Category: Politics

As Coronavirus Spread, Reports of Trump Administration’s Private Briefings Fueled Stock Sell-Off

Mr. Callanan described the Hoover briefings in a lengthy email he wrote to David Tepper, the founder of the well-known hedge fund Appaloosa Management, and one of his senior lieutenants about the level of concern among American officials over the spread of the virus domestically. According to Mr. Callanan’s message to Appaloosa, a Hoover health care fellow and former official of Stanford’s medical school informed him that San Francisco’s decision to declare a state of emergency when thousands of people were self-quarantining in the Bay Area was a sign that the government there foresaw a serious crisis. Read More: nytimes.com

As Coronavirus Spread, Reports of Trump Administration’s Private Briefings Fueled Stock Sell-Off

Mr. Callanan described the Hoover briefings in a lengthy email he wrote to David Tepper, the founder of the well-known hedge fund Appaloosa Management, and one of his senior lieutenants about the level of concern among American officials over the spread of the virus domestically. According to Mr. Callanan’s message to Appaloosa, a Hoover health care fellow and former official of Stanford’s medical school informed him that San Francisco’s decision to declare a state of emergency when thousands of people were self-quarantining in the Bay Area was a sign that the government there foresaw a serious crisis. Read More: nytimes.com

‘#RadicalRight’

THE PARANOID STYLE IN AMERICAN POLITICS REVISITED: AN IDEOLOGICAL ASYMMETRY IN CONSPIRATORIAL THINKING: The relationship between ideology and conspiratorial thinking was mediated by a strong distrust of officialdom and paranoid ideation, both of which were higher among conservatives, consistent with Hofstadter’s account of the paranoid style in American politics. We reach two major conclusions: The association between political conservatism and general conspiratorial thinking is linear, positive, robust, and replicable; and the association between conservatism and conspiratorial thinking is fully mediated by distrust of officialdom and paranoid ideation. Read More: onlinelibrary.wiley.com

Trump COVID-19 treatment was tested with cells derived from abortion

The company confirmed to the MIT Technology Review that its testing involved using cells that were originally obtained from a fetus aborted in the 1970s, though those cells were not used to make the treatment. As the MIT Technology Review noted, the people picking Trump’s treatment were likely unaware of the specifics of how it was tested, given that using supplies of cells originally derived from aborted tissue is so common across the industry that it is not necessarily clearly disclosed as part of the drug-making process. Read More: businessinsider.com

How McKinsey Is Making $100 Million Advising on the Government’s Bumbling Coronavirus Response

In the middle of March, as the coronavirus pandemic was shutting down the country, McKinsey & Co., the giant management consulting firm, saw opportunity. In the absence of such a clearinghouse, McKinsey has something state, city and federal government agencies need, and access to government data has formed a core part of McKinsey’s COVID-19 pitch. Read More: propublica.org

Vote Early!

40 states allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd. Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election. Read More: earlyvoting.com