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After Vice President Pence stated earlier this week that the White House coronavirus task force would wind down at the end of May, President Trump came out yesterday to say that its work would continue “indefinitely.” The President said he made the decision to leave the group in place for the foreseeable future after learning on Tuesday “how popular the task force is.”
Why This Matters: This flip flop shows that for the White House, optics and headlines matter much more than public health and safety. Physicians who are on the frontlines of medicine overwhelmingly do not support the administration’s efforts to repeal Obamacare yet the President is hellbent on the politics of the rollback. It’s more evident than ever before that navigating the future and the threats of pandemics and climate change will require reliance on science and metrics–anything less than that blatantly endangers the public.
On the Menu: As meat shortages become a threat, Americans are cooking a lot more fish….even species restaurants shy away from.
What About the Wipes: Clorox CEO Benno Dorer says the company is in “catch-up mode” after seeing a 500 percent spike in demand because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that they expect to be in better shape by the summer.
The International Energy Agency stated in its annual World Energy Investment report released yesterday that the unparalleled decline in worldwide energy investment had been “staggering in both its scale and swiftness.” Investment in global energy is expected fall by $400bn this year, the biggest drop in the industry’s history As CNBC reported, the IEA “warned […]
In April, Vice President Mike Pence predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic would be over by Memorial Day weekend. We’ve just passed that milestone and in the United States nearly 100,000 Americans have lost their lives to the virus. Despite warnings from the World Health Organization that countries with declining infection rates could still face an […]
While Michigan is facing record flooding and a pandemic, protestors began giving out free haircuts outside the state’s Capitol in defiance of the governor’s stay-at-home order. In the United States, data suggests that protestors around the country have played a part in spreading COVID-19 through their risky behavior. Incidentally, as Emily Holden reported for the […]
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