Day: May 6, 2020

Working out Nancy Pelosi: She ‘Knows Exactly What Her Leverage Is’

Working out Nancy Pelosi: She ‘Knows Exactly What Her Leverage Is’

DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in today for Terry Gross. When U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was first elected to Congress, there wasn’t a women’s bathroom near the House floor, and it would be several years before women were allowed to wear pants in the chamber. Things have changed since…

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Minorities have elevated chances for “execrable outcomes” as US reopens: Frail CDC director

Minorities have elevated chances for “execrable outcomes” as US reopens: Frail CDC director

Dr. Richard Besser says the pandemic is far from over in the United States. May 6, 2020, 7:25 PM7 min read Dr. Richard Besser, the former acting director of the​ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during part of the first term of the Obama administration, said that he worries as states continue their push…

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A prime US scientist who used to be pushed out of his job says he used to be ‘pressured to let politics and cronyism force decisions’ within the nation’s coronavirus response

A prime US scientist who used to be pushed out of his job says he used to be ‘pressured to let politics and cronyism force decisions’ within the nation’s coronavirus response

Rick Bright, one of the leading US vaccine scientists, said he was abruptly ousted from his post as the head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) last month for sticking to science, and refusing to tout “unproven” coronavirus treatments. Bright is now asking for his job back, while also accusing federal public health…

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