Trump back in White House after 3 days of COVID treatment

(HealthDay)—After being treated for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for three days, President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday evening. Once he was discharged from the hospital, Trump flew in the Marine One helicopter to the White House lawn. He then climbed the steps to the White House entrance, removed his face mask and […]

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White House blocks FDA’s power to regulate lab tests

(HealthDay)—The Trump administration has blocked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from regulating a wide swath of laboratory tests, including ones for the coronavirus. The new policy, which was posted Wednesday and is strongly opposed by the FDA itself, stunned health experts and laboratories because of its timing, the Washington Post reported. The change could result in unreliable coronavirus tests […]

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White House confident in coronavirus test despite false negatives – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday the White House still has confidence in a rapid COVID-19 test it has been using despite new data suggesting the test may return false negatives. The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Friday his agency has provided new guidance to the White House after data suggested that […]

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White House turns to statistical models for coronavirus forecast – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible. The public could get its first close look at the Trump administration’s own projections Tuesday at the daily briefing. High numbers of potential deaths estimated under different models have […]

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