Trump Calls Dr. Anthony Fauci An ‘Idiot,’ Considers Firing Him
On Monday, President Donald Trump made a series of remarks during a phone call with his campaign staff about Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, as well as his administration’s public health officials.“People are tired of COVID. People are saying, ‘Whatever, just leave us alone.’ People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots,” said Trump. “He’s been here for, like, 500 years. He’s like this wonderful sage telling us how. Fauci, if we listened to him, we’d have 700,000 [or] 800,000 deaths,” he continued, claiming that if everyone took Fauci’s advice the ...
Rooney tests negative for coronavirus, angry at visiting friend
Former England captain Wayne Rooney said Monday he had tested negative for the coronavirus.But the 34-year-old said he was still annoyed that he has to isolate for 10 days because he was visited by a friend who did not tell him that he had been asked to have a test and who later tested positive.Rooney subsequently played for Derby last Friday but will now miss his club's next three matches."Just received the news that my Covid-19 test has shown I do not have the virus," Rooney wrote on Twitter."Delighted for myself and family but obviously angry and disappointed that I now have to self-isolate...
Top Palestinian official Erekat in ‘critical’ condition after hospitalisation for coronavirus
Long-time chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was in "critical" condition and in a medically induced coma on Monday, the Israeli hospital in Jerusalem treating him for coronavirus complications said.The Palestine Liberation Organization said on Sunday that Erekat had been admitted to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital's coronavirus intensive care unit due to "chronic health problems in the respiratory system".The 65-year-old had tested positive for Covid-19 on October 9, the PLO said.Erekat had "arrived in serious condition" and was receiving oxygen, the hospital said on Sunday, adding that his ...
Matriculation exam grades higher this summer amid coronavirus
The average score of matriculation exams in Israel has risen the Education Ministry announced after the summer round of exams were processed on Monday.The announcement comes following actions taken by former education minister Shmuel Abuhav and ministry staff to make the exams and exam conditions easier at the beginning of May following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Israel. The concessions were made out of a desire to ensure that students taking the exam were not affected by the coronavirus crisis, however in practice the concessions led to a rise in grades beyond the national annual aver...
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Jordan Ayew: Ghana FA responds after Crystal Palace striker gets the coronavirus
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has stated it did not compromise on Covid-19 safety protocols during the Black Stars recent international friendly matches against Mali and Qatar after about six players tested positive for the disease on their return to their clubs.Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew is the latest to have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, a situation which forced him out of the club's Premier League meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.Besiktas midfielder Bernard Mensah was the first to be announced positive. Celta Vigo defender Joseph Aidoo, Hoffenhei...
Living coronavirus detected in imported frozen food packaging in Qingdao for 1st time, may push forward study of virus origins: virologist
People wait to take COVID-19 test at a square in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 14, 2020. Over 8.8 million people had been sampled for nucleic acid testing by 6:00 p.m. Wednesday in east China's Qingdao City, after it began a city-wide testing campaign on Monday, according to local authorities. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it has detected and isolated living coronavirus in a positive sample from the outer packaging of imported frozen cod, progress that virologists said could push forward research into the virus' origin, whic...
Live coronavirus found on packaging
By Yang Wanli | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-10-19 07:04The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it had detected live novel coronavirus on the outer packaging of imported frozen cod in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province, but confirmed that the public was at low risk of infection from touching or eating cold-chain food.The CDC announced the finding on its website on Saturday.It is the first time in the world that live novel coronavirus has been isolated from the outer packaging of cold-chain food, the CDC said."It has proved that contact with packaging ...
Gov. J.B. Pritzker blames President Trump and his allies for coronavirus spike in Illinois
CHICAGO — Facing a resurgence of the coronavirus in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in an interview with CNN on Sunday that President Donald Trump and his local allies are in part responsible for rising case numbers and positivity rates in the state.“He’s modeling bad behavior. He doesn’t wear a mask in public. He has rallies where they don’t encourage people to wear masks in public,” Pritzker told “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper. “Truly, this is now rhetoric that people understand, particularly in rural areas in my state, ‘Well, the president doesn’t wear a mask; we don’t need to wear...
Top Palestinian official Erekat's health worsens after contracting coronavirus
Long-time chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, diagnosed with coronavirus, was being hospitalised in Israel on Sunday after his condition worsened, the Palestine Liberation Organization and his brother said.The PLO said in a statement that "following his contraction of Covid-19, and due to the chronic health problems he faces in the respiratory system, Dr Erekat's condition now requires medical attention in a hospital.""His situation is not good," Saber Erekat told AFP, adding that his brother was being taken to the Rabin Medical Centre in the Israeli city of Petah Tikva, outside Tel Aviv...
Coca-Cola discontinues low calorie soft drink line Tab amid coronavirus
Tab, a brand of diet cola soft drink introduced by the Coca-Cola Company in 1963, will be discontinued within Coca-Cola's efforts to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported.Coca-Cola announced last month that they would be undergoing a restructuring period which would do away with many of the company's 500+ brands of soft drinks - primarily off-brand or specialty products hemorrhaging money and bringing little to the public offering - eventually cutting down the brand list by "more than half."This year the company has already closed its Odwalla juice and smoot...
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