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Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »

Trump takes Regeneron’s experimental antibodies hours after COVID-19 diagnosis

In a bombshell development Thursday, President Donald J. Trump tested positive for COVID-19, sending shockwaves through the country with just weeks until Election Day. One unanswered question was how the president’s physicians would navigate an uncertain treatment course—and an unproven antibody cocktail from Regeneron is now in the spotlight. Trump’s personal doctor confirmed Friday that the… Read More »

Trump to announce $750 million deal with Abbott for at least 150 million rapid coronavirus tests

President Donald Trump plans to announce Thursday the purchase of 150 million rapid Covid-19 tests as part of a $ 750 million agreement with Abbott Laboratories, a White House official confirmed.  Trump plans to use his speech at the Republican National Convention to announce the deal, the official said. “This is a major development that… Read More »

Trump says U.S. ‘in the process’ of crafting coronavirus strategy that has ‘developed as we go along’

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus response news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 21, 2020. Leah Millis | Reuters President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration is “in the process of developing a strategy” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, adding that that plan of action has “developed as… Read More »

Trump admin seeks relaxed grandfathered ACA health plan rules that up out-of-pocket costs

Dive Brief: The Trump administration proposed a rule Friday to allow some group health plans grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act to raise out-of-pocket costs for enrollees but still allow them to have health savings accounts. Such plans must not discriminate against enrollees with pre-existing conditions, but are exempt from many other ACA regulations. If… Read More »