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Trump Appointee On Leave After Facebook Livestream Rant Liked Sending Nastygrams To CDC
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CDC reverses guidance on COVID-19 testing, again
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HHS spokesman takes leave after Facebook rant
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Accentuate The Positive: How Trump Administration Meddled With CDC's COVID-19 Reports
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Gottlieb says HHS move to centralize control "makes no sense"Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar signed a new order this month reserving the power to sign new rules to the secretary alone.
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2nd senior U.S. official visits Taiwan, irking Beijing even moreMonths after HHS secretary visited the island claimed by China, another top official is there as the Trump admin seeks to "deepen this bilateral relationship."
Health Official to Take Leave of Absence After He Attacked Federal ScientistsMichael R. Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, and his science adviser will be leaving the Department of Health and Human Services after both criticized the C.D.C.
Trump Health Official Apologizes for Facebook OutburstMichael R. Caputo, the head of communications at the Department of Health and Human Services, apologized to the health secretary and his staff and is considering a medical leave.
Michael Caputo's comments about scientists and conspiracies raise concernsMichael Caputo, the head of communications for the Department of Health and Human Services, spoke in a Facebook video about his mental state and floated the idea that government scientists are plotting..
HHS spokesman says he recieved death threat during Facebook broadcastDuring the session, Caputo said scientists "haven't gotten out of their sweatpants except for meetings at coffee shops" to plot "how they're going to attack Donald Trump next."
House Dems launch probe into political interference in CDC reportsMichael Caputo, the Department of Health and Human Services' spokesman, said efforts to review the reports aimed to combat "ulterior deep state motives in the bowels of CDC."
Political Appointees Meddled in C.D.C.’s ‘Holiest of the Holy’ Health ReportsTrump loyalists at the Health and Human Services Department have been exerting influence on the Centers for Disease Control’s weekly reports on all disease outbreaks, the coronavirus and beyond.
Transgender People Face New Legal Fight After Supreme Court VictoryThough the Supreme Court embraced a broad definition of sex in June, the Department of Health and Human Services pressed ahead with changes that narrowed the definition of sex in the Affordable Care..
Alex Azar says vaccine timeline "has nothing to do with elections"The HHS secretary says politics will not be the determining factor in the distribution of a vaccine.
Trump Administration Orders Hospitals to Report Data or Risk Losing FundingThe administration now says failure to report Covid-19 data to the Department of Health and Human Services could cost hospitals Medicare and Medicaid funding.
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Pharmacists in all 50 states can now give childhood vaccinationsThe move is designed to help prevent vaccination rates from falling during the coronavirus pandemic, said the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Senate Dems ask HHS watchdog to investigate Trump's 'slow the testing down' commentWhite House and Trump campaign staff members dismissed the remarks as humor.
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U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protectionsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions.
Trump Administration Erases Transgender Civil Rights Protections in Health CareA rule finalized on Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services means that the federal government no longer recognizes gender identity as an avenue for sex discrimination in health care.
U.S. government offers $25 billion in COVID-19 relief to some hospitalsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Tuesday it would distribute about $25 billion to hospitals that have not previously received relief funds as they grapple with a rise in..
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Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical ShortagesThe president announced the nomination of an inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services, who, if confirmed, would replace an acting official whose report embarrassed Mr. Trump.
Trump rejects reports that he will fire HHS chief AzarOn Saturday, the Wall Street Journal and Politico reported that the Trump administration was considering replacing Azar, because of early missteps in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. ......
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White House considering replacing HHS chief Azar: reportsPresident Donald Trump's administration is considering replacing its secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, because of early missteps in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Wall..
Health Officials Responding to Coronavirus Lacked Proper Gear and Training, Investigation FindsLawyers at the Department of Health and Human Services reported that protocols “temporarily broke down” when employees were working with people in quarantine.
New HHS spokesman Michael Caputo deleted racist tweets related to the coronavirusMichael Caputo deleted nearly his entire Twitter feed before April 12. He started his new position at Health and Human Services on April 15.
Special Report: Former Labradoodle breeder was tapped to lead U.S. pandemic task forceOn January 21, the day the first U.S. case of coronavirus was reported, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services appeared on Fox News to report the latest on the disease as it..
Coronavirus Vaccine Doctor Says He Was Fired Over Doubts on HydroxychloroquineRick Bright was abruptly dismissed this week as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.