Donald Trump said the United States “soon” would be able to test 5m people a day for coronavirus

Donald Trump said the United States “soon” would be able to test 5m people a day for coronavirus, and claimed his administration has done an “incredible job” dealing with the coronavirus outbreak in New York state despite at least 17,600 deaths there. “We’re going to be there very soon. … We’re really doing … a great job on testing,” the president told reporters following an event at the White House, which replaced his daily evening Covid-19 briefing. Making another bold claim, he predicted testing guidance he announced on Monday evening will allow his administration to “increase it by much more … Continue reading Donald Trump said the United States “soon” would be able to test 5m people a day for coronavirus

Fourteen vaccination campaigns that would have covered more than 13 million people have been postponed because of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Fourteen vaccination campaigns that would have covered more than 13 million people have been postponed because of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has said. In his opening remarks to today’s coronavirus press conference, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said vaccination drives against polio, measles, cholera, human papillomavirus, yellow fever and meningitis had not gone ahead. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters the daily press briefings are expected to resume later this week, but likely with a facelift. “They might have a new look to them, a new focus to them,” … Continue reading Fourteen vaccination campaigns that would have covered more than 13 million people have been postponed because of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus

America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus if it is allowed to ravage Africa, a WHO expert has warned.  Director of the World Health Organisations’s Center on Public Health and Human Rights, Professor Lawrence Gostin warned that if Covid-19 gets ‘out of control’ in African countries, Europe and the US could see second, third and even fourth waves of the illness. The CDC reported its tally of Covid-19 cases as of 4pm ET (9pm BST) on 14 April, compared with its count a day earlier. The figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by … Continue reading America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus

Explosive new documents show the US government knew a weather map used by Donald Trump was doctored

Explosive new documents show the US government knew a weather map used by Donald Trump was doctored, despite publicly defending the president’s false claims about a hurricane striking Alabama. In September last year, Mr Trump repeatedly claimed wrongly that Alabama would “most likely” be struck by Hurricane Dorian, a category five storm which devastated the Bahamas. The group, all believed to be aged under 12, were riding their bikes to get ice cream when a four-wheel-drive is alleged to have ploughed into them. Four of the children died at the scene, and the fifth, a 10-year-old-boy, is in hospital with … Continue reading Explosive new documents show the US government knew a weather map used by Donald Trump was doctored