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U.S. Axed CDC Expert Job in China Months Before Virus Outbreak
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927315

Mar 23rd, 2020 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist embedded in China's disease control agency, left her post in July, according to ...

U.S. Axed CDC Expert Job in China Months Before Virus Outbreak
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/927315

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist embedded in China's disease control agency, left her post in July, according to ...

Fauci Says Threats to His Personal Security 'Secondary' to Curbing Coronavirus
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927992

Apr 2nd, 2020 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The infectious diseases expert at the forefront of the U.S. fight against the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday downplayed reports that his personal security was being threatened, saying he felt safe and was focused on doing his job. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has faced growing threats to h...

Whistleblower Warns of 'Darkest Winter' if US Doesn't Plan Against Coronavirus
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930525

May 14th, 2020 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A whistleblower who says he was removed from his government post for raising concerns about coronavirus preparedness told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the United States could face "the darkest winter" of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic. Hours after President Donald Trump railed against him on Twitter, whist...

White House invites Wall Street executives for coronavirus meeting - source
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-wallst/white-house-invites-wall-street-executives-for-coronavirus-meeting-source-idUSKBN20W2O0

Mar 9th, 2020 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has invited top Wall Street executives to meet at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the coronavirus, a person familiar with the plan said on Monday as stocks dropped amid concerns over the growing outbreak. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because plans were still being finalized, could not say which c...

Trump says 'China-centric' WHO 'really blew it' on coronavirus
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-who/trump-says-who-is-china-centric-really-blew-it-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P2E1

Apr 8th, 2020 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticised the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak and saying he would put a hold on U.S. funding for the agency. “The W.H.O. really blew it,” Trump said in a Twitter post. “For some reason, funded largely b...

Vice President Pence to brief U.S. lawmakers on coronavirus
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pence/vice-president-pence-to-brief-u-s-lawmakers-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P23A

Apr 7th, 2020 - FILE PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to brief Congress on the nation’s coronavirus outbreak in conference calls on Wednesday and Thursday, his spokeswoman said. Pence wil...

Trump says 'China-centric' WHO 'really blew it' on coronavirus
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-who/trump-says-china-centric-who-really-blew-it-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P2E1

Apr 8th, 2020 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticised the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak and saying he would put a hold on U.S. funding for the agency. “The W.H.O. really blew it,” Trump said in a Twitter post. “For some reason, funded largely b...

CDC Chief Warns 2nd COVID-19 Wave May Be Worse, Arriving With Flu Season
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/929171

Apr 22nd, 2020 - (Reuters) - A second wave of the coronavirus is expected to hit the United States next winter and could strike much harder than the first because it would likely arrive at the start of influenza season, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday. "There's a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more...

CDC Chief Warns 2nd COVID-19 Wave May Be Worse, Arriving With Flu Season
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/929171

(Reuters) - A second wave of the coronavirus is expected to hit the United States next winter and could strike much harder than the first because it would likely arrive at the start of influenza season, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday. "There's a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more...

Most Americans cannot or will not use COVID-19 contact tracing apps: poll
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tech-tracing/most-americans-cannot-or-will-not-use-covid-19-contact-tracing-apps-poll-idUSKBN22B2TO

Apr 29th, 2020 - FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing masks walk in front of shuttered buildings as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than half of all Americans either do not own smartphones or would not use apps backed by Alphabet Inc’s G...