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‘Loudmouth’ Rep. Jordan Tried To Bully Fauci — With Predictable Results

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) played to the cameras as he bullied, belittled, and attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci during a House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee hearing last Friday on the coronavirus crisis.

Jordan tried to politicize the immunologist and public health official's testimony – and tried get Fauci, who has served for decades as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to say that the federal government should shut down the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests under the guise of combatting the pandemic.

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Fauci Again Challenges White House Over False Optimism On Virus

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Dr. Anthony Fauci painted a worrying portrait of White House's coronavirus task force in a new interview with ABC News, suggesting it is sharply out of touch with the reality of the pandemic

In the interview, Fauci "was pressed to explain why, months after COVID-19 first reached U.S. soil, the U.S. government is still struggling to provide adequate testing for Americans and sufficient personal protective gear for essential workers" — and the immunologist responded, "We keep hearing when we go to these task force meetings that these (issues) are being corrected. But yet, when you go into the trenches, you still hear about that."

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Caught Smearing Fauci, White House Denies Any Role In Oppo Assault

After days of White House attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Trump administration is now claiming it "values" the expertise of its medical advisers.

Peter Navarro, Donald Trump's top trade adviser, published a scathing opinion piece in USA Today on Tuesday attacking Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

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New Reports: Economy Stalling In States That Reopened Too Hastily

Numbers of COVID-19 cases in states that rushed to reopen for business are spiking, and their economies are suffering setbacks, according to new analyses. This is exactly what economists and public health experts warned would happen if businesses reopened before the science said it was safe.

According to economists with Nomura, a financial services company, "high frequency data on service sector activity suggests businesses and consumers may already be responding to the surge in new cases," Axios reported on Monday. The same report cited a Deutsche Bank analysis that found "states with faster case growth are now underperforming economically based on measures of small business activity, restaurant bookings and consumer spending."

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