Trump says he no longer has COVID-19, doesn’t say if he tested negative

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The Commission on Presidential Debates cancels the second presidential debate planned for Miami, following President Trump’s refusal to take part in a virtual format.

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump claimed Sunday he no longer has COVID-19 even though the White House refuses to say whether he has tested negative for the disease.

Just hours after his physician issued a memo saying he is no longer “a transmission risk” to others, Trump said in an interview on Fox News that he no longer has the disease and suggested he is now immune to the coronavirus.

Trump did not say in that interview whether he has tested negative for COVID-19. The memo issued late Saturday by his physician, Dr. Sean Conley, didn’t address that issue either. 

Later Sunday, in an audio message to supporters, Trump claimed he has tested “totally negative” for COVID-19, going beyond the public memos released from his doctors.

Trump, who was hospitalized for three days last week at Walter Reed Military Medical Center for treatment for COVID-19, said during a telephone interview with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that he feels great and that he is not taking any medications for the disease.

“The president is in very good shape,” he said.

‘I’m feeling great’: Trump delivers White House remarks in first public event since testing positive for COVID-19

Trump suggested he is now immune from the coronavirus and that he has “a protective glow” from the virus that has killed nearly 215,000 Americans.

Medical experts say people who get COVID-19 generally develop antibodies that might protect them from a second infection, although there’s no guarantee of how long that protection might last or whether it’s completely effective.

“It looks like I’m immune for, I don’t know, maybe a long time and maybe a short time,” Trump said.

Later Sunday, Trump made a similar statement on Twitter, causing the social media platform to attach a warning to the post. 

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday,” Trump wrote. “That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!”

Twitter said the post violated its rules about “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information” related to COVID-19. But Twitter did not remove the post, saying it may be in the public’s interest for the tweet to remain accessible.

Trump announced Oct. 2 that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, an array of White House officials and top Republicans have also tested positive, several who were in attendance at a Sept. 26 Rose Garden announcement of Trump’s Supreme Court pick. That gathering has since been

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Trump says he no longer has COVID, doesn’t say if he tested negative

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US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was “feeling great” as he made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus. (Oct. 10)

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump claimed Sunday he no longer has COVID-19 even though the White House refuses to say whether he has tested negative for the disease.

Just hours after his physician issued a memo saying he is no longer “a transmission risk” to others, Trump said in an interview on Fox News that he no longer has the disease and suggested he is now immune to the coronavirus.

Trump did not say in the interview whether he has tested negative for COVID-19. The memo issued late Saturday by his physician, Dr. Sean Conley, didn’t address that issue either.

Trump, who was hospitalized for three days last week at Walter Reed Military Medical Center for treatment for COVID, said during a telephone interview with Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures that he feels great and that he is not taking any medications for the disease.

“The president is in very good shape,” he said.

‘I’m feeling great’: Trump delivers White House remarks in first public event since testing positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19. (Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images)

Trump suggested he is now immune from the coronavirus and that he has “a protective glow” from the virus that has killed nearly 215,000 Americans.

Medical experts say people who get COVID can develop antibodies that might protect them from a second infection, although there’s no guarantee how long that protection might last or whether it’s completely effective.

“It looks like I’m immune for, I don’t know, maybe a long time and maybe a short time,” Trump said.

Trump announced Oct. 2 that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, an array of White House officials and top Republicans have also tested positive, several who were in attendance at a Sept. 26 Rose Garden announcement of Trump’s Supreme Court pick. That gathering has since been deemed a “superspreader” event.

Conley wrote in his memo on Saturday that Trump is no longer considered “a transmission risk” to others because 10 days have passed since the start of his bout with COVID. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines say someone who tested positive should remain isolated until 10 days have passed since the onset of their symptoms.

“Moving forward, I will continue to monitor him clinically as he returns to an active schedule,” Conley wrote.

The White House has refused to reveal the last time Trump tested negative for coronavirus.Trump spokesman Brian Morgenstern dodged the question six times during an appearance Friday on MSNBC. 

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Conley released his memo just hours after Trump held a campaign-style rally at the

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Trump No Longer a COVID-19 ‘Transmission Risk,’ White House Doctor Says

President Trump is no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus, his doctor said Saturday evening, nine days after the president first tested positive for the virus.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump holds an event to announce his nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 26, 2020.


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President Donald Trump holds an event to announce his nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 26, 2020.

“This evening I am happy to report that in addition to the President meeting the CDC criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation, this morning’s COVID PCR sample demonstrates, by currently recognized standards, he is no longer considered a transmission risk to others,” White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memo.

“Now at day 10 from symptom onset, fever-free for well over 24 hours and all symptoms improved, the assortment of advanced diagnostic tests obtained reveal there is no longer evidence of actively replicating virus,” Conley added.

Conley’s announcement came hours after Trump held his first public event since his October 1 diagnosis, which had been followed by a three-day stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Ahead of the event, the White House would not say whether Trump had yet tested negative for the coronavirus.

Trump delivered remarks in a brief 18-minute address on law and order from the White House balcony to a crowd of several hundred mostly- masked supporters on the South Lawn.

“I’m feeling great,” Trump told the crowd, only briefly mentioning his health.

He said he was thankful for the good wishes and prayers he received and said the pandemic was “disappearing,” though it has killed more than 210,000 Americans and shows no signs of slowing down.

Conley issued a statement Thursday evening saying that he anticipated Trump would be able to hold public events again by Saturday.

“Overall he’s responded extremely well to treatment, without evidence on examination of adverse therapeutic effects,” Conley wrote, adding that, “Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the president’s safe return to public engagement at that time.”

The president has also announced he would hold a campaign rally on Monday in Florida, as well.

More than two dozen coronavirus cases have been tied to the White House or people who spent time with Trump, according to NPR. A number of attendees of the White House’s ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett have tested positive, including the president, several top staffers, senators and military officials. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday called the September 26 event in the Rose Garden, in which most attendees closely mingled mask-less, a “super-spreader” for the coronavirus.

Ahead of Trump’s Saturday remarks on law and order, in a show of newfound concern over the virus, guests were asked to wear a mask on the White House grounds and told they would be subject to temperature checks and a brief questionnaire about recent symptoms, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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White House doctor says Trump no longer a risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others

President Trump is no longer considered contagious for COVID-19, White House physician Dr. Sean P. Conley said Saturday night.

“He is no longer considered a transmission risk to others,” Dr. Conley wrote in a memo released by the White House. He said the president now meets “CDC criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation.”

He said Mr. Trump has been “fever free for well over 24 hours.” The doctor’s report came hours after Mr. Trump held his first public appearance, a campaign-style speech from a balcony at the White House to supporters on the South Lawn.

The doctor’s memo stops short of saying that Mr. Trump is completely free of the virus, and does not say whether he tested negative in the past two days. He said diagnostic tests show there is “no longer evidence of actively replicating virus,” and that testing throughout his illness since Oct. 1 has shown “decreasing viral loads.”

The president is scheduled to travel to three battleground states to hold campaign rallies in the coming days — on Monday in Florida, Tuesday in Pennsylvania and Wednesday in Iowa.

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Olive Garden-parent Darden is ‘more attractive’ the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says

  • “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer told investors to buy shares of Olive Garden-parent Darden due to the uncertainty around the coronavirus.
  • “All I know is the stock deserves to go higher, and the longer the pandemic goes on, the more attractive it gets,” he said Thursday.
  • “Unfortunately, without some help from Congress, you better believe most independent restaurants will not be able to hold out,” Cramer said.

Investors should buy Darden Restaurants due to the uncertain future for the U.S. restaurant industry during the coronavirus pandemic, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. 

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Shares of the Olive Garden owner soared more than 8% on Thursday, after it reported per-share earnings that outpaced Wall Street expectations. And the “Mad Money” host said he believes the stock has room to go higher because Washington has yet to agree on another round of Covid-19 aid, leaving millions of small businesses across the nation in precarious financial footing. 

“Unfortunately, without some help from Congress, you better believe most independent restaurants will not be able to hold out. I know mine can’t,” said Cramer, who owns Bar San Miguel in Brooklyn, New York.

“[It’s] bad news for the economy, for this wholesale decline of all restaurants, but great news for publicly traded companies with the scale to thrive in this environment. That’s why I think Darden’s stock is still a buy, even after today’s run,” he added. 

Darden, which generates about half of its revenue from Olive Garden, has the balance sheet to be able to outlast the pandemic and all of its related business challenges, such as capacity restrictions on indoor dining and the need to pivot to more digital sales and delivery, Cramer said. 

“We learned today that they can shut down half their tables and still make money — so much money that they actually reinstated the dividend and also repaid a $270 million term loan that would strangle most smaller enterprises,” Cramer said. “These guys are on pace to be able to do almost exactly as well as they did before the pandemic.” 

Darden’s stock is down about 10% so far in 2020, but it has rallied significantly of its coronavirus-induced bottom of $26.15 on March 18. Based on Thursday’s close of $97.31, shares are up about 270% from that bottom. 

“The strength in the stock of Darden, it should terrify you. Darden’s winning because its private competitors can’t cope with the Covid-19 economy,” Cramer said. “We’re headed for a world where, if you want to go out for dinner, you won’t have many options other than some big chains with deep pockets. Olive Garden will be the height of fine dining.” 



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With all of the uncertainty around the pandemic and potential government aid for small business, Cramer said it’s hard to apply standard valuation metrics such as a price-to-earnings ratio to Darden. “All I know is the stock deserves to go higher, and the longer

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Tips to Make Bathroom Cabinets Last Longer

Waterproof

Selecting a material that is able to handle the humidity in this room is vital to make sure that they last for a long time. If a material is chosen that is not made to withstand humidity, it can expand and warp, resulting in a room that looks less than new. Bamboo is one of the few materials that can handle a little bit of humidity over a long period without changing size.

Durability

Making sure that cabinets are made of durable material is also a key to lasting good looks, particularly in households with smaller children. Softer woods, such as pine, make a beautiful cabinet, but they also tend to dent and scratch easily. Smaller children tend to be a bit rougher on everything, and can leave a brand new bathroom cabinet looking less than new in a matter of weeks.

Harder woods, such as oak are less likely to dent as easily, and more likely to leave a lasting impression on guests. Bamboo is another great option for cabinets in homes that have small children.

Cleaning

Making sure that bamboo cabinets, as well as those made of other materials, stay clean will help them be long lasting. The cleaning process will often vary depending on the type of material used. For example, a bamboo cabinet can be wiped clean with just a cloth and water. Harsher chemicals can sometimes be used on other materials. It’s important to know which cleaning solutions to use, and to clean bamboo cabinets as often as needed for long lasting good looks.

Preventative checking

Every so often, home owners are advised to simply look over the bamboo cabinets to guarantee that all the hinges are still in working order, all the screws are nice and snug and so on. This can easily make them long lasting. For example, if the screws on a hinge are loose and homeowners do not know, they will never be tightened. Then, the hinge may fall out, sending the door crashing to the ground and damaging the wood. A quick glance over the screws and hinges can easily prevent this problem.

Clean spills immediately

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most common places for spills. Allowing anything liquid to sit in a pool on a cabinet can, and will, eventually damage the wood. If this happens more than once, it will result in several spots on the wood being worn and damaged, and the cabinetry looking horrible. They will be long lasting if homeowners clean up spills as soon as they happen instead of leaving to sit until the room gets cleaned later in the day.

Check the weight

Often, drawers and shelves have a weight limit. Home owners should always double check the weight limit and make sure that they do not put too many things on the shelves or in the drawers. This will cause the shelves to break, or the bottom of the drawer to fall out.

Cabinetry has the power to make a home …

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