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Will Trump, Congressional Infections Boost Innovations For Covid-19 Survivors?

By MICHAEL MILLENSON When powerful politicians confront a life-threatening diagnosis, it can change policy priorities.  In addition to President Trump and a slew of top aides, five U.S. senators and 15 members of the House of Representatives have now tested positive or been presumed positive in tests for Covid-19 as of Oct. 5, according to… Read More »

Trump pushes to reopen schools, says closures will probably cause ‘more death’

President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his push for schools to reopen as fall approaches regardless of the state of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, adding that keeping schools closed “is causing death also.”  Trump called on Democrats to work with Republicans to pass the latest coronavirus relief bill, which currently includes $ 105 billion to help… Read More »

Trump instructs agencies to redirect WHO funds to other groups

The White House Office of Management and Budget has told federal agencies to reroute money for the World Health Organization to other humanitarian aid and health groups. President Trump announced last week he will halt funding to the organization, which constitutes roughly 10% of their overall budget, over the group’s response to the coronavirus. The… Read More »

Trump Promises to End AIDS and Protect Preexisting Conditions. Seriously?

For the second year in a row, President Trump mentioned HIV/AIDS and health care coverage in his State of the Union (SOTU) address. But this is the same president that The Washington Post claims “made 16,241 false or misleading claims in his first three years.” Can you believe his statements? Let’s parse his claims, with… Read More »

Canada sours on its drug system just as Trump looks to import from it

Just as the Trump administration is planning to let states import prescription drugs from Canada, the United States’s northern neighbors have grown impatient with their own high drug prices. Canada is enmeshed in a drug pricing war. Canadians are paying among the highest prices in the world for drugs, prompting lawmakers to consider a major… Read More »