Trump is getting increasingly desperate, sparking new fears for his health

President Donald Trump’s increasing political desperation is raising concerns about his judgment following his aggressive Covid-19 treatment and as suspicion mounts that the White House is not telling the truth about his health.



a man standing in front of a window: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: A U.S. Marine stands guard outside the West Wing at the White House October 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office Thursday, four days after returning from from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive and being treated for COVID-19. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 08: A U.S. Marine stands guard outside the West Wing at the White House October 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, President Donald Trump was in the Oval Office Thursday, four days after returning from from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive and being treated for COVID-19. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In a day of chaos Thursday, Trump repeatedly shifted his position on a new plan for a virtual second presidential debate and suddenly decided to back negotiations over a coronavirus economic rescue package he had killed off earlier in the week. His actions suggested a campaign in disarray as he

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Massachusetts lawmakers, local officials push for bill to accelerate fixes to public health system, which is increasingly strained under COVID-19

A coalition of local officials, advocates and lawmakers unveiled legislation Wednesday that aims to accelerate improvements to the state’s decentralized public health system, which has faced increasing strain during the coronavirus pandemic.

The proposal, which has not yet been filed, would again direct the state Department of Public Health to set minimum public health standards across the 351 municipal health agencies in Massachusetts. The bill would set a timeline for communities to reach those standards.

The standards would aim to standardize the responsibilities for and expectations of health agents that are tasked with inspecting restaurants, enforcing tobacco regulations, tracking EEE infections and, most recently, a growing list of testing and enforcement measures in response to COVID-19, according to coalition members.

The bill would also offer incentives to municipalities to share services, require a dedicated stream of revenue for public health departments and direct DPH to create a uniform data collecting

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