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FILE PHOTO: Aston Martin Lagonda cars are seen parked outside the new factory at St Athan, Wales, Britain December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Carmaker Aston Martin is enjoying very strong demand, boosted by a rebound in China, the company’s executive chairman and billionaire investor Lawrence Stroll said on Friday. “Demand right now is phenomenal,” he told the Financial Times’ The Future of the Car digital conference. “China really returned first and strongest, and is gangbusters.”
Persons: Aston Martin, Rebecca Naden, Lawrence, Organizations: REUTERS, Financial Times Locations: St Athan, Wales, Britain, China
German prosecutors probe EY auditors over Wirecard collapse
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A person carries documents for a session of the investigative committee on the Wirecard accounting scandal, in Berlin, Germany, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File PhotoMUNICH (Reuters) - German prosecutors on Friday opened an investigation into partners at EY who audited Wirecard, after an accounting watchdog filed a report accusing them of criminality in their work for the failed payments company. “We continue to conduct our investigations in the entire Wirecard complex against numerous suspects,” the spokeswoman said, adding the outcome of the inquiries was open. EY said on Friday that “it is not aware of any indications of criminal behaviour by its auditors at Wirecard. EY on Thursday criticised the APAS filing as premature, saying had not allowed to respond to the watchdog’s findings, the Financial Times reported.
Persons: Hannibal Hanschke, EY, ” Wirecard, Markus Braun Organizations: REUTERS, EY, Wirecard, Financial Times Locations: Berlin, Germany, MUNICH, Munich
(Reuters) - Some damage to Sino-U.S. ties is “beyond repair” amid a new wave of Trump administration measures to counter China, Chinese state media warned, amid growing rancour underlined by an ugly Twitter spat between a U.S. senator and Chinese journalists. FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. Relations between the two countries are being shifted to “a dangerous path”, the editorial said. The Democrat told the New York Times this week that he would not remove existing tariffs set by the Trump administration against China for now. Senator Marsha Blackburn and China Daily journalist Chen Weihua underscored persistent animosity.
Persons: Aly, China Daily, Joe Biden, Cui Tiankai, , Meng Wanzhou, Biden, Trump, Marsha Blackburn, Chen Weihua, Blackburn, China “, Chen, ” Blackburn, Xi Jinping’s, ” Hu Xijin Organizations: Reuters, Bund, REUTERS, Chinese Communist Party, Twitter, Reuters U.S, Huawei, Democrat, New York Times, U.S, China Daily, Republican, China’s Global Times Locations: U.S, China, Shanghai, United States, Canada, Xinjiang, Hong Kong
U.S. Justice Department probed Kushner lawyer over alleged graft scheme: NYT
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department investigated whether a lawyer for Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, had been involved in a bribery scheme to win clemency for a man convicted of tax crimes, the New York Times said on Thursday. White House senior advisor Jared Kushner looks on at a U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S., November 2, 2020. As part of the plan, a San Francisco real estate developer, Sanford Diller, would make an unspecified political contribution, it added. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell released an order that described what she called a “bribery-for-pardon” investigation. In October, Broidy pleaded guilty in a separate case to legally lobbying Trump to drop an investigation into a Malaysian embezzlement scandal.
Persons: Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Donald Trump's, Carlos Barria, Abbe Lowell, Elliott Broidy, Trump, William Burck, , Hugh Baras, Sanford Diller, Diller, Burck, Baras, Beryl Howell, Broidy Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Justice Department, New York Times, White House, Fayetteville Regional Airport, REUTERS, ” Reuters, Lowell, Justice Department, San, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Twitter, U.S, District, Trump Locations: Fayetteville , North Carolina, U.S, Berkeley , California, San Francisco, Washington, Malaysian
The US Department of Justice investigated an attorney for Jared Kushner in connection with an alleged bribery-for-pardon scheme, The New York Times reported. A billionaire real estate developer enlisted an attorney for Jared Kushner and a fundraiser for President Donald Trump in a suspected scheme to obtain a presidential pardon via bribery, The New York Times reported on Thursday. An attorney for Lowell, however, told The Times that no bribe was ever paid. An attorney for Baras told The Times that he was not representing him "for the purposes of a pardon." In 2017, Lowell made headlines after falling for a prankster imitating his client, Jared Kushner.
Persons: Jared Kushner, Sanford Diller, Hugh Baras, Donald Trump, Abbe Lowell, Elliott Broidy, Diller, Lowell, Baras, Kushner Organizations: US Department of Justice, New York Times, Business, The Times, Department of Justice, DOJ, Trump, Social Security, Times
President Donald Trump is considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 close associates before he leaves office in January, Politico reported on Thursday. President Donald Trump is weighing issuing preemptive pardons to as many as 20 close associates, Politico reported on Thursday. Trump has expressed particular concern about a pair of fraud investigations that the New York attorney general's office and the Manhattan district attorney's office are conducting. Trump is likely more concerned about the New York investigations because while the president's pardon power is extraordinarily broad, it does not apply to state-level or local offenses. Both investigations — one civil and one criminal — are focused on the Trump family's business dealings, the Trump Organization, and the president's personal finances.
Persons: Donald Trump, preemptively pardoning, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, — Donald Jr, Eric —, Jared Kushner, Politico's, It's, Joe Biden, Giuliani, Marie Yovanovitch, Biden's, Hunter, Biden, Hunter Biden, That's Rudy, Robert Mueller's, Hillary Clinton's, Kushner, Paul Manafort, Eric Trump Organizations: Politico, New York Times, The New York Times, New, Trump, Trump Organization, Manhattan US, Office, CNN, FBI, Burisma Holdings, NBC News, Washington Post, Trump Jr, Senate Intelligence, Times, Manhattan Locations: New York, Manhattan, Washington, York, Ukraine, Russian, New, Ukrainian
European markets set for mixed open with U.S. stimulus, Brexit in focus
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Elliot Smith | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
LONDON — European markets are heading for a lackluster open on Friday as investors monitor prospects of a U.S. stimulus package and a last-minute Brexit trade deal. Britain's FTSE 100 is seen around 28 points higher at 6,518, Germany's DAX is set to edge around 13 points lower to 13,240, France's CAC 40 is expected to open around 5 points lower at 5,569 and the Italian FTSE MIB is set to fall by around 19 points to 21,988. European stocks are set for a mixed handover from Asia-Pacific after the Pentagon added more Chinese firms to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies. Investors may also be heartened by apparent progress toward a stimulus package, with a $908 billion coronavirus aid plan reportedly garnering bipartisan support late on Thursday. Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive insights and analysis, and live business day programming from around the world.
Persons: Germany's DAX, Moderna Organizations: CAC, Italian, Pentagon, Pfizer, Financial Times, PMI, CNBC PRO Locations: U.S, Asia, Europe, Britain, France
Global stocks rose on Friday as fresh talks on US coronavirus federal relief lifted investor sentiment. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was said to be "heartened" that Democrats are stepping away from the $2.4 trillion proposal they made in October. Oil prices hit their highest since the pandemic began after the OPEC+ group agreed to increase output only gradually from January. Both leaders embraced a $908 billion coronavirus relief plan on Wednesday. Asian markets were mostly muted as China's Shanghai Composite rose 0.07%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.4%, and Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.2%.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, they're, Dow Jones, Read, Mark Haefele, Biden, Germany's DAX Organizations: Republican, New York Times, Futures, Nasdaq, Deutsche Bank, Democrats, UBS Global Wealth Management, Pfizer, Brent, West Texas, of, Petroleum, Japan's Nikkei Locations: OPEC, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Oman, Shanghai
Facebook is failing to add fact-check labels to the majority of the most viral posts containing fake news about elections in Georgia, according to a report from nonprofit research group Avaaz. Facebook didn't apply fact-check labels to 60% of the top-performing posts containing false election claims — or any label at all to 30% of posts — even though third-party fact checkers had debunked their claims, according to the report. Facebook correctly applied fact-check labels to just 40% of the most viral posts containing false claims about Georgia debunked by its own fact-checkers, according to Avaaz, which analyzed a sample of the top performing posts. The 60% without a fact-check label accounted for more than 370,000 of those interactions. This week, a top Georgia election official tore into Trump and Georgia Sens.
Persons: Fadi, , Avaaz, Joe Biden, we're, Quran, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, George Takei, Trump and Georgia Sens, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, They've, Stacey Abrams, Biden Organizations: Facebook, BuzzFeed, New York Times, The New York Times, Trump and Georgia Locations: Georgia, Trump and
9 4,081 deaths Nov. 28 4,082 deaths Covid-19 daily deaths Spring wave of Covid-19 Fall wave Source: New York Times database. A devastating second wave has forced reluctant governments back into lockdowns or restrictions and inflicted new scars on European economies. We now know that the second wave in Europe has become deadlier than the first. Today, Poland faces a severe second wave that is straining its hospitals to the breaking point. Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway have kept the second wave at bay.
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ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Promises New Prominence for Fauci Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, was sidelined under President Trump, but President-elect Biden says he will continue in his current role and also become chief medical adviser. Now it is Mr. Trump who is leaving, and on Thursday, his successor had a message for Americans: Dr. Fauci will soon be back in the mix. Much better than the Americans have.” Dr. Fauci seemed more than a little skeptical. Later, a chagrined-looking Dr. Fauci, who is ordinarily averse to public conflict, appeared on British television saying that he wanted to apologize. In their study, Dr. Barouch and his colleagues found a correlate of protection in monkeys.
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Shaming others might make you feel good about yourself, but it rarely corrects bad behavior. But the evidence suggests it’s much more productive to talk about safe sex and to help them deal with any adverse consequences of having sex. Likewise, we can lecture people about eating more healthfully and stigmatize those who don’t, but it rarely results in behavioral change. We can demand that people stop socializing and cancel their holidays entirely, but as we saw over Thanksgiving, that doesn’t work. I can remember reading numerous articles early in the pandemic about how to make sure delivery food was virus-free.
Persons: It’s, fashioning Organizations: for Disease Control
President Trump does not back the $908 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill, a compromise measure that is gaining momentum with GOP senators as well as leading Democrats. President Donald Trump does not support the $908 billion compromise COVID-19 stimulus bill, presenting a significant barrier event as it gains momentum with lawmakers. Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesA GOP bill very similar to McConnell's more recent proposal has already failed to pass twice this year. At $908 billion, the bipartisan bill exceeds what McConnell has been willing to commit to. The two bills have some key differences:The $908 billion stimulus package proposes support for small business loans, state and local government, education, unemployment insurance, healthcare, and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Persons: Trump, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Donald Trump, John Cornyn, Lindsey Graham, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mark Wilson, Sarah Matthews, he'd, Joseph Zeballos, Roig, Joe Biden Organizations: Republican, GOP, Lawmakers, The New York Times, Washington, bipartisanship, Democratic, CNN Locations: Texas, Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, Washington , DC
ET Jobs Report Expected to Show Slowing Growth: Live Updates RIGHT NOW Stocks rise as investors await jobs data. Through October, the economy had recovered about 12 million of the 22 million jobs wiped out in March and April. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyFrance will foot the bill for vacation pay in distressed industries. The November jobs report, to be published Friday, is expected to show a slowing recovery in hiring. Through October, the U.S. economy has regained about 12 million of the 22 million jobs wiped out in March and April, but the employment gains have slowed down.
Persons: Jim Wilson, Becky Frankiewicz, , Ms, Frankiewicz, Stuart Isett, Steve Lohr, , Peter Q, Blair, Gonzalo Fuentes, lockdowns, haven’t, Mitch McConnell, Al Drago, Brent, Joseph R, Biden, Brexit Organizations: New York, Labor Department, Wall Street, Bloomberg, Microsoft, The New York Times, York, Harvard, National Bureau of Economic Research, Labor, Reuters, Labor Ministry, Union of Trade, Hospitality Industries, Employers, The New York Times Stocks, Capitol, Democratic, European Union, European Council, , Federal Reserve, White, Regulators Locations: Sunnyvale, Calif, North America, France, Paris, , Europe, U.S, United States, Asia
A protester outside the White House urges the United States to take action to stop the oppression of the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples, on August 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesA Chinese dissident has targeted three American corporations after a report alleged that they lobbied the U.S. Congress to weaken a bill banning imports made using forced labor in China's Xinjiang province. Strong denial from ChinaIn a statement to CNBC, China's embassy in the United States denied that it uses forced labor. "Some US politicians have concocted disinformation of so-called 'forced labor' in order to restrict and oppress relevant parties and enterprises in China as well as contain China's development," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. Coca-Cola said it prohibits any type of forced labor in its supply chain and uses independent, third-party audits to enforce its guidelines.
Persons: Chip Somodevilla, Hua Chunying, Badiucao, Vaclav Havel, Colin Kaepernick's, Colin Kaepernick, Angela Weiss Organizations: House, Getty, U.S, Congress, New York Times, Uyghur, Labor, Nike, Apple, U.S . Chamber of Commerce, UN, CNBC, China's, United States, Foreign Ministry, Capitol, U.S . Senate, Creative, NFL, AFP Locations: United States, Washington ,, China's Xinjiang, China's, China, Xinjiang, Australia, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, New York City
The senator this year has bought or sold these companies' stock shares, according to an Insider analysis of federal records. The senator's stock trades have become a highly politicized issue, with Ossoff and Democratic allies spending millions of dollars on ads highlighting the controversy. Perdue sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of these companies' stock shares during 2020, an Insider analysis of Senate stock trade disclosure records indicates. The Perdue campaign and the fundraiser coordinator, Alice Perry of The Elevated Group, did not return several requests for comment. Perdue sold his Pfizer stock in full on April 14 for between $100,000 and $250,000, Senate records show.
Persons: Georgia GOP Sen, David Perdue's, JPMorgan Chase, Perdue, Jon Ossoff, David Perdue, Eli Lilly, Alice Perry of, — John A, Anderson, Richard Hunt, Jared Sawyer, Jeff Strunk, Barrett Thornhill —, they've, Raphael Warnock, Ossoff, Sen, Brynn Anderson Perdue, he's, Republican Sen, Kelly Loeffler, Rafael Warnock, Biden, Perdue's, Cherie Gillan, John Burke, doesn't, Mike Crapo, Warnock, Kamala Harris Organizations: Georgia GOP, Amazon, JPMorgan, Merck, Bank of America, Democratic, Senate, Ossoff, Verizon, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of New York Mellon, Oracle, Pharmaceutical, Democrats, Alice Perry of The, Consumer Bankers Association, Pharmaceutical Research, Manufacturers of America, Pfizer, Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs, Republican, New York Times, Atlanta Journal, Associated Press, Georgians Locations: Georgia, Washington, DC, Thornhill, Idaho
He told Insider Republicans have courted him for years. "I'd do old man backflips," Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican told Insider of the remote chance that Manchin could switch parties. "I just truly have a comfort of talking to everybody," Manchin told Insider. The Republican Senate majority leader and his Democratic counterpart in the House had been looking for compromise. He later told Insider he wasn't necessarily a lock either for a public option that Biden supports.
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BlackRock investment executive Brian Deese is set to head Biden's National Economic Council, effectively serving as his top advisor on economic matters. Today, it is a juggernaut widely used in the money management industry and beyond. Coryann Stefansson, who previously worked on bank supervision matters at the Federal Reserve Board and held senior positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, joined BlackRock's Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) unit in 2016. "They have access to information when the Federal Reserve will try to sell securities, and what price they will accept. BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink was reportedly under consideration by 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to run the Treasury Department.
Persons: Larry Fink, Joe Biden's, Brian Deese, Biden, Wally, Adeyemo, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock isn't, Read, it's, Fink, Robert Kapito, Barbara Novick, BlackRock's, Larry Fink's, Aladdin, Deese, Barack Obama, Thomas Donilon, Obama, Mike, Biden's, BlackRock, Coryann Stefansson, Bear Stearns, Chuck Grassley, Morningstar, Hillary Clinton, David Rubenstein, I've, I'm, Merrill Organizations: BlackRock, Economic Council, Treasury, New, Treasury Department, Wall, Aladdin, Financial Times, Street Global Advisors, Apple, Microsoft, National Economic Council, State, Federal Reserve Board, Federal Reserve Bank of New, BlackRock's Financial, LinkedIn, Federal Reserve, Federal, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bear, AIG, Republican, New York Times, Fidelity, Vanguard, DC, Barclays Global Investors, Barclays, Merrill Lynch Investment Management Locations: Washington ,, Washington, New York, China, BlackRock, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, California, eFront
Ivanka Trump responded to news that she had been deposed on Tuesday in connection to a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump's inauguration committee of misusing its funds. Typically, part of the presidents' inauguration committee funds comes from private donations, while the rest is paid by the taxpayer. On Thursday, Ivanka tweeted that the lawsuit is "another politically motivated demonstration of vindictiveness & waste of taxpayer dollars." Ivanka Trump (center) watches as her father, Donald Trump, is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017. The Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, as seen on November 3, 2020.
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"We take aggressive steps to limit the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and connect people with reliable information," it said, adding that it removed COVID-19 misinformation that "could lead to imminent physical harm." Facebook said Thursday it would crack down on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on both Facebook and Instagram, removing posts that make false claims. The CCDH published a report in July on the audience growth of 409 prominent social media anti-vaxx accounts. Ahmed is also skeptical of Facebook's policy to take down COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. If COVID-19 vaccine misinformation picks up steam on Instagram, it could mean more scrutiny for FacebookFacebook's new policy on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation will apply to both Facebook and Instagram, but it remains to be seen how evenly it will actually play out on the platforms.
Persons: Imran Ahmed, Instagram, David Icke, it's, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, David McNew, Ahmed, who've, Instagram Ahmed, , Del Bigtree, Dave Rushen, David Icke's, Read, Mark Zuckerberg Organizations: Instagram, Center, Business, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, WHO, Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, Getty, pharma, Pfizer, Financial Times Locations: COVID, Instagram, California, Woodland Hills , California, Trafalgar Square, London
As coronavirus anxiety deepens, the White House remains quiet. But there has been little indication from the White House that anything is out of the ordinary. The White House has also sent invitations for at least 20 parties in December, without any mention of a mask requirement. Much better than the Americans have.” Dr. Fauci seemed more than a little skeptical. Later, a chagrined-looking Dr. Fauci, who is ordinarily averse to public conflict, appeared on British television saying that he wanted to apologize.
Persons: Mike Pence, Hiroko Masuike, President Trump, Trump, Pence’s, Pence, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Scott W, Mike Pompeo, Gavin Newsom, Andrew M, Cuomo, Joseph R, Biden, , , , Black, Felicia Davis, Audra Melton, Will, we’ve, weren’t, that’s, , Dr, Anthony Fauci, Stefani Reynolds, It’s, Anthony S, Fauci, he’s, NBC’s, Mr, Gavin Williamson, “ We’ve Organizations: Harlem Hospital Center, ., New York Times, United States, White, Centers for Disease Control, Republican, State Department, Naval Observatory, New York, CNN, The New York Times, Democrats, Democratic Party, , Nse, New, National Institute of Allergy, American, BBC Locations: Harlem, Manhattan, United States, United, Atlanta, Savannah , Ga, California, Georgia, Clayton County, New Georgia, British
What's next for America's favorite news podcast
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Kerry Flynn | Cnn Business | Michael Barbaro | ) + 0.00   time to read: +15 min
The New York Times ( NYT )' podcast "The Daily" typically airs every day of the week except for Saturdays. "A podcast doesn't become the front page of a newspaper unless a newspaper lets a podcast become the new front page." A podcast doesn't become the front page of a newspaper unless a newspaper lets a podcast become the new front page." 'Building a world every time'"The Daily" has not strayed from its roots as a daily audio show, but it continues to evolve. The Times audio continues to operate as its own entity within the larger newsroom.
Persons: Alex, Maggie, Jim, Michael Barbaro, Alexander Burns, Maggie Haberman, Jim Rutenberg, Trump, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Lisa Tobin, Kara Swisher's, Barbaro, Barbaro's, Biden, Tobin, Paige Cowett, Lisa Chow, Chow, " Barbaro, Cowett, Meredith Kopit Levien, Nicholas Quah, Quah, it's, Sam Dolnick, Dolnick, We're, Carolyn Ryan, Alex Young, Young, Astead, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Donald G, McNeil , Jr, Stephanie Preiss, Susan Schiekofer Organizations: New York Times, White, Times, The New York Times, Big Tech, The Washington Post, Guardian, Apple, NPR, Productions, CNN Business, The Times, Spotify, New York, Daily, House, The, iTunes Locations: The, NewFronts, York, COVID, WBUR, Herndon, GroupM
NY Times' Tom Friedman on his interview with Joe Biden and the need for stimulusAs the debate for federal aid goes on and coronavirus cases rise, many Americans are looking to Congress to agree on a relief package. Tom Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the need for more stimulus.
Persons: Tom Friedman, Joe Biden Organizations: NY, New York Times
Why Melinda Gates Spends Time ‘Letting My Heart Break’
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( David Gelles | ) + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
After a company submits the results of clinical trials to the F.D.A. Phase 1, 2, and 3 trials: Clinical trials typically take place in three stages. Placebo: A substance that has no therapeutic effect, often used in a clinical trial. On rare occasions, it detects side effects in certain groups of people that were missed during clinical trials. Trial protocol: A series of procedures to be carried out during a clinical trial.
Persons: That’s, We’re, Johnson, it’s, I’ve Organizations: Food and Drug Administration, AstraZeneca, Johnson, Trump, Disease Control Locations: United, United States
for Vaccine Briefing, but White House Takes Little Short-Term Action as Virus Worsens Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Georgia includes speaking at a rally for the state’s two senators. Dr. Anthony Fauci accepted President-elect Joe Biden’s offer “on the spot” to be his chief medical adviser. A decades-long organizing effort led by Black women delivered Georgia to Democrats in 2020. Much better than the Americans have.” Dr. Fauci seemed more than a little skeptical. Later, a chagrined-looking Dr. Fauci, who is ordinarily averse to public conflict, appeared on British television saying that he wanted to apologize.
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