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.”
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.
Violent extremists and conspiracy theorists found their tribune in Donald Trump.
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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“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.
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.
Michael Specter’s audiobook biography shapes the story of Anthony Fauci into a stirring, and very American, morality play.
Cornell University researchers analyzing 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the “infodemic.”
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.
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.
The career of the coronavirus so far is, in Darwinian terms, a great success story.
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.
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.
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.
A silver-bullet vaccine is far from guaranteed. But it’s also not the only way out of the pandemic.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly changed its recommendations, saying people without Covid-19 symptoms should not get tested.
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.
Researchers in South Korea found that roughly 30 percent of those infected never develop symptoms yet probably spread the virus.
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.
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.”
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.
The president lamented that his poll numbers were lower than those of his top science advisers. “It can only be my personality,” he said.
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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“It’s not a lack of trust. It’s a legitimacy crisis.”
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.”
An interview with the man who has an important message for you, if he can get it out.
What could possibly go wrong?
Americans are getting sick and dying while Trump plays a political game.
The president grew agitated as he was fact-checked on polling, race relations and the coronavirus response by Chris Wallace of Fox News.
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.
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.
Getting other people sick isn’t an “individual choice.”
Anthony Fauci’s at the pool, but Donald Trump’s in deep.
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.
An article by Peter Navarro, a top Trump aide, prompted disavowals from the White House and, now, a mea culpa from USA Today.
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.
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.
The visit underscored a reality for both the president and his most prominent coronavirus adviser: They are stuck with each other.
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.
A reader calls on the infectious disease expert to speak up and to resign from the president’s task force.
This is not complicated, folks.
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.
The Covid-19 story, told in lies
But that trust may be tested in the months ahead.