Bill Maher pushes back on Fauci: 'Don't sit there in your white coat and tell me "just do what we say"'
Bill Maher is pushing back against blindly following the advice of Anthony Fauci and other doctors amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying, "Don't sit there in your white coat and tell me 'just do what we say.'""That's not a criticism of them like they're being corrupt, although there certainly is plenty of corruption in the medical establishment," the "Real Time" host said in an interview with Deadline published Friday, when asked if he believes...news.yahoo.com
Dangerous storms bring snow, ice and wind to Northeast after hitting Southeast
Officials are warning drivers to stay off the slick roads in the Northeast as a powerful winter storm makes its way up from the South. Hundreds of accidents and massive power outages are being blamed on the storm.news.yahoo.com
China's Xi rejects 'Cold War mentality,' pushes cooperation
Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and said China would send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries, while urging other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality” at a time of rising geopolitical tensions — a veiled swipe at the United States. The Chinese leader touted his country's efforts to share vaccines, fight climate change and promote development at home and abroad as he delivered the opening speech of a virtual gathering hosted by the World Economic Forum. The online event is being held in place of its annual January meeting in Davos, Switzerland, because of health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic.news.yahoo.com
Rand Paul asks if YouTube will 'kiss my ....' and apologize after CDC revises mask guidance
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul hit back at YouTube "censors" on Saturday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged that cloth masks do not work as well against the coronavirus as N95 makes.news.yahoo.com
Senator publishes Fauci's unredacted financial disclosures, accuses him of being misleading
U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., provided the forms to Fox News, which his office obtained after filing an Office of Government Ethics request with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to get Fauci’s most recent disclosure.news.yahoo.com
COVID-19 testing company reacts to SCOTUS ruling
The Supreme Court has stopped a major push requiring employees at large businesses to get vaccinated or test regularly. While the mandate has been halted, Helix Virtual Medicine says it still has high demand from businesses that choose to test (Jan. 14)news.yahoo.com
Quebec to impose tax on those who refuse COVID vaccines
Quebec, Canada is issuing a new “health contribution” tax on residents who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for non-medical reasons. Quebec Premier François Legault announced the tax this week, saying it’s a consequence for those who burden the health care system.news.yahoo.com
GOP senator plans to introduce 'Fauci Act' after clash at hearing
Republican Sen. Roger Marshall (Kan.) plans to introduce the "Fauci Act" after he clashed with infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci at a Senate hearing this week. Marshall will be introducing the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act after he said Fauci's records were not readily accessible to the public, a spokesperson for the senator told The Hill. The Fauci Act would require the Office of Government...news.yahoo.com
Stephen Colbert Mocks GOP ‘Morons’ Like Rand Paul Who Tried to Embarrass Fauci
CBSAfter breaking down just how many Americans currently have COVID-19 on The Late Show Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert said, “Of course, the big danger is that COVID has mutated into a political issue.”He spent the next several minutes covering Dr. Anthony Fauci’s heated testimony on Capitol Hill earlier in the day, during which he once again clashed with his “old nemesis” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and was caught on a hot mic calling another Republican senator a “moron.”“Get him, Fauch!” Colbert excnews.yahoo.com
Scientists believed Covid leaked from Wuhan lab - but feared debate could hurt ‘international harmony’
Leading British and US scientists thought it was likely that Covid accidentally leaked from a laboratory but were concerned that further debate would harm science in China, emails show.news.yahoo.com
Furious Fauci Tears Into Rand Paul for Inciting Threats on His Life
Greg Nash/Pool via GettyDr. Anthony Fauci slammed Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday for encouraging threats on his life by mounting vociferous public attacks “with not a shred of evidence,” telling the Kentucky Republican that he was “incorrect in almost everything you say.”Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was testifying at a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, when Paul, an ophthalmologist by training, used his alnews.yahoo.com
Fauci slams Rand Paul over personal attacks: "You are distorting everything about me"
NIAID director Anthony Fauci in a fiery exchange with Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday accused the Kentucky senator of "making a catastrophic epidemic for your political gain." Driving the news: "In usual fashion, senator, you are distorting everything about me," Fauci said, responding to repeated attacks by Paul during a hearing before the Senate's health panel on the federal response to COVID-19 variants.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for fnews.yahoo.com
Watch live: Dr. Fauci, CDC Director Dr. Walensky and other health leaders testify before Senate on U.S. omicron response
The top health leaders in the U.S. will testify before the Senate on Tuesday about the federal response to the omicron Covid variant, as new infections and hospitalizations reach pandemic highs. The Senate health committee will hear testimony from White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock. Dawn O'Connell, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the Department of Health and Human Services, is also testifying. The hearing comes as the CDC faces criticism for its public messaging on the pandemic, particularly its quarantine guidance. The CDC cut the isolation period to five days for people who have Covid, but it did not recommend people get tested before leaving isolation.cnbc.com
QAnon Star Who Said Only ‘Idiots’ Get Vax Dies of COVID
YoutubeA leading QAnon promoter who urged both her followers and strangers she passed on the street not to take the COVID vaccine died Thursday of the coronavirus, making her just the latest vaccine opponent killed by the disease.Cirsten Weldon had amassed tens of thousands of followers across right-wing social media networks by promoting the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy under the screenname “CirstenW.” She was prominent enough to become a sort of QAnon interpreter for comedian conspiracy theoristnews.yahoo.com
Biden pivots to home tests to confront omicron surge
President Joe Biden is announcing plans to deliver 500 million free COVID-19 tests to Americans, increase support for hospitals and expand the availability of vaccines to confront a winter surge of coronavirus cases driven by the fast-spreading omicron variant.
US faces a double coronavirus surge as omicron advances
The new omicron coronavirus mutant speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos, as it threatens to further stretch hospital workers already struggling with a surge of delta cases and upend holiday plans for the second year in a row.
US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler
The U.S. identified its first known case of the omicron variant Wednesday — in a vaccinated traveler returning to California from South Africa — as scientists around the world raced to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is more dangerous than the previous ones.