A must read. Regulatory capture is bad, and in the case of #COVID19, likely cost lives. Great reporting and a reminder that people in government must make decisions based on data not relationships. My favorite detail: A company that sometimes got 75 profit margins acted broke. https://t.co/FgApa04ioz
EXCLUSIVE: Why the Strategic National Stockpile was so ill-prepared for the pandemic. A well-connected biotech firm, Emergent BioSolutions, which now makes coronavirus vaccines, put an "extraordinary burden" on its budget.
@ChrisDHamby & I investigated.
HORRIFYING #COVID19 death curve in one of wealthiest cities in Brazil— Porto Alegre is capital of Rio Grande do Sul— with many top-notch hospitals with better rating than most US🏥. And their health system still collapsed under #P1.
Imagine now rest of 🇧🇷.
(HT @alexaguiarpoa) https://t.co/hFdNL3ym82
Woman driving on Florida interstate swerves to dodge couch that fell off truck, receives $166 ticket from troopers while lying on hospital bed after crashing for “failing to drive in a single lane.”
I am covering the @nvdems chair election today. Currently 505 people in the Zoom call.
Meeting is set to get started soon. The election is the first order of business, and me/anyone else not on the central committee are about to be smote into a waiting room so they can vote.
Wow @EvelPieLV killed it with their response to COVID (I don’t recall this patio before). Love the proliferation of outdoor dining in COVID’s wake. One positive to come out of this terrible year. #downtownlvhttps://t.co/44UJSzA6VT
For all legislators and members of congress: If the reason for your vote is because you're afraid "they" will come after you in your re-election bid, then you're not doing your job. The irony is "they' are coming after you anyway. So, #DoYourJob
GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Fox Business: "Neanderthals are hunter-gatherers, they're protectors of their family, they are resilient, they're resourceful, they tend to their own. So, I think Joe Biden needs to rethink what he is saying."
NEW: CDC director is "very concerned" that Covid cases have stopped falling.
Warning comes as states and localities are preparing to loosen some regulations on economic activity and in-person gatherings.