March 31, 2020

Watch Live: President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force Holds Press Conference

President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force will host a press briefing at the White House on Tuesday, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. EST. The president and his team continue to talk about the fight to contain the spread of the virus as well as support Americans suffering the economic effects of the global pandemic. On Sunday,…

Barack Obama Suggests Donald Trump ‘Denied’ Coronavirus Warnings

Former President Barack Obama suggested on Twitter on Tuesday that President Donald Trump “denied” warnings of the coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic,” Obama wrote. The former president shared an article on Twitter about Trump rolling back fuel economy standards, and also accused the…

Coronavirus: GM Reopens Idled Michigan Plant to Produce Face Masks

General Motors (GM) is reopening its Warren, Michigan, transmission plant, which it idled last year, in order to begin producing about 1.5 million face masks a month to supplement the shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to order GM to begin producing critical medical supplies…

Judd Apatow Says Prosecute Trump and Republicans: ‘They Are All Murderers’

Hollywood writer-director Judd Apatow launched another scathing attack on President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress, describing them as “murderers” whose actions have caused “thousands of deaths.” On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued that the efforts of Democrats in Congress to impeachment the president on false grounds had distracted from the impending threat…

Savannah Guthrie Returns To ‘Today’ Show Studio After Self-Quarantine

March 31, 2020 2:08 PM ET News anchor Savannah Guthrie returned to the “Today” show studio Tuesday after self-quarantining. Guthrie had been working from her home basement after she entered a self-quarantine for 14 days. We’re very happy to have our @savannahguthrie back in Studio 1A this morning! pic.twitter.com/omj07fILGl — TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 31, 2020…

A Chinese Biologist Carrying Suspected SARS And MERS Samples Attempted To Enter The US

March 31, 2020 2:15 PM ET Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials prevented a Chinese national from sneaking undeclared biological materials into the United States in late 2018, roughly one year before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan. An unnamed Chinese biologist carrying suspected vials of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome…

Will Conor McGregor Fight At UFC 249 Against Tony Ferguson? His Coach Appears To Hint At It On Twitter

March 31, 2020 2:17 PM ET It sounds like Conor McGregor could be in the mix to fight Tony Ferguson in April. Ferguson had been slated to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249, but the Russian fighting superstar is out because of home country being on coronavirus lockdown. That means somebody has to fill the…

Report: Border Patrol Is Returning Illegal Aliens Back To Mexico At A Rate Of 96 Minutes

March 31, 2020 11:07 AM ET Bolstered by emergency measures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border are able to return illegal crossers at an extremely fast rate. Aliens who unlawfully cross into the United States are being sent back to Mexico at an average of 96 minutes, according…

PETA Wants WHO Chief Who Pushes Chinese Propaganda To Pester China Into Nixing Wuhan’s Wet Markets

March 31, 2020 11:46 AM ET People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) asked the World Health Organization official who is running Chinese propaganda on coronavirus to pressure China into ending so-called wet markets. A future pandemic of coronavirus’s size is inevitable if China and other Asian countries continue selling wild and domesticated animals in…

Running outside during the coronavirus pandemic: Is it OK?

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.As more research suggests the possibility that the novel coronavirus may have the potential to become airborne, some are questioning whether going for walks or runs outside amid the pandemic can still be considered safe.“Our understanding of coronavirus transmission is incomplete…

Americans in class-action suit against China speak out on how coronavirus has upended their lives

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.EXCLUSIVE: The American plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed this month against China say the coronavirus outbreak has injected fear into their everyday lives, kept them home from work and taken away their beloved family members as the pandemic has swept…

Washington choir rehearsal linked to coronavirus outbreak after dozens of members fall ill, 2 die

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A choir rehearsal in Washington state earlier this month is the likely catalyst for a coronavirus “super-spreading event” after dozens of members fell ill and two died from the infectious disease.The Skagit Valley Chorale in Mount Vernon, located about an hour…

Trump calls for $2T infrastructure bill as ‘Phase 4’ of coronavirus response

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. President Trump on Tuesday called for a $2 trillion infrastructure bill to serve as “Phase 4” of the federal government’s coronavirus response efforts, just days after Congress approved a massive stimulus package worth even more than that.“With interest rates for…

‘It’s just impossible’: tracing contacts takes backseat as virus spreads

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (Reuters) – Faced with more than 70 cases of the novel coronavirus and a deadly outbreak in an assisted living community in his town, Ed Briggs is overwhelmed. The health director for Ridgefield, Connecticut, says there is no way that he and his staff of two can identify and isolate all the people…

S&P 500 set for worst first quarter since 1938

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s slide deepened on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 was set for its worst first quarter since 1938 on growing evidence of a largescale corporate damage from the coronavirus pandemic as well as a near collapse in oil prices. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange…

Special Report: The Mask Middlemen – How pop-up brokers seek big paydays in a frenzied market

(Reuters) – Brian Kolfage, a Florida military veteran, recently convinced Americans to donate millions of dollars for a privately built wall on the U.S. southern border. Now he has jumped into a new venture: hawking millions of protective face masks that are in critically short supply during the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Dr. Nicole McCullough,…

Amid criticism, Macron vows to raise medical gear output to tackle coronavirus

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to make France self-sufficient in protective masks by year-end and learn lessons from the coronavirus emergency, firing back at growing criticism of his government over painful equipment shortages. French President Emmanuel Macron talks to employees as he visits the Kolmi-Hopen protective face masks factory, following an…

US surpasses China in official coronavirus deaths | TheHill

The United States passed a grim milestone on Tuesday as it surpassed China in the official death count from the coronavirus.The United States now has 3,415 deaths from the virus, surpassing China’s figure of 3,309, according to a tracker from Johns Hopkins University.It’s important to note that there are significant doubts about the accuracy of…

McConnell hits brakes on next economic stimulus package | TheHill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Trump, Biden spar over coronavirus response Senator Tom Coburn’s government oversight legacy Schumer praises choice of Defense inspector general to oversee corporate lending fund MORE (R-Ky.) hit the brakes Tuesday on Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMeadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House Pelosi floats…

First American Service Member Dies from Coronavirus

The Pentagon on Monday announced the first American service member to succumb to coronavirus — a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy identified him as Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok. “I’m heartbroken by the loss of @NJNationalGuard Captain Douglas Linn Hickok to coronavirus. He was a drilling guardsman and…

Report: Florida Will Check New York Drivers at State Line on I-95

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Saturday the creation of a checkpoint at the I-95 state line on Florida’s northern border to screen drivers traveling from the New York City area to try and contain the spread of coronavirus. The announcement came a day after DeSantis said he would set a similar checkpoint at the Northwest…

Trump Eyes More Coronavirus Travel Bans: ‘We May Add a Few More’

President Trump is eyeing additional travel bans to stop the spread of the Chinese coronavirus in the United States. During a press briefing on Monday, Trump hinted that he may expand the current travel ban list beyond China, Iran, and Europe to ensure that the coronavirus is not being spread by new arrivals. “They’ll be…

Coronavirus: U.S. Manufacturers Fear Ventilators Will be Made in China

American manufacturers fear they are being passed over for contracts to help make essential medical supplies by multinational corporations like General Motors (GM) in favor of more outsourcing to China in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis. Last weekend, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to have GM begin the production of…

Stock futures trade higher after Monday’s rally

U.S. equity futures are trading higher after the S&P 500 rose for a fourth session in the last five to begin the week.The major futures indexes are indicating a rise of 0.9 percent when trading begins on Tuesday.Asian shares traded mixed Tuesday after a rally in U.S. stocks.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei fell 0.8 percent, Hong Kong’s…

Dr. Oz calls NYC coronavirus disaster ‘a cautionary tale’: ‘We did our best. We were too late’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.”Dr. Oz Show” host Dr. Mehmet Oz warned states and cities across the U.S. Monday to prepare for a surge in coronavirus cases and avoid repeating the mistakes of New York City, which has emerged as an epicenter of the pandemic.”There is a…

How the House approved the coronavirus bill

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Perhaps you’re exhausted from debates on Twitter about “My Pillow.”And those sports reruns. Was Duke really the only school to play in every meaningful basketball game of the past three decades?So now you’re wondering exactly what in the world went…

Tucker blasts feds over medical masks, says ‘stop lying to us’ about why we shouldn’t buy them

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Tucker Carlson claimed Monday that the federal government has not been forthright about the supply of crucial N95 medical masks amid the coronavirus outbreak.”In any crisis, trust is critical — the government can’t coordinate a national response if the public doesn’t believe what…

Tucker Carlson: ‘China Continues To Threaten The Rest Of Us With Wet Markets’

March 30, 2020 9:21 PM ET Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted China for continuing “to threaten the rest of us” by reopening its open-air food markets. Chinese wet markets, where all sorts of unusual animals — from bats to cats to scorpions — are sold to consumers as food, have long been considered a…

China’s Propaganda Machine Loves WHO Official Bruce Aylward

March 30, 2020 8:29 PM ET China’s state-controlled media outlets have frequently boosted the remarks of Dr. Bruce Aylward, a top WHO official who has come under scrutiny following an interview in which he suggested Taiwan is part of China.  Aylward has been a staunch defender of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  “If I…

Here’s A List Of Some Of The Most Unusual Animals, Reptiles Available At A Typical Wuhan Wet Market

March 30, 2020 8:02 PM ET Vendors at Wuhan, China’s so-called wet markets sell everything from peacocks to kangaroos, and even an occasional camel or cat, according to reports in February. Experts say these wet markets are where coronavirus, or COVID-19, originated in early December 2019 before hitting the United States, where it has killed…

Source: