Political Strategists Detail Impact Of Pres. Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test On Presidential Race In Western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — How will President Donald Trump’s diagnosis of coronavirus impact the race for the presidency, especially here in western Pennsylvania?

Two local political strategists offered their insights to KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Friday. A presidential election is well underway with voters voting right now.

“Obviously, President Trump’s COVID diagnosis is going to fundamentally change the way the campaign operates. The huge rallies that he loves so much that he has

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When it comes to handling coronavirus, were the political ‘bad guys’ right all along?

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As the UK contemplates yet again a change in direction, with more restrictions on activity to curb Covid-19, we should reflect on what is happening elsewhere in the world. Only a few months ago, Sweden was the heart of darkness: a country which, for unaccountable reasons, had gone off the rails, embracing weird theories about the pandemic, disdaining lockdown, resulting in the slaughter of its elderly population and ostracism from

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Global coronavirus cases see record daily rise as world leaders slammed for sparking Covid ‘world disorder’

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A collective failure by world leaders to heed warnings and prepare for the coronavirus pandemic has transformed “a world at risk” to a “world in disorder”, a damning new report claims.

The review by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) was published just hours after the World Health Organisation reported a record one-day increase in global Covid-19 cases.

The total number of infections rose by 307,930 in just 24 hours

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Netflix Cancels ‘The Society’ Due To The Coronavirus

As a global pandemic rages, it often feels like we’re in a dystopian parallel universe, and wouldn’t it be nice to try to get back to our original timeline where everything is okay. On Netflix’s The Society, that’s exactly what the characters are dealing with. In the series, a group of teens one day find themselves displaced from their town of West Ham, Connecticut, into a parallel town that

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Coronavirus: Gateshead testing plan ‘held up by government’

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image captionThe government said it was increasing the number of mobile testing centres

Health chiefs in an area battling a Covid-19 spike say they are unable to carry out up to 30,000 tests per day while they wait for government action.

Gateshead was

among several places in the North East added to Public Health England’s watchlist

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Cross-party MPs to sue UK government for details of Covid PPE contracts | Coronavirus outbreak

MPs are to launch legal action to force the government to reveal details of hundreds of personal protective equipment (PPE) contracts, amid mounting complaints over the secrecy around the deals.

A cross-party group of MPs has signed a pre-action letter accusing ministers of breaching transparency rules and demanding the immediate disclosure of the contracts, which are valued at more than £5bn. The legal letter claims: “Publication of the contracts themselves appears not to be happening

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5 things to know as L.A. coronavirus mask order becomes law

If you are going to a grocery store, pharmacy or doing other essential shopping in Los Angeles, you need to be wearing a mask or face covering.

Beginning Friday, a new city order requires both shoppers and workers to wear a face covering.

It’s the latest effort by the city to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The stay-at-home order has already closed nonessential businesses as well as many beaches, trails and recreation centers.

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How Republicans and Democrats Think About Coronavirus

The disparity between the parties was underscored Thursday afternoon when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, issued rapid-fire orders closing down all non-essential businesses, first in the city and then in the entire state, a jurisdiction of 39.5 million people.

This divergence reflects not only ideological but also geographic realities. So far, the greatest clusters

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Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says there is “no reason” to waive main parts of the federal special education law.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says there is “no reason” to waive main parts of the federal special education law.

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will not recommend that Congress waive the main requirements of three federal education laws, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, known

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Law enforcement and politicians clash over coronavirus orders

Despite warnings from health officials that social distancing and the wearing of face coverings can help flatten the statistical curve of nationwide infections, from Texas to Washington state a handful of officers sworn to uphold the law have in recent weeks publicly expressed their opposition to government regulations aimed at keeping citizens from transmitting the virus to others.

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Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19

  • Administration for Children and Families has program information for children, families, and communities.

  • Administration for Community Living offers information for older adults, and people with disabilities.

  • Army Public Health Center guidance for Army members and their families.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is studying the virus worldwide and helping communities respond locally. Check the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page for news and guidance.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has guidance for Medicare

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    Coronavirus: Resources & What You Should Know

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    One of our highest priorities is the well-being of our employees, volunteers, donors, partners, and the patients we serve – especially as many blood cancer patients are immunocompromised.

    As a health organization, LLS takes seriously our responsibility to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the communities we serve. As such, we are postponing our in-person fundraising events, and

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    Top health experts caution against reopening society before coronavirus testing capacity expands

    The president of Harvard’s Institute of Medicine, Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, said it’s not a choice between dealing with the disease or dealing with the economy. “We have to do both,” Fineberg told a symposium sponsored by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the New England Journal of Medicine.
    Different parts of the country are in different stages of the epidemic with New York well into the first wave and other places just
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    Bailing Out the Coronavirus Bailout

    “I’ve never signed anything with a ‘T’ before,” Donald Trump quipped at the signing of the $2 trillion CARES Act. He reportedly wants his signature on coronavirus relief checks, as if they were Trump Plaza casino chips. This might be a fitting metaphor for America’s post-virus economic future.

    The new bailout bill, which combined with a series of Federal Reserve interventions is more like a $6 trillion rescue, is a massive double-down on the 2008

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Official Australian Government information

    This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

    Essential information

    Updated: 4:30pm AEDT on Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    • The Australian Government has begun sending text messages to keep you informed about the national response to COVID-19. Please act on that advice, it will help save lives.
    • Tighter restrictions on weddings, funerals, fitness classes, beauty salons, arcades, play centres and more from 11:59pm, 25
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    Trump administration seeks $45.8 billion in extra government funding amid coronavirus

    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has requested an additional $45.8 billion from Congress to shore up U.S. agencies amid the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday.

    The supplemental funding request, sent to U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday night, would give billions more to the Department of Health

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