“He just wants to get — and it’s a good idea — uniform,” Fauci said. “He’s saying, ‘Hey, folks, trust me. Everybody for 100 days.’ Now, it might be that after that, we still are going to need it.”Read more
Biden’s agenda for his first 100 days in office will, according to both those close to him and outside groups in contact with his top aides, center on two key avenues of action:
The passage of a broad economic aid package
A series of executive actions aimed at advancing his priorities where legislation is not necessary.
Containing the Covid-19 pandemic, launching an economic recovery and tackling racial inequality are his most urgent priorities, transition officials say.Read more
How the feds will dole out doses: The Trump administration will divide shipments of the coronavirus vaccine to states in December and beyond based on the size of their adult populations, rather than how many Covid-19 cases they have, Azar said.Read more
Leadership at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, beset by a Trump White House that was harshly critical of the agency coronavirus response, are anticipating the Biden transition team and the change a new administration will bring, senior health officials tell CNN.Read more
Mary Trump, the estranged niece of President Donald Trump, said on Wednesday that her uncle is in a situation he doesn’t know how to handle.
“Donald has never been in a situation he couldn’t cheat, lie, steal or buy his way out of,” she told CNN’s Don Lemon.Read more
The total number of Covid-19 cases in the US is at least 9,047,792, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US also reported more than 1,000 additional deaths Friday, bringing the US toll from the pandemic to 229,708.Read more
On Thursday night, though, the president’s eldest son pointed to a post from his Instagram account that he argued painted a more clear picture of the present state of a pandemic that has killed at least 228,000 people in the United States.
“If you look at my Instagram,” he said, “it’s gone to almost nothing.”Read more
the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has now issued a press release trumpeting Trump’s very special victory. According to that press release, Trump took “decisive actions to engage scientists.” This fast and fact-based action then led to Trump to “defeat of the disease.”Read more
“The bottom line is, Donald Trump is the worst possible president, the worst possible person, to try to lead us through this pandemic,” Biden said. “Either he just doesn’t have any idea what to do or just doesn’t care.”Read more
As Trump stood on the stage Thursday night and insisted that more of the nation needed to go back to normal and that COVID-19 was going to go away, the nation is burning. Cases aren’t just continuing to rise, it’s unclear where they will peak, or when they will go down again.Read more