CDC issues new guidelines for essential workers focused on when workers can return to work after having been exposed to coronavirus.
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Biden calls for feds to cover COBRA payments amid pandemicSpeaking at a virtual town hall on Wednesday, apparent Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said the federal government needs to step up its game to people who've been forced out of work because of the coronavirus crisis.
"We're going to have to do more," Biden said, saying future spending bills should include expanded unemployment payments and subsidies for Obamacare to make sure people can afford their health care."The same goes for COBRA," Biden said."The government should pick up the full cost of COBRA premiums right now."
April 8, 202002:24He also repeated his calls for "a rent freeze and a moratorium on evictions during this pandemic" as well as up to $10,000 in student debt relief."The money and the plans that are in the CARES act won't be enough," he said."America's long-term recovery is going to require far more investment, but it needs to be smart and effective."
Share this -1h ago / 11:37 PM UTCBirx praises 'American people's strength' as social distancing measures appear to be workingDr. Deborah Birx, one of the nation's top doctors, praised Americans on Wednesday for sticking to the social distancing measures as new models show a lower coronavirus death projection in the U.S. in the coming months.
"We are still in awe of the American people's strength in this in following through," Birx said during the daily White House coronavirus task force briefing, noting that the widespread behavioral change has resulted in a far lower death forecast that models initially suggested.
Birx said she hopes this will change how people think about respiratory diseases. She said Americans can continue to honor those who have died, those who are at high risk, such as seniors, and health care workers by continuing to stay indoors and follow the guidelines.
She noted that theare “stabilizing,” but “there is still a significant amount of disease there and everyone needs to continue to follow the guidelines.”Share this -2h ago / 11:28 PM UTCPompeo: We are still working to get thousands of Americans home amid pandemic
April 8, 202001:15Secretary of State Pompeo said the State Department is still working to get thousands of Americans back to the U.S. after getting stuck abroad when the COVID-19 outbreak happened.Share this -2h ago / 11:20 PM UTCOver 4,200 dead from coronavirus in New York City
A medical worker transports a body from a refrigerated container at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY on April 8, 2020.Mary Altaffer / APCoronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 4,200 in New York City, health officials said on Wednesday, as the city suffered yet another dramatic spike in the death toll.
As of 5 p.m. ET, thethe total number of coronavirus deaths at 4,260 — that's up from 3,544 just 24 hours earlier.This surge of 716 followed the Monday-to-Tuesday jump of 806 additional fatalities, from 2,738 to 3,544.Share this -2h ago / 11:13 PM UTC
Kansas lawmakers overturn order limiting religious gatherings, governor calls it 'shockingly irresponsible'Lawmakers in Kansas overturned an executive order by Gov. Laura Kelley that restricted religious gatherings to 10 people, despite the state's spike in coronavirus cases.
The state's Legislative Coordinating Council voted 5-2 on Wednesday to undo the order .The vote cam just hours after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, said the order likely violate the state constitution and discouraged law enforcement from enforcing restrictions.
Kelley, a Democrat, called the decision"shockingly irresponsible" in a briefing on Wednesday, where she reported a nearly 40 percent increase in deaths in the state. Three of the 12 clusters found in Kansas have come from church gatherings, according to public health officials.
"There are real-life consequences to the partisan games Republican leaders played today and I simply cannot stand for it," Kelley said."Kansans are dying every day at the hands of this pandemic and there is no room or excuse for these petty political distractions."
The governor said she was directing her administration's legal team to try to resolve the issue. As of Wednesday evening, there are 1,046 cases with 38 deaths due to coronavirus in Kansas.Share this -David K. Li2h ago / 10:49 PM UTCEmergency hospital at Seattle Seahawks stadium shut down, to be sent to state with more need
Rows of patient beds are shown at a military field hospital on April 5, 2020, at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. Read more: NBC News »
CHINA PROPAGANDA! The question is...where can we get tested? Many are asymptomatic or according to guidelines not severe enough to get tested therefore infecting their peers and family
CDC releases new data as debate grows over racial disparities in coronavirus deathsDr. Anthony Fauci says that when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, “there will still be health disparities which we really do need to address in the African-American community.” We have introduced the Coronom to la PLANETI confusion, and in fact another, unknown to humanity, is destroying your lives around the world 'Dr. Fauci Says He Doesn't Think Americans Should Ever Shake Hands Again' In other words....The world as we once knew it is used up! The second wave may be more deadly than the first. It will not be just 'over'.
CDC Considers Loosening Guidelines For Some Exposed To VirusThe new policy is aimed in particular at workers in critical jobs.
CDC Hospital Data Point To Racial Disparity In COVID-19 CasesAfrican Americans make up about 13% of the U.S. population — but account for about 33% of COVID-19 hospitalizations so far, a new CDC report finds. The study underscores long-standing racial disparities in U.S. health care. rate my last vid 😋 un-heathy life styles ! Newsom just gave an update on racial ratio on COVID-19 cases in CA based on 6000+ cases: 30% hispanics, 14% Asian and 6% black.
A Look At The New Nightlife In New York City During The Coronavirus PandemicWith non-essential businesses closed and people ordered to stay home, the city that never sleeps has dramatically slowed down.
Etsy CEO says 20,000 of its shops are now selling face masks following CDC recommendation'Our sellers are able to produce hundreds of thousands of masks per day,' Etsy CEO Josh Silverman told CNBC. 20,000 shops not making any money. I’ve been an Etsy seller for years. It’s over. 2 months too late. Please rephrase this sentence in the article: “Silverman said he wanted to be “very clear” that masks bought from Etsy will not prevent people from contracting COVID-19.” Because that’s NOT what he said. He said “... we at Etsy are not making a claim that these are protective.”
California ventilators head to New York, New Jersey, other statesWATCH: California sends ventilators to New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, Nevada, and Washington D.C. New Jersey Gov. Murphy: 'We will repay the favor when California needs it.' The Golden State practices the Golden Rule I get NY and NJ, but why not Michigan? We are third in total number of cases. When Californias Govenor Newsom says Trump is working hard against Covid19 that's making a statement.