Trump plans to announce FDA authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19

Trump plans to announce FDA authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19

President Donald Trump plans to announce that the Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors as a treatment for sick patients, according to the Washington Post. Trump publicly pressured the agency last week to speed the development of drugs and vaccines. Preliminary research suggests that the plasma, which … Read more

NYC to sell tax debts of delinquent home-owners amid pandemic

NYC to sell tax debts of delinquent home-owners amid pandemic

A new state bill would block the de Blasio administration from selling overdue taxes owed by delinquent property owners for debt collection or foreclosure amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city Finance Department postponed a lien sale scheduled for May on the outstanding taxes, citing the COVID-19 outbreak. But the city … Read more

Trump pushes for COVID-19 treatments, claims slowdown at FDA

Trump pushes for COVID-19 treatments, claims slowdown at FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for breakthroughs in treatments for the coronavirus, White House officials suggested Sunday there were politically motivated delays by the Food and Drug Administration in approving a vaccine and therapeutics for the disease. The accusations, the latest assault from President Donald Trump’s team on the so-called “deep state” bureaucracy, were presented without … Read more