Breaking News: The FDA plans to authorize emergency use of the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir for coronavirus treatment. Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed cautious optimism about early trial results.https://t.co/ERJySqWQIm pic.twitter.com/fQEcNNyjhp
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 29, 2020
Clinical trial of remdesivir may be a turning point in coronavirus fight https://t.co/6tMxdLDM51
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) April 29, 2020
In response to a question, Pres says he's going to Arizona next week for an industry event. Also plans a stop in Ohio. Plus, he hopes to resume big political rallies before the election. "This is going away," he says of Coronavirus, "and we'll be doing a lot of things." pic.twitter.com/zivPnSq0kE
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 29, 2020
61,000 people dead so far. 1850+ today.
All he cares about is spewing delusional nonsense how the virus is magically going away imminently. Not one syllable about the pain and suffering of the families of the dead. An empty shell, a sociopath incapable of even faking empathy. https://t.co/6UwI03QVZo
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost, Noble Committee Vice Chair (@SpiroAgnewGhost) April 29, 2020
Trump seems to be downplaying the need to ramp up testing, even as his administration is trying to increase testing: "I don't know that all of that is even necessary.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 29, 2020
Health precautions take a back seat as White House pivots to the economy https://t.co/3kZrqxk5zW
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) April 29, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) April 29, 2020
Trump: "Hopefully in the not too distant future we'll have some massive rallies and people will be sitting next to each other. I can't imagine a rally where you have every 4th seat full, every six seats are empty for every one you have full. That wouldn't look too good."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 29, 2020
Tide goes in. Tide goes out. You can't explain that. https://t.co/fRWaiZKEUZ
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) April 29, 2020
Does the federal government really need to support states that didn’t help to elect the mango god king? I mean they didn’t even vote for him. https://t.co/1XvksdZCGk
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 29, 2020
For the life of me, I can't figure out why Trump keeps throwing out potential death tolls that have been or will rather predictably be reached in a few days.
Today, it's "65 or 70 or 60 or whatever the final # will be." And "So if we lose 65,000 people…"
We're at 60 already.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) April 29, 2020
Jared Kushner called 1m infections, 60k dead, a shuttered economy, 25m+ unemployed, and 3-6% drop in GDP for now with much larger likely to come "a great success story."
If our leaders refuse to see where we're failing, they can't help us get better.
— Ian Bassin (@ianbassin) April 29, 2020
Covid Scams is going to be a good book. https://t.co/MGyhucbC4g
— John Cassidy (@JohnCassidy) April 29, 2020
The Trump administration's arguments on Tuesday went into some dark and unexpected places. https://t.co/9U4Fgg0CTy
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) April 29, 2020
Trump was shown internal polls that had him losing to Biden — so dire that he berated campaign manager Brad Parscale and threatened to sue him (though it's not clear how serious the litigious president was). Quite a scoop by @jdawsey1 –> https://t.co/6S36zSBXmN
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) April 29, 2020
Only the best people in that well-oiled machine. https://t.co/Tk4rAMkq6y
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) April 29, 2020
Donald Trump does not want to be in charge of any of this. He wants to play president on TV. He doesn't want responsibility for governance in a time of crisis, and in every way he can, he's refusing to do that job, and lashing out at those who ask him to do it.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) April 29, 2020
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) said in her state, it will be considered a “voluntary quit” if an employee refuses to return to work once businesses reopen, thereby losing access to unemployment benefits.
A similar situation will soon play out in Texas. https://t.co/qGmapbLBzi
— scott immordino (@ScottImmordino) April 28, 2020
"He's not dismissing this as something unimportant. He recognizes that it's an important business… But Dr. Fauci, as usual, is saying something very reasonable and credible."
Longtime sportscaster Bob Costas responds to Dr. Fauci saying "we're not ready" for sports to return. pic.twitter.com/jFdkVItly2
— CNN (@CNN) April 29, 2020
If the White House Gift Shop is going to produce $100 COVID-19 coins, Trump can sure as hell utilize the Defense Production Act to manufacture the gloves, gowns, and masks our medical workers desperately need. https://t.co/Wr6Y1uwG0i
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 29, 2020
The White House Gift Shop is not actually affiliated w/ the White House or the government.
It was founded by the USG, but now it’s run by a guy named Anthony Giannini, who is also CEO of Strategic Systems Corporation, which develops “supercomputers for neural network mapping.” https://t.co/vmBAuuNMXe
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) April 29, 2020
BORIS IS RISEN! BREXITSHAMBLES BRITAIN
Third highest death toll in the world but too many Boris fanboys/ girls out there in media saying it’s wrong to complain or criticise… https://t.co/SuZuS50PTU
— Matthew Wright (@Matthew_Wright) April 29, 2020
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 29, 2020
“Good news at last for Britain”
Over 26,000 people are dead pic.twitter.com/S2Afo7lRSu
— Pointless Letters (@pointlesslettrs) April 29, 2020
"When a top QC finds himself up against a rather out-of-his-depth country conveyancing solicitor." PMQs via John Crace https://t.co/dmwkDhTzIB
— Bimpe Archer 🇳🇵 (@BimpeIN) April 29, 2020
“We’re the party of business”
“We’re the party of compromise”
“Remoaners! Saboteurs! Traitors!”
“We’re the party of family values”
“Aww, Boris knocked up another mistress. Super.”
“We’re the party of government”
“Boris is on holiday”
— James Dart (@JamesDart) April 29, 2020
Wetherspoons says it is planning to reopen its pubs "in or around" June https://t.co/KOGmRntgbQ
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 29, 2020
A very British crime: Pub customers hid in cupboards during raid https://t.co/NnvYUILgA3
— Ziya Meral (@Ziya_Meral) April 29, 2020
and the papers want to know whose shirts you wear 🎶 pic.twitter.com/ILvgaUFwWO
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) April 29, 2020
and just because…
He’s really annoyed at this video for the love of god do not RT it or share it widely https://t.co/Tryu4lqJDB
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) April 29, 2020
🚨 The framework for a Premier League return has been cleared by Boris Johnson’s office, including crucial plans for widespread testing of players.
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 29, 2020
Spanish health official Verónica Casado, herself a family doctor, was unable to hold back tears as she read out the names of health care workers who have died from COVID-19. https://t.co/cSH8TggpDb pic.twitter.com/A75PHb6ckP
— ABC News (@ABC) April 27, 2020
Korea now seems to think the so-called "re-infections" it found are actually just false positives. A lot of smart epidemiologists thought this was likely the case all along, so not a huge surprise, but passing this along for people who freaked out earlier.https://t.co/C3iIjxDr7S
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 29, 2020
A wake up call from Germany for those arguing to ease lock down measures https://t.co/m74Mcbzd1L
— Planet Belfast – Stay indoors ffs 🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@Planet_Belfast) April 29, 2020
There’s been some ‘excitement’ over the data used in my Irish Times article published last Wednesday. The article argued that N Ireland had a higher rate of Covid-19 mortality than the Republic and this was the outcome of different public health policy choices. /1 pic.twitter.com/QU8nXnhK69
— Mike Tomlinson (@MikeTQUB) April 29, 2020
— Colin Wrafter (@wrafter_colin) April 29, 2020