Trump politicizes promising coronavirus antibody treatments, erroneously calling them a ‘cure’

Trump also claimed in the videos he had granted the drugs an emergency use authorization (EUA), a designation that would make the medicines more broadly available. But the companies said they have submitted the requests to the Food and Drug Administration — a process that the agency has repeatedly tried to assure the public is based on science and free of political interference.

“We’re going to make them available immediately, we have an emergency use authorization that I want to get signed immediately,” Trump said in the video posted Thursday afternoon.

Experts said that by inserting himself and his own recovery story into an area of ongoing medical research, Trump risks disappointing and confusing the American public with a hopeful anecdote that may not reflect how the drug works for others or how broadly it will become available when it is approved, which he also promised would be free.

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CDC says it erroneously posted that coronavirus travels beyond 6 feet

A sign informing people to stay 6 feet apart stands on Marina Boulevard at Marina Green in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it erroneously posted guidance saying the coronavirus spreads through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond 6 feet.

The updated guidance, posted on the CDC’s website on Friday, also recommended that people use air purifiers to reduce airborne germs indoors to prevent the disease from spreading, according to Reuters.

“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website,” the CDC said Monday. “CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.”

Earlier in the

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