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Friday, March 20, 2020

On Feb. 24, Trump tweeted that the "Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA" and that "the Stock Market [is] starting to look very good to me!" On Feb. 25, while public health experts were warning of the possibility of a global, life-altering pandemic, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told Americans to go out and buy stocks. As of end of day Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 26% since market close on Feb. 25. As investors continued to sell in late February 28, the younger Trump took to Twitter to give the stock market a thumbs up to his roughly 3 million followers, calling it a "great time to buy stocks or into your 401K." He said he would be "all in." The Dow is down 21% since then. read more

Friday, March 13, 2020

Stephen Redd, MD, head of the CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, on Wednesday revealed in his testimony that the total number of people tested for the coronavirus by the CDC was 1,784. That means that, as of Wednesday morning, the CDC had tested only 77 people for the coronavirus since Sunday. According to a CDC spokesman, the number that had been tested as of Sunday was 1,707. read more

Thursday, March 05, 2020

President Donald Trump suggested in a rambling interview that it would be OK if people infected with the coronavirus ignored official advice to isolate and went to work instead. Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday night: A lot of people will have this and it's very mild. They'll get better very rapidly. They don't even see a doctor. They don't even call a doctor. You never hear about those people. So you can't put them down in the category of the overall population in terms of this corona flu and/or virus. So you just can't do that. So, if you know, we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work. Some of them go to work, but they get better. read more

Monday, February 10, 2020

Over 100 US service members have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries in the wake of the January 8 Iranian missile attack on the al Asad military base in Iraq, according to a US official with knowledge of the latest information. read more


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