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Save on air fryer, toaster oven, grill, smoker, blender & espresso machine deals at the Prime Day sale, featuring KitchenAid, Keurig, Nespresso, Vitamix, Ninja & Instant Pot kitchen appliance deals

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The COVID-19 superspreader ceremony that burst the White House bubble

The Editorial Board, USA TODAY
Published 6:01 p.m. ET Oct. 6, 2020

Our View: Amid coronavirus, maskless Supreme Court nomination ceremony turned into a form of biological attack on the top echelons of U.S. government.

When the history of America’s failing response to the novel coronavirus is written, a chapter will certainly focus on the Rose Garden images of Sept. 26 at the White House.

There, amid a presidential celebration of a rushed nomination to the Supreme Court, America’s leaders behaved as if over 200,000 American deaths from COVID-19 as of that day never happened. Air kisses and bear hugs flowed freely among the couple of hundred attendees, and a smaller group later inside the White House, with little evidence of mask wearing and none of social distancing. But the virus was there. And it was busy as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, threw his arms around friends, and former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway whispered into Attorney General William Barr’s ear, and ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulled a friend close in greeting so they were cheek to cheek.

Conduct at the event in many ways echoed Donald Trump’s serial rallies, where hundreds gather cheek to jowl without distancing and masks to cheer him. Except leaders and officials gathered in the Rose Garden should have known better — people like Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, grinning without a face covering as he fist-bumped, and the Rev. John Jenkins, the Notre Dame University president who ignored face-mask precautions that he requires of his own students.

Who have tested positive for COVID

Like outbreaks at weddings, meat-packing plants and motorcycle rallies, the Rose Garden ceremony would take on all the hallmarks of a superspreader event. Attendees who have tested positive for coronavirus include Lee, Conway, Christie, Jenkins and White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany. Donald and Melania Trump have fallen ill. And as the virus has spread through the White House and to Capitol Hill, a dozen others have become infected. More are expected. (Among those in the Rose Garden who have so far tested negative are Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence, Azar and Barr.) 

Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence sitting directly across from first lady Melania Trump, with former White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway right behind her, in the Rose Garden on Sept. 26, 2020. Next to the first lady is the family of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. (Photo: Shawn Thew/epa-EFE/Shutterstock)

How could this — a form of biological attack on the top echelons of American government — happen?

A sad brew of hubris and misapplied science led White House officials and guests to believe they could frolic in a kind of virus-free bubble, exempted from the preventative measures that have reshaped and constrained the lives of millions of average Americans.

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On eve of elimination game vs. Lakers, Houston guard Danuel House ejected from the NBA bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — In the playoffs, you need all the help you can get.



a man holding a football ball: Houston Rockets’ Danuel House Jr. (4) defends against Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


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Houston Rockets’ Danuel House Jr. (4) defends against Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

So on the eve of an elimination Game 5 against the Lakers, the Houston Rockets got unfortunate news: Danuel House, one of their key rotation players, was forced to leave the bubble after an NBA investigation concluded he had breached health protocols by inviting an unauthorized guest to his room.

The Rockets played the last two games, both losses, without House (11.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg in the playoffs) after the league launched an investigation into a Sept. 8 encounter with an unauthorized guest, reported by The Athletic to be a female subcontractor, in his room in the Grand Floridian Hotel for multiple hours. The Rockets are the only team occupying the hotel, which also is a quarantine site for some player guests.

House won’t play again for Houston this season, which now that the Rockets are down 3-1 is looking perilously short. Houston did not hold a media availability ahead of Saturday’s Game 5, tipping at 5 p.m. PDT.

It’s the first violation of bubble protocol that has resulted in the player having to leave. Richaun Holmes and Bruno Cabaclo (who is also on the Rockets) received additional quarantine after violating the required boundaries for food pick-up. The Clippers’ Lou Williams had to quarantine for additional time after it was revealed he visited an Atlanta strip club during an absence from the team for personal reasons.

House had played in nine games for the Rockets, starting four in place of Russell Westbrook. The Lakers have capitalized on the shortened rotation with their depth, even throwing rookie Talen Horton-Tucker at them in the last game. But Danny Green, a winner of two titles in San Antonio and Toronto, cautioned against complacency.

“Elimination games are always hard regardless of what round it is,”  he said. “They’re always hard. It’s the hardest game to win. A team has nothing to lose and they’re fighting for their lives.”

The Lakers are largely occupied off court with their families from when player guests were let into the bubble a week-and-a-half ago. Coach Frank Vogel said he’s not concerned about his team making the same mistake as House.

“Honestly, I don’t feel like our group has to have that talk,” Vogel said. “Our guys are really locked into the task at hand. Obviously the situation is a reminder, they’re seeing it on their phones. Obviously we don’t want to do that.”

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Rockets’ Danuel House Leaves N.B.A. Bubble After Violation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The N.B.A. announced Friday that Danuel House Jr., a reserve forward for the Houston Rockets, had breached the league’s health and safety protocols by inviting an unauthorized guest to his hotel room and that he would be leaving the Walt Disney World campus, where the league has made a major investment to finish out its season inside its so-called bubble.

House did not play for the Rockets in Games 3 and 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Lakers this week as the league conducted its investigation. The N.B.A. concluded that the guest, who was not identified by the league, had spent “multiple hours” in House’s hotel room at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on Tuesday, in direct violation of league rules. The league has stringent policies about who can be on campus — or even interact with the players — as it seeks to insulate itself from the coronavirus pandemic.

The league said in a statement that “no evidence was found that other players or staff had contact with the guest or were involved in this incident” and that House “will not participate with the Rockets team in additional games this season.”

The Rockets trail the Lakers, 3-1, in their best-of-seven series, with Game 5 scheduled for Saturday night.

The unauthorized guest was a woman who had worked on campus several weeks ago as a temperature checker, according to a person who was briefed on the investigation but was not authorized to publicly discuss it. It was not clear how she had managed to gain access to the property, which has secure checkpoints around the perimeter. But House propped one of the hotel doors open for her, the person said.

It also was not immediately clear whether House had been forced to leave the bubble by either the N.B.A. or the Rockets. A spokeswoman for the Rockets declined to comment. In a 113-page rule book issued before the season resumed in July, the league said that a violation of protocol would be punishable by “a warning, fine, suspension and/or removal from the campus.”

House, 27, was an important role player for the Rockets coming off the bench. In his fourth N.B.A. season, he averaged a career-best 10.5 points a game. He went undrafted in 2016 after playing college basketball at Houston and Texas A&M, then bounced around the N.B.A. — including stops in the G League — before working his way into the Rockets’ rotation.

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Rockets’ Danuel House leaving NBA bubble after violating protocols

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Houston Rockets forward-guard Danuel House Jr. will leave the NBA campus and not return after a league investigation found that House “had a guest in his hotel room over multiple hours on September 8 who was not authorized to be on campus,” violating restart health and safety protocols, the league said Friday in a news release.

There was no evidence that other players or staff had contact with the guest or were involved in the incident, the league said.

House missed Games 3 and 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers due to personal reasons and will miss Game 5 on Saturday with the Lakers up 3-1 in the Western Conference semifinals. This is a loss for the Rockets, who counted on House providing depth in the series. He had 13 points in Game 2.

Danuel House Jr. is leaving the NBA bubble after breaking protocol. (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)

“It’s never a good time, like an injury, but the whole COVID thing is different, so you just deal with it,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said before Thursday’s loss to the Lakers. “We’ve got enough. You just go forward. Concentrate on what we’ve got, then try to get the job done.”

A woman entered the Rockets’ team hotel Monday night and left early Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the situation. The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly due to the sensitive nature of the issue.

The league has strict guidelines on its campus to prevent COVID-19 from having a significant impact on the restart. With limited positive tests since players and staff arrived in early July, the league has maintained a safe environment.

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Rockets’ Danuel House investigated for bubble protocol breach, report

Ben DuBose, Rockets Wire
Published 10:07 p.m. MT Sept. 9, 2020 | Updated 10:12 p.m. MT Sept. 9, 2020

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The “personal reasons” cited by the Houston Rockets for the absence of forward Danuel House Jr. in Tuesday’s Game 3 involve an alleged violation of the NBA’s campus “bubble” protocol, according to a report Wednesday night from ESPN.

Per ESPN, House has denied any wrongdoing, and the matter is currently being discussed between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. ESPN reported that House’s status for the remainder of the series against the Los Angeles Lakers was in jeopardy, pending the investigation. Due to COVID-19, any exposure to outside elements would require an extended self-quarantine period before that player would be allowed to rejoin his teammates and play in a game.

Prior to Game 3, Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said the team practiced Monday with House and with no knowledge that he would be unavailable. The team did not elaborate on the reason for his absence, other than to say it was not due to a positive COVID-19 test.

From the ESPN report:

House, the Rockets’ sixth man, has denied any violation on a matter that has the league probing House’s activity within the team hotel, sources said. … House did not leave the perimeter of the campus, sources said.

The NBPA has been talking to league officials on House’s behalf and trying to find a resolution to the issue. … The NBA is believed to be considering whether House could be subjected to a 10-day quarantine period for an alleged violation, sources said.

Danuel House Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds a game during the playoffs. (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)

At Wednesday’s practice, D’Antoni said the Rockets “haven’t heard yet” whether House would be available for Game 4 on Thursday, which seemed to signify that the decision would come from some other entity (such as the league office). Later in the day, House was officially listed as out, though that designation could be revised Thursday if he is cleared to play.

If he isn’t cleared, it would be a significant loss for the Rockets. With House unavailable off the bench, Jeff Green was the team’s only reserve to score during the Game 3 loss in which the Lakers bench outscored their Rockets counterparts 42-16.

In nine playoff games, House has averaged 11.4 points (35.8% on 3-pointers) and 5.8 rebounds in 31 minutes per game. He is among the most athletic and versatile options for the team’s switch-heavy defense.

In Sunday’s Game 2, the 27-year-old had 13 points and five rebounds and hit 3-of-7 from 3-point range.

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Rockets’ Danuel House being investigated for possible bubble violation

The NBA is investigating Rockets forward Danuel House Jr., for a potential violation of the league’s health and safety protocols on its Florida campus, putting his return to the Western Conference semifinals in jeopardy, ESPN reported Wednesday.



LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Danuel House Jr. #4 of the Houston Rockets during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 06, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.


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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Danuel House Jr. #4 of the Houston Rockets during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 06, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.


With House listed as out of Thursday’s Game 4 for “personal reasons” after missing the Rockets’ Game 3 loss Tuesday to the Lakers, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association have been in talks about the issue.

Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said Wednesday that the Rockets were uncertain if House would be able to play but did not indicate that the NBA was holding House out.

“We haven’t heard, yet,” D’Antoni said. He had said Tuesday that House’s absence was not related to COVID-19.

House had scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting in Game 2 and has averaged 11.4 points in the playoffs this season, making 43.5 percent of his shots. He had earned praise from D’Antoni on Monday for his play and spoke extensively about the post-season being a breakthrough for him.

House has played as the Rockets’ sixth man since Russell Westbrook returned from his quadriceps injury in Game 5 of the first-round series against the Thunder, replacing Westbrook midway through the first and third quarters. With House out, Austin Rivers checked in for Westbrook in the first quarter, Ben McLemore in the third quarter. Neither scored in Game 4.

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