President Donald Trump is back on the road Thursday night, holding another rally, this time in Pennsylvania.
The president — who just spoke in Tampa — is appearing in Wilkes Barre, presumably to rally his base for GOP Rep. Lou Barletta, who is running against Democrat incumbent Sen. Bob Casey.
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What we need to understand about asymptomatic carriers if we’re going to beat the coronavirus
In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., around the last week of February, I joked to a colleague that maybe now, finally, people would learn how to wash their hands properly. My remark revealed a naive assumption I had at the time, which was that all we needed to do to keep the novel coronavirus contained was follow a few simple guidelines: stay home when symptomatic and maintain good personal hygiene. The problem, I thought, was that nobody was following the rules.
In the past few weeks, however, more and more reports have emerged to challenge my neat assumptions. Seven out of 14 NBA players, coaches and staff who tested positive didn’t have symptoms when they were diagnosed, The Wall Street Journal reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a case study on a nursing facility in King County, Washington, where 23 residents tested positive for COVID-19, and it found that 13 reported no symptoms initially. Sixty singers went to rehearsal and followed all the rules, according to the Los Angeles Times — nobody hugged, shook hands or appeared ill — yet three weeks later, 45 were diagnosed with COVID-19 or had symptoms of the disease, and two have died.
Hannity roasted for hyping ‘tens of thousands’ of new coronavirus tests — days after Pence promised millions
Fox News host Sean Hannity, who in recent days has pivoted away from downplaying the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, now seems to be hyping up President Donald Trump's efforts to contain the disease.
In a tweet published Wednesday afternoon, Hannity previewed an interview with Vice President Mike Pence that will air on his show -- and he gushed that Pence would be announcing "tens of thousands of coronavirus tests available in days ahead."
These numbers are not very impressive, however, as Pence promised just days ago that millions more tests would be available within a week.
Trump tax cut gave $32 billion to big banks — and then he asked if bankers will say ‘thank you’
A new Bloomberg News report revealed that large American banks scored $32 billion thanks to the tax cut that President Donald Trump and Republicans passed in 2017.
"Our focus is on helping the folks who work in the mailrooms and the machine shops of America," Trump said in a rally that fall. "The plumbers, the carpenters, the cops, the teachers, the truck drivers, the pipe-fitters, the people that like me best."
In fact, 60 percent of the tax cuts went to the top 20 percent of wage earners. The bottom 90 percent of workers make an average of $36,182 annually. The top 10 percent, by contrast, make over $118,400 each year.