Roberta Rampton is NPR's White House editor. She joined the Washington Desk in October 2019 after spending more than six years as a White House correspondent for Reuters. Rampton traveled around America and to more than 20 countries covering President Trump, President Obama and their vice presidents, reporting on a broad range of political, economic and foreign policy topics. Earlier in her career, Rampton covered energy and agriculture policy.
Kodak has struggled in the age of digital photography. Its stock soared after the Trump administration announced plans to give the company a $765 million loan to create a pharmaceutical line.
The impact of the drug on the virus is being studied, but there is not yet evidence from medical trials — and there have been some warnings about side effects from taking the medicine.
The president visited a medical supply distributor in Pennsylvania on Thursday and said he will use an international development finance loan agency to boost the U.S. stockpile of medical supplies.
The authorization, announced by President Trump, comes days after preliminary results from a study of the drug showed it can help patients recover faster.