Tag Archives: COVID

Texas Gov To Skip GOP Convention Due To COVID

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott will skip the Republican National Convention later this month in North Carolina as he continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in Texas, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will instead chair the state’s delegation to the scaled-down gathering. Abbott announced the plan in a letter dated Friday to the national GOP chairwoman, Ronna …

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CDC Reports 260 COVID Cases At Georgia Youth Camp

Atlanta’s Fox affiliate reports: A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details a large coronavirus outbreak at an overnight camp in Georgia that resulted in 260 sick campers and staffers. Researchers say this seems to indicate children are susceptible to COVID-19 and have the ability to spread it. According to the report, the camp in question, …

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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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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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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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REPORT: Loony Louie Gohmert Has Tested COVID+

Mediaite reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 less than 24 hours after attending the House Judiciary Committee’s questioning of Attorney General William Barr, according to Politico. Gohmert has not been wearing a mask around the hill, he told CNN, because he’s been tested regularly. “I don’t have the coronavirus, turns out as of yesterday I’ve …

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Gay Critical Care Doc Dies Of COVID In His Own ICU

The Huffington Post reports: The “beloved” chief of critical care at a Baltimore hospital died Saturday of COVID-19 after caring for the facility’s “sickest patients” during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the facility. Dr. Joseph Costa, 56 — who a colleague likened to “an older brother that [staff] admired and revered” — was the intensive care unit chief at Mercy …

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Nate Silver Doesn’t “Buy That Trump’s Fate Is Sealed”

Axios reports: FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver said on ABC’s “This Week” that while President Trump’s reelection bid is “clearly in trouble” due to his dismal coronavirus approval ratings and polling in swing states, he does not believe the president’s “fate is sealed.” “We found historically that when there are lots of major news events and economic disruptions, an election becomes …

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Testing Czar: I’m Not Afraid To Press Trump On Testing

The Hill reports: Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary of Health and Human Services who is leading the administration’s coronavirus testing efforts, said Sunday that nobody on the White House coronavirus task force is afraid to press President Trump on the need to expand testing. “Everyone at the administration understands the importance of testing. Nobody in the task force is …

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Anti-LGBT Townhall Columnist Who Compared COVID Lockdown To Slavery Found Dead At NC Home [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: An embattled North Carolina professor who sparked furious backlash over a series of controversial tweets in recent months, including one comparing coronavirus restrictions to living in a “slave state,” was found dead Thursday. Police discovered the body of Mike Adams, a tenured sociology and criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, while performing …

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POLL: 47% Say Job Lost To COVID Likely Won’t Return

The Associated Press reports: Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, a sign of increasing pessimism that would translate into roughly 10 million workers needing to find a new employer, if not a new occupation. It’s a sharp change after initial optimism the …

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Trump Admin Blew $21M On “Laughable” Pepcid Study

The Associated Press reports: In early April, when government scientists learned of a proposal to spend millions in federal research funding to study Pepcid, they found it laughable, according to interviews, a whistleblower complaint and internal government records obtained by The Associated Press. But that didn’t stop the Trump administration from granting a $21 million emergency contract to researchers trying …

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Family Says Stephen Miller’s Grandmother Died Of COVID, WH Denies It, Calls Media Inquiry “Disgusting”

Mother Jones reports: This month, Stephen Miller, the extremist anti-immigrant adviser to President Donald Trump who has promoted white nationalist ideas, lost a relative to the coronavirus pandemic, and his uncle tells Mother Jones that the Trump administration is partly to blame for this death. In response to a request seeking comment from Miller, a White House spokesperson sent Mother …

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US Hits 4M COVID Cases, 1M Added In Last Two Weeks

The New York Times reports: The number of people known to have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States passed four million on Thursday, another grim milestone in a pandemic full of them, according to a New York Times database. And it’s not just cases that are rising. The numbers of hospitalizations and deaths reported in the U.S. …

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Fox News Canned Host For Coming In “Visibly Sick”

CNN Business reports: Fox News has parted ways with a host who dismayed fellow staffers when she came to work while visibly sick in the early days of the coronavirus crisis. Heather Childers, who had been an early morning host on Fox since 2012, was benched after the incident in late March. She was not put back on the air …

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NFL Axes Pre-Season, Mandates Face Masks For Fans

Washington DC’s Fox News affiliate reports: Fans attending NFL games in-person will be required to wear face coverings, according to an official from the league’s public relations office. Brian McCarthy, a PR professional for the NFL, tweeted on Wednesday clarifying that fans would be required to wear face coverings at games. As the NFL season takes place primarily in the …

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White House Cafeteria Closed After Worker Gets COVID

NBC News reports: The White House is conducting contact tracing after a cafeteria worker tested positive for coronavirus, three Trump administration officials tell NBC News. The cafeteria and an eatery in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, or EEOB, were both closed this week after the case was discovered, officials said. It was unclear how long the facility will remain closed, …

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Canadian CDC: Try Glory Holes For Safer COVID Sex

From the British Columbia Center for Disease Control: Sex can be very important for mental, social and physical well-being; it is a part of everyday life. People can, will and should continue to have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic. Messages that discourage or shame people from sexual contact can be harmful and may discourage people from seeking essential sexual health …

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Poll: 46% Say Open Schools With “Major Adjustments”

The Associated Press reports: Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans. Only about 1 in 10 Americans think daycare centers, preschools or K-12 schools should open this fall without restrictions, according to a new poll from The …

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