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Your Coronavirus Update – Oct. 4, 2020 (update on President)

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

James Bond Movie, “No Time to Die” delayed again to 2021

Shlomi Shabbat, famed Israeli vocalist, was hospitalized with coronavirus on Saturday.

Michigan Supreme Court ended Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 Lockdowns citing they “Violated the Michigan Constitution.”..

Mosquitoes and other biting insects can’t spread SARS-CoV-2, researchers reported. Unlike dengue, malaria, and Zika virus, the virus behind COVID-19 couldn’t replicate after being ingested by mosquitoes.

Amazon said over 19,000 of its more than 1.3 million U.S. workers have tested positive, the first such disclosure by so major a U.S. employer.

Across hard-hit Latin America, a recent slowdown in new cases and fatalities is raising cautious hopes.

Supplies of remdesivir will be distributed by maker Gilead Sciences, as the U.S. government handed over control.

COVID-19 guidelines for New Hampshire ski areas will require visitors to wear face coverings while they are in lodges, on lifts and in other public spaces

SCOTUS Nomination is expected to continue – perhaps virtually.

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RHODE ISLAND &  VICINITY

New England Quarterback Cam Newton tests positive for coronavirus.

NFL cancels Patriots-Kansas City game amidst positive tests on both teams.

Providence College will begin partial in-person classes.

Worcester officials are prohibiting door-to-door trick-or-treating this year, as the city remains at high risk for the transmission of COVID-19.

RI’s Take It Outside RI program (www.takeitoutsideRI.com) has announced recent grants:

  1. Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, $55,000
  2. Town of Warren, $75,000
  3. Comprehensive Community Action, Inc., $5,000
  4. Rhode Island Hospitality Association, $150,000
  5. Town of Barrington, $30,000
  6. Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, $150,000
  7. The State Ballet of Rhode Island, $35,000
  8. Downtown Providence District Mgt. Authority (DID), $80,000
  9. Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, $75,000
  10. Warwick Department of Tourism, Culture, & Development, $40,000
  11. Town of East Greenwich, $75,000
  12. Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, $75,000
  13. Cooperating Libraries Automated Network DBA Ocean State Libraries, $85,000
  14. City of Woonsocket, $90,000
  15. Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, $60,000
  16. Federal Hill Commerce Association, $125,000.
  17. Island Moving Company, $15,000
  18. Farm Fresh Rhode Island, $16,000.
  19. Town of Middletown, $75,000
  20. City of Newport, $75,000
  21. Town of North Providence, $75,000
  22. Providence Foundation, $100,000
  23. Hope Street Merchants Association, $13,000
  24. Town of Jamestown, $40,000
  25. City of East Providence, $75,000
  26. Town of Bristol, $75,000
  27. Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, $75,000
  28. Progreso Latino, $22,000
  29. Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, $50,000
  30. Town of Cumberland, $75,000
  31. WaterFire Providence, $45,000
  32. NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, $35,000
  33. The Steel Yard, $80,000
  34. City of Providence, $150,000
  35. Town of South Kingstown, $50,000
  36. Pawtucket Foundation, $70,000
  37. Portsmouth Schools,  $55,000
  38. Barrington Schools, $55,000
  39. WaterFire Providence in Partnership with the Wilbury Theater Group, $100,000
  40. Discover Newport, $60,000
  41. Festival Ballet Providence, $100,000

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PRESIDENT TRUMP UPDATE

President Trump took to video to address the public last night (see below).

Earlier in the day, the president’s medical team gave an update, and after some competing statements from the White House, it seems as though the President was given some oxygen assistance at the White House, but has not needed it since coming to Walter Reed, where he is undergoing a variety of treatments. He’s received a single 8-gram dose of polyclonal antibody combination drug while also taking zinc, vitamin D, melatonin, aspirin and famotidine. He has also received the antiviral drug, Remdesivir.

His campaign staff are being told to quarantine if they were exposed to any other staffers who tested positive – his campaign director, Bill Stepien, has tested positive.

Three White House reporters and one White House staff member have tested positive.

Update on more DC leadership/politicos testing positive:

            Senators Ron Johnston, Tom Tillis and Lee have tested positive.

            Former Gov Chris Christie tests positive – he was a coach for the debate prep – he has       been admitted to a hospital, with a message to people that it is out of precaution because     he has asthma.

            Ronna McDaniel, president of the RNC is positive.

            The Cleveland Clinic says 11 people involved in coordinating the debate are positive.

            7 people, so far, have tested positive associated with the Rose Garden event – most were not wearing masks or social distancing, however, some were wearing masks.

Melania Trump is said to be doing well with a headache and cough. She released a statement to the public saying she has mild symptoms.

Several members of Congress want to have more testing on Capitol Hill. Presently there is no plan for testing with over 500 elected officials and 20,000 staff. Four members who had it and recovered say they were wearing their masks and regardless of contact tracing, they do not know where they got it.

US National Security working to confirm concerns being raised by adversaries and allies that the US is in control and fully operational.

Candidate Joe Biden is reactivating his campaign, and even went to church – some feel as though he should wait until another negative test early this week, but he is now wearing a surgical mask and going into public.

President Trump’s campaign staff have indicated they will ramp up and campaign “for him” by launching Operation MAGA, and there is a large presence outside the hospital – news anchors saying “the campaign is coming to him” – his family will be holding virtual events with a big event planned for Monday night.

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