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Pauses in vaccine trials are a normal part of any clinical study, though they complicate President Trump's wishful timeline for a COVID vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
Want a Safe and Effective COVID Vaccine? Then Pauses in Clinical Trials Are a Must.

Developing a vaccine is complicated, even with billions of dollars and government support. But to have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, pauses in trials and FDA oversight are necessary.

Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary, Department of the Treasury during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys-Pool/Getty Images)
Trump Abruptly Ends COVID Relief Talks Only to Later Tweet Demands for More Aid

The president wants to undo his decision to end COVID stimulus talks until after the election, but analysts say Biden would be better for the economy.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on September 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump was traveling to Minnesota for a fundraising event and a campaign rally, one day before getting diagnosed with COVID-19. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The Average American Spends 15 Times More on Health Care Than Trump Paid in Federal Income Taxes in 2017

The average person spent $11,172 on health care in 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services—15 times the amount Trump paid in federal income taxes a year earlier.

President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Trump Likely Exposed White House Staff and Campaign Event Workers to COVID-19

People who contract the coronavirus from the president won't get the top-notch health care he received.

Contrary to the CDC's recommendations, President Trump left Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend in a car full of Secret Service officers to wave to his supporters (AP Photo/Anthony Peltier).
As Doctors, We Took a Pledge to Do No Harm. Our President Should Too.

We've seen the toll that the coronavirus has taken in hospitals across the country. Despite what President Trump says and does, the coronavirus is dangerous, still spreading, and worthy of being feared.

illustration of IV drips and nurse looking tired
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday (AP Photo/Julio Cortez).
President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Coronavirus

Trump has held multiple events without masks or social distancing, The presidents senior adviser, Hope Hicks, also tested positive.