Trump: COVID-19 task force not dismantling, just refocusing – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — One day after saying that the White House COVID-19 task force would be winding down, President Donald Trump said Wednesday it would continue indefinitely but focus more on rebooting the economy. Trump’s reversal comes as deaths and infection rates outside of New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus, are rising even as states move to lift their lockdowns. […]

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U.S. states build stockpiles of malaria drug touted by Trump

State and local governments across the United States have obtained more than 30 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Trump to treat patients with the new coronavirus, despite warnings from doctors that more research is needed. At least 22 states and Washington, D.C. secured shipments of the drug, hydroxychloroquine, according to information compiled from state and federal […]

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely blames governors for coronavirus test – The Denver Post

EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is wrongly casting blame on governors and the Obama administration for shortages in coronavirus testing and declaring victory over what he calls relatively low death rates in the U.S. That’s too soon to tell. A look at his claims over the weekend, […]

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Trump Said He Won't Wear a Mask in Public, Despite New CDC Guidelines

Following weeks of uncertainty as to whether face masks are a sensible safety measure in the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now published new guidelines on cloth masks based on several studies into how COVID-19 is transmitted. The CDC is now officially recommending “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures […]

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Trump says “life and death” at stake in following guidelines amid coronavirus – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Public health officials stressed Tuesday that the number could be less if people across the […]

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Could Trump’s plan for lowering prescription drug prices work?

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Interested in Donald Trump? President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling out ideas ranging from posting drug prices on television […]

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Trump administration announces plan to cut drug prices

(HealthDay)—In an effort to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations, according to a proposal announced Oct. 25 by the Trump administration. The move would cut costs for Medicare and save beneficiaries millions of dollars, according to an article in The New York Times. […]

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