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Cancel Trump Rally, Says OK Health Official

Jun 13, 2020 Tulsa World – Expressing concerns about COVID-19’s increasing spread, the Tulsa City-County Health Department’s director said he wishes the campaign rally for President Donald Trump at the BOK Center on June 20 would be pushed back to a later date. In an interview with the Tulsa World on Saturday, Dr. Bruce Dart said Tulsa is seeing a “significant increase in our case trends” that makes a large gathering like the rally dangerous for...

Officials Fearful As Fed-Up Americans Strike Back

"ecurity details — like those seen on a federal level for Dr. Anthony Fauci — have been assigned to state health leaders, including Georgia’s Dr. Kathleen Toomey after she was threatened." Public Health Officials Face Rising Backlash Amid Coronavirus Response June 12, 2020 Kaiser Health News / Associated Press Emily Brown was stretched thin. As the director of the Rio Grande County Public Health Department in rural Colorado, she was working 12- and 14-hour days, struggling to respond to...

Trump Rally A ‘Dangerous Move’: AP

(AP) — After months away from the campaign trail, President Donald Trump plans to rally his supporters this coming Saturday for the first time since most of the country was shuttered by the coronavirus. Trump will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma — a state that has seen relatively few COVID-19 cases. But health experts question the decision, citing the danger of infection spreading among the crowd and sparking outbreaks when people return to their homes. The Trump...

New CDC Rule For Post-Lockdown Era

Jun 13, 2020 Vox – At long last, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new Covid-19 pandemic guidance documents to help the public minimize risk while venturing out into public spaces. The CDC released two new guidance documents Friday. One is for individuals thinking about leaving the house to engage in activities like going to restaurants, nail salons, gyms, the bank, traveling, and hosting small gatherings like cookouts. The other lists...

Biden Ends ‘Campaign Freeze’

"If elected, Biden promised to guarantee testing and protective equipment for people called back to work, while prohibiting discrimination against elderly Americans and others at high risk of contracting the virus." Biden gets more aggressive as 2020 campaign heats back up PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden is adopting an increasingly aggressive stance as he looks to break out of a monthslong campaign freeze imposed by the coronavirus outbreak. Over the course of 24 hours, the presumptive Democratic...

Fauci: George Floyd Protests Provide ‘Perfect Recipe’ For New Outbreaks

June 9, 2020  Fox News – Recent protests across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd could lead to new surges in coronavirus cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Friday. "It is the perfect set-up for the spread of the virus in the sense of creating some blips which might turn into some surges,” Fauci, a member of President Trump's Coronavirus Task Force, told radio station WTOP-FM in Washington, D.C. “As I sat in front of the...

Mich. Supreme Court Backs Defiant Barber

"I've got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. I care less." Fox News – The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday unanimously sided with a barber who reopened his shop last month in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown order. The high court ruled that the state appeals court made mistakes in its decision to shut down 77-year-old barber Karl Manke. The appeals decision was not unanimous and did not...

MAGA Hat-Wearing 82-Year-Old ‘Violently Assaulted’

“Give me the (expletive) sign!” June 8, 2020 Fox News – Nobody should be attacked for their political views, Charlie Chase says. But according to authorities, that’s exactly what happened last week to the 82-year-old U.S. military veteran and supporter of President Trump. The Fall River, Mass., man says he was holding a Trump sign and wearing a Trump hat when suddenly a motorist got out of his car and charged toward him. “Give me the (expletive)...

Collin Raye Free Concert Now A Political Football In Lockdown Dispute

"The county attorney is saying you are going to kill people." June 5, 2020 | St. George News, Cedar City, UT – After being pushed out of Kaysville and Tooele County, Utah Business Revival’s free concert featuring Collin Raye is now scheduled for June 13 at the Iron Springs Adventure Resort in Iron County. Organizer Eric Moutsos told Cedar City News the concert’s main purpose is business revival for small businesses that may be experiencing hard times,...

CA Gov. Newsom Over-Promising, Under-Delivering

Newsom Likes To ‘Go Big’ But Doesn’t Always Deliver |  Angela Hart |  June 4, 2020 |  Kaiser Health News – Gavin Newsom knew it was a political gamble when, as the newly elected mayor of San Francisco, he promised to eradicate chronic homelessness. “I recognize that I’m setting myself up. I’m not naive to that,” he told his hometown newspaper in 2003 as he embarked on a campaign to sell his controversial plan. It hinged on slashing...

GOP CANCELS Charlotte Convention | Headline Health Predicts Host City

The Republican National Committee has announced it will move the 2020 convention to a new city. Details below, along with our prediction of which city gets the nod.  Axios – The Republican National Committee is scrambling for a new convention host city after President Trump said Tuesday that North Carolina’s coronavirus restrictions will make Charlotte unworkable for the crowds he's counting on. Driving the news: The organization still hopes to conduct the convention's "official business" in Charlotte,...

Trump, Fauci No Longer Speaking

(CNN) Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most prominent members of the White House coronavirus task force, said on Monday that he has not spoken to or met with President Donald Trump in two weeks. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, added that his contact with the President has become much less frequent. Their last interaction was May 18, when Trump invited Fauci to provide medical context during a teleconference...

Biden Offers Explanation For Racist Remarks

"Vice President Biden’s statement represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not black unless they vote for him," – Robert L. Johnson, BET May 30, 2020 Fox News – Joe Biden says was "baiting" him leading up to his controversial "you ain't black" remark during their interview last week. The presumptive Democratic nominee was pressed Friday by...

Trump Calls NC Gov To Protest Lockdown Rules, Gets No Guarantees

May 29, 2020 CNN – President Donald Trump has called Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and insisted on a full Republican convention this summer with no face masks or social distancing. "The Governor spoke to the President today. When the President insisted on a full convention arena with no face coverings and no social distancing the Governor expressed concerns and suggested a scaled-back event with fewer attendees," said Sadie Weiner, a spokeswoman for the governor,...

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