Friday, January 28, 2022

Alexander Nazaryan

Pandemic tensions deepen in Florida as DeSantis digs in

The Omicron wave appears to have crested in Florida, but you wouldn’t know it from the acrimonious battles Florida politicians have been fighting over the pandemic. Gov. Ron DeSantis this week lashed out at Washington, and Democratic lawmakers protested...

Fauci challenges Fox News vaccine falsehoods: 'The facts are stunningly obvious'

WASHINGTON — The top public health authorities in the Biden administration denounced misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines following an anti-vaccine rally in Washington, D.C., over the weekend and a falsehood-laden segment on Fox News on Tuesday night that has...

DeSantis demands COVID treatments deemed ineffective by FDA

WASHINGTON — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is charging that the White House is withholding a COVID-19 treatment that could save lives in a state that has already lost 64,000 to the pandemic, even though medical experts have deemed the...

The school mask wars come to northern Virginia

Virginia’s new Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin, is taking the debate over mask mandates in schools to the Washington suburbs that are home to much of the capital’s power elite. In doing so, he gives new life to an issue...

Schools open, and so does a political wedge for Republicans

WASHINGTON — School closures dropped markedly over the long weekend, as the Omicron-fueled coronavirus surge appears to have abated in many parts of the nation. Still, thousands of schools remain closed, prolonging a complex crisis that continues to pose...

Doctors defend Fauci from Republican attacks 'motivated by partisan politics'

COVID-19 updates. View the latest news.WASHINGTON — Dozens of the nation’s leading medical experts have come to the defense of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who earlier this week complained during a tense Senate hearing that Republican attacks on his credibility...

'We're all frustrated': Biden addresses COVID-exhausted nation

COVID-19 updates. View the latest news.WASHINGTON — A weary-sounding President Biden used his Thursday remarks on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic to charge unvaccinated Americans with needlessly prolonging a public health crisis now entering its third year.“It’s...

Omicron much weaker coronavirus variant than Delta, new study says — but some still urge caution

COVID-19 updates. View the latest news.WASHINGTON — The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is much less likely to cause hospitalization and death than the earlier Delta variant, a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

CDC director debunks viral falsehood about COVID deaths

WASHINGTON — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, used an appearance before a Senate committee on Tuesday to counter misinformation about coronavirus deaths. The falsehood has been spreading since an interview she gave...

Fauci accuses Rand Paul of playing politics with pandemic, fomenting violence

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Dr. Anthony Fauci sparred once more during a congressional hearing on the coronavirus pandemic, with Fauci bluntly accusing Paul of fomenting attacks against him that are dangerous, falsehood-laden and politically motivated.Paul is...

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