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Florida coach Dan Mullen wants to open stadium at full 90K capacity after loss to Texas A&M

October 11th, 2020
Florida coach Dan Mullen wants to open stadium at full 90K capacity after loss to Texas A&M

Despite an ongoing coronavirus pandemic impacting states across the U.S., a number of college football programs have allowed fans to attend games at a limited capacity. And even those reduced-capacity games have shown crowds that ignored social-distancing and mask guidelines. Those scenes from Georgia, Ole Miss and the Cotton Bowl Stadium have raised serious questions about schools valuing ticket sales over public health by holding potential super-spreading events. But still, no Power 5 school has opened a stadium at full capacity. That would be madness. Well, Florida head coach Dan Mullen would... Read More

No more snow days after COVID? These schools used online learning to cancel them.

October 11th, 2020
No more snow days after COVID? These schools used online learning to cancel them.

CLOSE A high school junior shares a glimpse of what digital learning is like during the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYYears before the coronavirus hit, two rural school districts developed plans to put learning online. They were ready for a snowstorm and instead found themselves prepared for a pandemic. For the Bancroft-Rosalie Community Schools in northeast Nebraska, the move online took four years, gradually incorporating software into daily lesson plans to use during inclement weather or in place of hiring substitutes when a teacher was absent. The district used digital learning to abolish... Read More

Trump’s doctor says he’s no longer a risk for transmitting COVID-19 to others

October 10th, 2020
Trump’s doctor says he’s no longer a risk for transmitting COVID-19 to others

Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY Published 9:57 p.m. ET Oct. 10, 2020 | Updated 3:07 p.m. ET Oct. 11, 2020CLOSE US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was “feeling great” as he made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus. (Oct. 10) AP DomesticPresident Donald Trump’s physician said he is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others” on day 10 since the start of the president’s bout with COVID-19.In a memo released by the White House on Saturday night, Dr. Sean Conley added on to his previous assessment... Read More

Airline industry groups scold Congress for refusing to compromise on stimulus deal

October 8th, 2020
Airline industry groups scold Congress for refusing to compromise on stimulus deal

Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY Published 10:20 a.m. ET Oct. 8, 2020 | Updated 12:52 p.m. ET Oct. 8, 2020CLOSE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump is “putting himself first at the expense of the country” by halting negotiations over a new coronavirus aid package from Congress. (Oct. 6) AP DomesticThe airline industry says jobs are being held hostage while House and Senate leaders bicker over the terms of a new aid package.In a letter published Wednesday, a dozen industry trade groups and unions said they all agree that a stand-alone deal is necessary and urged the majority... Read More

Plexiglass at VP debate won’t keep candidates safe, health experts warn. Masks might.

October 7th, 2020
Plexiglass at VP debate won’t keep candidates safe, health experts warn. Masks might.

Joel Shannon, USA TODAY Published 5:52 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020 | Updated 9:45 a.m. ET Oct. 8, 2020CLOSE R-0 may be the most important scientific term you’ve never heard of when it comes to stopping the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYThe clear plexiglass partitions dividing Vice President Mike Pence from Sen. Kamala Harris during Wednesday’s vice presidential debate won’t do much to prevent the spread of COVID-19, health experts warn.Using plexiglass dividers in this situaiton is based on an outdated understanding of how the coronavirus spreads, scientist Kimberly Prather told USA... Read More

Who has tested positive for coronavirus in Trump’s orbit

October 7th, 2020
Who has tested positive for coronavirus in Trump’s orbit

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Register to VoteVoter Guide14 PHOTOS Continue To Full Article  Read More

Billionaire wealth hit a record $10.2 trillion amid pandemic, study finds

October 7th, 2020
Billionaire wealth hit a record $10.2 trillion amid pandemic, study finds

Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY Published 9:24 a.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020 | Updated 2:14 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020CLOSEAs millions of Americans lost jobs amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, billionaires’ wallets swelled to reach new heights, according to a new study. Between April and July, billionaire wealth hit $10.2 trillion for the first time ever, according to a study released by the Swiss banking institution UBS and accounting firm PwC.The previous peak for billionaire wealth was $8.9 trillion; that number was reached at the end of 2017. The total number of billionaires increased by one person... Read More

White House backs FDA coronavirus vaccine guidance, potentially slowing timeline

October 6th, 2020
White House backs FDA coronavirus vaccine guidance, potentially slowing timeline

CLOSE Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night after leaving the military hospital where he has been receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. Trump entered the White House without wearing a protective mask. (Oct. 5) AP DomesticWASHINGTON – The White House embraced guidelines published Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration that would likely slow approval of a coronavirus vaccine by requiring drug makers to conduct trials for two months before requesting approval.President Donald Trump had previously balked at the guidance, telling reporters last... Read More

J. R. Smith calls out Congress, White House for weak handling of Covid outbreak

October 5th, 2020
J. R. Smith calls out Congress, White House for weak handling of Covid outbreak

The President of the United States revealed he had contracted coronavirus in the early hours of Friday morning, and, after much contradictory and conflicting information, it’s clear that there’s a Covid-19 outbreak in the White House that has spread to Congress as well. The numbers are changing rapidly, but upwards of 11 high profile staff members and GOP Senators, many who were present at the Supreme Court nomination ceremony of Amy Coney Barrett, have tested positive for Covid. Basically, the halls of power in D.C are now a Covid hot spot and it’s becoming clearer that institutional laxness... Read More

Super spreader events: What they are, how they happen

October 5th, 2020
Super spreader events: What they are, how they happen

CLOSE The study’s goal was to estimate the impacts of a single “super-spreader” event on the spread of COVID-19. USA TODAYSigns point to the ceremony to nominate Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court on Sept. 26 as the source of the coronavirus infections afflicting President Donald Trump and many members of his inner circle, including wife Melania, former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Trump adviser Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey.Though the activity was held outside at the Rose Garden, the majority of the 180-plus people in attendance sat close... Read More