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Months-old company lands $350 million federal contract — championed by Trump’s trade advisor: report

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On Tuesday evening, The Wall Street Journal reported on how one new company received hundreds of millions in government contracts from the Trump administration.

“A new generic drugmaker said it was awarded $354 million in federal funding to make prescription drugs and their raw ingredients in the U.S., including some medicines used to treat patients infected with Covid-19,” the newspaper reported. “Privately held Phlow Corp., a Richmond, Va.-based company incorporated earlier this year, said the funding will support manufacture that began recently of more than a dozen generic prescription drugs in short supply that are used to treat Covid-19 patients.”

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“The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide the funding over four years. Under the terms, the contract could reach as high as $812 million over 10 years, according to Phlow,” the newspaper explained.

Peter Navarro has “championed the initiative.”

“Mr. Navarro said in an interview Tuesday evening that he first spoke with Dr. Edwards in November after they were introduced by Rosemary Gibson, an acquaintance of Mr. Navarro’s and a Phlow board member,” The Journal explained. “Ms. Gibson had reached out to Mr. Navarro after reading his book “Death by China,” in which he describes the risks of relying on Chinese pharmaceuticals, he said.”

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Trump drowned in scorn for turning off White House lights as if he ‘ran out of Snickers’ on Halloween

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The White House turned off the external lights Sunday night as protests raged nearby, and the unusual reaction served as a metaphor for President Donald Trump's leadership during the latest crisis.

The president was also whisked away to an underground bunker as Washington, D.C., police fired tear gas at protesters, who set fire to prominent structures across the city as part of nationwide demonstrations against police brutality.

Trump turning off the lights at The White House describes the current situation in America perfectly. Nobody's home.#BunkerBoy pic.twitter.com/3vULVniqXh

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A nationwide police riot as our lawless, authoritarian police show their true colors

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America is on fire. We are all confused and in pain. If no one exactly foresaw the national explosion of outrage that followed the vicious police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, none of us can claim it comes as a total surprise. We were already at a moment of crisis in the United States, and have been there for the last four years, if not longer.

This article first appeared on Salon.

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Farmworkers are dying, COVID-19 cases are spiking and the food system is in peril

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Yesterday, an Intensive Care doctor in a central Florida hospital placed a call to Mexico to the parents of Juan Santiago (pseudonym) to inform them that their son was not expected to survive the next twenty-four hours. Today, Juan, a farmworker from Immokalee, Florida, died from complications of the novel coronavirus.  Sadly, his last days were spent without family in a city he had never even visited before he was intubated.  "It's so tragic", said the ICU doctor, "and he was so young."

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