Trump Pushes Coronavirus Death Toll Estimate to 100,000 as Task Force Projections Trend Higher | Health News
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Trump Pushes Coronavirus Death Toll Estimate to 100,000 as Task Force Projections Trend Higher | Health News

The coronavirus is threatening to take the lives of up to 100,000 Americans, President Donald Trump said over the weekend. The number is a jump from the president’s recent estimates of 60,000-70,000 deaths. However, the U.S. has already reached 67,000 deaths and 1.1 million cases without major signs of significant slowing. “Look, we’re going to […]

Jim Carrey Predicts Donald Trump's 'Next Medical Breakthrough' With New Political Cartoon
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Jim Carrey Predicts Donald Trump’s ‘Next Medical Breakthrough’ With New Political Cartoon

President Donald Trump’s penchant for hyping unproven ― and sometimes downright dangerous ― treatments for the coronavirus gave actor Jim Carrey the inspiration for his latest critical cartoon. Trump last week pondered injecting people with disinfectant during a daily White House task force briefing. He later walked back the comments, claiming he was just being sarcastic. That […]

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 60,000, Trump Orders Meat Plants to Open Over Shortage Concerns | Health News
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U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 60,000, Trump Orders Meat Plants to Open Over Shortage Concerns | Health News

As the U.S. nears 60,000 deaths from the coronavirus, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order declaring meat processing plants “critical infrastructure” to try to keep them open and stave off shortages. Closures of meat processing plants following outbreaks of the virus “threaten the continued functioning of the national meat and poultry supply chain, […]

FDA Says Drugs Touted by Trump to Treat Coronavirus Could Have Life-Threatening Side Effects | Health News
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FDA Says Drugs Touted by Trump to Treat Coronavirus Could Have Life-Threatening Side Effects | Health News

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that drugs touted by President Donald Trump for their potential effectiveness in treating the coronavirus could have life-threatening side effects. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are approved to treat malaria, but they “have not been proven safe or effective for treating COVID-19,” the FDA said. However, the agency has […]

Georgia Poised to Partially Reopen From Coronavirus Lockdown as U.S. Death Toll Nears 50,000 | Health News
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Georgia Poised to Partially Reopen From Coronavirus Lockdown as U.S. Death Toll Nears 50,000 | Health News

Georgia officials moved ahead with plans to allow salons, gyms, bowling alleys and other businesses to resume operations amid criticism of the decision. A model by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington suggests Georgia should not start reopening until June 22. The state reports nearly 22,000 cases of the […]

Professor Murphy said disinfectants could be "quite toxic".
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Australia’s top doctor advises against injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus, as suggested by Donald Trump – Politics

Updated April 24, 2020 16:47:52 Usually straitlaced and solemn in his delivery of up-to-the-minute health advice, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer stifled giggles when asked about US President Donald Trump’s latest suggested treatments for coronavirus. Key points: Donald Trump suggested injecting disinfectant to cure coronavirus Brendan Murphy has warned against the method The United States has […]

Top Vaccine Expert Claims He Was Ousted for Resisting Trump on Drug, as U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 47,000 | Health News
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Top Vaccine Expert Claims He Was Ousted for Resisting Trump on Drug, as U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 47,000 | Health News

As the U.S. approaches 843,000 coronavirus cases and 47,000 deaths, a top health official is claiming he was removed from his job for pushing back against a drug President Donald Trump has advocated for to treat COVID-19. Rick Bright, the former director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development […]