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Trump’s Stalinist Approach to Science

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Lately I’ve found myself thinking about Trofim Lysenko. Who? Lysenko was a Soviet agronomist who decided that modern genetics was all wrong, indeed contrary to...
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In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.

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In a stunning declaration of authority, Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, this week barred the nation’s health agencies, including...
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When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

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Americans are desperate to know when a coronavirus vaccine will be available to finally curb the pandemic that has already taken nearly 200,000 lives in...
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Vaccine Makers Keep Safety Details Quiet, Alarming Scientists

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The morning after the world learned that a closely watched clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine had been halted last week over safety concerns, the...
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Trump Pressed for a Plasma Treatment. Officials Worry, Is a Vaccine Next?

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WASHINGTON — It was the third week of August, the Republican National Convention was days away, and President Trump was impatient. White House officials were...
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The Towering Lies of President Trump

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President Trump’s taped admission to Bob Woodward that he deliberately misled Americans about the danger of the coronavirus makes him morally culpable in the ensuing...
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Trump, the Coronavirus Vaccine’s Worst Hype Man

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President Trump has become so shameless about subverting the public interest to his political self-interest that Big Pharma — not generally regarded as the most...
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Pharma Companies Plan Joint Pledge on Vaccine Safety

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ImageA volunteer received an injection in July as part of a study of a possible Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and...