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Physician can’t figure out why Trump is being ‘triggered’ by the idea of schools opening windows to avoid COVID in class

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It was announced Wednesday that the White House would prefer schools don’t consult the Center for Disease Control when deciding when and how to reopen.

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asked Dr. Vin Gupta how schools could possibly open safely, gather indoors, or even eat together in the cafeteria.

“The short answer is ‘no,'” said Dr. Gupta. “I do not recommend that at all. I love what Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) and Bill de Blasio have said. They’ve said, indoor dining, we’re done with it. Outdoor dining is okay because indoor transmission is 20 times higher in certain cases if you’re dining close by — because we think that that’s maybe there’s ‘airborne transmission.’ I hate that term, it’s confusing, but small droplets potentially from somebody infected with COVID-19 might persist in the air for hours over long distances.”

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He explained that’s why the school policies by the CDC make sense.

“Ventilation,” he explained. “It makes no sense why opening windows is such a trigger word or trigger phrase for the president. We need ventilation. That’s why indoor anything, we can’t have it right now—outdoor congregations, less than 10 with social distancing and masks, potentially. But indoor dining, definitely not. We need governors across the country to take a strong stance.”

While it might work for older children to wear masks and follow careful guidelines, it’s unclear how schools will be able to get younger children to keep their masks on during the full day at school. Currently, even adults don’t want to wear masks.

Trump threatened schools that if they didn’t reopen he wouldn’t give them any funding.

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If Trump loses two more states it’s ‘ballgame over’: AP reporter

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Appearing on MSNBC's " Morning Joe," Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire explained Donald Trump's chances of being re-elected have reached the point where, if he loses the electoral votes of one more, he will be out of luck and out of office.

Speaking with co-host Joe Scarborough, Lemire was asked where Trump stands in the battleground states he so desperately needs.

"Both campaigns agree that there are six battleground states to decide this election: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida," he began. "Now the president has to play defense and has had to spend resources and had to go the past week to places like Ohio, Texas -- Georgia is another one where he has to play defense. We don't see, outside of perhaps New Hampshire, a place where Democrats have to do the same now that the Trump campaign has ceded Michigan."

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Trump’s executive orders are confusing and unconstitutional — and likely to hurt his own voters. He doesn’t care.

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As we went into the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had washed his hands of the negotiations over the vitally necessary COVID-19 relief package, leaving Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former Tea Party zealot turned White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to try to hash out a deal. Word was that the Democrats had come down from their demand for $3 trillion in various relief programs to $2 trillion, while the White House stuck to its offer of $1 trillion and not a penny more. By Friday, the Senate was going home and the talks had irretrievably stalled.
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Trump administration says US would share COVID vaccine with world after America’s needs are met

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On Monday, Fox News reported that Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is offering to share any potential COVID-19 vaccine with other countries, after it stabilizes public health in the United States.

"The U.S. will share any coronavirus vaccine it develops with the globe after American needs are met, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Monday during a visit to Taiwan," reported Evie Fordham.

"Our first priority of course is to develop and produce enough quantity of safe and effective FDA-approved vaccines and therapeutics for use in the United States," said Azar. "But we anticipate having capacity that, once those needs are satisfied, those products would be available in the world community according to fair and equitable distributions that we would consult in the international community on ... After our departure from the WHO, we will work with others in the world community to find the appropriate vehicles for continuing to support, on a multilateral and bilateral basis, global public health on the order that the United States has done in the past."

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