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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 1White 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 2President 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

Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has ‘mild symptoms’

Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has 'mild symptoms' 3WASHINGTON (AP) —The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump was suffering “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, making the stunning announcement after he returned from an evening fundraiser without telling the crowd he had been exposed to an aide with the disease that has killed a million people worldwide.

The announcement that the president of the United States and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive, tweeted by Trump shortly after midnight, plunged the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. However, White House aides said he was in good spirits and working in quarantine in the family quarters.

Trump has spent much of the year downplaying the threat of a virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans.

His diagnosis was sure to have a destabilizing effect in Washington and around the world, raising questions about how far the virus has spread through the highest levels of the U.S. government. Hours before Trump announced he had contracted the virus, the White House said a top aide who had traveled with him during the week had tested positive.

Source: Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has ‘mild symptoms’

Today’s Top Stories: April 27, 2020

Sorry, no video today. Too many things in the hopper and I have a sore throat anyway.

Do some reading. It’s good for you.

Today’s Top Stories is brought to you by My Daily Grind News.

Coronavirus update:

April 27, 2020 COVID-19 pandemic map
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2,992,970 confirmed infections, up from 2,735,117 Friday.
207,518 confirmed deaths, up from 192,019 Friday.

Relevant COVID-19 stories:


Politics:

Poll: 69 percent of voters support Medicare for All

Trump looks to Hope Hicks as coronavirus crisis spills over

Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president

Freed of briefing duty, wounded Trump airs full collection of grievances on Twitter, retweeting claim of ‘coup attempts’


Economy Update:

Trump faces big decisions on energy industry rescue as U.S. runs out of places to store abundance of oil

Editorial: Remember in the ’70s and then the ’80s, ’90s, two thousands, and finally, like yesterday, oil reserves had all been found, were finite, and would “run out soon?”

Well, here we are: We have a glut of oil with nowhere to put it. Factories aren’t using as much and consumers aren’t driving much, if at all.

See? We had a solution to this problem all along? And the planet will thank us.

I’m being a bit sarcastic and dark here, but we always DID know the answer: Use less.

Ironic how Mother Nature forced our hand.

April 27, 2020 DJIA stock chart
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The Dow is up 200, breaking through the 24k barrier.

Upcoming economic reports this week:

  • Last Friday – Consumer sentiment index – DOWN from 89 in March to 71.8 (down from 101 in February)
  • Tuesday – Case-Shiller home price index, Consumer confidence index
  • Wednesday – Gross domestic product, Jerome Powell press conference
  • Thursday – Initial jobless claims, Consumer spending, Core inflation
  • Friday – Motor vehicle sales (annual rate)

Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/tools/calendars/economic

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Offbeat Story of the Day:

Editorial: I’m leaving this one here because it got a ton of play last week and over the weekend. I even lost a few friends over it because they believe him. I don’t know which stance they believe (that he was spit-balling solutions, he was being serious, he was being sarcastic), but they believe him.

This is, of course, proof that Trumplodytes are members of a cult.

“Give me Biden or give me bleach!”

Don't inject disinfectants, Lysol warns as Trump raises idea 3

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s health department fielded hundreds of calls from residents asking about ingesting disinfectants after President Donald Trump wondered aloud if that could fight COVID-19, Gov Larry Hogan said Sunday.

The Republican governor spoke about the emergency hotline calls and Trump’s offhand comment during appearances on CBS’ “Face The Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday morning. On Friday, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency tweeted a “reminder” that under no circumstances should any disinfectant be injected or ingested.

Hogan said “communicating very clearly on the facts” has been important to him since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

“I think when misinformation comes out or you just say something that pops in your head, it does send a wrong message. We had hundreds of calls come into our emergency hotline at our health department asking if it was right to ingest Clorox or alcohol cleaning products, whether that was going to help them fight the virus,” he said during his ABC appearance.

During a press briefing on Thursday, Trump said research was underway into the effect that disinfectants have on the virus and questioned if they could be injected into people.

“Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?” Trump asked. “Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that.”

The White House accused the media of misrepresenting the president’s comments. Trump said he had been speaking sarcastically.

Hogan said Trump needs to “stick to a message and make sure that these press conferences are fact-based.”

“I think other people in the administration have been trying to make that clear to him, as well,” he added.

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