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Trump floats "herd mentality" coronavirus strategy — instead of immunity — and again insists the disease will disappear

"It's going to be herd-developed, and that's going to happen," President Donald Trump told an ABC News town hall on Tuesday night. President Donald Trump. Reuters/Carlos Ba.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytSep 16th, 2020

A top White House coronavirus adviser is reportedly pushing the Trump administration to adopt a controversial "herd immunity" strategy

The strategy would allow the coronavirus to spread through most of the population to build resistance. Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus br.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 31st, 2020

Key Words: Potential Biden running mate Bass says Trump administration is quietly ‘adopting a strategy of herd immunity’ for COVID-19

Rep. Karen Bass, a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, criticizes what she describes as the Trump administration’s “rush to open up the economy” following coronavirus lockdowns......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 16th, 2020

"You are not listening": Fauci tells Rand Paul that he is "alone" in vouching for herd immunity over coronavirus lockdowns

The Kentucky senator claimed that the same number of Americans would've died of COVID-19 even if states hadn't enforced any shutdown measures. Sen. Rand Paul, R.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytSep 23rd, 2020

Coronavirus update: Global cases edge toward 30 million; Trump denies playing down crisis, says U.S. will have ‘herd mentality’

The number of confirmed cases of th.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 16th, 2020

Dr. Fauci dismissed herd immunity for COVID-19, said US tactic should be to prevent as many infections as possible

Fauci said it's "not a fundamental strategy that we're using," after reports Trump's top health adviser is pushing herd immunity in the White House. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on J.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytSep 3rd, 2020

Pursuing herd immunity is a non-strategy that could cause mass death without boosting the economy. A Trump adviser may be pushing for it.

If the US were to fully pursue herd immunity without a v.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytSep 1st, 2020

Dr. Fauci asks people NOT to politicize coronavirus: ‘We’ve been through a Depression, we’ve been through a World War. We pulled together through 9/11’

The infectious-disease expert said that aiming for 100% herd immunity, instead of maintaining safety procedures and waiting for a vaccine in early 2021, would have dire consequences......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 16th, 2020

Coronavirus herd immunity may be "unachievable" because antibodies disappear after a few weeks in some people

Joan Valls/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto via Getty Images A major new study in one of Europe's worst affected countries for the coronavirus finds no evidence of widespread immunity to the virus developing. Just 5% of Spaniards were detected .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 7th, 2020

New research suggests coronavirus disproportionately impacts African Americans — but why?

President Trump said last month that black Americans were ‘getting hit very, very hard’ by the disease......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 23rd, 2020

Key Words: Coronavirus will ‘magically’ disappear by November, Eric Trump says

The pandemic is all part of the Democrats’ “very cognizant strategy” to take down Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 election, according to Eric Trump, who laid out his case on Fox News over the weekend......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 17th, 2020

Trump says the UK"s coronavirus plan for "herd immunity" would have been "catastrophic" and caused "a lot of death"

Getty The UK's original plan to deal with the coron.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 1st, 2020

More Americans could die from coronavirus than those killed in battle during Civil War, White House projection shows

Associated Press President Donald Trump and his leadi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 31st, 2020

Coronavirus has killed over 1,000 Americans. How do you choose between saving the U.S. economy and sparing lives?

President Trump warns of ‘suicides,’ and Bill Gates talks of ‘pile of bodies,’ but they’ve both touched upon an economic term known as the Identifiable Victim Effect......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 26th, 2020

Dr. Fauci said he would never call coronavirus the "Chinese virus," which Trump insists on doing

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta President Donald Trump has repeatedly referred to the novel coronavirus as the "Chinese virus."  Anthony Fauci, the US's top expert on infectious disease, on Sunday said he'd never use this phrase to describe the viru.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 23rd, 2020

An infectious disease expert explains why herd immunity probably won"t work in the fight against coronavirus

Reuters Herd immunity occurs when enough of a population is immune to a pathoge.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 20th, 2020

An infectious disease expert explains how we"ll achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus and why we"re not there yet

Reuters Herd immunity occurs when enough of a population is immune to a pathogen that it prevents its further sprea.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 20th, 2020

Explainer: What is herd immunity and will it affect the pandemic?

The outbreak of disease caused by the new coronavirus has raised questions about a phenomenon known as "herd immunity" and whether it might play a role in how the pandemic progresses......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 19th, 2020

UK"s Coronavirus Strategy: Just Let It Happen And Hope For Herd Immunity

UK's Coronavirus Strategy: Just Let It Happen And Hope For Herd Immunity The British government's str.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 14th, 2020

The CDC is warning travelers about visiting 5 countries because of the coronavirus. Here"s the US government"s guidance for Americans.

REUTERS/Remo Casilli The US State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued travel notices for countries affected by the novel coronavirus. As of Wednesday, the coronavirus had killed at least 2,760 people and i.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 28th, 2020