Sen. Kamala Harris said she would not take a coronavirus vaccine based on President Trump’s word alone.
“If Donald Trump tells us that we should take it, I’m not taking it,” the Democratic vice-presidential nominee said during Wednesday’s debate.
Vice President Mike Pence slammed his opponent’s remarks and told the California senator to “stop playing politics with people’s lives.”
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Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris said on Wednesday that she would be “first in line” for a coronavirus vaccine — so long as it’s backed by American scientists, not only by President Donald Trump.
“If the public-health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should
Shortly after returning to the White House last night, Donald Trump tweeted out a triumphant video in which he urges Americans not to let the coronavirus “dominate your life,” because “we have the best medicines in the world.”
That was true of Trump’s stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, during which doctors threw the kitchen sink of COVID-19 medicines at him while he relaxed, knowing his bills would be covered. Of course, keeping presidents healthy, and restoring them to good health when they’re sick, is in America’s national interest. But Trump’s comments on his experience might give people the false impression that most Americans would get the same quality of care he has received, which is simply not true. For the average person hospitalized for the virus, specialized treatment for COVID-19 would be less immediately accessible, less comprehensive, and much more expensive.
IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to improve Americans’ mental health which has been harmed by prolonged lockdowns.
President Trump signed an Executive Order to address the negative impact of prolonged shutdowns on mental and behavioral health and increase suicide prevention efforts.
The President is establishing a cabinet-level working group to assess the mental health needs of the most vulnerable, including the elderly, minorities, children, veterans, and people with disabilities.
The order also focuses on providing grant funding to support mental health treatment services including telehealth, peer-to-peer, and safe in-person therapeutic services.
The Trump Administration is also working to award contracts and grants to community organizations which provide
U.S. one-hundred dollar banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Hong Kong on April 15, 2019.
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The dollar clung to familiar ranges on Monday as financial markets awaited news on the health of U.S. President Donald Trump, who last week tested positive for the coronavirus, sending investors into safe-haven assets.
Risk-sensitive markets such as stocks rallied in early Asian trade after Trump made a surprise appearance outside his hospital with an impromptu motorcade.
But with Trump’s medical status still unclear, the dollar index remained little changed against a basket of six major currencies, last sitting at 93.738.
“With not a lot of major economic indicators released this week, the focus all comes down to Trump’s illness,” said Daisuke Uno, chief strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Bank.
“There is a welter of information about the severity of his condition, and that is making it difficult
New Delhi: US President Donald Trump’s health condition was much worse than what was revealed to the public, Reuters reported White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as saying. Meadows added that Trump was recommended to to go to a hospital only after his blood oxygen level dipped and he had fever. Notably, the President is currently battling with the Coronavirus infection. “I can tell you this the biggest thing we see is with no fever now, and with him doing really well with his oxygen saturation levels,” Meadows told Fox host Jeanine Pirro. “Yesterday morning we were really concerned by that. He had a fever, and his oxygen level had dropped rapidly. Yet in typical style, this president was up and walking around.” Earlier in the day, Donald Trump shared a video message on Twitter amid speculation over
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Friday touted President Trump’s new executive order aimed at protecting preexisting conditions in health care.
“It’s trying primarily to make sure any insurance company if they got someone covered that they can’t increase the premiums and essentially price that person out of coverage just because they happen to get sick or have a preexisting condition,” Mr. Meadows said on CBS’ “This Morning.”
“It’s the official policy of President Trump to make sure that any legislation, whether it’s new legislation moving forward, whether it’s executive orders or whatever else, that preexisting [conditions] will always be protected,” he added.
Currently, the Trump administration is supporting a lawsuit trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which included protections for those with preexisitng conditions that made it difficult or more expensive to find coverage.
In 2017, as part of the tax code overhaul, Congress zeroed out
President Donald Trump, who has long promised a “beautiful” and “phenomenal” health care plan, announced a series of largely meaningless actions on Thursday during a speech in North Carolina that effectively served as a campaign event.
The most tangible proposal Trump unveiled was a vow to send $200 prescription drug discount cards to 33 million Medicare beneficiaries “in the coming weeks.” However, the President said the $6.6 billion outlay needed to fund this program would have to come from savings from his “most favored nations” drug pricing proposal, which he announced on Sept. 13, and which experts say would be close to impossible to implement before the November election.
The Trump Administration recently tried and failed to convince the pharmaceutical industry to fund a similar plan, according to the New York Times. It’s unclear if the version announced Thursday will see a different fate.