Thursday, October 8, 2020

"Covid-19 Pandemic Update 10/8/20"


by David Leonhardt

October 8, 2020

• "In a video from outside the White House, Trump called his coronavirus infection “a blessing from God” and took credit for the decision to treat himself with an experimental antibody therapy. He pledged to provide the drug to Americans free of charge, without offering any details. Hours later, the drug’s maker, Regeneron, said it had applied for emergency F.D.A. approval.

• Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, said Trump was symptom-free and feeling “great.” Conley offered few details about the president’s treatment, including whether he was still taking a steroid meant to treat severe Covid-19 cases.

• After Trump scuttled negotiations over a full pandemic relief bill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed a narrower stand-alone bill to bail out the airline industry.

• Many Notre Dame students and faculty members are furious at the university’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, after he attended a White House event without a mask and then tested positive. The student newspaper called his behavior an “embarrassment.”

• Officials in Boston are delaying their plan to reopen public school classrooms after the city’s rate of positive test results has climbed."

Oct 8 2020 12:05 AM ET:
 Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak 
The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 36,154,800 
people, according to official counts, including 7,582,205 Americans.

      Oct 8 2020 12:05 AM ET: 
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count
Updated 10/8/20, 3:23 AM ET
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