Articles by Debra Heine

Trump Administration Developing New Guidelines for Next Phase in War Against COVID-19

President Trump on Thursday laid out his plan for the next phase in the war against the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 1,000 Americans and crushed the booming economy. The Trump administration issued new guidelines for state and local governments to use when making decisions about “maintaining, increasing or relaxing social distancing and other […]

Group of Republican Senators Slam the Brakes on Coronavirus Bill, Claiming ‘Massive Drafting Error’

After a deal on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package was finally struck, three Republican senators are slamming on the brakes. Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said Wednesday that they will oppose fast-tracking the emergency bill until a “massive drafting error” pertaining to unemployment benefits is fixed. The senators […]

Nevada Governor Bans Use of Promising Drug Chloroquine to Fight Coronavirus

Several days after President Trump touted the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as promising treatments for COVID-19, the governor of Nevada has signed an emergency order barring the use of the drugs to fight the disease. Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak said in a statement on Tuesday that there’s no consensus among experts that the drugs can […]

Sen. McSally Introduces Bill That Would Withhold Pay from Senators Until Coronavirus Stimulus Passes

Senator Martha McSally(R-Ariz.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would withhold pay from all senators until they pass the emergency COVID-19 relief package. “If Americans aren’t getting paid, then neither should the Senators failing to support the workers and families who need help making ends meet,” Ms. McSally said in a statement. “It is despicable […]

National Stockpile of N95 Masks Was Depleted Under Obama and Not Replenished

The shortage of N95 respirator masks in America today is the result of the Obama-Biden Administration’s failure to replenish the Strategic National Stockpile after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic depleted supplies, according to multiple reports. The H1N1 influenza outbreak in 2009 led to 274,304 hospitalizations, 12,469 deaths, and a severe shortage of masks of N95 […]

Sen. Burr Seeks Ethics Review of His Suspicious Stock Sales; Feinstein, Loeffler, Inhofe also Dumped Stocks

While denying that he did anything wrong, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Friday requested an ethics review into his decision to dump up to $1.72 million in stocks before the coronavirus pandemic sent the market into freefall. In addition to Burr, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) also made hefty […]

Photo of Trump’s Briefing Notes Show ‘Corona’ Crossed Out and Replaced With ‘Chinese’

Despite a massive media outcry, President Trump has continued to go out of his way to pin the blame for the COVID-19 pandemic on communist China. A photo of the president’s notes taken during Thursday’s press briefing with the coronavirus task force, underscores that effort. “Close up of President @realDonaldTrump notes is seen where he […]

Trump Explains Why He Says ‘China Virus’: ‘Because it Comes From China, I want to Be Accurate’

During a White House press conference Wednesday, President Trump defended his use of the term “China Virus” to describe COVID-19, telling reporters that the deadly virus comes from China and he wants to be “accurate.” The media in recent days have been focused on the president’s use of the term, declaring it racist and hurtful […]

Dr. Fauci: Testing Issues Not the Fault of Trump, Something Every President Would Have Run Into

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunologist at the forefront of the effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, said Tuesday that the blame for the slow pace of testing for the disease in the U.S. does not lie with either President Trump or really, anyone in particular. “Nobody’s […]

List: Closures, Cancellations, Restrictions, and Curfews Imposed Across U.S. to Fight Coronavirus

Public and private sector officials across the United States are taking extraordinary—and some would say draconian—measures to protect Americans from the coronavirus, ordering closures, cancellations, restrictions, curfews, and in one city, even a “shelter in place” order. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surged to over 4,000 cases Monday, with New […]