U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 180,000 amid setbacks, silver linings – Washington Times

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has hit a once-unthinkable 180,000, school reopenings are a struggle and the economy is still a mess, but there is good news to be found: Daily cases are steadily [...]   “I’m saying we’re in ‘purgatory,’ meaning hospital admissions not accelerating as before but still a screaming high …

Will Trump Pressure the FDA to Approve an Unsafe Covid-19 Vaccine?

    On Saturday, President Donald Trump fired off one of his most deranged, conspiratorial, and flat-out terrifying tweets since he took office — which at this point is really saying something. “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the …

The tweet represents a new target in the president’s ongoing attacks on administration scientists – The Washington Post

Trump on Saturday accused the Food and Drug Administration of being part of the "deep state" and said regulators were holding up vaccines and treatments. ++++ “All I can say is that for vaccines, what the President wrote on Twitter this morning is not true,” Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine …

White House focus on oleandrin treatment for coronavirus would be ‘nonsense,’ experts say | Health | oanow.com

Is the White House about to promote a new, unproven and sketchy coronavirus treatment?   Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the school of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, agreed. "It should be added to the growing list of compounds that are tested in laboratory animals. That's it," Hotez told Cooper. "The likelihood that …

Peter Hotez: Why Experts Should Embrace Science Communication

Citing the rise of the anti-vaccine movement, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, explains the role scientists can play in building trust and literacy by engaging the public. "We've lost our interest in engaging the public." Citing the rise of the anti-vaccine movement, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, explains the role scientists can play in building trust and …

US Mission brings American speakers on Covid-19 – Pakistan – Business Recorder

KARACHI: Esteemed American scientist and global health advocate Dr Peter Hotez will share his insights with Pakistani audiences as part of the US Mission Pakistan's Covid speakers series. In collaboration with Dow University of Health Sciences, all are welcome to attend Dr Hotez's webinar "Preventing the Next Pandemic: A Discussion on Poverty, Social Determinants, and …