Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that saving lives must be the priority while battling Covid-19. The nation’s top infectious disease expert explained that the public’s health had to come first.
A Republican senator is urging Donald Trump to wear a mask because of the ongoing threat from the Coronavirus pandemic. Lamar Alexander wants to end partisan debate on the issue.
The Tennessee senator, who is chairman of the Senate Health Committee, said on Tuesday that he suggested wearing a mask to the President.
Sarah Sanders believes more people might have died from Coronavirus if someone else was president. The former White House Press Secretary praised Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic.
Sanders spoke to Fox News on Tuesday morning and compared President Trump favorably to a hypothetical alternative leader.
The Governor of South Dakota has said there will be no social distancing at an upcoming Independence Day event. She also said masks will not be required at the celebration.
President Donald Trump is due to attend the event marking America’s independence at Mount Rushmore on 3 July. Republican Governor Kristi Noem told Fox News on Monday there would be no social distancing requirements.
Barack Obama is reportedly not happy with Donald Trump for using the terms “kung flu” and “China virus” to refer to Covid-19. The former president made the comments at a fundraiser.
Joe Biden has called the President “bizarre” for his failure to act on Coronavirus. The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate also pointed to his warnings about a pandemic in January.
Donald Trump will not follow new rules in New Jersey designed to fight the Coronavirus. The White House has confirmed the President will travel to the state as planned this weekend.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy introduced new measures that require visitors to self-quarantine if they’ve recently been in states with major Coronavirus outbreaks.
Marco Rubio has bluntly suggested that people should be wearing masks to help stop the spread of Covid-19. The Republican’s suggestion comes as his home state is recording more cases.
The Florida senator spoke to reporters after a lunch featuring Vice President Mike Pence. Many of the journalists were wearing masks. Rubio mentioned assisted living facilities (ALFS).
Donald Trump is not happy with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s high approval ratings. Polls have consistently shown the health expert enjoys more public confidence than the President.
On a day when Fauci is testifying on Capitol Hill, Trump took to Twitter to complain about the head of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases getting too much credit.
Nancy Pelosi will require members of the House of Representatives who attend committee meetings to wear masks. Her decision follows new guidance from Congress’ attending physician.
The move would make it mandatory for congressmen and women to wear a mask in committee. Some Republicans have resisted wearing masks at all, setting up a political spat.
Critics have rounded on Texas Governor Greg Abbott for singling out young people as Coronavirus cases in the state rise. Abbott scolded the under-30s for not taking the virus seriously.
“We are beginning to see for the month of June an increase in the number of people testing positive who are in the age group the 20s, meaning between the age of 20 and 29,” the Republican said.
Donald Trump has lashed out at the media amid concerns that his political rallies could contribute to the spread of Covid-19. The President took to Twitter to defend his campaign events.
“The Far Left Fake News Media, which had no Covid problem with the Rioters & Looters destroying Democrat run cities, is trying to Covid Shame us on our big Rallies,” Trump wrote.
Donald Trump addressed the Coronavirus death toll on Thursday by gently criticizing China for the disease. The President’s seemed more concerned with Twitter this morning.
“We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000,” Trump tweeted.
Dr. Anthony Fauci believes a second wave of Coronavirus later this year could be avoided if the country stays the course. This marks a change in his views since last month.
The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN on Wednesday that the U.S. might not see a second wave which was previously widely expected.
France has banned the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Coronavirus. President Donald Trump heavily promoted the drug and even claimed he was taking it.
The French health ministry revoked a decree allowing the country’s hospitals to prescribe hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 patients on Wednesday following reports about its dangers.
Joe Biden’s campaign claimed the Trump administration is inept on Friday. The criticism comes as Vice President Mike Pence prepares to visit the state of Georgia.
The former vice president’s campaign issued a statement from Senior Advisor Symone Sanders bemoaning Pence’s attempt at “damage control.”
Donald Trump’s bizarre tweets could be the product of hallucinations, according to Senator Amy Klobuchar. She was responding to comments he made about her.
President Trump tweeted about the Democratic senator on Wednesday. He repeated the false claim that the Democratic Party made her drop out of the presidential primaries.
Donald Trump has a legal responsibility to wear a face covering when he visits Michigan on Tuesday, according to the state’s attorney general. The President has not worn a mask in public yet.
Michigan AG Dana Nessel wrote a letter to President Trump on Wednesday telling him he had to wear a face covering during his visit to Ford car plant this week.
Donald Trump has claimed Nancy Pelosi has psychological problems in response to her saying he was obese. His comments on Tuesday were the latest in a tit-for-tat between the two.
The President responded to a question about Pelosi’s remarks by first batting it away. But he then turned on the Speaker of the House, saying she must have problems with her mind.
Senator Ben Sasse should apologize to a high school graduating class after suggesting they were fat and lazy. That’s the view of at least one member of the school board.
The Republican addressed the students from his former school, Fremont high in Nebraska, as part of their graduation. Sasse used the virtual address to attack China and even the graduates themselves.