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Posts published in July 2020

White House to impose visa restrictions on Huawei workers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Travel ban represents the latest escalation in Washington’s dispute with Beijing Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Primrose Riordan in Hong Kong  The Trump administration will impose visa restrictions on some employees of Huawei and other Chinese companies who have been accused of enabling human rights abuses.Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, said the US…

FBI Crossfire Hurricane unit watched Trump the day he took oath of office

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Rowan Scarborough FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his FBI Crossfire Hurricane unit were focused on the White House during President Trump’s inauguration celebration, so much so that the “angry” agent complained he was kept out of the loop on a bureau counter-intelligence briefing there. Mr. Strzok, who would later be fired for his anti-Trump messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page,…

C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fallout from the agency’s failed rollout of national coronavirus kits two months ago continues to haunt U.S. efforts to combat the spread of the highly infectious virus. By Sheila Kaplan Sloppy laboratory practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused contamination that rendered the nation’s first coronavirus tests ineffective,…

Coronavirus update: Florida labs not reporting negative test results, report says

Reading Time: 3 minutes Fox 35 News ran an investigation of the figures, contacting local locations listed in the state’s report By Kayla Rivas Incomplete reporting from some Florida laboratories resulted in errors on the state’s report on virus positivity rates, according to a Fox 35 News report. “Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every…

Epstein was ‘Pinocchio’ with ‘Gepetto’ Ghislaine pulling the strings, accuser says

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Laura Italiano Ghislaine Maxwell was far worse than Jeffrey Epstein when it came to abusing young women and girls, according to their most outspoken accuser — in fact, she was “Gepetto” to his “Pinocchio.” “She was pulling the strings,” Virginia Roberts Giuffre told “CBS This Morning”of Maxwell on Thursday, calling Maxwell…

Trump Adminsitration Bypasses CDC on Collection of Coronavirus Hospital Data

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As 64,000 new U.S. coronavirus cases were reported Tuesday and states struggled to control the spread of the virus, the Trump Administration stripped the country’s leading public health agency of the ability to collect hospitalization data on…