Covid drug given to Trump developed using cells derived from aborted fetus

Source: The Guardian - View Original Article
Published: Oct 12, 2020
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70% Conservative


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 70% Conservative:

  • 1 positive sentiment and 2 negative sentiments for Stem Cell Research.


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91% "But the 293T cell lines available today are not considered fetal tissue, and we did not otherwise use fetal tissue.""
88% "The anti-abortion movement is one of Trump's most enthusiastic bases of support.""
83% "Regeneron has worked with the US government to develop monoclonal antibody therapies for years.""
82% "It's how you want to parse it, a Regeneron spokeswoman, Alexandra Bowie, told the MIT Technology Review.""
80% "The Trump administration has worked systematically to limit abortion access in the United States and abroad.""
58% "In 2019, his administration paused funding for government scientists to work on studies involving embryonic stem cells, affecting about $31m in research, according to ..."
-73% "It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being ..."
-80% "At least five Covid-19 vaccine candidates used either HEK-293T cells or a proprietary line of cells developed by Janssen from a 1985 elective abortion.""
-90% "Trump has consistently sought to restrict abortion access, including most recently, when he nominated the conservative Catholic Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme ..."
-93% "The 2020 Republican party platform explicitly opposes embryonic stem cell research, and calls for a ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

58% : In 2019, his administration paused funding for government scientists to work on studies involving embryonic stem cells, affecting about $31m in research, according to Science Magazine.
7% : The 2020 Republican party platform explicitly opposes embryonic stem cell research, and calls for a ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
45% : Trump has already limited research using embryonic stem cells for ideological reasons.
91% : But the 293T cell lines available today are not considered fetal tissue, and we did not otherwise use fetal tissue."
88% : The anti-abortion movement is one of Trump's most enthusiastic bases of support.
83% : Regeneron has worked with the US government to develop monoclonal antibody therapies for years.
82% : "It's how you want to parse it," a Regeneron spokeswoman, Alexandra Bowie, told the MIT Technology Review. "
80% : The Trump administration has worked systematically to limit abortion access in the United States and abroad.
27% : In April, the influential US Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote to the US government to ask that it "incentivize" vaccine candidates developed without use of such cells.
27% : "It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being vaccinated against this potentially deadly virus and violating his or her conscience," the letter said, as reported by Science Magazine.
20% : At least five Covid-19 vaccine candidates used either HEK-293T cells or a proprietary line of cells developed by Janssen from a 1985 elective abortion.
10% : The cells were originally derived from an embryonic kidney after an elective abortion performed in the Netherlands in the 1970s.
10% : Trump has consistently sought to restrict abortion access, including most recently, when he nominated the conservative Catholic Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court last month.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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