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Germany and France prepare new lockdowns as COVID sweeps Europe | Reuters

Germany and France prepare new lockdowns as COVID sweeps Europe | Reuters 1BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Germany decided to shut bars and restaurants for a month on Wednesday and France prepared to tighten controls on movement as the coronavirus surged across Europe and financial markets tumbled at the likely cost of a second lockdown.

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SC Senate debate replaced by separate interviews after Harrison insisted on COVID tests | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com

SC Senate debate replaced by separate interviews after Harrison insisted on COVID tests | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com 2COLUMBIA — The second debate in South Carolina’s competitive U.S. Senate race was scrapped hours before it was scheduled to begin Friday night after Democratic challenger Harrison insisted that Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham take a coronavirus test in advance and Graham refused.Instead of an hour-long debate, the two candidates participated in separate 25-minute interviews hosted by television station WSPA in Spartanburg that covered a range of topics including the Supreme Court, economic relief during the pandemic, vaccines requirements for schools, police brutality, health care and more.The decision to move to a forum format put an end to tumultuous back-and-forth in the final 24 hours before the debate.

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Supreme Court Refuses To Block Lower Court Order On Abortion Pills : NPR

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Lower Court Order On Abortion Pills : NPR 3The U.S. Supreme Court has refused, for now, to reimpose FDA regulations that require women seeking medication abortion to pick up the prescribed pills in person at a clinic instead of by mail.

The court’s decision came Thursday night on a 6-to-2 vote that rejected an emergency appeal from the Trump administration.The challenge to the FDA regulation was brought by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists after the the agency relaxed similar regulations for other drugs–including opioids–in order to limit patients’ exposure to Covid-19 during the pandemic, but refused to relax the same rule for those with prescriptions for abortions with pills in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Federal Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland ruled in favor of ACOG, declaring that requiring such in-person pick-ups of pills during a pandemic posed “a substantial obstacle to women seeking an abortion.” The Supreme Court has long ruled that such substantial obstacles unconstitutionally interfere with a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy.

On Thursday night, the Supreme Court turned down the Trump administration’s attempt to block the lower court order. But the decision was more of a punt, than a long-lasting decree.

Source: Supreme Court Refuses To Block Lower Court Order On Abortion Pills : NPR

White House press sec Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 – Business Insider

White House press sec Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 - Business Insider 4White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

McEnany said in a statement that “after testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms.”

She added that according to the White House medical unit, she was not in close contact with any reporters, producers, or members of the press.

McEnany also said that she “definitively had no knowledge” that White House counselor Hope Hicks had tested positive for COVID-19 when McEnany held a press briefing on Thursday.

Source: White House press sec Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 – Business Insider

Live updates: Trump hospitalized after positive coronavirus test – The Washington Post

Live updates: Trump hospitalized after positive coronavirus test - The Washington Post 5President Trump has received two experimental coronavirus treatments, according to his physician: an “antibody cocktail” and remdesivir.

Other lowlights:

  • “Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!” Trump tweeted from the hospital shortly before midnight. His physician said in a statement late Friday that “the President is doing very well” and “is not requiring any supplemental oxygen.”
  • Kellyanne Conway, a former senior adviser to Trump, said Friday that she tested positive for the virus, just days after attending a Rose Garden event announcing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. At least a half-dozen people who were at the event have confirmed infections, including Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins.
  • Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and top White House aide Hope Hicks have also tested positive for the virus.
  • Vice President Pence, who has tested negative for the virus, will lead a White House coronavirus task force conference call on Saturday afternoon, according to his office.
  • Trump has no public events scheduled on Saturday; he will spend several days at Walter Reed “out of an abundance of caution,” the White House said.
  • Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, noting that both Lee and Tillis are members of the Judiciary Committee that is scheduled to hold a hearing on the Barrett nomination, asked that the confirmation hearing be delayed.

Source: Live updates: Trump hospitalized after positive coronavirus test – The Washington Post

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