In addition to airport screenings, there are travel restrictions for passengers arriving from China. Foreign nationals who have visited China in the past 14 days may not enter the United States. Citizens and residents may enter, but based on their travel and health history, they will have some level of restrictions on their movements for 14 days from the time they left China, according to the CDC. … [Read more...] about CDC considering expansion of airport health screenings for novel coronavirus
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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spike around the world, the CDC warned on Tuesday that Americans should prepare for the likelihood that the coronavirus will eventually spread here. Amid escalating outbreaks outside of China, it’s clear that there has been undetected transmission of the virus from countries with which the U.S. has not restricted travel. While there has not been a corresponding spike in cases within the U.S., many health experts are warning the coronavirus may already be here. That remains an unknown though — in no small part because the U.S. has done very little testing for the virus. And thanks to problems at the CDC, including the distribution of a faulty test kit for the coronavirus, it’s not clear when the country’s testing capacity will improve. … [Read more...] about Why Hasn’t the U.S. Done More Coronavirus Tests?
Meanwhile, the president is personally putting his clout on the line in a state where he is adored by agreeing to a rally with Luther Strange in Huntsville on Friday. This is an act of unmistakable provocation insofar as he has chosen the hometown of defeated candidate Mo Brooks, who just endorsed Strange’s runoff opponent Roy Moore, as the site of his Alabama intervention (Mike Pence will campaign for Big Luther in the state on Monday, just prior to the September 26 runoff balloting). … [Read more...] about So Much for the ‘Bipartisan’ Trump: He’s the Congressional GOP’s Best Friend Again
But some of the president’s defenders are every bit as overwrought as the resistance. There’s a specter haunting America, they charge: a vast left-wing conspiracy determined to dethrone the Donald. “I fear we’re witnessing nothing less than a coup attempt against a lawfully elected government,” Dinesh D’Souza warns. Singing from the same hymnal, Gary Bauer, Tom Tancredo, Ben Stein, Lou Dobbs and others have joined the “coup”-crying chorus. … [Read more...] about No, Impeaching Trump Would Not Reverse the 2016 Elections
And the emphasis on leaks, of course, reinforces Team Trump’s bigger and deeper narrative, which it has been promoting off and on since before the inauguration, that a “deep state” of Obama holdovers and sinister intelligence operatives is trying to overturn the 2016 election results and thwart the will of the American people. This, indeed, was the immediate reaction to yesterday’s Washington Post report of a huge security breach by Trump and among pro-Trump conservative media. Breitbart’s headline was illustrative: “Deep State Leaks Highly Classified Info to Washington Post to Smear President Trump.” On Fox, Sean Hannity and company took the same approach: … [Read more...] about Trump Is Using a Nixon Tactic to Shore Up Conservative Support in a Crisis