of the pandemic.

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U.S. Will Revive Global Virus-Hunting Effort Ended Last Year

A federal agency is resurrecting a version of Predict, a scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans. Joe Biden has also vowed to fund the effort.

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Top U.S. Officials Told C.D.C. to Soften Coronavirus Testing Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly changed its recommendations, saying people without Covid-19 symptoms should not get tested.

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Can Los Angeles Schools Test 700,000 Students and 75,000 Employees? That’s the Plan

Classes will start remotely. But the nation’s second-largest school district has perhaps the most ambitious plan to test students and employees for the coronavirus.

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Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts

Researchers in South Korea found that roughly 30 percent of those infected never develop symptoms yet probably spread the virus.

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Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project

Operation Warp Speed has moved along at a rapid clip. But some people involved in the approval process fear pressure to deliver an October surprise for President Trump.

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Trump’s Coronavirus Testing Chief Concedes a Lag in Test Results

With the reopening plans of schools and businesses hinging on rapid test results, the Trump administration’s testing czar says a two- to three-day turnaround “is not possible.”

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The Tanned Man Has a Green Monster

Dr. Fauci is now in danger of being lumped into Trump’s envelope of envy, the same place in which he has placed Barack Obama.

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Trump Complains: ‘Nobody Likes Me,’ Abruptly Ends Coronavirus Briefing

The president lamented that his poll numbers were lower than those of his top science advisers. “It can only be my personality,” he said.

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Trump Announced, Then Canceled, a Yankees Pitch. Both Came as a Surprise.

The president’s announcement that he would pitch at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 15 startled the team’s officials, who had not scheduled such an event.

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A.O.C.’s Powerful Rebuke to Sexism in Congress

Readers praise the congresswoman for standing up to verbal abuse by Representative Ted Yoho. Also: Dr. Fauci’s advice; how to think about renaming; President Trump and Vladimir Putin.

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Will We Trust Health Experts When the Coronavirus Crisis Is Over?

“It’s not a lack of trust. It’s a legitimacy crisis.”

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Trump, in a Shift, Endorses Masks and Says Virus Will Get Worse

Rather than just “embers” of the disease, as he has repeatedly characterized recent outbreaks afflicting much of the country, President Trump conceded that there were now “big fires.”

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Anthony Fauci Is Not an Alarmist. He Is a Realist.

An interview with the man who has an important message for you, if he can get it out.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump, Unleashed

What could possibly go wrong?

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Where Is the Outrage?

Americans are getting sick and dying while Trump plays a political game.

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Trump Leans Into False Virus Claims in Chris Wallace Interview

The president grew agitated as he was fact-checked on polling, race relations and the coronavirus response by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

President Trump and his top aides sharply shifted their pandemic strategy in mid-April after seizing on optimistic data suggesting the virus would disappear, a Times investigation found.

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Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus

The roots of the nation’s current inability to control the pandemic can be traced to mid-April, when the White House embraced overly rosy projections to proclaim victory and move on.

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With the Coronavirus Pandemic, Republicans Are Flunking Microbe Economics

Getting other people sick isn’t an “individual choice.”

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Anthony Fauci Versus Donald Trump

Anthony Fauci’s at the pool, but Donald Trump’s in deep.

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Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business

As the Trump White House attacks the government’s top infectious disease expert, “What’s happening to Dr. Fauci?” has become an urgent topic in Washington and in science and medical circles.

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USA Today, After Fracas, Says Op-Ed Attacking Fauci Fell Short of Standards

An article by Peter Navarro, a top Trump aide, prompted disavowals from the White House and, now, a mea culpa from USA Today.

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This Time, the White House Disavows a Fauci Critic

The criticism voiced by Peter Navarro, President Trump’s top trade adviser, in an op-ed is “Peter’s alone,” Alyssa Farah, a White House spokeswoman, wrote on Twitter.

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Aide Posts Cartoon Mocking Fauci as White House Denies Undermining Him

Dan Scavino, one of the president’s closest advisers, shared the cartoon by Ben Garrison, an alt-right artist who has been criticized for anti-Semitic imagery.

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Fauci Back at the White House, a Day After Trump Aides Tried to Undermine Him

The visit underscored a reality for both the president and his most prominent coronavirus adviser: They are stuck with each other.

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Trump Aides Undercut Fauci as He Speaks Up on Virus Concerns

Administration officials moved to treat the nation’s top infectious disease expert as if he were a warring political rival, releasing a list of what they said were questionable statements he had made.

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It’s Time, Dr. Fauci

A reader calls on the infectious disease expert to speak up and to resign from the president’s task force.

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Seriously, Just Wear Your Mask

This is not complicated, folks.

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Fauci Says US Could Reach 100,000 Coronavirus Cases a Day

The government’s top infectious disease expert told a Senate panel that bars needed to be closed, and the Fed chairman cautioned that “a full recovery is unlikely” until safety is restored.

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World War C

The Covid-19 story, told in lies

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fauci-anthony-s, #masks, #trump-donald-j

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