Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak slams Trump for holding indoor rally, defying state’s covid-19 rules

“Tonight, President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions that are putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada,” the governor said. “The President appears to have forgotten that this country is still in the middle of a global pandemic.”

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The mass trauma events of 9/11 and Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic may be the most significant mass trauma event of the decade, and it’s drawing parallels with another significant trauma — the September 11, 2001, attacks. The events of 9/11 have much to teach us about the impact of trauma.

Does trauma impact us in the same way regardless of its source? Will our recovery journey be the same? What causes some trauma to forge human connection while other trauma destroys it?

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BREAKING: Bob Woodward book ‘Rage:’ Trump admits to concealing true threat of coronavirus

“This is deadly stuff,” Trump told Woodward on February 7.

In a series of interviews with Woodward, Trump revealed that he had a surprising level of detail about the threat of the virus earlier than previously known. “Pretty amazing,” Trump told Woodward, adding that the coronavirus was maybe five times “more deadly” than the flu.

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9 vaccine makers sign safety pledge in race for Covid-19 vaccine

This pledge, released on Tuesday, states: “We, the undersigned biopharmaceutical companies, want to make clear our on-going commitment to developing and testing potential vaccines for COVID-19 in accordance with high ethical standards and sound scientific principles.”

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Biden takes on school reopening as he turns focus back to coronavirus and President Trump.

“Too many classrooms are empty because of President Trump’s continued and willful failure to offer a meaningful plan to address covid-19,” Symone Sanders, a senior Biden campaign adviser, said Tuesday night. “He’s barreling forward trying to reopen schools because he thinks it will help his own reelection. It’s very clear, glaringly clear, that Donald Trump doesn’t have a plan.”

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Coronavirus model projects more than 317,000 US Covid-19 deaths by December

As of Friday morning, the model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projects that 317,312 people may die from the illness — marking an increase of about 8,000 deaths from a previous estimate the model projected one week ago.

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