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Chasm Grows Between Trump and Government Coronavirus Experts

Chasm Grows Between Trump and Government Coronavirus Experts

| By Aamer Madhani, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jonathan Lemire | Aug 5
In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of unity to confront the disease that was ravaging the globe.

SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make 1st Splashdown in 45 Years

SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make 1st Splashdown in 45 Years

| By Marcia Dunn | Aug 2
Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

Debate Begins for Who's First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

Debate Begins for Who's First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

| By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 2
Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it's a vexing decision.

Isaias Nears Virus-Hit Florida After Lashing the Bahamas

Isaias Nears Virus-Hit Florida After Lashing the Bahamas

| By Tamara Lush and Dánica Coto | Aug 2
Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to quell surging cases of the coronavirus across the region.

Scientists Study Coronavirus Outbreaks Among Minks in Europe

Scientists Study Coronavirus Outbreaks Among Minks in Europe

| By Aritz Parra and Mike Corder | Aug 2
Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people.

Trump Defends Doctor Who Touts Coronavirus Cure

Trump Defends Doctor Who Touts Coronavirus Cure

| Jul 29
President Donald Trump defended his decision to promote Dr. Stella Immanuel, who pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus.

Meet God's Battle Axe: Trump's New Favorite Doctor Is Also (Surprise) a Homophobe

Meet God's Battle Axe: Trump's New Favorite Doctor Is Also (Surprise) a Homophobe

| Jul 29
When asked about the new Internet sensation he helped cultivate, President Donald Trump called Dr. Stella Immanuel "impressive" for pushing hydroxychloroquine. Did you also known she's a homophobe?

Study Concludes LGBTQ Sexual Activity Down but Some Who Do Hedge the Truth

Study Concludes LGBTQ Sexual Activity Down but Some Who Do Hedge the Truth

| Jul 28
It should surprise no one that sexual activity in the LGBTQ population fell substantially since the start of the pandemic and a study from Vanderbilt University supports that conclusion.

Trump Again Pushes Unproven Drug as COVID-19 Treatment

Trump Again Pushes Unproven Drug as COVID-19 Treatment

| By Darlene Superville | Jul 28
A week after appearing to project a more serious tone about the coronavirus, Trump is back to pushing unproven claims that an anti-malaria drug is an effective treatment and challenging the credibility of the nation's leading infectious disease expert.

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine is Put to Its Biggest Test

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine is Put to Its Biggest Test

| By Lauran Neergaard, Michael Hill and Jocelyn Noveck | Jul 28
Final-stage testing of the vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., began with volunteers at numerous sites around the U.S. given either a real dose or a dummy without being told which.

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