Krugman Sums Up Trump's Handling of the Pandemic – Mostly

I love Paul Krugman. Reading his columns, even the gloomier ones, is one of the things I look forward to at the start of the day. Today’s column starts with a short blunt summary of how the Mangled Mago-face has responded to the virus: America Drank Away Its Children’s Future A brief history of the…

CNN is Confused About Trump's FDA Chief – But Not Really

Right now there are two stories, one above the other, on the interview FDA commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn gave CNN this morning: When the President's own medical advisers refuse to correct his misleading claim, the coronavirus trust gap grows and FDA commissioner refuses to defend Trump claim that 99% of Covid-19 cases are 'harmless' The…

Trump Is Buying Up the Hydroxychloroquine Supply

There’s always been something strange about Trump’s continued insistence that Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. You would think he’d mention it once or twice, then move on to something else, especially after the medical experts keep questioning the studies. Now it looks like we have an explanation for this fixation: the drug-pusher-in-chief has been buying up…

“Expert-on-everything” Kushner Behind Trump's Call to End Shelter-in-Place

Vanity Fair is reporting that one reason Trump is talking about lifting the “shelter-in-place” orders is that Kushner is advising him to: Trump’s view that he can ignore Fauci’s opinion may be influenced by advice he’s getting from Jared Kushner, whose outside-the-box efforts have often rankled those in charge of managing the crisis. According to…

Trump's and Pence's Lies About Testing, Collected

Political Wire has a link to this Bulwark tweet that shows a montage of some of the times Trump and/or Pence lied about tests being available and about the number of tests; each clip is followed by an expert correcting them. Unfortunately, I can’t get the video to embed here (some videos work, but not…

Fauci Tells Trump Again: No Quick Vaccine

Dr. Fauci. director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is once again speaking truth to power. CNN reports that Trump held a meeting today in the Cabinet Room with pharmaceutical executives at which he once again tried to say a vaccine would be coming along any day now: “I don't know…

Top Virus Expert Told to Shut Up

Anthony Fauci is the premier public health expert on viruses and their spread. He has been the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of NIH, since 1984. Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the…