War on Science

Public Health Experts Fear Trump FDA’s Remdesivir Approval ‘Without Evidence’ of Widespread Benefits Signal Likely Premature Vaccine

Public health experts on Saturday decried the Food and Drug Administration’s “troubling” approval of a Covid-19 treatment which has not been proven to help patients who are severely ill with the disease. The FDA expanded its emergency authorization on remdesivir on Friday evening, allowing its use for all patients who are hospitalized with Covid-19. Previously, …

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As Trump Promises ‘Warp Speed’ Covid-19 Vaccine, Health Experts Caution Against Political Interference

Public health experts on Monday raised alarm over the White House’s aggressive push to rush a Covid-19 vaccine into production, an effort which critics say has been apparent since the first weeks of the pandemic. According to a New York Times report, researchers working on Operation Warp Speed, the public-private partnership established to find a vaccine …

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Pompeo Panel Pushes ‘Radical, Isolationist, Anti-Rights, Anti-Scientific, Religious Agenda’ With Human Rights Report

Human rights advocates denounced as “dangerous” a draft report released Thursday by the U.S. State Department’s controversial Commission on Unalienable Rights that paints property rights and religious liberty as “foremost among the unalienable rights that government is established to secure” while casting doubt on other liberties, including reproductive freedom. “Make no mistake: this report was …

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As Pandemic Soars in US and Brazil, Red Cross Federation Chief Slams Trump and Bolsonaro for Anti-Science Responses

The head of the Red Cross federation on Wednesday expressed grave concern about the continuing spread of the coronavirus in the Americas and criticized Brazil and U.S. government leaders for their disastrous science-rejecting responses to the pandemic thus far. Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), made …

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‘Exploitation of a Pandemic to Reshape Immigration Law’: Trump Order on Worker Visa Restrictions Sparks Outrage

President Donald Trump was accused of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to advance his administration’s anti-immigrant agenda in response to his Monday order expanding restrictions on temporary worker visas. “This is another thinly-veiled attempt to implement radical changes to our immigration system, and to limit the number of non-citizens who are able to come to the …

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Warning US Could Face ‘Darkest Winter in Modern History,’ Ousted Whistleblower Demands Science-Based Pandemic Response

Dr. Rick Bright, the vaccine expert who was reportedly ousted from his position at the Health and Human Services Department after he objected to the Trump administration’s Covid-19 response, plans to issue a grave warning Thursday when he testifies before a House committee regarding the his push for a science-based approach to the pandemic. According …

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CDC Offered Detailed Guidance on Safely Reopening Businesses. White House Said Report Would ‘Never See the Light of Day’

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told by the White House that the agency’s detailed guidance on reopening local economies would “never see the light of day,” according to an Associated Press report published Thursday.  The guidance was set to be released last Friday and provided specific advice for local officials …

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