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'I've had to move toward requirements that everyone get vaccinated' - President Biden

 THE PRESIDENT:  Jerry, thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you, thank you, thank you. Mr. Mayor, thanks for the passport into town.  I tell you, every time I come to the Greater Chicago Area, there’s somebody I want to steal and bring back to Washington, Gov.  I’ve done it a couple times, you know.  (Laughs.)  At any rate — Look, Jerry, every company needs people like you — every single one — someone who knows what my dad taught me.  And a lot of people who know me well, including the Governor’s sister, who I worked closely with for eight years — my Dad used to have an expression.  He used to say, “Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity.  And, Joey, a job is a hell of a lot more than about a paycheck.  It’s about your dignity.  It’s about your place in the community.  It about being able to look your kid in the eye and say, ‘Honey, everything is going to be okay.'”  That’s the God’s truth.  He’d say that every — ever since he lost — things went south in Scranton, Pennsylva

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul: “Vaccine comes from God…and I need you to be my apostles”

  Governor Kathy Hochul said: I’ve prayed a lot to God during this time and you know what? God did answer our prayers. He made the smartest men and women, the scientists, the doctors, the researchers, He made them come up with a vaccine. That is from God to us. And we must say ‘thank you God’… And I wear my vaccinated necklace all the time to say I’m vaccinated. All of you – yes I know you’re vaccinated. You’re the smart ones. But you know there are people out there who aren’t listening to God and what God wants. You know this. You know who they are. I need you to be my apostles. I need you to go out and talk about it and say we owe this to each other, we love each other. Jesus taught us to love one another and how do you show that love, but to care about each other enough to say please get vaccinated because I love you, I want you to live, I want our kids to be safe when they’re in schools… We have to solve his my friends. I need every one of you. I need you to let them know that this

President Joe Biden receives his Covid-19 booster shot: Vaccines 'can save your life and ... can save the lives of those around you'

  REPORTER: "How many Americans need to be vaccinated for us to get back to normal?" BIDEN: "97%, 98%. I think we'll get awful close. But I'm not the scientist. I think one thing is for certain. A quarter of the country can't go unvaccinated and us not continue to have a problem."

Dr. Jonathan Reiner says: "I think the President bears responsibility for the deaths of tens of thousands of people in this country,"

Deaths in the U.S. from the novel coronavirus are predicted to reach more than 230,000 by November, according to a new projection published Friday. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington estimates 230,822 fatalities from COVID-19 by Nov. 1 -- nearly 11,000 more than it projected on July 22. The projections make a number of assumptions, including that use of face masks continues at currently observed rates, that the gradual easing of social distancing mandates continues and that mandates will be reimposed for six weeks if daily deaths reach eight per million. The IHME had increased its death projections earlier this month, just as more states were moving deeper into their plans for reopening after months of lockdowns and social distancing measures. More states have also mandated the use of face masks when social distancing is not possible. "We can now see the projected trajectory of the epidemic into the fall, and ma

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert blames wearing a mask for his positive coronavirus diagnosis

Biologist Erin Bromage says “that’s one of the silliest, the dumbest things” he has heard all week, adding “That’s not the way that it works." Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican who has frequently refused to wear a mask, has tested positive for coronavirus. The news reverberated across Capitol Hill on Wednesday, prompting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce new rules requiring masks on the House floor and renewing a debate about access to testing for members of Congress and their staff. The diagnosis also comes as congressional leaders from both parties remain far apart in negotiations over a stimulus package to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Gohmert had been scheduled to fly aboard Air Force One on Wednesday with President Donald Trump to Midland, Texas, where the President held a fundraiser and toured an oil rig. Gohmert tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday morning during a pre-flight screening at the White House, a person familiar with the situ

Breaking News: Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter account suspended for sharing a video with false information

Donald Trump Jr. was on tonight with Tucker to discuss how Twitter suspended his account over tweeting that people should watch a video of doctors discussing hydroxychloroquine at a DC conference yesterday: Trump Jr. starts by noting that  “this never happens to someone saying something that benefits the left, it only hurts conservatives.”  He adds that his tweet that earned Twitter’s ire never said the video was ‘gospel’, but only that it’s a must watch because it goes against the narrative that people being force fed by the media. He then holds up a story from The Hill newspaper, saying  “Twitter has no problem saying that coronavirus disinformation spread by the Chinese government does not violate their rules.” He also shows a copy of a tweet from CNN’s Jake Tapper, where he tweeted on July 3rd a CNN article entitled  “Study finds hydroxychloroquine helped coronavirus patients survive better.”   A surprising new study found the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxyc

CNN's Chris Cuomo says people cannot solely rely on the Trump administration's leadership to get through the coronavirus pandemic

Critics suggested CNN anchor Chris Cuomo lacks self-awareness while questioning the legitimacy of Florida's coronavirus data. See Also: President Trump replaces campaign manager Brad Parscale with Bill Stepien, according to the NYT Cuomo has raised eyebrows over the past several months, from his hostile confrontation with a cyclist while breaking quarantine amid his recovery from the coronavirus to the series of softball interviews he conducted with his brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Despite New York having the highest death toll of any state and the governor's ongoing nursing home controversy, the CNN anchor has particularly been outspoken about Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose state has seen a surge of COVID cases in recent weeks. On Monday, Cuomo expressed skepticism over Florida's latest data from the state's health department, which indicated that the number of new cases is in decline. See Also: 'T he View co-host

President Donald Trump touts 'tremendous progress' with COVID vaccines, therapeutics in exclusive interview with Dr. Siegel

Of all the many things to be concerned about right now, the mental acuity of Donald Trump is certainly one of them. It's also one of the things he's currently talking about incessantly, presumably to avoid discussing the coronavirus pandemic that's claimed more than 145,000 lives in the U.S. and counting. Trump's rambling, non-linear speaking style makes George W. "Is Our Children Learning?" Bush look like the greatest orator of the modern era in comparison. The contrast between his more natural, coherent speech just a few years ago and his tendency to slur words, as well as his habit of sharing thought bubbles like "Could we inject bleach into the body to kill the coronavirus?" right in front of TV cameras and journalists, have long had people speculating that the 74-year-old is experiencing some cognitive decline. To combat this narrative, Trump revealed that in 2018 he took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) — a simple test designe