Rubio calls for ‘frequent, detailed & transparent updates’ from White House regarding Trump’s health

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) urged the White House to be more transparent regarding President Trump’s condition after he announced early Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Rubio calls for ‘frequent, detailed & transparent updates’ from White House regarding Trump’s health

“A significant increase in conspiracy theories & outrageous claims since the President’s diagnosis. Lies spread much faster than fact checking. This is why we need frequent, detailed & transparent updates from @WhiteHouse. And why we should all be skeptical of outlandish rumors,” he tweeted.

Trump first announced early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. He is experiencing mild symptoms, including reportedly a low-grade fever, and was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center later Friday.

White House senior adviser Hope Hicks and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel have also tested positive for the coronavirus, as well as at least three senators who attended a Rose Garden ceremony earlier this week.

The diagnosis sent Washington into a spiral Friday, with some Twitter users floating conspiracy theories over Trump’s state, including that China was responsible since that is where the pandemic first broke out.

The usually verbose president has only tweeted twice since his diagnosis was announced.

Trump’s physician will hold a press conference at Walter Reed Saturday morning.

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Live Updates: Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus : NPR

Pence is next in line to succeed to the presidency should President Trump’s health decline.

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Vice President Mike Pence, who on Friday tested negative for the coronavirus, plans to maintain his usual schedule in the coming days, despite several confirmed cases of the virus within the White House, including President Trump and the First Lady.

Pence on Friday continued with his normal duties — and stepped in for President Trump at at least one virtual event — even as confirmed cases of COVID-19 shook the Oval Office and led to concerns regarding the possibility of confirming a Supreme Court justice to the bench and the upcoming Nov. 3 election.

Pence, who is next in line to the presidency in the event of an emergency, was in close proximity to Trump as recently as Tuesday.

Pence’s physician, Dr. Jesse Schonau, released a statement Friday saying Pence does not need to quarantine and can “go about his normal activities” because he is “not considered a close contact with any individuals who have tested positive for COVID, including President Donald J. Trump.”

The vice president is still expected to attend and participate in the vice presidential debate against Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on Wednesday.

Trump, who has been loathe to wear masks — and has indeed mocked his rivals for wearing the widely recommended face coverings — confirmed he and his wife’s positive diagnoses for the coronavirus in the early morning hours on Friday.

The news came hours after it was reported that Hope Hicks, a close adviser to the president who had traveled on Air Force One multiple times in the past week, had tested positive for the virus.

Since then, a handful of additional prominent Washington players have confirmed positive diagnoses for the virus.

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, both Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, confirmed on Friday that they had also tested positive for COVID-19, days after they was seen at the White House meeting with Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Lee was seen mask in hand, not on face hugging and greeting people in the Rose Garden at the announcement of Barrett as Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

Days later, both met with Judge Barrett and were photographed maskless and not socially distanced.

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White House Must Keep Working In All Events : Live Updates: Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus : NPR

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows speaks with reporters Friday at the White House about President Trump’s positive test for the coronavirus.

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The White House must find a way to keep working and show that the government is still operating notwithstanding illness or the absence of the president, a group of former chiefs of staff said on Friday morning.

A bipartisan panel brought together for a virtual event by the Center for Presidential Transition said that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump’s positive coronavirus tests underscored the importance of establishing practices that, when needed, can continue without the president, because the work and problems of the nation don’t go away.

“The White House has to keep everything working no matter what’s going on,” said Andy Card, who was chief of staff to President George W. Bush. “You can’t be distracted by the president’s inability to attend meetings he would normally attend.”

White House officials must also keep in communication with the vice president and the leaders of the Cabinet, he said, because an event that incapacitates the president might trigger other problems.

“It’s a time when you have to be prepared for more unexpected things to happen,” Card said.

Mack McLarty, who was chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, emphasized the importance of the vice president and the development of the ability for that person to work seamlessly within the administration.

Josh Bolten, who was another chief of staff to Bush, said he considered it important to communicate that the president continues to work, even if at a reduced capacity — as the current chief of staff, Mark Meadows, did Friday morning in comments to reporters.

Bolten and Denis McDonough, who was chief of staff to President Barack Obama, suggested the White House might try to find a way to get Trump into a situation in which TV cameras could show him.

McDonough also observed what he called the importance for the White House and other American officials to reach out to foreign capitals and assure them that U.S. commitments endure even though there may be a problem involving the president.

“We do have troops all around the world right now. We do have allies around the world,” he said. “I would expect communication with the Cabinet but also from the White House to our allies.”

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Coronavirus live updates: House passes $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill

The House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus relief bill late Thursday night, with a close 214-207 vote.

In some last-minute drama, 18 Democrats voted no on the bill. Many who were against the bill are moderates who are very unhappy with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and leadership for staging what they call a “show” vote on a bill that will never become law.

The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up the measure.

The House bill is largely symbolic and puts on the record what Democrats have been calling for for months; economic relief for those impacted by the pandemic.

The bill would restore the $600 federal unemployment benefits that expired in July and would include another round of direct checks to Americans at $1,200 per taxpayer and $500 per dependent.

It would also extend the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses, a benefit that expired in early August.

A bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill is still possible. Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are still having discussions. Pelosi announced late Thursday that she and Mnuchin have exchanged paper and are still deep in negotiations.

“We made a lot of progress over the last few days, we still don’t have an agreement, but we have more work to do. And we’re going to see where we end up,” Mnuchin told reporters Wednesday.

ABC News’ Mariam Khan contributed to this report.

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Coronavirus live updates: Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

A woman with a skull base defect was found to have a spinal fluid leak after getting a nasal swab test for the coronavirus, according to a new study, in what researchers say is the first such case.

After getting a coronavirus test before an elective hernia surgery, a woman in her 40s started experiencing a headache, nausea, light sensitivity and drainage of clear fluid from one side of her nose, Christopher Blake Sullivan, a physician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, told The Washington Post.

“We were able to identify that she had a spinal fluid leak, called a cerebrospinal fluid leak,” said Sullivan, the study’s lead author.

“What is the likely reason that happened is she had nasopharyngeal swab testing done for covid,” he said, referring to coronavirus tests done with a long nasal swab.

Jarrett Walsh, an assistant professor at the University of Iowa and a study co-author, said the woman had a predisposing condition of intracranial hypertension, which is increased pressure in the fluid space around her brain, which led to the formation of a sac of brain fluid and tissue that bulged down into the sinus cavity.

“We presume the nasal swab was targeted in the wrong direction and may have punctured that sac that was hanging into her nose, thus causing the fluid leak,” Walsh told The Post.

In the article, the researchers write that “the swab itself did not result in a violation of the bony skull base, but rather the invasive test” penetrated the area with the preexisting defect.

Sullivan said the patient, who had also had a sinus surgery about two decades earlier, was probably in a “higher risk category for getting covid testing.”

Still, Walsh said this is a “very rare occurrence.” Even for people with similar preexisting conditions or who have had sinus or skull base surgery, “your risk of having this happen is exceedingly low.”

The researchers said the findings signal a need for better training on safely conducting nasal and nasopharyngeal swab testing, especially for high-risk groups. The study was published Thursday in the medical journal JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery.

Sullivan said that if people know they are in a higher-risk category — such as if they have had a prior sinus or skull base surgery, or if they have a known skull base defect — they can tell their health-care provider before they get a coronavirus test.

“Maybe that subset of patients … instead of just going through a drive-through testing center, those people should be looked at closer, referred to a higher level of care,” he said.

The study did not provide the results of her coronavirus test.

Sullivan said the woman’s skull base defect was repaired in the operating room and she recovered well from the procedure.

“As far as I know, probably at least a month or two out from that surgery, she’s doing pretty well,” he said.

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2020 Election Live Updates: Hope Hicks,Top Trump Adviser, Has Virus and Is Quarantined

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Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s most senior advisers, has tested positive for the coronavirus, three people familiar with the matter said Thursday night.

Ms. Hicks is the closest person to the president known to have contracted the virus. She traveled with Mr. Trump to the presidential debate in Ohio on Tuesday and accompanied him aboard Air Force One to Minnesota for a campaign rally on Wednesday night.

Officials at the White House have known since Wednesday evening that she had the virus. Her condition was first reported by Bloomberg News, which also said that she had been quarantined on the flight home. It was unclear when she took the test that resulted in a positive diagnosis.

A White House spokesman, Judd Deere, would not comment directly on her condition. “The president takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in support of him and the American people very seriously,” Mr. Deere said. “White House Operations collaborates with the Physician to the President and the White House Military Office to ensure all plans and procedures incorporate current C.D.C. guidance and best practices for limiting Covid-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible both on complex and when the president is traveling.”

Ms. Hicks has frequently been seen traveling without a mask, however, a White House official said that she has been one of the few aides to periodically wear masks in meetings.

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Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas issued a proclamation on Thursday ordering counties to offer only one location for voters to drop off mail-in ballots in person.

Several counties — including the state’s two largest, Harris County (which includes Houston) and Dallas County — had opened or planned to open satellite drop-off locations in addition to their central election offices. Those satellite locations must close as of Friday.

The state’s decision to reduce options for voters to drop off their ballots comes as questions of voting rights, voter suppression and the integrity of the election have emerged as major issues in the 2020 campaign, and it follows disputes over drop boxes in other states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Courts are examining an order by the Ohio secretary of state which, like Mr. Abbott’s, would allow only one drop-off spot per county. In Pennsylvania, Republicans sought to ban drop boxes entirely, but a court rejected their challenge.

In announcing the change in Texas, Mr. Abbott described it as necessary for security. His spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday afternoon about why the governor considered the satellite drop-offs insecure.

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Smart Kitchen Appliances Market Report 2020 to 2024: Analysis and Proposals on New Project Investment – 360 Market Updates

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Garden City, NY Coronavirus Updates & News For September 29

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Two people tested positive for COVID-19 at Hampton Street and Mineola Middle Schools. Mineola High School also recorded a case, records show

Two people tested positive for COVID-19 at Hampton Street and Mineola Middle Schools. Mineola High School also recorded a case, records showed.
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MINEOLA, NY — Three Mineola schools recently recorded coronavirus cases, according to state records and district officials…. Read more

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The student was on-site but was not determined to be in close contact with other students or staff, officials say.

HICKSVILLE, NY — A Hicksville High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, but the school was not required to close, officials said…. Read more

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Friendly’s, a struggling family restaurant and ice cream parlor, closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

SYOSSET, NY — A Friendly’s restaurant in Syosset permanently closed over the weekend amid struggles brought on by the coronavirus pandemic…. Read more

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More than half the respondents are not convinced the measures taken by local officials to reopen schools will keep the community safe.

LONG ISLAND, NY — Students have gone back to school, and Long Island/Hudson Valley families have mixed feelings on how local officials are handling education safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than half of those who responded to a Patch survey are not convinced that the safety measures being taken by local officials to reopen schools will keep school communities safe, but more parents believe their children are safe in… Read more

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While families across the United States this summer were on edge about the coming school year, top White House officials were pressuring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to play down the risk of sending children back to school, according to documents and interviews with current and former government officials.

The effort included an attempt to find alternate data showing that the coronavirus pandemic was weakening and posed little danger to children — a strikingly political intervention in one of the most sensitive public health debates of the pandemic.

A member of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff said she was repeatedly asked by Marc Short, the vice president’s chief of staff, to get the C.D.C. to produce more reports and charts showing a decline in coronavirus cases among young people.

Mr. Short dispatched junior members of the vice president’s staff to circumvent the C.D.C. in search of data he thought may better support the White House’s position, said Olivia Troye, the aide, who has since resigned.

In another instance, Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, pushed the C.D.C. to incorporate a document from a mental health agency inside the Department of Health and Human Services that warned school closures would have a long-term effect on the mental health of children and that asymptomatic children were unlikely to spread the virus.

Scientists at the C.D.C. pointed out numerous errors in the document and raised concerns that it appeared to minimize the risk of the coronavirus to school-age children, according to an edited version of the document obtained by The New York Times.

The gist of the mental health agency’s position — stressing the potential risks of children not attending school — became the introductory text of the final C.D.C. policy, leaving some officials there dismayed.

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In the 10 months since a mysterious pneumonia began striking residents of Wuhan, China, Covid-19 has killed more than one million people worldwide as of Monday — an agonizing toll compiled from official counts, yet one that far understates how many have really died.

The coronavirus may already have overtaken tuberculosis and hepatitis as the world’s deadliest infectious disease. And unlike all the other contenders, it is still growing fast.

Like nothing seen in more than century, the virus has infiltrated every populated patch of the globe, sowing terror and poverty, infecting millions of people in some nations and paralyzing entire economies.

But as attention focuses on the devastation caused

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Coronavirus Live Updates: World Approaches One Million Deaths

“We have been warning for several weeks now that we have not defeated the epidemic,” France’s health minister, Olivier Véran, told French media on Sunday. “The virus has not disappeared. The epidemic has picked up again.”

The number of Covid-19 deaths has risen by 83 percent over the last 14 days, according to a New York Times database. Still, the death rate — averaging about 50 deaths per day in the last week — is far lower than it was in the spring, when the figure averaged more than 1,000 per day. Nonetheless, dozens of cities and regions across the country are preparing to enforce new restrictions on Monday, in an attempt to stem the rising tide of infections.

French authorities have placed a number of French cities, including Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux, on a “reinforced alert” level, which, starting on Monday, will restrict public gatherings to no more than 10 people. Bars will have to close early and enclosed sport establishments must shut down completely.

Meanwhile, hospitals are again under strain, with some 600 new Covid-19 hospitalizations each day since mid-September. Covid-19 patients now represent at least 10 percent of patients in intensive care across the country.

In recent months, France has ramped up its testing policy, with more than one million tests conducted per week, or about five times more than in April. But French laboratories lack the capacity to keep up with the number of tests carried out, resulting in a backlog of tests that have hampered France’s strategy for preventing a second outbreak.

On Saturday, two Nobel Prize-winning economists suggested in Le Monde newspaper that France impose a national lockdown for most of December in order to allow families to gather safely for the end-of-year holidays and “save Christmas.”

Mr. Véran reacted by saying that a lockdown was not part of the government’s plans so far: “We do not rule out any option, but we do not plan for the lockdown option, we act to prevent it.”

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