8:12 a.m. Giroir says virus corner being turned, or not: Adm. Brett Giroir, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, voiced optimism Tuesday that some coronavirus indicators are improving nationwide, like hospitalizations and ventilator use, and cases leveling off in some places; but he added, “this doesn’t mean we’ve turned the corner.” “None of us feel comfortable. Nobody is doing a victory lap,” he said in an NBC “Today” interview. “We’re still very concerned ... because even though we’re turning the corner on the current outbreak … we won’t see the benefit in hospitalizations and deaths for another couple of weeks.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California unemployment filings rise in 17th week of shelter-in-place
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The House meets for a pro forma session at noon and returns to legislative business on Monday. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi signals flexibility on size of renewed unemployment payments Car on fire near Supreme Court Watch live: Pelosi speaks on coronavirus funding MORE (D-Calif.) will hold her weekly press conference at 10:45 a.m. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyWill Congress provide relief to the ailing childcare sector? Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel 4 Texas GOP congressional primary runoffs to watch MORE (R-Calif.) will hold a press conference call at noon. A House Financial Services subcommittee will hold a hearing at noon about mortgage relief programs available during the pandemic. C-SPAN2 is covering the event HERE. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Argentum – Mask mandates, restrictions issued as COVID-19 spreads
And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has echoed a similar sentiment. "We do not know how much protection the antibodies may provide or how long this protection may last," it says on its website. … [Read more...] about Arizona and Texas counties hit hard by coronavirus bring in refrigerated trucks as morgues fill up
Trump certainly believes he can pardon himself. He tweeted in June 2018, "As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?" Indeed, some legal scholars believe that the President can issue a self-pardon, pointing to the text of the Constitution itself -- which places no such limit on the pardon power. Article II states plainly that the president "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States." If the Framers meant that a president cannot pardon himself, the argument goes, they could have and would have said so. … [Read more...] about Will Trump try to self-pardon?
For example, I have type A+ blood. If a doctor accidentally injected me with type B, my antibodies would reject and work to break down the foreign blood. My blood would clot as a result, disrupt my circulation and cause bleeding and difficulties breathing — and I would potentially die. But if I received type A or type O blood, I would be fine. … [Read more...] about Why do we have different blood types — and do they make us more vulnerable to Covid-19?