White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info

World / Politics Oct 17, 2020

White House puts ‘politicals’ at CDC to try to control info

The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence. The ...

White House kills CDC plan to extend ban on cruise ships

World Oct 2, 2020

White House kills CDC plan to extend ban on cruise ships

by Sheila Kaplan

The White House has blocked a new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep cruise ships docked until mid-February, a step that would have displeased the politically powerful tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida. The current "no sail” ...

Business Feb 14, 2020

LabCorp begins work on developing coronavirus test

LabCorp said on Thursday it has begun work on developing its own test for the coronavirus that has killed over 1,300 in China. Since late January, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has rushed to distribute the agency's testing kits to allow states ...