According to new Gallup and West Health polling, which surveyed 1,016 U.S. adults in mid-May, nine in 10 U.S. adults are “very” (55 percent) or “somewhat” (33 percent) concerned that pharmaceutical companies will exploit the pandemic and raise drug prices. Democrats were most likely to be concerned (66 percent), well ahead of independents (52 percent), and Republicans (49 percent).
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is enjoying a surge of support from those working in healthcare, receiving more than $3.8 million in donations from healthcare leaders and their employees, including pro-Biden super-PACS, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. The news comes as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to weather heavy criticism over their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump took to Twitter to declare that today “will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!” just a day after he threatened to shut down social media platforms after Twitter, his communication tool of choice, began fact-checking his tweets.
Nearly 100,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus as the crisis has intensified over the last two months, but President Donald Trump appeared to flout all criticism and attacked presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over his response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said the United States has “overreacted a little bit to coronavirus” while arguing that Americans should head back to work while wearing masks and observing social distancing guidelines.
According to a new poll of nearly 1,700 adults from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, found that 68 percent of Republicans “strongly agree” that it is harmful for the media to exaggerate the threat of the novel coronavirus. The number of Democrats, by comparison, is 34 percent.
President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post in an early morning tweet, disparaging its coverage of the government’s coronavirus response.
“We have done a great job on Ventilators, Testing, and everything else,” the president insisted. “Were left little by Obama. Over 11 million tests, and going up fast. More than all countries in the world, combined.”
Speaking to VICE, Washington Representative Pramila Jayapal (D) lambasted members of the Republican Party, saying “[they’re] basically doing everything possible to strip health care away” even in the middle of global pandemic.
President Donald Trump said health official Rick Bright is “a disgruntled employee” in remarks on Twitter this morning.
Bright, who once led the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), filed a whistleblower complaint after his warnings about the novel coronavirus at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and his criticisms about the president’s promotion of hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment resulted in his demotion.
President Donald Trump dismissed the warnings of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, saying schools should reopen even as more reports of children afflicted with possible COVID-19 related illnesses emerge.
In an op-ed for The Washington Post, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden wrote that President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic amounts to little more than “deflecting blame and dividing Americans.”
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany pushed back against criticism of the White House’s decision to block Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, from testifying before a House panel about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
President Donald Trump suggested the press treats him worse than Abraham Lincoln, the United States’ 16th president, who was assassinated shortly after the end of the American Civil War in 1865.
“I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no president has ever seen. The closest would be that gentleman right up there,” Trump said during Fox News’s virtual town hall. Pointing to the Lincoln Memorial just behind him, he added: “They always said, ‘Lincoln, nobody got treated worse than Lincoln. I believe I am treated worse.”
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has launched an ad campaign calling his response to the coronavirus pandemic an “American comeback.”
The ad characterizes the president’s ban on travel from China as effective at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus even though it’s currently killed nearly 69,000 Americans. It also includes footage of Trump praising “the greatest economy the world has ever seen” despite record numbers of unemployed people as the pandemic prompted businesses to shutter.
According to an investigative report from Buzzfeed News, an engineer that received a $69.1 million contract from the state of New York after replying to tweets from President Donald Trump never provided the ventilators.
According to a SurveyMonkey Audience poll conducted by Insider asking how much Americans trust 10 Trump administration and Democratic officials for their leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) are the most trusted leaders in the United States.
Fox News host Martha MacCallum fact-checked presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway during a live broadcast after Conway accused New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) of “lying to America” when he said he’s “been on top of” the coronavirus response from the start.
A $2 trillion stimulus package deal was agreed to on Wednesday morning, ending an impasse between political parties and the White House on a much-needed relief bill to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.