Coronavirus

Trump “Can’t Assure” Schools Will Be Safe [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: President Trump, who has pressed for schools to open this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic, said Thursday that he couldn’t offer assurances that holding in-person classes would be safe. “Can you assure anybody of anything?” Trump said in response to a question about how he could assure people that schools can safely be reopened. At the same …

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J&J Starts Human Trials On Single-Dose COVID Vaccine

Reuters reports: Johnson & Johnson on Thursday kicked off U.S. human safety trials for its COVID-19 vaccine after releasing details of a study in monkeys that showed its best-performing vaccine candidate offered strong protection in a single dose. When exposed to the virus, six out of six animals who got the vaccine candidate were completely protected from lung disease and …

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Canada Tightens Rules On Driving Through To Alaska

The Washington Post reports: The Canadian government said Thursday that it would tighten restrictions for all travelers transiting through Canada to Alaska for “nondiscretionary” purposes, such as work or going to a primary residence. The new rules will require travelers to enter Canada at one of five ports of entry: Abbotsford-Huntingdon, Kingsgate or Osoyoos in British Columbia; Coutts in Alberta; …

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Coalition Of Airlines, Retailers, Restaurants, Hospitals Call On Lawmakers For Coronavirus Liability Protections

The Hill reports: Around 480 business groups have teamed up to call on lawmakers to provide liability protections for businesses against coronavirus-related lawsuits in Congress’ next relief package. The coalition, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, includes the National Association of Manufacturers, Airlines for America, National Restaurant Association, Federation of American Hospitals and the National Retail Federation. They sent …

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Fauci: Use “Goggles Or Eye Shield” For Added Safety

ABC News reports: “If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,” the nation’s top infectious disease expert told ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton during an Instagram Live conversation on ABC News. When asked if we’re going to get to a point where eye protection is recommended, the director of the National Institute of …

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Trump Lavishes Praise On “Patriot” Herman Cain

CBS News reports: Cain attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate posted a photo of himself and other rally attendees, none of whom were wearing masks. Although masks were provided to attendees at the rally, wearing them was not mandatory. Trump campaign officials told CBS News that Cain sat with members of …

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GOP Rep. Jody Hice In Quarantine Due To Gohmert

The Athens Banner reports: Congressman Jody Hice, R-Ga., has entered a 14-day quarantine after possibly being exposed to COVID-19. Hice has entered the quarantine period out of an “abundance of caution” after learning Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-TX, tested positive for COVID-19 and a second person, who he recently came into contact with, had developed symptoms and was awaiting test results. …

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FL Sees 10K New Cases, Again Breaks Deaths Record

The Miami Herald reports: The Florida Department of Health announced 9,956 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 461,379 since the pandemic began. The number of reported deaths of Florida residents surpassed Wednesday’s single-day record increase, setting a record of 253 new deaths reported in a single …

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BREAKING: Herman Cain Dies Of COVID At Age 74

Just reported on Herman Cain’s website:  You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God’s strength and comfort to deal with it. Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away. He’s entering the …

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1.4M New Jobless Claims, Worst GDP Drop In History

NBC News reports: More than 1.43 million people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, according to new weekly data from the Department of Labor. It’s the second-straight week that the number has risen, and the 19th week in a row that the U.S. has seen more than a million claims. For context, the prior peak was …

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Michigan Gov Stiffens Lockdown, Closes Bars Statewide

Click On Detroit reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-160, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Starting on July 31, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state. “As we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Michiganders …

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Pelosi Imposes Mandatory Mask Rule For US House After Loony Louie Flouted Common Sense, Got COVID

1010 WINS reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during a call with House Democrats Wednesday that she will introduce a mandatory mask policy for the House of Representatives floor, according to reports. The move comes after Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican who has been vocal about not wearing a face covering at the Capitol, announced on Wednesday that he …

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AL Gov Extends Mask Order, Rule Includes Schools

The Alabama Political Reporter reports: Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended her “safer-at-home” order, which includes a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public, until Aug. 31, with the addition of a requirement for masks to be worn in most classrooms statewide. Ivey’s amended order Tuesday mandates that face masks be worn by employees and students in classrooms from …

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COVID Deaths In United States Surpasses 150,000

Reuters reports: U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, a number higher than in any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total, according to a Reuters tally. The United States ranks sixth in deaths per capita, at 4.5 fatalities per 10,000 people. Only the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Peru and Chile have a higher …

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GOP House Candidate Calls Off Texas Meeting With Trump After COVID+ Test, Trump Arrives Without Mask

COVID continues to vulture over the Glorious Leader: President Donald Trump is campaigning in Texas without a face mask on Wednesday as the state has seen its coronavirus cases surge and he again defended a doctor who touted hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the deadly disease. Trump arrived in Midland, Texas, without a mask even as most of the state …

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Louie Gohmert Blames His Mask For Testing COVID+

“It’s really ironic, because you know a lot of people have made a big deal out of me not wearing a mask a lot, but in the last week or two, I have worn a mask, more than I have in the whole last four months. But I can’t help but wonder if my keeping a mask on and keeping …

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FL Again Breaks Deaths Record, Sees 9K New Cases

The Miami Herald reports: Florida’s Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed 9,446 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s known total to 451,423. There were also 216 Florida resident deaths announced, setting another fatality record in the state for the second day in a row. The statewide resident death toll is now at 6,333. The 216 deaths mark the highest …

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Fauci: No Evidence The Demon Doc’s Drug Works

“If a study that’s a good study comes out and shows efficacy and safety for hydroxychloroquine or any other drug that we do, if you do it in the right way, you accept that scientific data. “But right now today, the cumulative scientific data that has been put together, and done over a number of different studies, has shown no …

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Barr To Get COVID Test Due To Contact With Gohmert

Weren’t we told that everybody that gets near Glorious Leader must be tested? Attorney General William Barr will be tested for coronavirus one day after he came into close contact with a GOP lawmaker who since tested positive for the virus, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed. Barr, who testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, came within …

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Biotech Firm Licenses At-Home COVID Saliva Test

Barron’s Daily reports: A small biotech called Sorrento Therapeutics announced Wednesday that it had licensed a Covid-19 test from Columbia University that, according to a small study, can provide highly accurate results in thirty minutes using only a person’s saliva. In an interview Monday, Sorrento CEO Dr. Henry Ji said that the test could eventually be used to test people …

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