Tag Archives: coronvirus

COVID Stimulus Talks Collapse, Trump May Act Alone

The Associated Press reports: A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits. “It was a disappointing meeting,” declared top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer, saying the White House had …

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40 Test COVID+ After Alabama Baptist Church Revival

The Birmingham Herald reports: More than 40 people have coronavirus after attending a week-long revival at a small north Alabama Baptist church last week, pastor Daryl Ross said today. Only two male members’ cases were serious, he said. “The whole church has got it, just about,” Ross said, and that includes himself. Ross said he has tested positive but has …

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AZ Gov Re-Closes Bars, Gyms, Theaters Amid Spikes

Phoenix’s ABC News affiliate reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered bars, gyms, movie theaters, water parks, and tubing to close for at least 30 days on Monday, following weeks of steady increases in positive COVID-19 test results in the state. The order goes into effect Monday at 8 p.m., he said. Restaurant dining rooms, some bars, nightclubs, attractions, and movie …

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COVID Drug To Cost $3120 In Developed Countries

The Associated Press reports: The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries. Gilead Sciences announced the price Monday for remdesivir, and said the price would be $3,120 for …

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Arizona Megachurch Hosting Trump Rally Claims To Have Invented Device That Kills 99.9% Of COVID In Air

TMZ reports: The church where President Trump will host his latest rally since the pandemic has made some bold claims about its facility and coronavirus, and it sounds too good to be true. Faith leaders for Arizona’s Dream City Church — which has 7 locations, including a Phoenix and Scottsdale location — hopped online with a promo video hyping up …

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Cultists Declare Today To Be “National No Mask Day”

Mediaite reports: Saturday is “National No Mask Day,” a social media-fueled protest that happens to fall on the same day as President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa — the first since the coronavirus pandemic put much of the country in lockdown. It’s exactly what it sounds like — science-denying “patriots” everywhere will feel free to wear their ignorance as a …

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US Airlines Are Filling Passenger Seats With Cargo

The New York Daily News reports: Airlines have long carried freight alongside passengers, but it never made sense to use their planes exclusively for cargo. That changed in March. As companies eliminated thousands of flights, cargo space became scarce and the price of sending goods by plane shot up, creating an economic case for repurposing idled passenger planes. “The cargo …

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LIVE VIDEO: Ousted Vaccine Doc Testifies Before House

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday tore into ousted federal scientist-turned-whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright just before Bright was set to testify before Congress that the U.S. “missed early warning signals” about the coronavirus. “I don’t know the so-called Whistleblower Rick Bright, never met him or even heard of him,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. Bright is scheduled to testify before …

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Romney: US Testing Rate Is “Nothing To Celebrate”

USA Today reports: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said U.S. testing for coronavirus is “nothing to celebrate” because the country “treaded water” during the early stages of the pandemic while other countries such as South Korea tested people aggressively to curb the outbreak. President Donald Trump said Monday the country prevailed in testing for the virus because it has conducted 9 …

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Hillary: Please Don’t Poison Yourself On Trump’s Say-So

Talking Points Memo reports: Hillary Clinton on Friday knocked President Trump’s controversial comments about disinfectant possibly being used to treat coronavirus patients, warning people not to poison themselves based on the president’s statement. “Please don’t poison yourself because Donald Trump thinks it could be a good idea,” the former secretary of State wrote on Twitter. The president’s comments triggered Lysol …

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