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As Trump Promises 'Warp Speed' Covid-19 Vaccine, Health Experts Caution Against Political Interference
With the Trump campaign privately calling a pre-election Covid-19 vaccine "the holy grail," researchers are fearful of White House intervention in vaccine trials.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Pool/Getty Images) Views
150 Attacks on Science and Counting: Trump Administration’s Anti-Science Actions Hurt People and Communities Nationwide
Suppressed studies. Muzzled scientists. Disbanded scientific advisory committees. These are some examples of the gross violations of scientific integrity that the Trump administration has carried out during its 3½ years in power. At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we have been tracking these...
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We need to govern with facts instead of fantasy. If Trump can’t handle the job, he should get out of the way. (Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Views
Trump's Authoritarianism Is Ill-Suited to a Pandemic
Even if he’s wearing a mask now, he’s still trying to conceal data, silence experts, and block funding.
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Governor Brian Kemp (right) (Photo: Screenshot) Views
When COVID-19 Science Comes Home to Roost
We are in this moment precisely because this administration—and too many of its predecessors—have stood in the way of science.
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Resisting the reopening of schools on the basis that the White House press secretary misspoke represents a lost opportunity to actually oppose the administration’s scandalously poor handling of the coronavirus, and the dangerous, genuinely anti-science decision to force through reopening in the height of a pandemic. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
How NOT to Resist Trump: Kayleigh McEnany’s Anti-Science Comments
Yes, the White House is against science. No, McEnany didn’t say it like that.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Pompeo Panel Pushes 'Radical, Isolationist, Anti-Rights, Anti-Scientific, Religious Agenda' With Human Rights Report
"The U.S. State Department's effort to cherry-pick rights in order to deny some their human rights is a dangerous political stunt that could spark a race to the bottom by human rights-abusing governments around the world."
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) waves to supporters during the inauguration of a field hospital in Aguas Lindas, in the State of Goiais, Brazil, on June 5, 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. News
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Covid-19
The announcement comes three days after the right-wing leader was photographed without a mask with the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil.
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The President of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Francesco Rocca, speaks during a press conference on Greece-Turkey border near Kastanies, on the Greek side on March 5, 2020. News
As Pandemic Soars in US and Brazil, Red Cross Federation Chief Slams Trump and Bolsonaro for Anti-Science Responses
The remarks from International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies president Francesco Rocca for lawmakers to heed science came as Trump said the coronavirus is "going to sort of just disappear."
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President Donald Trump speaks as Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller (C) listens during a round-table discussion on border security and safe communities with State, local, and community leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on January 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
'Exploitation of a Pandemic to Reshape Immigration Law': Trump Order on Worker Visa Restrictions Sparks Outrage
"As long as the Trump administration is in office, they will continue to look for excuses to justify extending this ban."
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President Donald Trump pretends to take a Covid-19 test while holding a swab during his visit of the Puritan Medical Products facility in Guilford, Maine on June 5, 2020. Views
Trump at Tulsa as 21st Century Typhoid Mary, as Fauci Warns on Rally, Science-Bashing
Science has laws, and we can’t change them by glaring at them or shouting at them or wearing a partisan campaign button.
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