6 takeaways from Anthony Fauci’s Senate testimony, from vaccine timelines to second waves

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Fauci began with a warning on the dangers of reopening the country prematurely. This morning the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee convened, with masked officials on Capitol Hill and remote video calls from witnesses, in a high-profile hearing on plans to restart the U.S. economy post-COVID-19. Four leading government doctors testified, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has emerged as an icon of national guidance during the pandemic. Read Full Story

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4 sobering takeaways from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Senate testimony

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Fauci’s latest testimony on the U.S. COVID-19 response was not especially encouraging. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, voicing his concerns about what could happen if the United States doesn’t step up its COVID-19 response. Here are the biggest takeaways: Read Full Story

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How to watch the Democratic National Convention live on CNN, MSNBC without cable, or free online

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The 2020 Democratic National Convention is streaming live online, and you can watch on your computer, phone, or smart TV for free. The 2020 Democratic National Convention is happening this week. History will be made on multiple occasions as former vice president Joe Biden becomes first presidential candidate to accept a major party nomination via live stream and Senator Kamala Harris of California becomes the first woman of color to accept the vice presidential nomination from a major party. Read Full Story

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How to watch Dr. Fauci’s Senate testimony about reopening the U.S.

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The hearing with one of the most respected experts in America will be about the risks of reopening the country too soon while COVID-19 death and infections continue to surge. If there’s a single person who has become a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the point man on the Trump administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. Read Full Story

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The Democrats pulled off a brilliant psychological maneuver at the convention

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The Democratic National Convention this year was strange, but also scientifically effective. The year was 2004, when the young senator Barack Obama took the national stage for the first time at the Democratic National Convention to an eager crowd. What followed next were the most electric 17 minutes of political speaking the country had ever seen, culminating in a frenzied standing ovation. Read Full Story

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These 3 tools could help assess your risk of getting COVID-19

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David Bowen, the former health policy director for the Senate Committee on Health, advised on the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as on the SARS epidemic and other disease challenges. Here’s his advice on how technology can help us mitigate the risks of COVID-19. As the country fitfully reopens, many of the crucial decisions about risk in this pandemic move from the national to the personal. All of us face previously simple decisions that now have life-or-death consequences. Do I go out to eat? Do I visit Nana in the nursing home? Do I send my kids to school? We must answer these questions, not only individually, but also for our circle of family and friends who may have different risks. Read Full Story

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Anthony Fauci and Colin Kaepernick are getting RFK human rights awards

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Dr. Anthony Fauci and Colin Kaepernick are among the winners of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award this year. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Colin Kaepernick, a civil rights activist and professional football player, are among the winners of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award this year. Read Full Story

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Josh Hawley emboldened the Capitol mob. Now his future as Big Tech cop is in jeopardy

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The Senator has a reputation as a new kind of GOP lawmaker who understands the problems of Big Tech. But his recent behavior puts his ability to regulate the likes of Facebook and Google at risk. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley was caught by a photographer as he fist-pumped to a group of Trump rioters outside the Capitol Building Wednesday. The image, which is being shared far and wide on the internet, will commemorate Hawley’s role as a primary enabler of the sacking of the Capitol Wednesday, a deep national wound that won’t soon heal. Read Full Story

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Moderna is testing a COVID-19 vaccine on humans. This is what they’re not telling you

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Moderna reported positive Phase I testing results for its COVID-19 vaccine and will begin Phase III testing it on 30,000 humans in two weeks. News! Moderna reported positive Phase I testing results for its COVID-19 vaccine and will begin Phase III testing it on 30,000 humans in two weeks. (Separate Phase II trials are underway.) “No matter how you slice this, this is good news,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, our national bearer of bad news, told the Associated Press. Read Full Story

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