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Infectious Disease Expert Explains Why White House Coronavirus Testing ‘Not Smart’ At All

Infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm on Wednesday criticized the White House’s coronavirus testing protocol, saying it was not an example of smart testing and likening it to giving squirt guns to Secret Service agents to protect President Donald Trump. Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, […]

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Infectious Disease Expert Dismisses McEnany’s ‘Preposterous’ Coronavirus Testing Claim

An infectious disease expert has roundly dismissed White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s claim that widespread testing for the coronavirus is unnecessary in order to safely reopen the country. McEnany on Wednesday said the “notion that everyone needs to be tested is just simply nonsensical.” Dr. Kent Sepkowitz, a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and […]

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Infectious Disease Expert Spells Out Why Donald Trump’s Rally Plan Is ‘Not A Good Idea’

Infectious disease expert Dr. Harvey Fineberg on Wednesday explained why President Donald Trump’s stated hope to hold “massive” campaign rallies in the “not-too-distant-future” ― amid the coronavirus pandemic ― is “not a good idea.” Trump earlier in the day said he was unable to imagine a rally “where you have every fourth seat full” due to social […]

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Infectious Disease Expert: FDA Has ‘All But Given Up’ Oversight On Antibody Testing

The Food and Drug Administration has “all but given up” its oversight responsibility on coronavirus antibody tests, one the country’s top infectious disease experts said Sunday. “We have the wild, wild West for testing right now,” Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, […]

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Infectious Disease Expert Makes Chilling Prediction About States Reopening Amid Pandemic

Infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm warned that the states starting to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic “will pay a big price later on.” Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday that states like Georgia, Colorado and others that are easing […]

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Languages affected differently by brain disease

There are differences in the way English and Italian speakers are affected by dementia-related language problems, a small study suggests. While English speakers had trouble pronouncing words, Italian speakers came out with shorter, simpler sentences. The findings could help ensure accurate diagnoses for people from different cultures, the researchers said. Diagnostic criteria are often based […]