How the White House Coronavirus Outbreak Compares to Other Clusters

President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee at a crowded Rose Garden event on Sept. 26 where few people wore masks or observed social distancing. Between it and Oct. 2, when Trump was helicoptered to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment of Covid-19, he headlined a string of risky events, many indoors, that have sent people scrambling to get tested.

In addition to Trump, at least 23 people who have been in close proximity to the president, his campaign or the White House have tested positive for the coronavirus. The number of positive cases may be higher, as some staffers and event attendees haven’t publicly shared their diagnoses.

The growing number of cases reported among people with contact to the White House shows how the virus can rapidly spread among people in close contact without wearing masks.

For comparison, in all of Washington, with a population of more than 700,000, the seven-day average of daily Covid-19 cases was 58 on Thursday.

For the past week, there have been about eight cases a day per 100,000 people across the capital, and major cities on the Eastern Seaboard have seen relatively low positive cases per capita, too.

Note: Average daily positive cases based on the weekly average Oct. 2–8, per 100,000 people

People testing positive following Sept. 26 Rose Garden event


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The White House cluster has the potential to affect the activities of the federal government and Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she “won’t go anywhere near the White House” in reference to the outbreak when asked about whether she would resume in-person talks with the president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed floor votes until Oct. 19, though the Judiciary Committee, of which two Republican members have tested positive for the virus, will begin hearings for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Oct. 12.

After the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday that the second debate next week between Trump and his rival, Democrat Joe Biden, would be held virtually, Trump said he would not participate. The president has also said he will be back on the campaign trail soon and that he believes he is no longer contagious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines suggest patients who have had symptoms should not be around others until they’ve experienced 10 symptom-free days.

A Growing List of People Testing Positive for Covid-19

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Nadia Sawalha strips naked in her garden and compares herself to Gwyneth Paltrow in hilarious post

Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha has tickled fans as she posed completely naked in her back garden while holding a tub of butter.

The 55 year old TV star, who recently was reported to be in a rift with Coleen Nolan, compared herself to Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently striped naked to celebrate her birthday, in the funny Instagram post.

Nadia placed the nude image of herself next to the photo of Gwyneth, 48, in the buff as she posted the images on Instagram.

Both the Loose Women star and the Iron Man actress are in the same pose, with one leg raised up to cover their nether regions while holding their breasts with their arms.

Nadia Sawalha delighted fans as she posed completely naked in her back garden while holding a tub of butter
Nadia Sawalha delighted fans as she posed completely naked in her back garden while holding a tub of butter

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However, in her snap Nadia is holding a box of butter and smiling widely as she confidently shows off her amazing body.

In the caption of the photo, Nadia explained the reason behind her prop as she joked the butter gives her confidence after Gwyneth gave a shout out to her lifestyle brand Goop and claimed their “insanely amazing brand new body butter” helps her feel confident to get her kit off.

Nadia wrote: “So apparently @gwynethpaltrow uses her @goop body butter to give her the confidence to go naked in her garden !!!

“I always knew me and Gwinnie Gwin Gwins had something in common !!! I too use butter to help me go naked !! Lashings if the stuff !!!” [sic]

Gwyneth Paltrow stripped completely naked as she turned 48
Gwyneth Paltrow stripped completely naked as she turned 48

Nadia Sawalha received praise from fans after posing in the buff
Nadia Sawalha received praise from fans after posing in the buff

The star, who recently said her daughters were “desperately unhappy” before being homeschooled, continued: “I love it on crumpets , pasta , cheese , cake , mash veg , chicken …..

“How weird is that Gwins ????? We are soooooo ALIKE !!! Love ya Gwinnie”.

Nadia ended her caption as she revealed her hubby was the one who took the confident snap as she said: “Photography by a very happy husband @mark_adderley”.

The hilarious post received more than 15,000 likes from fans on Instagram and many commented to share how tickled they were by the post.

Gwyneth’s 16-year-old daughter Apple wasn’t so impressed by her naked snap
Gwyneth’s 16-year-old daughter Apple wasn’t so impressed by her naked snap

One wrote: “You’re too funny! Thank you for sharing such brilliant positive things x”.

Another added: “Looking good Mrs I couldn’t spot the difference xx”.

While a third wrote: “I bloody love you nadia! You’re awesome! I love the ald lurpak butter too”. [sic]

And a fourth chimed: “Go girl. I love butter too.”

Meanwhile, Gwyneth’s naked snap to celebrate

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