Don't cut corners. If you're interested in why it's so important to do exhaustive trials vaccine development, it's because, in this case, billions of people will need to take the thing. Read this CDC website about historical vaccine problems. And note that China has also started using a vaccine on members of its military. … [Read more...] about Russia claims a win in the vaccine race. But would you take a vaccine from Vladimir Putin?
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“The bad news is, it’s gonna be hard to go to 140 cities in 40 states. The good news is, I spent a lot of time in the air getting from one place to the next,” Kaine said. He estimated he did on average seven events a day during the campaign, but now that the vice-presidential pick can do them by zoom, they might be able to do 15 or 20. … [Read more...] about Biden on cusp of historic running mate announcement
11:12 a.m. AARP jumps on Trump statement about tax that funds Social Security: President Trump’s vow to defer payroll taxes by executive order for coronavirus relief and seek to “terminate the tax” if he’s re-elected, drew immediate objection from AARP, the powerful lobby and watchdog group that looks out for older Americans. Many lawmakers “agree that a payroll tax suspension raises a number of problems — including potentially for employers who will need to repay taxes they have collected from employees but have not been forwarded to the U.S. Treasury,” AARP Vice President Nancy LeaMond said in a statement. “This approach does not provide needed help to families out of work.” She added, “Social Security is more crucial than ever as Americans face the one-two punch of the coronavirus’s health and economic consequences. But, this approach exacerbates people’s already-heightened fears and concerns about their … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Outdoor manicures, massage, personal care are open again in Marin County
1:15 p.m. Newsom sidesteps question on California health officer’s resignation: Gov. Gavin Newsom declined to go into detail on what led to the Sunday resignation of Dr. Sonia Angell, the state’s top health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health. “I try not to have personnel conversation in public, I don’t know that it serves the greater good. At the end of the day, the buck stops with me. I’m accountable,” he said. Newsom added that Angell is a “real champion of racial justice and social justice,” which is why she was appointed to the job. He said he is confident in Dr. Erica Pan, who assumed the role of acting state public health officer. Pan was Alameda County’s health officer until her appointment in June as California state epidemiologist. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Breed unveils massive SF spending plan in fight against COVID-19
Don Lemon, who was one of the first prominent anchors to openly call Trump a "racist," accused the president of "contributing" to the environment that led to George Floyd's death. Lemon has also called Trump a "fraud" and a "conman" and claimed that "we are teetering on a dictatorship" after the president threatened to deploy military forces to quell violence in major cities. … [Read more...] about CNN’s Brian Stelter claims there are no anti-Trump news outlets, but his network’s coverage suggests otherwise