Tag Archives: pandemic

REPORT: Texas Isn’t Counting All COVID+ Test Results

The Houston Chronicle reports: The government’s official data on the coronavirus outbreak is startling: More than 4.6 million cases in the U.S. More than 440,000 in Texas. More than 70,000 in Harris County. But those numbers don’t include all positive COVID-19 patients. Texas, unlike 27 other states, excludes the results of increasingly popular, rapid COVID-19 tests from the numbers it …

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FL Reports 7K New Cases, DeSantis Ratings Plummet

The South Florida SunSentinel reports: Florida clocked in with 7,104 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and another 62 more deaths among residents. The state has tallied 487,132 cases and 7,206 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the Florida Department of Health. The one-day peak for new cases was July 12, with 15,300 infections. On Friday, the state reported yet …

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Trump Points To Australia Spike, Claims “Fake News” Is Hiding “Big China Virus Breakouts All Over The World”

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday accused the press of failing to report coronavirus outbreaks in other nations as cases surge in the U.S. Trump linked to coverage of a state of disaster being declared in Victoria, Australia due to a resurgence of the virus. The Australian state reported 671 new cases of the …

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US Mint: Please Use Coins When Making Purchases

Via press release from the US Mint: Simply put, there is an adequate amount of coins in the economy, but the slowed pace of circulation has meant that sufficient quantities of coins are sometimes not readily available where needed. You may be experiencing this in your local communities. We are asking for your help in improving this coin supply issue. …

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Indiana Student Tests Positive On First Day Of Class

The New York Times reports: One of the first school districts in the country to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic did not even make it a day before being forced to grapple with the issue facing every system actively trying to get students into classrooms: What happens when someone comes to school infected? Just hours into the first …

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Pastor Sick With COVID After WH Meeting With Trump

Johnson City’s ABC News affiliate reports: The pastor of a local church who gained national attention for his support of local law enforcement is now battling COVID-19. When Pastor Perry Cleek’s church, Lighthouse Missionary Baptist in Jonesborough, donated $1,000 to every Jonesborough Department of Public Safety employee earlier this month, the story went viral. That led the White House to …

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Trump Holds Mini-Rally With Unmasked FL Crowd

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday held a scaled-down campaign-style rally on an airport tarmac in Florida, drawing a crowd of supporters who packed closely together in a state that has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. The president landed in Tampa and was greeted by dozens of supporters who had gathered along barricades. Few were seen wearing masks, …

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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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FL Breaks Deaths Record For Fourth Straight Day

The Orlando Weekly reports: The Florida Department of Health reported 257 new COVID-19 deaths in Florida on Friday, marking the fourth consecutive day the state has surpassed its own daily death record. The state’s total amount of lives lost to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic in March now nears 7,000, with 6,843 Florida resident deaths and 123 …

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Johnson Puts “Brakes” On Reopening Amid New Spike

The BBC reports: The further easing of coronavirus restrictions in England – due to come in this weekend – has been postponed for at least two weeks, amid concerns over an increase in coronavirus cases. Casinos and bowling alleys will remain shut, with Boris Johnson saying it was time to “squeeze the brake pedal”. Wedding receptions of up to 30 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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