In his testimony tomorrow, Rick Bright is expected to warn that the U.S. will face "unprecedented illness and fatalities" without additional preparations. "Without clear planning…2020 will be darkest winter in modern history." W/ @JDiamond1 https://t.co/iVEzwpdHzQ
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 13, 2020
BREAKING: Former vaccine chief Rick Bright files a 63-page whistleblower report blasting the Trump administration's "cronyism" and chloroquine pressure campaign. https://t.co/GchrCrb0KP
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) May 5, 2020
60 MINUTES: Dr. Rick Bright, ousted as head of BARDA, says he was removed from his job for putting “science over politics.”
He tells @NorahODonnell that he believes he was retaliated against for raising concerns about hydroxychloroquine.
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 8, 2020
So the President* needs a distraction..
This isn't complicated.
Dr. Fauci is a highly decorated scientist and doctor, a respected medical expert who spent his life leading American efforts to fight infectious diseases.
Trump is a compulsive liar who suggested we could fight COVID-19 by injecting people with bleach. https://t.co/8KnzEWR6LN
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) May 13, 2020
Trump on his call to reopen colleges: Young people are in great shape. "Now, will you have an incident, one out of a million, one out of 500,000, will something happen? Perhaps. But you know, you can be driving to school and some bad things can happen too."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 13, 2020
— nixonron (@nixonron) May 13, 2020
That will make that bloody virus think twice before attacking that shop https://t.co/F8yXBaElDo
— Ziya Meral (@Ziya_Meral) May 13, 2020
People Are Dying, the Economy Is Collapsing and Trump Wants You to Look at This Squirrel
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 13, 2020
So Trump’s big Obamagate scandal is that when Trump illegally enlisted the help of a foreign power to rig a US election, he got BUSTED.
That’s it. The scandal is he was caught by the federal government doing something illegal.
This shit is so stupid.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) May 13, 2020
The flood tide of new bots with accounts from April 2020 who are totes experts on FISA, the NSA, unmasking, and NatSec law is a gift. Really.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 13, 2020
New: Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan is asking why Michael Flynn should not be held in contempt of court for perjury, and has appointed a retired judge to look into it and argue against the DOJ's request to dismiss the Flynn case. @kpolantz reporting
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 13, 2020
Here’s partly why the zone is currently being flooded with shit – Steve Bannon
— Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) May 13, 2020
Biden 46% (+3 Since last week)
Trump 38% (-3)https://t.co/4RAs3w6UNL
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) May 13, 2020
The Lincoln Project – the prominent group of disaffected anti-trump Repubs – has launched “Republicans and Independents for Biden” – a group that intends to organize in key battleground states.
— Asma Khalid (@asmamk) May 13, 2020
I know I wrote this week about newspaper editorial boards not calling for Trump to resign, but this is much much better. Thank you Howard for doing what America's newspapers won't do. https://t.co/GhEC3ICQWe https://t.co/I1a5e7Qx6B
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) May 13, 2020
The only thing that matters…
A lot more people are going to die than previously expected.
The economy‘s going to do a lot worse than previously expected.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) May 13, 2020
Today the UK passed 60,000 #COVID19 deaths (FT). We're at 891 deaths per million pop. Compared with Germany 93, Denmark 92, Finland 51, Norway 42, Greece 15, S Korea 5, Japan 5, Australia/NZ 4, China 3, HK 0.5. https://t.co/yvxJNgEbLL pic.twitter.com/qYP5kUd4Iw
— Anthony Costello (@globalhlthtwit) May 13, 2020
Here it is, like magic, the public now portrayed as the problem for not managing to do something impossible for many low paid Londoners – get back to work but don’t use public transport https://t.co/d5J3p3VlRc
— Jessica Elgot is on maternity leave 👶🏻 (@jessicaelgot) May 13, 2020
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) May 13, 2020
‘On easily the most important issue of our time, Johnson is effectively the prime minister of England, not the UK.’ https://t.co/v0ZTirAzqs
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) May 13, 2020
Brexit will mean checks on goods crossing Irish Sea, government admits https://t.co/OTxWS7FzNN
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 13, 2020
Ok, this is great, but don’t assume this means HMG will agree to a trade deal Brexit. They probably won’t imho. https://t.co/PTBP9WLTSq
— Daniel Keohane (@KeohaneDan) May 13, 2020
UK "kick starting" trade talks with Japan, yet as always failing to consider standpoint of their counterparts. I heard from a Japanese ex-government official recently that NOONE in Japan is talking about Brexit and trade with UK any more. Other priorities. https://t.co/qa22Cc9HGk
— Pernille Rudlin/Rudlin Consulting (@pernilleru) May 13, 2020
The new coronavirus may never go away and populations around the world will have to learn to live with it, the World Health Organization warned https://t.co/XihfvYrl7k
— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 13, 2020
Lebanon, South Korea are reimposing lockdowns amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections. Germany is warning it may do this too. This is what epidemiologists have been warning about – a wave followed by a quite period followed by a wave… https://t.co/lV7wRdEWwN
— Ariana Eunjung Cha (@arianaeunjung) May 13, 2020
S Africa plans localised lockdowns as pressure mounts to reopen https://t.co/eJEwPePVIh
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) May 13, 2020
Italian doctors find link between Covid-19 and inflammatory disorder https://t.co/t9xLUBOMrG
— Guardian Science (@guardianscience) May 13, 2020
Despite 20,000+ COVID19 deaths, we find only ~5% of France infected. The lockdown, eased on Monday, reduced transmission by 80%, however R still close to 1 (~0.7) with 3-6k daily infections, leaving little room for post-lockdown increases @ScienceMagazine https://t.co/nuBpJ2iXxb pic.twitter.com/IaeVeHYiDn
— Henrik Salje (@hsalje) May 13, 2020
In Germany, the anti-lockdown protesters include anti-vaxxers, hardcore vegans, neo-Nazis, members of the Reichburger sovereign citizen movement, and politicians from the far-right Alternative for Germanyhttps://t.co/qDIwjBHGoL
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 13, 2020
— Lisa Friedman (@LFFriedman) May 13, 2020
Why in the hell would anyone open a box from around the same time as the last global pandemic? pic.twitter.com/mYiiMbGZBg
— Seamus Hughes (@SeamusHughes) May 13, 2020