Trump plans to return to campaign trail early next week: report | TheHill (wants to infect more people?)

White House doctor Sean Conley has warned the president could be infectious for more than 10 days.

“The big first thing that we need to do is that there is no evidence of live virus still present that he could possibly transmit to others,” Conley told reporters earlier this week.

Source: Trump plans to return to campaign trail early next week: report | TheHill

I had to rein in my anger at Dump yesterday after the incomparable Beau reminded me of something… — The Chatty Introvert

I had been up since 3am yesterday because after returning to the White House and promptly taking his mask off, I was just livid and it wouldn’t let me sleep. And then the pictures of him going around without a mask, and then making that “don’t worry” video… Yeah, let’s just say my blood was […]

I had to rein in my anger at Dump yesterday after the incomparable Beau reminded me of something… — The Chatty Introvert

Vietnam arrests prominent journalist as state cracks down on free speech online

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Pham Doan Trang was charged with opposing the state just after the country held talks with the US on human rights

Vietnamese authorities have arrested Pham Doan Trang – one of the nation’s most prominent independent journalists.

Trang was detained on Tuesday evening in Ho Chi Minh City, the same day Vietnam and the US held the 24th annual US-Vietnam human rights dialogue, which included talks on issues such as the right to freedom of expression.

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Notre Dame’s President Faces an Angry Campus After Getting the Coronavirus

Students have petitioned for his resignation, angry over what they consider his hypocrisy as well as the rising tide of infections on campus. Others have reported him to a coronavirus hotline for violating his own mask mandate. The student newspaper called the affair “embarrassing” in an editorial. And the faculty senate stopped one vote short on Tuesday night of considering a vote of no confidence in his leadership.

Students and faculty are furious that the Rev. John I. Jenkins failed to wear a mask at a White House ceremony and then later tested positive for the virus.

Trump calls Covid diagnosis ‘blessing from God’ amid false treatment claims | US news | The Guardian

The president also promised to bring the drug to the American people for free, hawking it – falsely – as a “cure”. There is no cure for Covid-19.

Trump’s latest claims echoed his previous endorsements of unapproved treatments – from hydroxychloroquine to bleach. Even if the drug is effective, it has not yet been granted emergency authorization for use by the general public.

According to CDC guidelines, it would seem Trump should not be in the Oval Office. The CDC has that anyone “sick or infected” with Covid-19 “should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific ‘sick room’” – meaning they should not go to and from an office in which they interact with others.

 

Source: Trump calls Covid diagnosis ‘blessing from God’ amid false treatment claims | US news | The Guardian

Facebook will remove ‘militarized’ calls for U.S. election poll watchers

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would remove calls for people to engage in poll watching that use “militarized language” or suggest the goal is to intimidate voters or election officials, tightening the social media company’s restrictions around the US elections. 451340
Facebook also said that it would respond to candidates or parties making premature claims of victory or contesting declared outcomes by adding labels and notifications with authoritative information.