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The facts and fears behind continuing the coronavirus shutdown

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

President Donald Trump is extending the nation's shutdown at least until the end of April. He's largely basing his decision on predictions from the University of Washington that even if the nation sticks to the shutdown, 83,967 Americans will die of coronavirus by early August, including 15,788 in New York state.

Deaths will likely soar over ...Read more

When to end the coronavirus lockdown? Soon

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

New facts about coronavirus are pouring in from scientists around the globe. This information needs to guide our response.

People infected are most contagious before they have symptoms, and some spread the infection widely but never get sick themselves, reports the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. That's why screening for fever and...Read more

Cuomo's grim reaper rules applied as New York's ventilator rationing plan

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Coronavirus is causing working-age people to worry about missing paychecks, caring for kids home from school, stockpiling groceries and canceling plans. But people in their 50s, 60s or older have bigger worries. Many are lying awake wondering if this is how they're going to die.

At its most severe, coronavirus attacks the lungs, making it ...Read more

Good and bad news about coronavirus

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

There's good news and bad news about coronavirus.

First, there's reason for optimism. The virus struck only four months ago, yet we already know its genetic features. It took scientists years to get that far with HIV/AIDS. Antiviral drugs are in development, and a vaccine could be available within 18 months. The pace of scientific progress is ...Read more

What the first coronavirus deaths tell us

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

The first nine coronavirus deaths in the U.S. show the biggest risks are not traveling internationally, riding mass transit or attending a crowded event. The most dangerous place to be is in a rehab or nursing home. The second-most dangerous is a hospital.

Five residents of the Life Care Center, a nursing facility in Kirkland, Washington, have ...Read more

Coronavirus: Dire Warnings and Vulnerabilities

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

With outbreaks raging in Italy, Iran, South Korea and other countries, U.S. authorities now predict coronavirus will strike Americans here, causing "significant disruptions to our lives." The warning came from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official Nancy Messonnier at a Tuesday briefing.

If the virus -- now dubbed COVID-19 -- ...Read more

Federal health bureaucrats unprepared for coronavirus

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Federal health bureaucrats deserve an F grade for preparedness. Despite years of warnings about America's overdependence on China for medicines, masks and other equipment, these officials did nothing to remedy the situation. Now, these same officials tell us we're facing an "unprecedented public health threat" from coronavirus, now COVID-19.

It...Read more

Trump right to restrict travel to fight coronavirus

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Chinese government officials and the World Health Organization are bad-mouthing the Trump administration for trying to stop the coronavirus from invading the United States. The Trump administration is barring foreigners who have been in China recently from entering the U.S. Americans returning from China are quarantined for 14 days. China ...Read more

Senate needs to "get to the bottom" of the Democrats' impeachment hoax

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

The Democrats want impeachment to disgrace President Donald Trump "for life" and tilt the 2020 election. Not if Senator Lindsey Graham has his way. Graham is proposing post-impeachment investigations by the Senate to "get to the bottom" of the Democrats' impeachment hoax. That will pin the disgrace where it belongs -- on the party that dragged ...Read more

Joe Biden must explain his Ukraine dealings

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Democrats impeached President Donald Trump for putting his own political fortunes ahead of the national interest in dealing with Ukraine. But it's Joe Biden who should be in the hot seat for that.

Trump is criticized for a July 25 phone call, when he asked the president of Ukraine for help investigating what Joe Biden did, as vice president, to...Read more

Trump comes out swinging against impeachment

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

The White House fired back at Trump's impeachers Monday, taking aim at their far-fetched legal arguments and their dishonesty. Trump's lawyers called the Democrats' grounds for impeachment a "made-up theory." They singled out House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff for "lying," violating "basic fairness" and "concocting" the whistleblower ...Read more

Gloating Dems smear Trump as 'impeached for life'

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is gloating because President Donald Trump is "impeached for life," and "there's nothing the Senate can do that can ever erase that." Like a prosecutor telling a defendant, even if acquitted, you're "indicted for life" and you'll never shake the disgrace. So much for the noble principle of innocent until proven guilty....Read more

Pelosi's sitting on the articles of impeachment is merely a stunt

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Imagine if a district attorney charged you with wrongdoing, and then let the charges hang over you indefinitely?

That's the stunt Nancy Pelosi has been pulling, sitting on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump since Dec. 18.

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accuses House Dems of "trying to hold ...Read more

 

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