2020-05-14 ProPublica - A Trump Official Tried to Fast-Track Funding for His Friend’s Unproven COVID-19 “Treatment,” Whistleblower Says
Whistleblowing virologist Rick Bright says that his Trump-appointed boss tried to fast-track funding for a friend’s coronavirus treatment, and that he was reassigned for insisting that funding be reserved for “safe and scientifically vetted solutions.”

2020-05-13 CNBC - Ousted HHS official warns pandemic could get far worse: ’2020 will be the darkest winter in modern history’ without coordinated coronavirus plan
Ousted HHS official warns pandemic could get far worse: ’2020 will be the darkest winter in modern history’ without coordinated coronavirus plan

2020-05-10 Vox - The US was offered millions of masks in January. The Trump administration turned the offer down.
A Texas medical supply company told the federal government it could make 1.7 million N95 masks for the US per week — but no order came.

2020-05-08 AP - AP Exclusive: Docs show top WH officials buried CDC report

2020-04-27 - Live from WHO Headquarters - COVID-19 daily press briefing 27 April 2020

2020-04-24 Reckitt Benckiser - Improper use of Disinfectants

2020-04-24 Bloomberg - Lysol, Dettol Maker Warns Against Using Disinfectants Inside Body

2020-04-24 AP News - FDA warns of risks with Trump-promoted malaria drug

2020-04-24 New York Times - Trump Muses About Light as Remedy, but Also Disinfectant, Which Is Dangerous

2020-04-24 Bloomberg - Drugs Touted by Trump Trigger FDA Warning Over Heart Risk

2020-04-24 AP News - Don’t inject disinfectant: Blunt pushback on Trump musing

2020-04-24 FDA - FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems

2020-04-23 AP News - Probe sought in Trump administration’s ouster of scientist

2020-04-22 Bloomberg - McConnell Says He Favors Letting States Declare Bankruptcy
- Senate leader says his party opposes bailout of state pensions
- Hits ‘pause button’ on any additional pandemic aid to states

202-04-22 Reuters - U.S. official says he was ousted for urging caution on Trump-touted coronavirus drug

2020-04-22 New York Times - Fox News Stars Trumpeted a Malaria Drug, Until They Didn’t - Laura Ingraham called hydroxychloroquine “a game changer.” But after a month of coverage, she stopped discussing the drug on the air. - By M. Grynbaum

2020-04-21 Reuters - Drug championed by Trump for coronavirus shows no benefit, possible harm in study awaiting validation

2020-04-16 New York Times - W.H.O., Now Trump’s Scapegoat, Warned About Coronavirus Early and Often

2020-04-16 Reuters - Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

2020-04-15 - China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

2020-04-14 South China Morning Post - Beijing tried to use the coronavirus crisis to enhance its global standing. It’s not working

2020-04-13 Washington Post - How false hope spread about hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19 — and the consequences that followed - Elyse Samuels and Meg Kelly

2020-04-13 New York Times - Putin’s Long War Against American Science

2020-04-13 The New York Times - Trump’s Role in the Death Toll

2020-04-12 Coronavirus: Bill Gates interview @BBC Breakfast - BBC

2020-04-11 The Guardian - China clamping down on coronavirus research, deleted pages suggest

2020-04-11 New York Times - He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus
An examination reveals the president was warned about the potential for a pandemic but that internal divisions, lack of planning and his faith in his own instincts led to a halting response.

2020-04-11 New York Times - Five Takeaways on What Trump Knew as the Virus Spread

2020-04-11 New York Times - The ‘Red Dawn’ Emails: 8 Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to the Coronavirus

Talking Coronavirus with Medical Professionals & Politicians | The Daily Social Distancing Show

Watch CNBC's full interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on past pandemic warnings

2020-04-09 New York Times - Trump Urges Coronavirus Patients to Take Unproven Drug

2020-04-07 The Atlantic - This Is Trump’s Fault

2020-04-06 New York Times - Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic

2020-04-06 Los Angeles Times - Trump administration is battling coronavirus without a war room

2020-04-05 New York Times - Ignoring Expert Opinion, Trump Again Promotes Use of Hydroxychloroquine

2020-04-05 New York Times - Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll

2020-04-04 New York Times - A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low

2020-04-04 The Guardian - Trump tells Americans to take unproven malaria drug to prevent Covid-19

2020-04-03 Trump vs Trump on Coronavirus: the US President's changing tone in just a few weeks

2020-04-03 Covid-19: how bad will it be for the economy? | The Economist

2020-03-28 The Guardian - Seven of Donald Trump's most misleading coronavirus claims

2020-03-28 New York Times - The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

2020-03-28 The Guardian - The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

How New Orleans Became the New Hot Spot for Coronavirus Cases | TODAY

2020-03-27 New York Times - Analyzing the Patterns in Trump’s Falsehoods About Coronavirus

2020-03-26 South China Morning Post - Europe’s coronavirus lockdown nightmare

2020-03-25 How we must respond to the coronavirus pandemic | Bill Gates

To slow the spread of #COVID19, many countries introduced "lockdown" measures. But on their own, these measures will not extinguish epidemics. We call on all countries to use this time to attack the #coronavirus.
You've created a 2nd window of opportunity. pic.twitter.com/jupcsdYnWm

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 25, 2020

2020-03-24 Washington Post - Coronavirus mutation rate is good for vaccine development

2020-03-24 Reuters - United States could become coronavirus epicenter: WHO

2020-03-23 New York Times - How South Korea Flattened the Curve

2020-03-22 Reuters - U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak

2020-03-20 From ‘hoax’ to pandemic: Trump’s shifting rhetoric on coronavirus

2020-03-19 New York Times - Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded

Coronavirus outbreak: Miami spring breakers vow to keep partying amid pandemic

2020-03-17 New York Times - U.S. Lags in Coronavirus Testing After Slow Response to Outbreak

2020-03-17 CNN - Fact check: Trump tries to erase the memory of him downplaying the coronavirus

2020-03-17 - Fox Finally Takes Coronavirus Seriously

2020-03-16 - WHO calls for more coronavirus testing: 'Test, test, test'

We have a simple message for all countries fighting #COVID19: test, test, test.
The most effective way to prevent #coronavirus infections and save lives is breaking the chains of transmission. And to do that, you must test and isolate. https://t.co/cOOs5wMCZE

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 16, 2020

#COVID19: "Testing is central because that leads to early detection"

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha explains how they’ve been tackling the #CoronavirusPandemic#Marr https://t.co/AJl63Em75M pic.twitter.com/CbXjsASutD

— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 15, 2020

2020-03-16 Washington Post - How U.S. coronavirus testing stalled: Flawed tests, red tape and resistance to using the millions of tests produced by the WHO

2020-03-15 Bloomberg - South Korea Wants to Show the World How to Tackle the Coronavirus

2020-03-14 Vox - The Trump administration’s botched coronavirus response, explained

2020-03-14 Business Insider - Scientists are racing to calculate a crucial measure of the coronavirus' spread. It suggests the virus may be far more contagious than the flu.
COVID-19 seems more contagious than flu, but less than SARS. The average number of people that one person with a virus infects, based on the R0 scale

2020-03-13 Vox - Trump’s 7 worst statements on the coronavirus outbreak

Not true, @realDonaldTrump. I wrote to you more than 600 days ago demanding answers after you fired the entire White House pandemic team. https://t.co/ICbHOkyeyY pic.twitter.com/71OF9gKA3N

— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) March 13, 2020

2020-03-13 The Guardian - Why has coronavirus testing in the US been such a disaster?

Vox 2020-03-13 - How the US stacks up to other countries in confirmed coronavirus cases
Number of confirmed coronavirus cases, by days since 100th case

2020-03-13 Time - What We Can Learn From Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong About Handling Coronavirus

Let's dispel the notion that "novel coronavirus is just like the flu". Sharing this striking comparison of #Flu, #COVID19, #SARS and #MERS made by @BioRender. #COVID19 is 30x more deadly and almost 2x more contagious than the flu. We have no existing immunity to COVID19. pic.twitter.com/fdJgsSFMnB

— Prof. Akiko Iwasaki (@VirusesImmunity) March 13, 2020

2020-03-13 Business Insider - Taiwan has only 50 coronavirus cases. Its response to the crisis shows that swift action and widespread healthcare can prevent an outbreak.

"Our message to countries continues to be: you must take a comprehensive approach.

Not testing alone. Not contact tracing alone. Not quarantine alone. Not social distancing alone. Do it all"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #coronavirus

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 13, 2020

"Second, detect, protect and treat.

You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it is. Find, isolate, test and treat every case, to break the chains of #COVID19 transmission.

Every case we find and treat limits the expansion of the disease"-@DrTedros #coronavirus

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 13, 2020

"The experience of 🇨🇳, 🇰🇷, 🇸🇬 and others clearly demonstrates that aggressive testing and contact tracing, combined with social distancing measures and community mobilization, can prevent #COVID19 infections and save lives"-@DrTedros #coronavirus

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 13, 2020

2020-03-12 Forbes - COVID-19: It’s Not About Europe, It’s About Incompetence

2020-03-12 PBS - The reason U.S. COVID-19 numbers aren’t higher? Not enough tests

2020-03-12 Time - Here's How Fast the Coronavirus Could Infect Over 1 Million Americans

2020-03-12 The Guardian - Anger grows at Trump administration's coronavirus testing failures

2020-03-12 Vox - 9 charts that explain the coronavirus pandemic

2020-03-12 Business Insider - 5 times Trump and US officials downplayed coronavirus as the administration struggled to prepare for the growing pandemic

2020-03-11 Business Insider - The US decided to make its own coronavirus test, but the process was plagued by errors and delay. Here's a timeline of what went wrong.

'This is impeachment all over again': How Fox is reacting to the coronavirus outbreak

So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020

Business Insider 2020-03-09 - One chart shows how many coronavirus tests per capita have been completed in 8 countries. The US is woefully behind.
COVID-19 testing per capita. As of March 8th, the US had done less coronavirus testing per capita than most other countries with outbreaks.

2020-03-06 The Atlantic - Exclusive: The Strongest Evidence Yet That America Is Botching Coronavirus Testing

2020-03-05 The Guardian - Chinese social media censoring 'officially sanctioned facts' on coronavirus

2020-03-04 Business Insider - The flu and the new coronavirus have similar symptoms, but the coronavirus is far deadlier - here's how the 2 compare

2020-03-05 MEDPAGETODAY - Singapore: The Model for COVID-19 Response?

On 28 February, WHO raised the risk assessment for the #COVID19 outbreak internationally from “high” to “very high.”#coronavirus https://t.co/Opqi73eCdv

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 29, 2020

2020-02-28 New York Times - How Bad Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Get? Here Are 6 Key Factors

The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020

Although the total number of #COVID19 cases outside #China remains relatively low, I stressed our concern about cases with no clear epidemiological link (travel history to 🇨🇳, contact with a confirmed case) during our media briefing today.https://t.co/2NrbSDqDa3

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 21, 2020

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I must say again that the 🌍 has a window of opportunity to slow the #COVID19 outbreak & we must seize it, now. Today I told media about the massive preparedness activities @WHO & countries are engaged in.https://t.co/2xwryYLLTl

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 18, 2020

Together, we are facing #COVID19 & we must use the window of opportunity to intensify our preparedness for it.
And more than ever it’s time to let science & evidence lead policy. If we don’t, we are headed down a dark path that leads nowhere but division and disharmony. #MSC2020

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 16, 2020

In an evolving public health emergency, all countries must step up efforts to prepare for #2019nCoV’s possible arrival and do their utmost to contain it should it arrive. This means lab capacity for rapid diagnosis, contact tracing and other tools in the public health arsenal.

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 9, 2020

There’ve been some concerning instances of onward #2019nCoV spread from people with no travel history to 🇨🇳. The detection of a small number of cases may indicate more widespread transmission in other countries; in short, we may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg.

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 9, 2020

As I told media yesterday, #2019nCoV spread outside #China appears to be slow now, but could accelerate. Containment remains our objective, but all countries must use the window of opportunity created by the containment strategy to prepare for the virus’s possible arrival.

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 9, 2020

....he will be successful, especially as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone. Great discipline is taking place in China, as President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation. We are working closely with China to help!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2020

I just briefed #EB146 members again on the #2019nCoV outbreak. I thanked the countries:
- who shared #2019nCoV vital data with @WHO
- who already pledged their funds to support the outbreak
It is vital that we invest now. We have a window of opportunity to exploit now.

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 7, 2020

.@WHO doesn’t recommend limiting trade & movement.
Travel restrictions can cause more harm than good by hindering info-sharing & medical supply chains & harming economies. We urge countries & companies to make evidence-based, consistent decisions. https://t.co/ksxOV6sbDN

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) January 31, 2020

"There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with intl. travel & trade.
We call on all countries to implement decisions that are evidence-based & consistent. WHO stands ready to provide advice to any country that is considering which measures to take"-@DrTedros

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 30, 2020

"Make no mistake. This is an emergency in #China, but it has not yet become a global health emergency.

WHO’s risk assessment is that the outbreak is a very high risk in China, and a high risk regionally and globally"-@DrTedros on new #coronavirus

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 23, 2020

This is the second confirmed case of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has been detected outside of #China🇨🇳, following confirmation of a case in #Thailand 🇹🇭.
Considering global travel patterns, additional cases in other countries are likely https://t.co/HjUq9bKBRu pic.twitter.com/OL3NpF5KSp

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 16, 2020

Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020