FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

Washington, D.C. (AP), October 23 – U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given through an IV for patients needing hospitalization. The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days — from 15 days to 10 on average […]

Representative White fights against Chinese Coronavirus restrictions: “We do not need to be the Chinese Communist Party to defeat this virus”

Representative White fights against Chinese Coronavirus restrictions: “We do not need to be the Chinese Communist Party to defeat this virus”

Image: When State Representative James White (left), Republican of Hillister, met with President Donald Trump, they immediately took a liking to each other. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Jasper (Texas), October 23 – State Representative James White, a conservative Republican who represents House District 19, which includes portions of Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, […]

Politician’s Panic Pander: Governor Abbott panders to liberals, announces spending $88.5 million of tax dollars on special education giveaways

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 22 – At every turn, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is using the Chinese Coronavirus panic as an opportunity to pander to liberals by lavishing funds on their pet spending programs. Abbott’s “panic pandering” seems to have everything to do with his run for President in 2024 as a […]

McConnell warns White House against COVID relief deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House not to divide Republicans by sealing a lopsided pre-election COVID-19 relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — even as he publicly said he’d slate any such agreement for a vote. McConnell made his remarks […]

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is […]

Harris suspends travel after staffer tests COVID-19 positive

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Kamala Harris, the Democrat vice presidential nominee, will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with her campaign tested positive for the coronavirus. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8, when […]

VP Pence, Harris spar over COVID-19 in vice presidential debate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Trading barbs through plexiglass shields, Republican Vice President Mike Pence and his challenger Democrat Kamala Harris turned the only vice presidential debate of 2020 into a dissection of the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with Harris labeling it “the greatest failure of any presidential administration.” Pence, who leads […]

Governor Abbott issues executive order (finally) allowing bars to open in qualifying counties

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 7 – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided […]

Military leaders quarantined after official tests positive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top military leaders were under self-quarantine Tuesday after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pentagon said. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, and the vice chairman, Gen. John Hyten, were among those affected, U.S. officials said. Military leaders who were […]

President Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the deteriorating conditions in the economy. Trump tweeted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “not negotiating in good faith” […]

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