Neil Barofsky, fmr. TARP Special Inspector General, on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package: “I think there's a general rule of thumb in government programs that a good 10 percent — there’s a good chance it’s going to get lost to fraud.”
.@PhilipRucker on President Trump’s comments about the World Health Organization: “At work here ... is a president who’s under siege because he didn’t take coronavirus seriously enough at the outset and he is now casting for blame."
“You don’t want to risk taking something that could make it worse or could introduce a new problem before we know for sure that it’s safe and effective,” Dr. James Hamblin says of hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19.
“There has never been more open sharing of information, ideas, reagents, etc. as there currently has been, because we’re all in this together,” Dr. Dan Barouch says of health experts working to find a vaccine for COVID-19.
The CDC is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic. https://t.co/oH88AMbxr1
"Hospitals are experiencing enormous financial strain," Dr. Megan Ranney says about how COVID-19 is impacting hospitals financially. "We're going to see a lot of clinics and hospitals shutting their doors."
“This president has been behind the curve in fighting this pandemic from the start,” @JoyAnnReid says, reacting to a report from ABC News, which states that an intelligence report warned of the COVID-19 outbreak as early as November of 2019.