President Trump and the First Lady with Queen Elizabeth II at a D-Day anniversary celebration in Portsmouth, England. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
President Trump traveled to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the third and final day of his state visit to the United Kingdom, the highest honor afforded to a foreign leader.
Details: Trump is among 15 world leaders being hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May on the southern coast in an event commemorating the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history, per the BBC.
The United States reported 88,452 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, setting a single-day record, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.
The big picture: The country confirmed 1,049 additional deaths due to the virus, and there are over 46,000 people currently hospitalized, suggesting the U.S. is experiencing a third wave heading into the winter months.
Crafting successful public health measures depends on the ability of top scientists to gather data and report their findings unrestricted to policymakers.
State of play: But concern has spiked among health experts and physicians over what they see as an assault on key science protections, particularly during a raging pandemic. And a move last week by President Trump, via an executive order, is triggering even more worries.