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Fauci Defends Actions Regarding COVID Research at House Hearing

Dr. Anthony Fauci, former top U.S. infectious disease expert, appeared before a House subcommittee investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. He faced questions and criticism from Republicans regarding the handling of U.S.-funded research in China and allegations of a cover-up. Fauci denied any wrongdoing, citing insufficient evidence for a lab leak theory and maintaining confidence in the natural origins hypothesis. The hearing also discussed the suspension of funding to EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based virus research organization, and examined discrepancies in the handling of internal communications within Fauci's former agency.

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Alison Winters

2 weeks ago

It's almost like the Republican-led investigation is trying to find a scapegoat for their own poor handling of the pandemic. Maybe they should focus on actually helping people instead of throwing mud at Fauci.




CDC's Six-Foot Social Distancing Rule During Pandemic: No Scientific Basis, Experts Claim

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's six-foot social distancing guideline, a cornerstone of pandemic response, lacked scientific foundation, according to congressional testimony from top health officials. Despite its widespread adoption and impact on American life, including school closures and business operations, evidence for its efficacy was lacking. Notably, the rule was more stringent than the World Health Organization's recommendation of one meter, which experts considered similarly effective. Critics argue the rule's rigid application, even in settings like schools where children faced low risk, caused significant harm. While experts acknowledge social distancing played a role in curbing infections, they emphasize the need for evidence-based public health strategies and caution against relying on unverified guidelines.

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Trump Hush Money Trial: Closing Arguments Delivered, Jury Deliberations Begin

Closing arguments have been delivered in the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump. The prosecution argued that Trump engaged in a conspiracy to cover up potentially damaging information during the 2016 presidential campaign, while the defense attacked the credibility of key witness Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney. The jury is expected to begin deliberations and could reach a verdict as early as Tuesday. The case revolves around allegations that Trump and his allies made hush money payments to a porn actress and a Playboy model to silence them about affairs they claim to have had with Trump. The charges against Trump stem from the recording and reporting of these payments as legal expenses, which prosecutors allege was a fraudulent scheme. The defense maintains Trump was unaware of the details of the payments and that Cohen acted independently. The trial has garnered significant public attention and is the first of four criminal prosecutions against Trump to reach court.

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