Kentucky governor recommends schools postpone in-person classes | TheHill

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) recommended on Monday that schools postpone in-person classes until Sept. 28.

Beshear issued his recommendation for K-12 schools during a press briefing citing an overall increasing number of cases over the past five or six weeks and a growing infection rate among children in the state. The governor avoided mandating the delay in an executive order.

 

Source: Kentucky governor recommends schools postpone in-person classes | TheHill

Transport Canada says if you can’t wear a mask for medical reasons, prove it — or don’t fly | CBC News

Passengers who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition must now present an official doctor’s note stating that they are exempt from the rule, or they will be denied boarding. 
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/mask-air-travel-canada-covid-19-1.5681510

Sasse responds to Trump: ‘America doesn’t have kings’ | TheHill

“On the topic that had you made this weekend: No president — whether named Obama or Trump or Biden or AOC — has unilateral power to rewrite immigration law or to cut taxes or to raise taxes. This is because America doesn’t have kings,” Sasse wrote.

Source: Sasse responds to Trump: ‘America doesn’t have kings’ | TheHill

Monday’s corona tally at 886 — ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE

Note to readers: Delays and other problems in the computation of statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County may result in widely-varying tallies from day to day. Monday’s count of new COVID-19 positive cases reported to the Orange County Health Care Agency is 886. There were no deaths. The new to-date total for […]

Monday’s corona tally at 886 — ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE

Coronavirus: Protein treatment trial ‘a breakthrough’ – BBC News

The protein is inhaled directly into the lungs of patients with coronavirus, using a nebuliser, in the hope that it will stimulate an immune response. The initial findings suggest the treatment cut the odds of a Covid-19 patient in hospital developing severe disease – such as requiring ventilation – by 79%.

Source: Coronavirus: Protein treatment trial ‘a breakthrough’ – BBC News

Trump says children unlikely to catch coronavirus, unconcerned about reports of infections | TheHill (Facts don’t matter and when kids, parents, teachers, staff die from his pushing – “It is what it is…”)

Trump downplayed a new report showing nearly 100,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of July, and said he does not think it means schools should stay closed. “There may be a case, a tiny, a tiny fraction of death, tiny fraction, and they get better very quickly,” Trump said.

Source: Trump says children unlikely to catch coronavirus, unconcerned about reports of infections | TheHill

US reaches 5 million COVID-19 cases, with 1 million reported in last 17 days

Meanwhile, experts warn that a window of opportunity to control the virus is short, ahead of a likely new COVID-19 surge in the fall.

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Meanwhile, experts warn that a window of opportunity to control the virus is short, ahead of a likely new COVID-19 surge in the fall.

Trump says he is ‘seriously’ considering a capital gains tax cut

All it would do is allow more churn of stocks – zip/zero effect on jobs – put more billions in hands of billionaires.

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President Trump on Monday said he is considering a capital gains tax cut in an effort to create more jobs. The statement comes days after Trump signed executive orders to extend unemployment bene…