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Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines To April 30 — Hopes That By June 1...

March 29, 2020 6:27 PM ET President Donald Trump on Sunday night extended the coronavirus social distancing guidelines issued by the White House task force through the end of April. Trump, speaking to reporters in the White House Rose Garden, said that in recent days the task force had reviewed its models and can now…

Trump Says Abbott Labs Will Ship 50,000 5-Minute Coronavirus Tests Every Day Starting This...

March 29, 2020 6:08 PM ET President Donald Trump lauded Abbott Labs on its new 5-minute coronavirus test Sunday and said the company would begin shipping out 50,000 tests a day this week. Trump claimed that the new test “will allow us to defeat the virus.” (RELATED: Trump: ‘Quarantine Will Not Be Necessary,’ Instead Directs…

Here’s How Some In Media Reacted To America Having The World’s Most Coronavirus Cases

March 29, 2020 5:20 PM ET Some media pundits and politicians appeared to celebrate the U.S. reaching the most novel coronavirus cases in the world in an attempt to dunk on President Donald Trump. Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tried to call the media out for its “glee & delight in reporting that the U.S.…

Trump: ‘Quarantine Will Not Be Necessary,’ Instead Directs CDC To Issue ‘Strong’ Travel Advisory

March 28, 2020 9:00 PM ET Quarantine will not be necessary for New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Saturday evening. Trump was weighing an outright quarantine order throughout Saturday, but has instead decided to direct the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a “strong travel advisory.” On…

Billionaire David Geffen Gets Hefty Dose Of Social Media Backlash After Posting Pictures Of...

March 28, 2020 8:07 PM ET Billionaire entertainment mogul David Geffen drew a hefty dose of social media backlash after posting a picture of his self-quarantine abode — a luxurious superyacht “isolated in the Grenadines.” “Sunset last night…isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus. I’m hoping everybody is staying safe,” Geffen, a co-founder of DreamWorks…

Cuomo: Travel Restrictions On New York Are ‘Federal Act Of War’

March 28, 2020 7:04 PM ET New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that government-mandated travel restrictions on his state would be a “federal act of war.” He also said he is willing to sue Rhode Island for implementing a policy requiring visitors from New York to self-quarantine for 14 days in order to slow…

Study Raises Hope That Blood Plasma Can Treat Coronavirus Patients

March 28, 2020 4:09 PM ET A preliminary study released Friday found that blood serum from people who recovered from coronavirus was effective at treating critically ill patients, raising hope that the technique will curtail a pandemic that has already killed more than 30,000 people around the globe. The study, published in the Journal of…

‘Don’t Be A Cutie Pie’: Trump Mocks ABC Reporter During Coronavirus Briefing

March 27, 2020 10:08 PM ET President Donald Trump took a swing at ABC reporter Jonathan Karl during Friday’s coronavirus briefing, telling him, “don’t be a cutie pie.” Karl had asked a series of questions about ventilators and whether or not there would be enough to go around when the need arose, and Trump appeared…

Tucker Carlson Insists Biden ‘Will Not Be The Democratic Nominee.’ Here’s Who He Predicts...

March 27, 2020 9:44 PM ET Fox News host Tucker Carlson predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden “will not be the Democratic nominee” that ends up facing President Donald Trump in November. After a slow start in the early primaries, Biden won South Carolina overwhelmingly in late February, rolled to victory on Super Tuesday,…

Trump Flubs Question In Coronavirus Presser, Suggests 1918 Spanish Influenza ‘Attacked’ In 1917

March 27, 2020 8:06 PM ET President Donald Trump appeared to mix up the date of the Spanish Influenza during his coronavirus press conference Friday, saying that America had been “attacked” in 1917. Trump was responding to a question about what he would say to children, many of whom have been stuck at home while…

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