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CompAC was also concerned about the need to develop an allocation process that was seen as fair. For decades there had been reports that the famous, wealthy, or politically connected had been able to use those advantages to increase their chances of accessing potential new treatments. This benefitted those patients at the cost of disadvantaging others. CompAC sought to avoid possible sources of bias. Applications were redacted to remove the names of the patient and doctor, location, gender, race, and ethnicity. In addition, CompAC utilized age only as a last resort tie-breaker … [Read more...] about Many patients, little drugs: Who should get scarce COVID-19 treatments?
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CNN's Jeremy Diamond began a question to Trump as follows: "I'd also like to ask you about some comments you made on Friday. You were talking about governors of different states and you said, 'I want them to be appreciative.' You also said, 'if they don't treat you right, I don't call.'" After Diamond said the words "if they don't treat you right," Trump said, "But I didn't say that." When Diamond finished the sentence, Trump said "I didn't say that" once more. -- March 29 coronavirus briefing … [Read more...] about Fact check: A list of Trump’s pandemic-related false claims from March 16 through May 3